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BMW July 19, 2022 posted by

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee: 2005 BMW Boxer Cup Replika

There is little doubt that the air/oil cooled BMW boxer powered bikes from the 90s and 00s are going to go down on history as having one of the greatest motors of the time.  They are powerful, smooth, interesting and above all, ultra reliable.  Owners have racked up amazing mileage traveling to remote areas of the globe on some epic adventures.  The R1100S was renowned as one of the best sport touring options on the market.  For a limited production run across a couple of short years BMW leaned into the sport aspect and developed the Boxer Cup Repika.  While not exactly in the same vain as the Haga Aprilias or FILA Ducati the BMW was not specifically to honor a racer or championship but rather was put together to show the range of performance of the platform.

One could be mistaken to think that this is just an appearance package with some bright stickers applied to an already well performing bike, but they would be wrong.  The Boxer Cup got a few carbon bits, upgraded Ohlins suspension, as well as a few other tweaks.  These seemingly small changes added up to a really wonderful street bike.  Praised for sweet handling and manageable power these bikes are equally at home blasting around back roads or pushing the limits further on a track day.  At the end of the day ultimate power and speed is what most buyers lust after, so the S1000RR and other much faster machines meant the Boxer Cup was never going to be a huge seller.  Many claim just a few hundred ended up coming to the USA.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

For your consideration is a 2005 BMW Box Cup Repika with only 5960 miles. Of the 3 years limited production offered I think the 2005 color scheme is the best. This bike has been very well maintained and is in excellent condition. All service is up to date and it needs nothing. The battery was just replaced and it’s set up with a trickle charge. Included in the sale are the rear foot pegs and 2 sets of whole bike decals just in case any get scuffed. The rear tail section was repainted with new decals due to a couple of scratches from the previous owner. Exact match paint was used from BMW and is included with the sale. As one would imagine with 5900 mile the bike runs drives and breaks flawlessly. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this bike in my collection but it’s time to pass it on as I’ve added a number of bikes recently and space in tight. My reserve is set at a very fair price but in all fairness I will not disclose the reserve. Clean title in my name!

No Buy It Now is listed, and at the time of writing the reserve has not been meet with a $4500 bid.  That makes sense as these normally trade hands for a fair bit more.  Bike shows well and the listing gives the indication that it has always been with an enthusiast owner and well looked after.  The unconventional front suspension and engine lay our ensure this will be a unique riding and ownership experience.

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee:  2005 BMW Boxer Cup Replika
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
BMW February 14, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1982 BMW R65LS Custom!

Winning bid was $16,500. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Friend of the site and uncommon vendor of some amazing motorcycles, Peter brings to us today a very unique example of an interesting and rare motorcycle. You are familiar with Moto Borgotaro already, as Peter has listed Guzzis, Laverdas and Ducatis in the past, just to name a few (check out some of Moto Borgotaro’s work on RSBFS here). Every time Peter is involved, we see a beautiful bike, exquisitely presented with high quality photographs. Today’s specimen is no different, but it does have a twist. A tastefully hot-rodded oddity from BMW, Moto Bototaro brings us a 1982 BMW R65LS, reimagined and refined with power and elegance.

1982 BMW R65LS Custom For Sale!

Designed by Han Muth of Suzuki Katana and XN85 Turbo fame, the R65LS differed from the plane Jane R65 thanks to swoopy-yet-understated bodywork; a small bikini fairing (which is said to cut down on front end lift by 30%), and a tail section with aerodynamically integrated grab handles. The snowflake cast wheels, painted white, were also unique to the model (and later utilized elsewhere). The engine remained the same R65 “airhead” powerplant across the line; large pistons pushing through a relatively small stroke, two valves per head operated by pushrods and a central camshaft, and a dry clutch connecting the 5-speed transmission and final drive. The R65LS did have unique valve covers, but no difference in power or performance. In stock form, figure 50 HP pushing 450+ pounds of solid, overbuilt German engineering.

From the seller:
I acquired the doner bike from the second owner with only 6600 original miles on the clock, the frame was in near mint condition so, it made sense to refinish it. The paintwork was sent to Holt BMW (one of the best painters in the BMW community) He opened up his Glasurit paint code books and proceeded to make some tests for the final color you see here.

The motor has a brand new 860CC piston and cylinder kit from Sibenrock BMW, at the same time the heads were sent for complete refinishing, new seats, guides, and valves were fitted and the valve springs were checked for tolerance. At this time I also fitted the new Asymmetrical camshaft from Siebenrock.

The carburetors were completely rebuilt and ultrasonically cleaned, all airbox rubbers replaced and K&N air filter fitted. The exhaust is a special unit made by Cone Engineering. The original exhaust headers and crossover were ceramic coated in black.

