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BMW June 20, 2022 posted by

Lucky 13 – 1994 BMW R1100RS Battle of the Legends Racebike

Pro race bikes don’t often change hands, and with BMW’s only occasional presence on the grid, even rarer with the rondel.  Today’s single marque racer is an R1100RS which evidently used to have Dave Aldana’s race numbers and still has his signature

1994 BMW R1100RS Racebike for sale on BaT

AHMRA folks close to BMW proposed a support race series for 1992, starting during bike week in Daytona and visiting classic tracks like Loudon, Mid-Ohio and Sears Point.  The R1100RS was the second bike used in the series, with 90 hp ( in street trim ) and four valve heads.  Then-new Telelever front end reviewed better than the shaft drive and Paralever rear, but both became BMW standards.  The fairing folded over the adjustable clip-ons and provided the rider a healthy amount of personal space.  – Lowers – were available as a factory option but not to the Legends racers.

With the same custodian since 1995, this RS might still be on its first post-race owner.  Certain real-world changes have been made, with bar-end mirrors, luggage rack, bags, and Corbin seat.  These oilheads don’t need much but at least the fluids ( if not the tires ) were changed.  For a race-used 30 year-old, the condition is amazing.  Standardized descriptions get priority over owner comments on BaT, but check out more pictures – here -.

Organizers drew the -70’s riders back with all expenses paid and matching bikes, even race leathers.  Aldana was one of the top riders in the series, and won two of the three weekends at Daytona in 1994.  The series had a four year run, and showed the new Beemer in a sporty light.  The warm silver paint is distinctive even without the series graphics.  A great riding collectible for fans of the brand and Dave Aldana.

-donn

Lucky 13 – 1994 BMW R1100RS Battle of the Legends Racebike
Aprilia May 25, 2022 posted by

RSBFS Featured Listing Summary

Here’s all the available Featured Listings from our readers in the last week of May 2022! -dc


Yamaha GTS1000 for sale

Mike has dropped the price of his GTS1000 listing to $6,750 CAD which is roughly $5,279 today.


Ducati 748 for sale

Michael’s 2002 Ducati 748 listing went live last week. He’s looking for an enthusiast to take over stewardship of this excellent and low mileage example.


BMW HP2 Sport for sale

Fred’s HP2 Sport is looking for a new home at a very reasonable $14,500. These are difficult to find and quickly becoming collectible.


Bimota SB6R

William is an RSBFS team member and his Bimota SB6R listing went live last week.


RSV4 Factory For sale

Dave lowered the price on his Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC to $11,000 last month!


Ducati Monster race bike for sale

Jonathon’s Monster 1100 Evo racebike is available for summer fun!


Ducati 848 for sale

Northwest European has this low mileage Ducati 848 available for just $8,950.

RSBFS Featured Listing Summary
BMW May 16, 2022 posted by

Vintage Wrapper – 1991 BMW R100 Classic

Looking like a downtown version of Reg Pridmore’s 1976 Superbike, today’s Beemer is surprisingly rare if not the sportiest.  In classic black with white pinstripes, it presents beautifully and seems like a great fan statement.

1991 BMW R100 Classic

So rare most sources indicate few than 200 were made, specs for the R100 Classics often show a less classic shape for the tank and front fender.  980 cc’s of air-cooled twin are in front of your knees, with its 60 sea-horses made up for by the low peak-torque rpm of just 3,750 revs.  A bit hard to verify, but 40mm Bing carbs appear to have been used, as on a few other R100 variants.  All BMW’s of the era had 5-speeds and shaft drive, and it’s reportedly the last year for the Monolever rear.  Triple discs haul the mid-500 pounds back from the brink, and early cast alloys have a spare clean look.

