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BMW June 28, 2020 posted by

Uber Kollectible – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika with 92 Miles !

BMW brought the Boxer Cup to the showroom with the track-oriented Boxer Cup Replika.  This owner invested in all the dealer-installed upgrades and then parked it after just 92 miles, but has photographed it beautifully for the next owner.

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika #202 of 300 for sale on eBay

BMW had a nice success going in their 1085cc -S, though even with its final twin-spark engine, the original 98 hp was on tap.  The three part chassis used the engine as a stressed component, with Telelever hung out front and Paralever driveshaft aft, both using Öhlins dampers.  Somewhat counter-intuitively, the Cup gained speed using taller suspension to gain ground clearance and allow more lean angle on the race course.  BMW had developed a servo-assisted brake system for early 2000’s road bikes, but used their legacy brakes on the Replika, with 320mm front disks, 4-piston calipers and braided lines.  Just below the carbon valve covers, an optional belly pan shows sponsors from the race series, which was primarily European but ran Daytona in 2003 and 2004.

This Pennsylvania fanatic went all in on blue, adding all the carbon farkles BMW had, replacing the upgraded Öhlins with Racetech shocks, and pulling the Laser exhaust in favor of a Two Brothers titanium system.  Otherwise it’s merely spectacular, and though new rubber and liquids are required, the new owner might hang on to those OEM tires for the next collector.  From the eBay auction:

BMW full carbon kit – headlight surround, front fascia, tank strap, rear hugger and multiple smaller pieces, Two Brothers titanium exhaust, Racetech adjustable suspension…again, the best of the best, in that day. This bike has been in on stands and under cover all of it’s life. It sits on it’s original tires, even. I see this as a collector’s item. If you intend to ride this, you will want to mount new tires and have the fluids changed, at a minimum. My loss is your gain. This is likely the lowest mileage 2004 Boxer Cup Replica on the planet. I also have an entire box of memorabilia and related collectibles that go with the bike, including original CD still in the wrapper, Certificate of Authenticity, numbered badges with location template (never installed), Dealer locator, BMW atlas, key-ring, tire pressure gauge, hard bound BMW motorcycle history book and more.

Sporty as it is, the Replika took demerits for its high seat, stiff suspension ( the owner addressed these issues with bar risers ), and the 500-plus dry weight.  But there were no sportier BMW’s then, and the fan base is deep.  If a time machine is desired, and you’ve been quite successful investing the money you saved not buying a BCR back in the day, this one might have a new rider in a little over six days.

-donn

Uber Kollectible – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika with 92 Miles !
BMW June 24, 2020 posted by

Bahnstorming: 2007 BMW R-Series R1200S

BMW’s R1200S is a “sportbike” in the same way Ducati’s 1000SS DS is a sportbike: it’s designed for folks who love the brand and want something fun to ride in the canyons, not the type that are going to be cross-shopping the latest literbikes or ripping the lights and mirrors off to do track days. Let’s be honest: that’s perfectly fine for most people, since both of the aforementioned bikes can certainly cut it on track, and probably show their taped-up taillights to much faster machines when handled by a skilled pilot.

This is the second-generation of what was BMW’s sportiest model, prior to the arrival of the S1000RR that turned the sportbiking world on its ear, and was introduced in 2006. Looks are similar to the earlier model, but a bit more angular and technical looking, a little more svelte. That’s no bad thing, as the original was a little bit porky by sportbike standards and the new version weighed in at a claimed 488 or so wet, down from the 505 of the preceding model. The new trellis frame that replaced the aluminum beam frame of the original certainly looks like it helped to save some of that weight.

So it was a little bit heavier than a Ducati Supersport, but it also made more power and torque. Displacement was up a little less than the 100cc’s advertised by the name, to 1170cc from 1085cc with twin plugs per cylinder. Power was up to 122hp from 98hp with a torque curve as flat as a tabletop. Power from the longitudinally-mounted flat twin is transferred to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and the expected Paralever shaft drive system. Öhlins shocks were optional at the rear and at the front, since the bike retained BMW’s Telelever system that remains one of the few mass-produced alternative front-ends available in modern times. The R12000S handled well and, unlikely as it seems, you have to work very, very hard to deck out those cylinder heads that stick out awkwardly to the sides.

Given the shaft-drive models’ reputation for being able to rack up big miles with minimal trouble, this example is barely broken in by BMW standards: it’s covered just 2,250 miles so far. The bike includes a nice aftermarket Remus muffler that should make the bike sound a bit sportier, and the wider 6″ rear wheel should mean a wide choice of sporty rubber.