More from the seller:
I upgraded the Ignition system & charging system, both from EuroMoto Electrics Now with the 450watt brushless alternator system and the Saches Ignition with a 9 curve adjustability. The ignition coil was upgraded to a Nology Engineering coil.

The brakes have been heavily upgraded, new Brembo FO8 calipers the stainless brake lines are made by Spiegler and carry a lifetime warranty, the brake rotors were sent to Spiegler at this time for Semi-Floating rotor conversion, I then finished this off with the highest quality Brembo brake pads.

Suspension, the front forks were completely rebuilt and the fork legs expertly powder-coated, at this time I installed Wurth front fork springs and Ikon rear shocks with custom spring rate.

Other details include, Ultrasuede reupholstered seat by long-time collaborator Via Meccanica, LED Moto-gadget turn signals, all rubbers replaced, new tires installed, wheels powder-coated, new wheel bearings, fuel line, misc parts refurbished or renewed.

There does not seem to be much that was spared in this refurbishment. Power – the big Achilles heel of the model – has been nicely addressed via the introduction of a big bore kit, updated ignition components, and a sweet exhaust system. But braking and handling have also been greatly enhanced, especially those trick floating rotors up front. The black wheels set off the whole package nicely, and helps to avoid the inevitable curse of the stock white wheels; namely, brake dust and staining discoloration. The black accents on the motor (front cover, valve covers) match the underside of the tank, and provide an eye-popping visual for that stunning paint. This bike just jumps out of the photos at you, and I would love to see it in real life.

Check out this cold start video provided by the seller. The bike looks great upon approach, you can hear that distinct click of the fuel petcock which just screams BMW quality. The engine fires right up, and idles nicely without any undue shaking or other indications of rough running. Look how quickly the choke can me disengaged! Throttle response sounds crisp, and those wonderful pipes put out just the right Bavarian sound.

And what about this helmet-mounted camera video highlighting a ride through town and some freeway. Both accentuate the integration of the build, as this bike appears to be in its element motoring through both scenarios. Often the hot rods will run fine on the highway, but display issues with in-town riding. Not so here!

This unique build is going under the Bring a Trailer hammer for a no-reserve auction. Some serious effort and expense was put into this bike, and whoever wins this one will have won something truly special. The R65LS is a fantastic platform that never quite had the “go” to match the show bike design. Using top-shelf components Peter from Moto Borgotaro has resolved those issues and created a striking machine that is just begging to be ridden into the sunset. Jump over to the auction before this Teutonic Retro Missile is gone!

MI

Featured Listing – 1982 BMW R65LS Custom!
BMW August 14, 2021 posted by

Bavarian Rocket: 2014 BMW HP4 COMPETITION

The BMW S1000RR was an instant hit.  Striking looks, amazing performance and mindboggling technology all wrapped up in a quality package.  Weight was kept under 400 pounds and horse power came ever so close to the then magical 200 mark.  In 2012 BMW upped the ante with the the HP4 editions.   More of everything that made the S1000RR so appealing.  The bike listed here features the competition package as well.  This was as good as it gets for the year.

2014 BMW HP4 Competition for sale on eBay

This example has a couple of small, and more importantly, easily reversible modifications.

A bike like this will appeal to someone that is looking for all the technology.  Something completely different to an analog motorcycle.  The list of things this bike has the ability to control is as follows:  Wheelies, ABS, Track ABS, Dampening, Launching.  It also has selectable engine modes for varying conditions as well as a standard quick shifter.

From the seller’s eBay listing:

This Bike is in perfect condition with some add on’s to enhance the look. 5600. miles. Garage kept and maintained well. The best bike I have ever owned. so much so I have 2 of them.

The starting bid of $16,500 has no takers at this point.  That opening price might be optimistic, but the market is all over the place these days.  With under 6k miles and epic performance, the dollar to fun ratio can not be ignored.   These are teetering on the edge between just used, and sought after connoisseur’s motorcycle.  There should be no doubt that these one day will be coveted collectors.

Bavarian Rocket: 2014 BMW HP4 COMPETITION
BMW January 5, 2021 posted by

In This Corner: 2004 BMW R 1100 S Boxer Cup Replika #63/300

A short lived model (2003-2005), the BMW Boxer Cup Replika was a celebration of the one-make, VIP racer series that BMW ran with professional racers. Based on the R1100S, the Boxer Cup model can be distinguished primarily via graphics – although there were some subtle changes from the standard model, including an underseat Laser exhaust system, upgraded Ohlins suspension, and some carbon fiber farkles to spice up the image. To aid in cornering clearance, suspension geometry was modified and the rear of the bike was raised. This created some issues with inseam-challenged riders around town, but for track day enthusiasts it was just the ticket – as was the oil-catcher built into the belly pan.

