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BMW December 22, 2015 posted by

2011 BMW S1000RR Pegram Racing AMA Pro Superbike

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When we first saw this bike for sale in 2012 it was being sold with it’s stable mate. Many of the same images are being used in the current auction but talking with Mr. Pegram would probably be best to determine which one is remaining. The listing ends in six days and shows a $27,000 buy-it-now. And for the icing on the cake, the new owner is invited to their track school where race mechanics will set up the bike for you!

Many thanks to Dan B. for the forward!

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Pegram Racing 2011 BMW S1000RR Superbike for sale on eBay

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from the listing:

2011 BMW S1000RR Pegram Racing AMA Pro Superbike. This is the BMW Factory Sponsored A-Bike from the 2012 AMA Pro Superbike race season and the last BMW Factory Team sponsored by BMW in the United States.

After the bike was retired from professional racing in 2012, it was sold to one of the owners of the Yamaha Champions Riding School. The bike has been re-wrapped with his #13 (as seen in the photos) but if you wish the bike can be re-wraped to the original Pegram Foremost Racing #72 as it was raced in AMA Pro Superbike in 2012.

Here is a rare opportunity to own an actual top five finishing BMW AMA S1000RR superbike, completely set up, as seen in every 2012 AMA Pro race on SPEED and on Superbike Family. Most people are rarely availed of the opportunity to even ride a factory superbike, one of the fastest motorcycles in the USA, let alone own one.

NOTE: This is not a slightly modified street bike. This is a professional race-only, no budget, complete AMA professional Factory sponsored Superbike with full AIM telemetry, spare $3000 OZ Magnesium wheel set. Only four were made and now all four are in the hands of private collectors and racers.

Pegram Racing’s AMA Spec motor was most powerful on the grid in 2012 after the NJ Motorsports Park round of any AMA Superbike on the same AMA dyno, over 216 hp and only 360 lbs! This bike puts out more rear wheel HP the Pegram Racing’s EBR delivered on the 2015 World Superbike grid. Engine completely rebuilt, as is required periodically, by Pegram race team with all new rods in 2015.

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BMW World Superbike spec cams billet

Pegram Racing spec ported heads

Ohlins gas charged fork kit

Ohlins TTX shock

Flat linkage

Kyle swing arm pivots

OZ Magnesium wheels

Speigler brake lines

Brembo SB rotors

Gilles Factory HP Rear Sets

Kyle full titanium exhaust

HP rear sets and quick shifter

Quick change axle blocks

Febur oversize Radiator and oil cooler

HP kit ECU with Race Factory BMW TC mapping developed by Pegram Racing, launch control, programmable engine braking, pit speed limiter and other items not publicly available in 2012

ECU integrated GPS laptimer

Vortex case guards

Vortex sprockets (two different sprockets)

DID chain

Vortex clip-ons

Motion Pro throttle

Catalyst Composite bodywork painted as in photos and graphic-wrapped

Zero gravity windscreen

Attack adjustable triple clamps

Brembo billet P2 piston rear caliper

Brembo monoblock front calipers

Brembo billet 19×18 remote adjustable master cylinder with folding lever

Aim data acquisition with all channels needed to race, including suspension, lean angle, traction control use, and brake pressure

Billet gas cap

etc,etc…over $100k invested for professional racing bike.

many extras

Included in the bidding is a 1 day Yamaha Champion’s Riding School course ($1250 value). Race mechanics will get the suspension properly set up for you and you are welcome to spend the day with the school and practice riding this bike as it was designed to be ridden. For more info see www.ridelikeachampion.com

2011 BMW S1000RR Pegram Racing AMA Pro Superbike
BMW June 1, 2015 posted by

Unlikely Track-Day Hero: 2008 BMW HP2 Sport

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Prior to the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” S1000RR, BMW’s sportbikes were decidedly offbeat. They were almost like the Saab of the motorcycle world, with remote-operated brake master cylinders, shaft-drive, unconventional suspensions, and that durable and charismatic, but very, very wide horizontally-opposed engine. And their last hurrah before the stunningly capable S1000RR was the stunningly improbably HP2 Sport.

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It shouldn’t work, and really wasn’t capable of going toe-to-toe with the best literbikes from Japan on paper. But period testers seemed to understand that the bike wasn’t meant for everyone and was a statement of intent from BMW that they could make more than just stodgy, old-man bikes. The HP2 isn’t featherweight and was certainly expensive when new, but top-shelf suspension gave amazing handling and stability, in spite of the Telelever suspension’s reputation for blunting front-end feedback. Carbon-fiber everything and a cool self-supporting seat/subframe unit kept weight under 400lbs dry, and a slick digital dash looked like it’d be more at home on a race bike, while being far more legible than similar displays used by Ducati at the time.

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And the engine wasn’t just some sort of high-compression and ECU-tweak affair. The HP2 featured new DOHC heads and radial valves that helped the bike produce 128hp and rev all the way to 9,500rpm, although there is a price to be paid: the brittle Titanium connecting rods call for replacement at 30,000 miles. Not the worst job on a twin with the heads sticking out in the breeze, but something to keep in mind.