From the original eBay listing: 2007 BMW R1200S for Sale

BIKE IS IN LIKE NEW CONDITION. Oil and filter change done this past winter. 110 miles of riding have been added since. Bike was always stored indoors in a heated office. 
The owner died 2 months ago. He was a close friend of mine. I am selling this for his wife. I have ridden the bike about 15 miles to make sure of its condition. Starts and runs perfectly. He took it on a 60 mile ride the week before he died. I have owned dozens of BMW’s over my 69 years and this is as close to new as you will find. No marks, dings, or scratches on the bike. Always meticulously cared for.
Options include: 
Heated grips
Ohlins shocks front and rear
Full Remus exhaust system
6″ rear wheel
Gowing custom leather seat
ABS -(it was an option)

The bike comes with ABS. I have been told there are 2 versions. I will attempt to find which version is on the bike. 

I also am adding to this auction the large tank bag that is designed for this bike. Also included that is not listed above is a bunch of knick knacks BMW gave to the original owner upon purchase of an R1200S. Send me a message and I can send you pics of the knick knacks. I can’t ad pics to the add. All used up

The options on the bike include ABS so I am assuming it is the lightweight version that can be turned off for track days, tho the bike has  never been tracked. 

Apologize to all. The bike has 2810 miles on it, not 2250. Not sure how I made that mistake. 

Also – This bike has never been down in any way. The tire rubber and kickstand bottom are the only things that have ever touched ground…

I just received this note from a long time owner of a R1200S:

“Just so you know, there is only one ABS available on these bikes. Your bike with Ohlins, heated grips, ABS and probably the wider rear wheel is the Sport Option.
Standard model did not have Ohlins, ABS or heated grips. And yes, the ABS can be turned off.”

The seller also includes a video of the bike starting from cold and being ridden around some country roads, showing off the nice, mellow growl of the Remus aftermarket exhaust. At the time of writing, the listing is up to $7,900, with just 24 hours left on the auction and pretty active bidding. Maybe not the sexiest bike, but a pretty cool machine if you need one bike to do it all, with a bit of Germanic quirkiness thrown in for good measure.

-tad

Bahnstorming: 2007 BMW R-Series R1200S
BMW April 10, 2020 posted by

Ghost Gray Light* – 2007 BMW R1200S

More than ten years since the last one was made, the R1200S was only recently bumped off BMW’s air/oil-cooled throne by the R1250RS.  This stealthy example has been nicely updated by the East L.A. owner.

2007 BMW 1200S for sale on eBay

Beside the 100cc additional displacement on board the hex-head R1200S, the compression ratio was increased to 12.5-to-1.  Thanks to electronic knock sensors and the ECU’s control of ignition timing, premium gas will get you 122 hp.  The chassis was lightened and is more of a trellis affair than the R1100S, though the tele-lever and paralever suspension will be familiar to any BMW fan.  320mm brakes are complemented by factory braided lines, and the dual exhausts feed a common catalyst and underseat muffler.  There’s a big step up to the pillion, which is a nice backstop for the solo rider, but it’s hidden by a body-color cover.

Almost broken in at 22,430 miles, this R1200S presents nicely in its silver and black monochrome.  Though they were available as factory options, this one got the 5.5-inch rear wheel and Öhlins front and rear shock after the fact.  The R1200S had a lightweight ABS system available, not sure if this bike has it – though a front sensor ring is there.  The addition of a rear fender is very unusual, and ceramic coated exhaust looks great.  The comprehensive list of updates from the eBay auction:

Upgrades from stock are pretty minor and in my opinion, in very good taste and all take offs included:

– Remus headpipe and factory muffler both removed and ceramic coated so no blueing…ever. Looks amazing. Remus exhaust is no longer available FYI.
– EVAP canister removed
– Upgraded to wider OEM sport rear wheel
– Rear hugger added to keep tail section clean
– Helibars added, 1″ taller. Originals not included.
– Suspension upgraded to factory Ohlins, rebuilt and springs replaced (180 lbs rider) less than a year ago. Original front and rear suspension included
– Seat replaced with leather Corbin. Two originals included, both with cracked covers.
– Tank grippers added. Tech Spec if I remember correctly.
– Passenger pillion seat is MIA and didn’t come with the bike. Passenger pegs removed but included. Nobody wants to sit back there anyway.
– Puig double bubble clear windscreen. Original is included, but was painted black.
– Front fender pained black instead of factory silver. Looks much better and stays cleaner looking.
– Odyssey battery freshly installed
– Shorty Pazzo adjustable or like new stock levers, whichever you prefer
– Rear factory bags and racks added. I also keyed the lock cylinders to match the ignition. These are insanely expensive, but really make the bike more usable for long trips.

