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Featured Listing – 2010 BMW HP2 Sport!

Norman 0

Update 5.11.2023: Price reduced to $19k. Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

If you are talking about sport bikes, the boxer twin format is likely the last thing that comes to mind. Parallel and V twins have dominated the two cylinder format for years by way of Ducati, SVs, KTMs, etc. The HP2 Sport is a sneaky bike in that sense because it’s sort of like the quiet kid who gets on just fine but stuns everyone and wins the talent show by dancing to Billie Jean. While technically an iteration on the R1200S, there was undeniably A LOT of iteration in every major system of the bike that essentially brought it to its full potential. It’s unlikely that there will ever be a better or faster production boxer unless someone over in Munich loses their marbles and pulls a fast one on the bean counters.

So what makes the HP2 Sport so special? If I had to summarize it I would say by taking a platform that wasn’t meant for sporting use and maximizing its sporting capability, BMW was able to deliver one of the more unique riding experiences out there. There are not many (or really any) bikes with a boxer, telelever fork, and shaft drive that have a larger performance envelope. Now you could make an argument that attacking corners on an 1200S can get you something similar but the bike’s inherent limitations would have you riding around its shortcoming relatively quick.

BMW put a lot of money into nearly every aspect of this bike so any shortcomings wouldn’t show themselves unless it was piloted by a professional. The motor is the most powerful boxer motor ever built. It’s significantly more rev happy and will deliver power high in the revs which is an unusual trait for a boxer but still has the torque expected from a two cylinder. Double overhead cams were first introduced in a boxer in this bike and changes to the valve train also helped deliver 128 HP and 84 lb ft of torque. The power output was also modified as the HP2 got much tighter gear ratios and a quickshifter. Our seller has also added a Power Commander so expect some optimization of the power band….and some jamming of radars but you didn’t hear that from me.

I always say with great power comes the need for a great chassis. With a wet weight of roughly 438 lbs, the HP2 was right on par with the 1000s. There were multiple contributors to the 28 lb reduction over the R1200S but the most notable is the carbon tail unit, full carbon bodywork, and milled aluminum triple clamps. By shaving weight off the right places and slapping a set of Ohlins monoshocks on the front and back, BMW was able to tune the HP2 Sport to feel like a surgical tool despite it’s more relaxed geometry.

A note from the seller:

2010 BMW HP2 Sport in near-new condition.  9023 miles on it.
Bike is mostly stock with the following bolt-on exceptions:
– Dynojet Power Commander V with autotune & digital display
– New Antigravity Lipo battery
– Some titanium bolts (rotors, calipers)
– TPX radar/laser detector mounted on handlebar
New Michelin tires, oil/spark plug/air filter service recently done.
Prior to me, bike was owned by Bill from CaliMotoTV (2010 BMW HP2 Sport | First Ride – YouTube) about a year ago.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or paying for/arranging shipping.  Small box of extras included (extra mirrors, lower factory race bars, manual).
Our seller, Jae, truly has one unique bike. Production numbers vary depending on who you ask but a quick search for comps reveals that they don’t exchange hands that often and that has to a function of very limited stock in US and owners who are in for the long haul. The seller is asking for $21K $19k to part ways with this mint HP2 Sport. Reach out to him at… if you have any questions…and yes that is the email address he provided. As mentioned by the seller, this bike was featured numerous times on the CaliMoto TV Youtube channel and you can check it out here!
Thanks for reading!


2005 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup in Florida

Dan 3

Just 8k miles on this Boxer Cup and a very reasonable $7k buy-it-now. Seller description is a little light but taking a look at close values over at BaT, this looks like good value if it checks out! Paging Tirefriar for analysis!

Act quickly, this one closes on Sunday evening. -dc

2005 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup for sale on eBay

from the seller:

2005 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup. Boxer Cup limited edition series with the Red , White and Blue color scheme. The bike is in amazing condition and ready for a new owner. Please call with questions. Bike is currently registered and titled in my name. I’m open to provide more information.

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Lucky 13 – 2014 BMW K1300S 30th Anniversary Edition

Donn 0

BMW has long experience up in the GT stratosphere, where superbike power is managed with a longer wheelbase and tuned for more torque.  Today’s K1300S celebrated the 30th anniversary of the K-bike  and rolled of the assembly line with all the Motorsports goodies.

2014 BMW K1300S for sale on eBay

Boring and stroking the successful K1200S motor brought 173 hp, with updated heads to help make a claimed 80 percent of the 103 ft.-lbs. peak torque at just 3,500 rpm.  The long Paralever rear was given a two-stage cush drive to improve its manners when flicking the quick-shifter, and both ends suspension are adjusted electronically.  Wheels and brakes are sized for the GT mission, with standard ABS sensors also used for the ASC traction control unit.  The revised fairings are done up in the 30 Jahre livery which reaches back to a pre-war color palette.