BMW also had “classics” going in the RT and GS segments, and many pictures show the older style rounded valve covers, rather than the newer finned covers here.  This owner say they are just the second caretaker, and both appear have done a nice job protecting this R100 from the ravages of time.  Like the rest of this understated example, even the engine guards are hiding in black paint.  The factory seat looks too new but could be installed while the Corbin gets a new cover.  Notes from the eBay auction –

I’m very proud of this bike. It’s been ridden across the country, has been well loved, and has a neat history.
 
This one has been immaculately cared for, new Michelin tires, a fresh Duracell Ultra 30LA 12V 400CCA AGM Battery, and was just detailed from top to bottom. 
 
Lives up to the reliable airhead engine reputation. Always starts the first time and has been exceptionally reliable over the past six years. 
 
It’s the last year of the naked R100 monolever suspension. The engine is the 980cc boxer twin good for 60 horsepower and 58 foot-pounds of torque. 
 
Second owner, originally purchased 31 years ago from a local Chicago BMW dealership.
 
New engine cover/fairing (both OEM parts—notice the matching custom pinstriping on fairing).
 
Comes with original toolkit roll, Corbin seat (small scratch shown in photo) and passenger backrest along with mint condition original seat.
 
Color matched cockpit fairing, pinstriping and gauges, plus heated grips and engine guards. Two original hard saddle bags included—one needs a new latch which can be purchased for $35 on eBay.
 
Exclusively garage stored, always covered. Rock solid, always reliable.

BMW was just about to launch their oil-cooled four-valve R1100, and the classics may have been a case of parts bin engineering.  But there’s almost always room for one more of a popular model run, especially when you can plan on mostly home maintenance and a riding career’s worth of trouble-free miles.  The black with white pinstripes was retro thirty years ago, and should really reach back when garaged with a splashy new BMW or two.

-donn

Vintage Wrapper – 1991 BMW R100 Classic
BMW May 8, 2022 posted by

Stealth Fighter – 2007 BMW R1200S

Though succeeded by the R1250RS displacement-wise, the R1200S is still the most powerful and sportiest BMW twin, save the very special edition HP2.  Here’s a nicely tended example just down the road from RSBFS world headquarters, and the fade-out silver and black wouldn’t attract any attention except with a radar gun.

2007 BMW R1200S for sale on eBay

BMW wangled a pair of chain-driven cams into each head and using a nicely oversquare design with 12.5-to-1 compression, cooked up 122 hp.  A six-speed and Paralever shaft drive transmitted those ponies to the 180mm wide rear tire.  With the Telelever front end, the front damper looks a lot like the rear, a prototypical shock absorber.  320mm brakes could be had with ABS, and the diet designers put the R1200S on made them that much more effective.  The upper-only fairing flows into the tank as on the R1100S, and cuts an adequate but efficient hole in the airstream.

This seems to be a one-owner bike, and was ordered with all the good stuff – Öhlins, ABS, and 6-inch rear wheel.  Thinking the Remus / Laser exhaust was a later addition, along with the Power Commander to make it worth the while.  With newer tires and battery the next owner will be ready to rumble.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Extremely rare and desirable 2007 BMW R1200S, only imported to the US in 2006 and 2007, this silver one is 1 of 100 in the US. And NONE of those have these black wheels. If you are looking at this ad you know exactly what you are viewing! I’ve had a couple of the R1100S bikes, and while good, cannot match the lighter weight and increased power of this thoroughbred.This incredible bike has only 14,100 miles, this one has the optional and desirable Ohlins suspension front and rear, and 6″ rear wheel. This impeccable bike has been garaged and on a battery tender since day 1, and has never been dropped.

Thousands in extras, including FULL aftermarket exhaust – Remus header pipes and Laser mufflers ($2,000 total), plus Power Commander V (professionally tuned and dyno’ed) to suit the exhaust modifications. 122HP / 83 ft. lbs. of torque. At 480 pounds wet, this bike flies and will surprise you. Yet may be setup for sport touring with BMW’s optional side cases. Recent Michelin tires and battery – this needs nothing to go NOW. The only cosmetic issue is one of the decals on the tail section is peeling. Easily replaced. There’s not a scratch on this bike anywhere. Yes I have the factory passenger pegs.