BMW put the R1200S on a diet, and was moderately successful with a wet weight under 470 lbs., and fans will tell you it feels more stable because so much of the engine weight is down low.  Can’t say the same for the factory hardbags, but they can be in the closet until they’re really necessary.  The R1200S is knocking on the door of a cult classic, a booming crescendo to the oil-cooled boxer -S variant that started way back in 1998.  This one does it almost at a whisper.

-donn

 

Ghost Gray Light* – 2007 BMW R1200S
BMW March 14, 2020 posted by

Glad Rarity – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Despite its /S provenance and signed fairings, this R1100S hasn’t been allowed out much.  The only thing between this BCR and a great day is some new fluids and tires, and a weekend detail.

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica for sale on eBay

BMW has had the R1100S in their catalog since 1998, and put the Replikas together to capitalize on their investment in the mostly European race series.  But the BCR wasn’t just a cosmetic exercise – the later dual-spark engine made 98 hp available, and the stainless Laser exhaust is both lighter and flows better.  As nice as it is to have that flat twin low CG, the dual-adjustable suspension on the Replika works by raising the ride height to allow more lean angle on the track.  A whopping 5-1/2 inch rear wheel and braided brake lines help manage the 500-lb. ready-to-ride weight.  Carbon belly pan, front fender and head covers contrast with the factory white/blue racing livery.

Seemingly a little young to be a barn find, this R1100S looks good especially compared with its homely storage mates.  Not seeing any mods or damage, though a detailed examination for garage rash can’t be done with the pictures provided.  No belts or water system to worry over, not much to be done but all new expendables and hope the fuel injectors haven’t been affected by their long nap.  The owner acknowledges possible rubs from storage in the eBay auction:

This bike has 569 Original Miles.
It has had only one owner, never track raced.
This has normal ” Shelf Wear “.
It is a good running cycle.
This a very nice collectable especially at this low mileage.

Randy Mamola might be happier to see his signature on a concours contender or neo-café racer, as any AMA hall of fame inductee deserves.  Mamola started racing a generation before the Boxer Cup, but was in their “race of champions” field early in the series.  Without most of the user-friendly bag racks and heated grips this BMW is one for an afternoon blast and back.  The ask is a ways above recent sales, but a low or no-mile BMW is an oddity in its own right – usually they have tens of thousands of miles and look almost as good !
-donn
Glad Rarity – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika
BMW December 17, 2019 posted by

Carbon fiber all the things! 2015 BMW S1000RR

Someone absolutely unloaded their wallet at this 2015 BMW S1000RR to encrust every visible square inch of it with carbon fiber. Ilmberger, the company behind this particular coat of boy-racer golden fleece, asks $550 for the front fairing alone. Side fairings are dearer than that. The result of all that expense is an already potent superbike with evil looks to match its time bending pace.

2015 BMW S1000RR for sale on eBay

All that carbon sits atop what was a bike that was thoroughly revised for 2015. It lost eight pounds over the previous year’s bike, and a series of little engine tweaks pushed claimed crank horsepower to 198. It would be a few more years before 200+ horsepower streetbikes were relatively easy to find, and when this thing landed it caused an audible gasp.

In true BMW fashion, the all-powerful S1000RR came with a murderer’s row of electronic riding aids and a few luxuries to boot. There are four riding modes and a lap timer, as well as cruise control and stock heated grips. Leave it to the Germans.

In addition to acres of the black stuff, this example has frame sliders, break-away levers and an Austin Racing exhaust. As you might expect, blemishes are few and far between. It has recently had a service and new tires, according to the seller.

From the eBay listing:

Selling this 1 of 1 Carbon 2015 Bmw S1000rr. You will not find anything like it anywhere in the US. Want to pull attention literally everywhere you go while also out perform literally any bike on the street? You need this set up.

In Addition to ALL of the extras, this bike is FRESH off a service including all fluids including oil, filter, and brake flush, 2 brand new Michelin Power II’s on front and rear, literally less than 200 miles on them.

This bike has all options including cruise control, heated grips, 4 riding modes, track lap.

This bike has been fully transformed with Genuine llmberger Carbon Fiber, which is the highest grade Carbon Fiber made for Motorcycles. No expense was spared with this beauty.