Despite 67K California commuting miles, this K1300S looks very clean and undamaged.  The Motorsport wheels and footpegs came standard on this edition, as did the Akropovic exhaust.  Factory bags are expandable, but better yet removable for a cleaner look.  A healthy comment section from the eBay auction –

This has been such a great bike to ride and own.  It served me flawlessly for the last 9 years.

Bike comes with the lockable and removable bags on the sides.
Plus it comes with a medium and a large BMW back bag.  Comes with a tank bag too.

The handle bars have been raised 3.5 inches using the official BMW kit.  For me it stopped my hands from falling asleep.

The only other modification I did was the knee grips I stuck on the tank.

The bike has a little over 67K miles.  There is tons of life left in the beautiful machine.
This BMW model gets complements where ever you go with it.

If you like speed, this is the motorcycle for you.  Not many bikes will ever come close to beating your speed on this one.  175 horsepower delivering a blazing 186 MPH top speed.

Near Mint condition.  Rode this bike 60 freeway miles a day for 7 years without a single problem.  Bought it new and did every service according to BMW’s service schedule.  At work it was underground parking and at home always garage kept.

Tires in great shape, just did a service 50 miles back getting it ready for sale. Never dropped or abused in any way.

Check out More K1300S Parts and Accessories – here –

A Motorsport limited edition was made available in 2015 with similar equipment, but since the model was retired in 2016, the 30th Anniversary edition is almost the last stop on this well appointed high-speed train.  New pricing was in the mid-to-high twenties, making the ask for this K1300S worth mulling over.  BMW hasn’t returned to this particular segment, preferring to bracket it with S1000 and R1250 variants.  An interesting and sporty BMW with plenty of fun left in store – and a Make Offer button.



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Sport For Kings: 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

Mike 1

As an iconic and rare model that moved the needle for the staid, German brand, the HP2 Sport deserves the press it receives on the pages of RSBFS. Essentially a last-gasp effort to make the traditional boxer competitive in a world that included Ducati’s sublime 1098, the HP2 Sport utilized technology and innovation to create the pinnacle model of the brand. Massaged and breathed on, the opposed horizontal twin was good for 130 HP thanks to high compression, four valve heads, fuel injection and air/oil cooling. Carbon fiber was used everywhere, including the valve covers and throughout the minimalist bodywork. Traditional shaft drive was retained, but BMW incorporated the drive into the single sided swing arm of the Paralever rear suspension with Ohlins shock, saving grams on the way to a sub-400 pound weight. Stable under braking (Brembo Monoblocs) and in corners thanks to the Telelever front suspension design, even the motor was raised in the chassis to enable better cornering clearance.

2009 BMW HP2 Sport for sale on eBay

From the seller:
A very rare and collectable motorcycle

Consider the BMW HP2 Sport came with every desirable component we’d all like to have on our own motorcycles eg Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension. To BMW purists this is the best, sportiest BMW ever and may be considered priceless. Most of the 95 bikes UK bound for 2008 were pre-sold.

Based on the R1200S engine, the BMW HP2 Sport gives up a claimed 128bhp at the crankshaft to make this the most powerful Boxer engine ever. The power figure comes from a higher rev ceiling thanks to a new four-valve, double-over-head-cam design and lightweight pistons and superb electronics. Put this all together and you get a punch-laden lump that will hit high 120mph all day every day – and sound good from the underslung exhaust system. Gear ratios are revised enough to ensure the front wheel will loft in first gear and keep the engine on the boil at the top end of the revs. The HP2 Sport is also the first production motorcycle to carry a quick shifter as standard – fitted in-line of the gear lever to cut the spark and fuel injection for clutch-less shifts.

The exceptional motorbike now surpasses my capacity to properly use its full potential. At 66 years of age, it is time that I transfer this mechanical wonder to a rider of younger years.

There is not too much to go on here, and the seller text reads a bit like marketing boilerplate – but good info nonetheless. There are few pictures, and it is unclear if they are all of the same bike. The seller notes “Level 1 condition, never tracked, BMW Dealer maintained” in the ad, but there is clearly a track day shot included in the pictures. Perhaps that is a stock photo showing the track potential of this beast, which is indeed quite high. The seller also includes a YouTube link of a review of the HP2 Sport model. The asking price for this one is on the north end of what we have seen recently, but due to rarity there are not a lot of current comps; the market will speak regarding the going rate for one of these rare boxers in 2023. This bike is located in Quebec, Canada, and the seller is asking $22,500 in a Buy It Now format. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!!!

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Something Borrowed – 1999 BMW R1100S

Donn 1

Today’s Beemer has been well loved and ridden to a respectable odometer reading.  It’s also been treated some nice updates and a substantial sprucing-up.