2004 BMW R 1100 S Boxer Cup Replika for sale on eBay

From the seller:
2004 BMW R 1100 S Boxer Cup Replika
#63/300

BMW did not claim any additional power from the R1100S 4-valve motor – despite the exhaust and a dealer-installed fuel management chip. However the Replika did enjoy a full factory warranty, which was a plus. The fact that Randy Mamola’s signature was on the fairing practically threatened a high-side while still on the side stand, but star power never hurts when one is trying to make a name. Each Boxer Cup bike was bestowed with a unique number (just like Ducati limited edition machines), which should theoretically make them more rare and therefore more valuable than a more pedestrian 1100S counterpart.

Prices for Boxer Cup Replikas have been on the rise, but like everything else, condition and mileage will tell the story. The MSRP for these models was nearly $14k when new, but after a dip in the used bike market these have begun to rebound. We’ve seen asks at – and above – the ten grand mark for extremely low mileage examples. Today’s specimen wears a price tag of $7,500 or best offer, although there are not a lot of details from the seller. The pricing is not bad considering the mere 1,365 miles being shown on the clock in the photos. And speaking of photos, the pics show a pretty well-represented motorcycle, ready for the next BMW fan to hoon. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

In This Corner: 2004 BMW R 1100 S Boxer Cup Replika #63/300
BMW September 6, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing: 2004 BMW R1100S

Update 11.4.2020: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

This 2004 BMW R1100S is a shining example of the Bavarians at their best. It’s a long-distance sportbike with looks to match its purpose and a distinct lack of pretense. I won’t call it a “sport-tourer,” because I have just decided I don’t like that phrase. It’s trying to be too many things to too many people. Too much sport, you ruin the touring, too much touring you neuter the sport. The big Bimmer just doesn’t go in for watered down anything. So, I shall call it a grand tourer, in the vein of its four-wheeled brandmate, the BMW 8-series.

2004 BMW R1100S for sale on eBay

With 100-ish horsepower from the air and oil-cooled boxer twin, it has enough sauce to keep the four horsemen in the rearview mirror. But its Telelever suspension, luggage worthiness, accommodating ergonomics and high-gravity curb weight don’t scream track day. It is absolutely no slouch on your favorite ribbon of asphalt, but would rather leave lap times to more high-strung beasts.

TL;DR: It’s fast, versatile, comfortable and built around a power system that just will not stop running if you give it the Golden Rule treatment. This 2004 BMW R1100S, from the bike’s second-to-last year, sports a long roster of tasteful upgrades that will all serve to enhance the experience that BMW intended. It also has a full set of luggage that answers to the ignition key, which leaves you no excuse but to head out to find green pastures. The careful list of upgrades is below.

From the eBay listing:

A nice example of a great bike.

Check the pictures , I have a lot more. Almost perfect, some loss of gloss on the carbon hugger, tire changer marks on the rear rim, a small brown patch on the rear swing arm from a fuel drip, a few spots of abraded paint on the fork sliders low down on the leading edge, not through the primer. All items very minor

Many upgrades, Ohlins shocks F/R in the last couple of years, new rear pivot bushings from Rubber Chicken, SS brakes lines with banjos to match the Ohlins, Throttle Meister, center stand, complete factory tool kit, Suburban Machinery peg relocators , a Ram mount and wiring for GPS of your choice. Extra power ports, remote battery post at starter housing.

Sargent seat in brand new condition, wide rear rim, new rear tire, lots of miles left on the front.

Included is an excellent set of System luggage, keyed to the ignition, with a set of City lids and a set of standard lids as well as a nice pair of RKA bag liners.

Clear lenses F/R, pulsing rear light with a blinding Whelan Lin3 brake light stealth mounted right over the rear plate. Carbon TS nacelles in front

In the last year; new fuel pump ,inside lines and filter, metal fuel quick connects, new Beru coils, new injectors matched and flow tested, all filters and fluids changed ,ABS flush, new spark plugs up and down. New brake pads all around. New battery 3 months ago. New BMW alternator drive belt in the last 1500 miles.

This bike has no leaks anywhere, ever.

Bike is very stock, quiet and smooth. Idles like the tach needle is painted on the tach.

The stock fuel cannister and mounts, and a box of extra parts are included, with the bonus of an extra set of stock mirrors. (used, but usable)

any questions or additional photos requests just ask

I must have communication with you prior to accepting any offer.

This bike is for sale across three or four venues, all at the same asking price.

It is in ready to roll condition and could easily be driven across the US, it needs nothing except a rider.

The Ohlins suspension pieces are a lovely bonus, and the pictures show a machine that has been babied. With under 35,000 miles on the dial, this thing is ready to triple that and ask for more for way less than the cost of newer mounts that won’t give you the same fizz.

Featured Listing: 2004 BMW R1100S
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 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