All carbon fiber fairings include:
llmberger Carbon Full Front Fairing
llmberger Carbon Front Inner Face
llmberger Carbon Side Fairings with upgraded Red S1000rr Graphics
llmberger Carbon Tail Fairing
llmberger Carbon Tire Hugger
llmberger Carbon Chain Guard
llmberger Carbon Front Wheel Fairing

Additional Aftermarket Parts include:
-S1000rr Adjustable AND Break-away levers
-Mirror Block Offs
-Frame Sliders
-Austin Racing Slip On exhaust
-Puig Windscreen
-Engine Casings Sliders kit
-Upgraded black chain
-Rear Integrated Tail Section

You are not going to find another S1000rr like this. You will NOT be disappointed with this badass machine. Message me for additional photos, video walk around, whatever you need.

Trade-in’s are welcomed for other motorcycles and timepieces.

At $15,500 buy-it-now, this pinnacle of German sportbike evolution is still under what a new R1 would cost you, and will certainly not be mistaken for anything else at the next track day.

Carbon fiber all the things! 2015 BMW S1000RR
BMW November 26, 2019 posted by

Tiger ( but not ) Beat – 1999 BMW R1100S

As often happens, the early years of option paint designs for BMW’s R1100S were some of the best.  This striped example has been somebody’s baby, low miles and dealer serviced.

1999 BMW R1100S for sale on eBay

Largely adapted from the earlier R1100RS sport tourer, the R1100S was introduced for the 1998 model year with the 1085cc engine, which used a single overhead cam driving four valves on each side, resulting in 98 hp.  The innovative front Telelever transferred braking force more horizontally than a typical fork, reducing front end dive.  The Paralever rear combines maintenance-free power delivery with a parallelogram-ish linkage which checked a shaft driver’s tendency to push the bike up under acceleration.  Brakes are factory standard 320mm disks, and the optional ABS is present.  The upper-only fairing flows  over the tank and all the way to the seat, which offers a covered pillion.

Not sure this is the original owner, but all service records are apparently available.  Whoever ordered this R1100S went for the nicer paint, ABS, and heated grips.  Not seeing the bag racks but they are still available if you insist.  Looks very stock and undamaged, though I’d keep it on the concrete and out of the rose garden.  From the eBay auction:

RARE Yellow and Silver Combo BMW R1100S in mint condition!  Regularly serviced at Bloodworth BMW all records available!  Heated Grips ! Extremely low miles and pampered it’s entire life!  Absolutely beautiful and runs excellent , no issues!  Not a finer one available this year!  Normal wear on Grips and Pegs !

BMW had a good run with the R1100S and had a few race paint replicas and race-prep limited editions.  The model jumped the 1150 motor and went right to the 1200S, which soon gave way to a more conventional sportbike in the S1000R.  With a stable ride and enough chops for a once-a-week rider to have a blast, but still not be a maintenance hog.  Kind a high starting bid, this one might be for a rider who has to have this livery, or wants a perfect example.

-donn

 

Tiger ( but not ) Beat – 1999 BMW R1100S
BMW November 7, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing: 1992 BMW K1

This is the fourth motorcycle being offered from the Stuart Parr Collection. Thank you for supporting the site and good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

In the annals of modern motorcycle history, the Japanese have the technological might, the Italians have the performance artwork, and the Germans… well, the Germans had a more conservative approach. Much of that has changed in recent years (witness the HP2 Sport, the S1000RR), but it was with the iconic K1 that BMW proved it had the technological chops AND an artistic feel without abandoning the company soul or ethics. You see, BMW wanted (needed) younger riders to join the brand. But their staid approach of “the gentleman’s transport” didn’t cut it with the youth. They wanted speed. But BMW was constrained by the 100 bhp limit imposed on bikes sold in Germany. So how to get maximum speed within the imposed power listing? Technology. Namely, aerodynamics. Thus the design and style of the K1 was born of function, and has gone on to become a bit of a legend.