1999 BMW R1100S for sale on eBay

A lot of the R1100S’s attributes were handed down from the R1100RS, but the new alloy chassis gave the rear suspension and Paralever shaft drive some serious co-location.  The Telelever front end isolated dive under braking and doubled as a conversation piece.  The four valve heads used a single cam, and increasing the compression ratio brought 98 horsepower, an increase of ten percent from the previous year’s engine.  Unusual Brembo brakes were 320mm with optional ABS, and the wide 18-inch rear wheel helped keep the footpegs off the tarmac.  Mirrors mounted to the fairing which follows the streamlines nose to tail.

Looking way better than its 34,045 miles, this R1100S is in surprising shape, and has a few unusual mods.  The darker than Pacific Blue and near-factory checkerboard indicates a repaint, and the RS – looking bars are at least more comfortable.  More carbon accessories than the usual R1100S, with almost matching krinkle paint valve covers.  Sharp Sargent seat and polish on the exhausts which are usually a bit tarnished by now.  Comments in the eBay auction don’t mention any of this, but even better – catalogue a bunch of mid-life maintenance –

Complete recent service includes engine oil & filter change, transmission oil change, valve adjustment, synch throttle bodies, adj. alt. belt, flush & bleed clutch, flush & bleed brakes, replaced tires, front & rear shocks, front & rear brake pads, final drive bearings, front & rear wheel bearings, spark plugs, air filter, fuel pump & filter sock and fuel filter.
Everything works and performs perfectly.

Seeming ready for another riding career, this R1100S is at least worthy of a new owner.  Bags are included in case a fly in – ride home would work.  The low opener has attracted a few bidders, but the reserve hangs in the balance.


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Featured Listing – 2014 BMW HP4 Competition Limited Edition

Mike 0

BMW knew the writing was on the wall. The iconic boxer motor – more powerful and efficient than ever – had evolved from air cooled to air/oil cooled, the chassis was on the cutting edge of suspension with the Paralever and Telelever designs, and a successful promo campaign concluded with the Boxer Cup one-make race series. The wildly popular – and expensive – HP2 Sport took the boxer ideal to new heights (as did the stillborn MotoGP project with Nico Bakker). But if BMW wanted to go racing against other companies in the fierce battleground of WSBK and beyond, they needed something more. Enter 2009 and the mighty BMW S1000RR. This homologation machine was continually massaged and updated, including a rare, optional offering specifically for track days and racing – the Competition Package. Today’s 2014 BMW HP4 Competition is one fantastic example of that rare combo.

Featured Listing – 2014 BMW HP4 #5503

To call the S1000RR a successful racer is an understatement. WSBK involvement included riders such as Troy Coarser, Rueben Xaus, Leon Haslam and a win by Marco Melandri (BMW continues to compete in WSBK to this day with riders Scott Redding & Michael van der Mark). The S1000RR was also in MotoGP competition during the era of the CRT class, with Colin Edwards competing on a Suter chassis powered by the BMW engine. Legendary Michael Dunlop competed – and won – at the Isle of Man TT in two different classes on a S1000RR. To say that BMW introduced a competitive machine would be to state the obvious. And for mere mortals like the rest of us riders, the BMW S1000RR makes for a sublime street bike; there is lots of racing DNA built in, but amenities and assistance to keep commuters safe and happy. Win. Win. Win.

From the seller:
2014 BMW HP4 Limited edition bike number 5503. It has 3935 miles on it and in mint condition, all stock except rear fender delete.

The bike is a 2014 HP4 with the competition package, so it has real carbon fiber and aluminum forged wheels. I am the third owner and the bike has been serviced by the owners. Last owner installed a new rear tire on it and changed the oil. I have installed a new lithium battery. Bike runs like new and is in new condition as you can see from the pics. Bike is always stored indoors and has never been down or tipped over. Bike has never been ridden in the rain or the race track. It has a nice tank bag and you can charge your phone inside. The original owner hurt his back and sold it to his nephew, I purchased it from him. Most miles were put on the bike by the original owner, I purchased the bike with 3500 or so miles on it. I am selling because I have other sportbikes and I am planning to build a race car in the spring. Bike is located in Prescott AZ.

For more info, contact Jim Demonte ( 609-932-6898

Asking Price: $18,500

According to BMW, the Competition Package – known as ordering code 197 – included HP carbon engine spoiler and trim, HP folding clutch and brake levers, HP adjustable rider footrests, standard forged wheels finished in Racing Blue Metallic, decal kit and added approximately $4,500 to the MSRP. This was over and above the $20k+ cost of a new HP4 in 2014, which already included 193 HP, weighed in at 373 pounds (dry), offered race-tuned ABS braking with Brembo monoblock calipers, ride by wire throttle and an impressive array of tunable, electronic traction controls, Dynamic Dampening Control (DDC) to allow the suspension to automatically adjust to conditions, launch control, a “shift assist” feature to allow for full throttle, clutch-less upshifts as well as a slipper clutch for smooth downshifts at speed. The HP4 in any guise is a limited and impressive machine – the optional Competition Package takes that up a few notches further.