I just installed the useful and attractive TechSpec Snakeskin tank pads for grip and looks.I have a 3-ring binder of information and receipts of all options and work performed on this bike. I have brand NEW uninstalled Heli-bars available for an extra $150. I’m 64 and a life-long BMW motorcycle enthusiast, having owned nearly 50. I am only selling to ‘thin the herd’ and getting down to one bike, my 2017 BMW R1200R, which is more comfortable for my aging body.

The R1200S was a high water mark for oil cooling, but BMW was just about to hatch the S1000RR so it was never expected to be a long term affair.  Long-lived when well maintained, which is a good thing since they are practically a cult classic at this point.  With a nice combination of build and updates, sharp condition, and make offer button, this R1200S could the next owner’s ride into the sunset.

-donn

Stealth Fighter – 2007 BMW R1200S
BMW May 3, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

Think BMW and you visualize air-cooled, horizontally opposed twin commuters and tourers. Legendary for build quality, reliability and price, BMWs have always occupied a bit of a niche in the market flooded with hyper-performance Japanese mass produced steeds. But in 2008 BMW sought to shake up that staid image by going racing with their boxer, and developed the ambitious HP2 project. The race bike ultimately became a street-going unicorn, with the HP2 Sport hand-built in limited numbers (rumors are fewer than 200 units across all of North America / Canada from 2008 – 2012) and a premium price tag. What you received for your money was the highest performing air-cooled boxer in BMW history.

Featured Listing – 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

When it comes to motorcycle racing, it is all about power, weight and handling. For power, BMW built DOHC 4-valve heads to maximize airflow. Engine internals were lightened where possible to allow for a higher redline and strengthened to hold up to the rigors of hard use, but the overall design maintained the air-cooling with supplemental oil cooling. This was no ordinary boxer motor, happily churning its way to a surprising 130 HP. Shaft drive was retained, but a slipper clutch was fitted as was a close-ratio six speed gearbox with quick shifter. Concerning handling, the Telelever (front) and Paralever (rear) suspensions were both fitted with top-shelf Öhlins units. Wheels were forged to reduce unsprung and rotational weight. Bodywork was all carbon, including the rear subframe and seat arrangement. Cornering clearance was improved via the raising of the rear of the bike, and the fantastic carbon fiber valve covers incorporate skid pucks for when motoring turns truly rapid. Delivered dry, the svelte HP2 Sport slipped in under the 400 pound barrier.

From the seller:
2009 BMW HP2 Sport for Sale

I decided to keep one bike only so the HP2 Sport must go. Everything has been written on this amazing bike so I will not list all factory specifications.

If I remember well, 30 of them were imported to North America. It is completely stock expect for some additional carbon parts.

Here are the specifics:
– 37,988 kms
– Maintenance is up to date
– Pirelli Rosso Corsa 2 tires are 2y old
– New Shorai lithium battery – saves 4lbs
– Power Commander 5 – can be removed in 10 minutes
– 2 keys
– 2 owner manuals and parts list CD
– Pitbull stand
– Spare signals
– Alcantara seat cover
– Some spare consumables
– Small paint chip on the right side of the tank cover – see pic
– Registered and insured

Bike is located near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Asking Price: $14500 US

Contact: fred@p11fgele.com

Despite the prototypes finishing 5th and 6th at Daytona against much more powerful Japanese machinery, the writing was already on the wall for the boxer configuration when the HP2 Sport was first introduced. The mighty S1000RR was already in secret development, and remains BMWs weapon of choice on the world’s motorsport stage of WSBK. That makes the BMW HP2 Sport a rare and unique beast to be treasured by riders and collectors alike.