Featured Listing: 1992 BMW K1

The life of the K1 started with a standard K bike – in this case a K100. This was the “new” architecture for BMW; the inline four cylinder motor flopped on it’s side and mounted crosswise on the bike. This allowed for a low center of gravity; the crankshaft runs parallel with the bike on the right side and made for easy power takeoff for the shaft drive. From those bones, the K1 started ingesting technology. The standard K100 engine was upgraded with 16 valve heads, higher compression and lighter connecting rods for extended high RPM running. ABS was a standard feature for US-bound bikes, but optional in other markets. Wanting to achieve speeds in the range of 150 mph, the K1 entered the wind tunnel and was shaped with a vengeance. The wheelbase was extended for greater stability. Check out the streamlines of the front fender, and the aerodynamic – yet protective – main fairing. The integrated tail section even contained saddlebags, which provided function AND airflow resolution. In all, there are seven pieces to the main fairing to harness and define the aero elements. Colors offered were Teutonic interpretations of yin and yang: either fire engine red with yellow accents, or a turquoise blue with yellow accents. Love it or hate it, either color combination stands out.

From the seller:
41,000km’s / 25k mi. This is a fantastic example of the timeless “ketchup & mustard” 1990’s BMW design icon.

Fully restored to new condition in Europe in 2014, this K1 is absolutely beautiful in every respect, and runs/operates perfectly. Heated grips, ABS, 100hp 16v, Marzocchi forks, Brembo brakes – 6,900 examples ever produced. Included with the sale is a hard bound folio detailing the ownership (U.K. and Germany) and restoration details.

Probably the best non-original K1 on earth: $15,000

Despite the techno wizardry, the end result was a 520+ pound, long wheelbase motorcycle that excelled at what BMWs always excelled at: eating up the miles. And with a price tag higher than most available motorcycles (MSRP of over $13,000), this hardly targeted the youth. Instead, BMW created a showroom magnet that pulled interested viewers in – and then sold them a different K or R bike instead. Sales of the K1 were slow, and the bike was under appreciated during it’s stay on the dealer floor. Time has been kinder to the model, and cannot erase the sensationalism built up around this pivotal motorcycle – even if it did not set the world on fire. Today these are rare machines that still represent the change of attitude in BMW management, and finding one that does not exhibit the ravages of time (think large expanses of thin bodywork and the possibility for damage) or abuse should be celebrated.

Today’s 19991 BMW K1 comes to us courtesy of the Stuart Parr Collection, and shows as beautifully as a new bike. Drool over the high resolution photography, and tell me this isn’t the cleanest K1 you have seen in the wild. I mean, it just looks *perfect*. And this is no zero mile “never gonna be ridden” garage queen either; this wonderful example has 25,000 on the clocks. We all know the legendary longevity of a BMW, and to find a rare K1 in the cosmetic condition such as this should make you sit up and take notice. Asking price is $15,000 and inquiries can be directed to Gregory Johnston on (631) 537-1486 or via email – here. Good Luck!

MI

Featured Listing: 1992 BMW K1
BMW October 28, 2019 posted by

Just Broken In – 2004 BMW R1100S

Almost a lightweight by BMW standards, the R1100S was available without all kinds of bells and whistles.  Luckily for us, the owner of this example was thinking long term, and specified ABS, heated grips, and nice option paint.  Phenomenal for nearly 68,000 miles, this might lower the bar for a transition over from cruising or touring.

2004 BMW R1100S for sale on eBay

BMW showed the R1100S in late 1997, and it met a rousing reception as a ’98 model.  Not so many changes were required over the years, and the 2004 edition makes just under 100 hp using a novel single cam method to open four valves per cylinder.  Always pushing the suspension envelope, BMW equipped the R1100S with the Telelever front end, the fork tubes more of a locator with spring and damping done with a conventional-looking shock absorber.  The shaft-drive rear is classic BMW, via the Paralever monoshock.  The package is compact if not underweight, with a generous supersport fairing protecting the rider.

Looking like it might have done all those miles around a carpeted room rather than west Texas, this R1100S shows nicely.  Though photos without the bags would’ve been nice, there’s no evidence of scuffs from keyring, tankbag, or boots.  The selling dealer invites a look at the service records in the eBay auction:

This is a rare two owner BMW that is a remarkable find… it has been meticulously maintained… we have a maintenance log from the owners that will blow your mind…great color, immensely loved and ready for the road. The miles on this bike will fool you, you won’t believe how nice it is in person.

BMW’s first /S in many years did well, and had their own BoxerCup race series mostly in Europe.  Stateside they sportily piled on the miles, stable and comfortable, and signature reliable.  Part of my pre-purchase inspection would be a listen for any bottom end noises, since even BMW rod bearings don’t last forever.  But if the dealer hasn’t set the reserve too high and the new owner is handy, this R1100S could be a nice bargain and surprise the inspectors at the next coffee stop…

-donn

Just Broken In – 2004 BMW R1100S