Showing less than 1,000 miles per year, this rather stock R1100S looks excellent in the option paint, and appears to have ABS and new tires. Might be a sensible entreé to the sporting side.
BMW’s R1100S was their re-introduction of the -S model, not seen since the R100S. Ever the flat twin, the R1100S used oil-cooled heads and four valves to percolate 98 hp and 71 ft.-lbs. torque. Suspension is of course BMW-centric, with the anti-dive Telelever front and Paralever shaft drive rear. 320mm front disks do their best with the 505 lb. dry weight. The painted cover hides a generous pillion, and bag racks are not installed but of course available.
BMW’s are born for farkling with great aftermarket support, but this owner has hardly been tempted. The overall factory look shows off the carbon mudguards and pebble-grain seat, and a stray bracket and smudge on the handlebar betrays a gadget or two. From the eBay auction:
Pristine bike. Less than 12k miles. Brand new Michelin (2ct Two Compound Tech) Aftermarket Seat, Ceramic coated exhaust, performance chip.
Try as BMW might, the R1100S didn’t fall very far from the sport-touring tree. Often seen with a jillion miles, this one looks fresh and the condition reflects the Beemer demographic of multiple bike ownership and shall we say, an experienced rider. The option paint and late year makes this one interesting, and unless your looking for something very sporty, the robust mechanicals and top craftsmanship should make it a nice value.