Today’s beautiful HP2 Sport is a 2009 model. It has been much more active than many collectible motorcycles, and shows approximately 23,604 miles on the all metric dash. Such is the proof that these are not cantankerous hypercycles, but rather BMW boxers with real-world horsepower and handling. Adjustable rear sets certainly don’t hurt the comfort equation, nor does the Alcantara seat cover. The seller notes a minor mar on the tank cover that is shown in the pictures, but otherwise this looks to be as clean an presentable HP2 Sport as we have seen.

What is better than a rare BMW HP2 Sport in great condition? How about one that is not priced like the carbon bits were actually made of gold. This particular beauty is being offered at a very reasonable price of $14,500 US. The seller notes the appropriate care and feeding has been administered, and the bike comes with a set of spares (and stand) that will benefit the next owner. Interested? Give Fred a shout and see what all the excitement is about. Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing – 2009 BMW HP2 Sport
BMW April 15, 2022 posted by

Silver Meteor – 2007 BMW K1200S

Unlikely as it would be to see a shaft-drive Beemer with a stretched swingarm and a stance that says “staged !”, it’s even more surprising that those wild Bayerischen built it themselves !  For just a few model years the R1200S made a flat out name for itself, though this Miami example looks to have been ordered with every option and then pampered for under 6,000 miles.

2007 BMW K1200S for sale on eBay

BMW had a 1200cc four in the stable for several years before the K1200S, but the new model was optimized for power – with 13-to-1 compression, electronically controlled ignition and injection, and 167 hp.  Torque was prodigious at 95 ft.-lbs. but peaked at sporty 8,250 rpm.  BMW’s  new Duolever front end used a double-wishbone system to isolate steering and braking forces.  The Paralever rear was stretched to accommodate the superbike power, with a wheelbase some four inches longer than a more track-oriented sportbike.  As speed helped the K1200S feel like lighter than its 500-plus lbs., the slippery bodywork masked the land missile’s velocity.

Presented by a used moto boutique, this K1200S is a premium build, with ABS and electronic suspension adjustment.  The brushed Remus exhaust plays well with the silver bodywork, and might be the only mod aboard.  Despite a liberal slathering of protectant, this -S looks great and the dealer has these comments in the eBay auction –

This K1200S is in great condition, always kept in the garage, no accidents nor major dents or scratches and a clean title.

It is a very comfortable motorcycle, with symmetrical deeply padded seat sitting positions to the handlebars and the pegs are positioned just right, to create a real all-day riding position. A design screen with full benefit of its protection from windblast, while mounted clocks show all the necessities, including a gear indicator and fuel gauge.

 

Bonneville regular Andy Sills was enlisted by BMW to take a new K1200S out to the salt flats, the fall before the 2006 model year would ship.  A stock class record was ratified, the average of two runs just equaling the 173,68 mph mark set by Ernst Henne’s supercharged BMW streamliner in 1937.  Rather than four miles of full throttle, hoping this example will just get the occasional blast down the connector, maybe as Andy set another record – with a fearless pillion.

-donn

Silver Meteor – 2007 BMW K1200S
BMW April 6, 2022 posted by

Bespoke Beemer – 1991 BMW Martin / Brune K1

BMW’s flying brick has only occasionally been the basis for sport bikes without a touring bent, but here’s a K1 engine in a French-built chassis, organized by the German performance specialist Brune.  Even the paint on this perfect example was a moment, BMW M-Power colors as applied by Azola Cycle Colors.

1991 BMW – Martin / Brune K1 for sale on eBay

The K1 was a great choice for this build, with Bosch injection and the four-valve head it was good for 100hp and 74 ft.lbs. torque.  Georges Martin’s craftmen made some magical welds on the nickel-plated chassis, with an alloy tank and streamlined pillion cover.  Motorad Brune chose Forcelle Italia forks to allow a quicker wheel change and the W-P monoshock controls the shaft drive better than the original K1 part.  The 5-speed reminds us that this is an early 1990’s machine, though the Brune choice of brakes and wheels are a serious update.  Would love to get this K1 on a scale to compare with the original.