This beautiful 2014 BMW HP4 with Competition Package is located in Prescott Arizona. The seller is the 3rd owner, but all told this wicked machine has traversed fewer than 4,000 miles. The pictures tell the tale; crisp and clean with no hint of damage. The seller notes a rear fender delete is the only adjustment from stock. If you are in the market for one of the truly great bikes of the current century there are few offerings that combine the power, performance and civility of the BMW S1000RR. This rare HP4 with the optional Competition Package is priced at $18,500, and interested viewers can contact Jim for more information and details. Good Luck!!


Blackout – 2007 BMW R1200S

Donn 1

Always fun to look at an unusual BMW model from more than a decade ago, seemingly undamaged, super clean – and then power up the dash to see the odometer… 33K miles !  Today’s R1200S from a Philly suburb, is hiding out in black with black trim.

2007 BMW R1200S for sale on eBay

The R1200S was a clean sheet re-design, and the 122 hp played a lot better with its 467 lbs. than the previous R1100S.  Telelever front end reduces dive under braking, and Paralever rear lessens the tendency of the rear to rise when accelerating.  Brakes are 320mm, without the servo assist but with optional ABS.  Each side of the fairing are one piece from nose to tank, and the seat console is one long piece from sidecover back.

The original owner plunked down well over the $14K list for this well-optioned S, with ABS, Öhlins, grip heat and 6-inch rear wheel all coming from the factory.  Akrapovic exhaust is a nice addition, possibly installed right at the dealer.  Miles are only mid-life for a Beemer, and no indication that either of the hex-head guards has ever been used.  Gotta like an owner with a nice rug under the bike.  Notes from the eBay auction –

33K miles in near pristine condition. It has ABS, BMW expandable luggage, heated grips, and a Centech fuse box. Performance upgrades are the factory optional Ohlins suspension, 6” wide rear wheel and full Akrapovic titanium exhaust system.

The R1200S had a two year run (2006-07) and with very low production numbers is already a niche classic. It was the most powerful BMW twin to date with 122hp and over 80 ft. lbs. torque at the crankshaft. Weight was 29 lbs. less than the previous R1100S largely due to the new trellis style frame.

The 30K service was done and I have service records going back to 2010. It has a current PA safety inspection sticker, brand new front brake pads and the tires are approx. 80%.

BMW seems to have worked on some niches in the oughties, and beside the R1200S, there were K1200S and K1200R Sport, HP2 Megamoto and G650X Challenge models available.  None were long-lived and all numbered in just the hundreds, but certainly charged up the fan base.  The R1200S had the top line BMW’s twin power spreadsheet for a few years, until the HP2 Sport came along.  This auction has recently opened, and there is a reserve.  Looks worthy of a bid though !


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1-2 KO – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica

Norman 2

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2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica

Whenever us enthusiasts go to purchase a motorcycle, we always have to think about the tradeoffs. Especially if there is limited space or money, most of us can only have 1 or 2 bikes to serve all our needs. For many decades BMW has been one of the best at catering to the rider who needs one tool to handle different kinds of roads. Most sport touring bikes are generally repurposed flagships but it feels like BMW was a bit less compromised in their sport touring designs. The R1100 was actually versatile enough of a platform that it garnered a following by being the subject of the Boxer Cup spec racing series. Today’s find is BMW’s gift from the popular Boxer Cup series to the general public who wanted to be a bit closer to the real thing.

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The Boxer Cup Replica came with a few goodies that prepped it for track or backroad miles. It came fitted with a belly pan to catch oil leaks, carbon valve covers, Laser exhaust, and upgraded suspension (some say Ohlins and some say Sachs). The geometry was also tweaked to lift the rear of the bike up to improve the steering response. The motor remained unchanged but 74 lb ft of torque and 98 hp are plenty to keep riders on the edge. It certainly offers a much more versatile riding experience since you can enjoy a good balance of low-end torque and high end power. Boxer’s don’t sound great without a little help so the Laser exhaust is a weclome edition.

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R1100S BCRs have done fairly well over the past few years. A 2004 BCR with 19k miles just went on BaT for $9,600 in July. There have been some bargain opportunities here and there but the distinct look and race pedigree catches the attention of a lot of enthusiasts and collectors. Our find today only has 123 mi in 18 years so it was certainly a collector piece and it looks it too. There aren’t many floating around either since not many of these made it stateside. This could be a phenomenal addition to a collection or a track paddock but if you do choose to put this where it belongs just stay off the valve covers please. You’re not that guy. There have been 10 bids leading up to the current bid of $2,750. Good luck!



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