While the clocks indicate just over 25K miles, the auction states 28,000 – and neither number seems possible if the paint hasn’t been re-done, as claimed.  Many auctions say they have been on display for years but appear to have been rolled out of dusty storage, this one claims to be ridden occasionally but looks museum ready.  Too much comment to share but here’s a snippet from the eBay auction –

This bike has been part of the seller’s collection for a while and is ridden on a regular basis, although not that much overall. It runs and rides with absolutely no issues. Again, everything on this motorcycle is original to the Brune, including the exhaust system. The seat is also in original condition and is beautiful.

The machine has had absolutely no restoration performed to any part of it. The paint on the tank, fairings, side covers, and cowl is original, and have never had any type of paintwork or touchup. The bike has never been in any type of accident or been dropped at any time. The machine has 28,000 original miles on it, and is in perfect running condition with a compression test having being recently performed. The condition of the engine finishes, is very nice, with the aluminum and cast parts being particularly beautiful for their age.

The seat is original and in perfect condition, and the rear cowl is easily removable, allowing for two up riding. The wheels are original to the Martin Brune, and are also in very nice original condition. All of the mechanical components have been checked over to ensure they work properly including the clutch and brakes, which were recently serviced and adjusted. The fuel injection system was also completely gone through this season, and there is a new battery installed. 

Seen on RSBFS pages ten (!) years ago – here – this build was clearly subsidized by a serious fan – the Brune kit cost about as much as a new K1 donor, and then had to be professionally built.  Not sure where the reserve will fall, but this K1 might come in below cost – if thirty years of inflation and the value of opportunity are considered.  At once a BMW performance statement and 90’s period item, this is one BMW that will put the next owner in the “ride or show” dilemma.

-donn

 

Bespoke Beemer – 1991 BMW Martin / Brune K1
BMW March 31, 2022 posted by

Neo Classic: 2010 BMW S1000RR

In a world full of what can seem like constant change, there is one consistent entity:  Time.  It relentlessly marches forward.  Every now and again we get a jolt to remind ourselves of this fact.  Today that jolt is the realization that the BMW S1000RR is over a decade old.  For many with a passion for sport bikes there is a sweet spot around the 10-15 year mark when a motorcycle transitions from being just used, and starts to become a classic.  For some this is an interesting idea as it normally correlates to the bottom of the depreciation curve.

It might shock you to think that the asymmetrically styled BMW S1000RR is pushing 15 years old.  Some forget that we have been living with 190 horse power machines for that long.  When the S1000RR hit the market it was seen as a totally new take on the sport bike formula.  The four cylinder pushed more RPM and performance then the Japanese offerings all while packing more technology and style then some of the Italians.  It was fast, desirable and most importantly, usable on the street.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

Up for sale is my Very Clean 2010 Acid Green Metallic BMW S1000RR with only 5,151 miles!
Runs and rides perfectly. No scratches dings or dents. Never dropped or Damages. Has a few Tasteful add-ons.

The S1000RR set the stage of Sportbike technology with it’s Traction Control, ABS and other telematics.

Brock’s Full Exhaust
ABS
Traction Control
Yoshimura Engine Sliders
Billet Bar Ends
Billet Radiator Gaurd
Adjustable Levers
Near New Tires

S1000R’s are hard to get, and Acid Green is a hard to find color – this bike is a true find with only 5,151 miles. Don’t miss it!

Clean Texas Title in Hand

These will absolutely be sought after collectables in a few short years.  Smart money will be looking to find the cleanest and stockest examples, but for right now a few modifications to enhance the experience can be forgiven.  This bike comes in a very iconic and eye catching color, and the Brocks exhaust is sure to announce you are in the area as well.  The $14,750 Buy It Now price might be slightly high, but not so high that an interested buyer should not reach out to the seller and see if a better deal can be had.  One can assume the price is inflated a bit due to the current climate in the market and the fact that spring is right around the corner.

The styling, color and technologies are an amazing representation of the era and have shaped the newest generations of bikes.

Neo Classic:  2010 BMW S1000RR