2008 BMW HP2 Sport Dash

The original eBay listing for this 2008 BMW HP2 Sport contains very little information about the bike, but does feature plenty of photos and mentions that the bike is “in good overall condition” and that a six-mile test ride as part of the dealer’s “As Is” buying policy.

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All this adds up to a bike that was genuinely fun to flog around a track or twisty back road, although all those enhancements serve to emphasize a couple of shortcomings: sportbike grip and handling mean that it is possible to deck out the heads at extreme lean angles, and the bike is just begging for a slipper clutch. One is available, but the longitudinal engine orientation and shaft drive mean that fitting it is a headache to fit.

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Bidding is pretty active and up to $7,600 with three days left on the auction. These are genuinely rare, high-spec sportbikes and, while this example has a few very minor cosmetic blemishes, we’re looking at a pretty good opportunity for BMW enthusiasts to grab one of these before they get squirreled away by collectors.

-tad

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Unlikely Track-Day Hero: 2008 BMW HP2 Sport
BMW January 16, 2015 posted by

Does the K stand for Kiwi? 1990 BMW K1

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The BMW K1 is a controversial machine. Looking like Buck Rogers crossed with a “Pimp my ride” paint job, the K1 was produced in limited numbers and bought by even fewer buyers. Despite the fact that they were not sought after by the BMW faithful (or anybody else), those that have owned or ridden the K1 praise it for all the qualities you would expect from BMW: good fit and finish, high grade components, overall usability and lack of performance. For all of its spaceship good looks, the K1 was meant to maximize its use of 100 HP for cruising purposes. The bike is heavy (500+ lbs) and suffers some heat build-up as the result of the inline four buried under the multi-piece fiberglass bodywork. The K1 does sport the first instance of the BMW Paralever swingarm, which incorporates both the swingarm and the drive shaft in unison and removes much of the typical drive shaft jack that plagues earlier examples of the marque. In cruise mode the K1 is relatively efficient and within its design envelope, meant to eat miles all day long. If you don’t like attention when you ride, perhaps this is not the ride for you. For all others, these are relatively rare (fewer than 7,000 produced), and most have high miles and/or bodywork damage (after all, there is a LOT of bodywork). You’ll have to travel to NZ for this one; but if you are already close, it could be a great find.

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1990 BMW K1 for sale in New Zealand

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From the seller:
This is a 1990 BMW K1 in immaculate condition.

It has had two owners since new, both New Zealand Police Officers.

New in NZ it has travelled 22,300 kms (about 14,000 miles) and is in excellent condition. It has always been garaged and rarely taken out in the rain. Both owners are motorcycle enthusiasts and have used the bike sparingly to keep the miles down.

This bike is good enough to be a show piece in a BMW motorcycle dealers shop

I have original tools and owners manual, even have the original paint touch up kit.

I doubt you will find a better example anywhere.

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MI

Does the K stand for Kiwi?  1990 BMW K1
BMW November 13, 2014 posted by

Silk Purse: 2008 BMW HP2 Sport for Sale

2008 BMW HP2 R Side Front

The BMW HP2 Sport sounds slightly insane in concept: take an air-cooled 180° twin with shaft-drive and an innovative suspension designed more for touring than sport, then throw as many high-spec parts at it as you can in a serious effort to make it as fast as possible. It’s sort of the Porsche 911 story, a triumph of development over design: it shouldn’t work nearly as well as it does. But, like the venerable ass-engined car from Stuttgart, the HP2 does work.

2008 BMW HP2 L Side Rear

Reviews lauded the handling, stability, and the useable power. BMW’s Telelever suspension has been accused of providing reduced steering feedback and can be a bit heavy, but allows for amazing stability on the brakes which, in this case, were very fierce monoblock Brembos.

The bike featured fully adjustable ergonomics, an exotic, self-supporting carbon-fiber seat/subframe unit, a quickshifter and high-spec suspension. New DOHC heads with radial valves first featured here and would later be expanded to other bikes in the range helped the bike rev to 9500rpm, making 128hp along the way, all in a package that weighed a claimed 392lbs dry.

2008 BMW HP2 Dash

In spite of appearances [see: “180° twin”], the HP2 has all the cornering clearance you’ll ever need on the road. On track, things can get scrape-y at race-pace as the heads touch down at extreme lean angles and the front wheel lifts… If you plan on racing yours, you may need to jack up the suspension slightly, or adjust your lines. Luckily, the bike’s extremely forgiving handling and grip should allow you to ride around this minor limitation.

Inertia in the shaft-drive means a slipper clutch is sorely missed as well. One is available through the aftermarket, but is a real pain to fit, since the transmission needs to be dropped.

2008 BMW HP2 Cockpit

In typical BMW style, the HP2 was expensive, but provided dead-reliable performance, although the bike’s racing legacy shines through in the titanium con-rod replacement suggested for the 30,000 mile service…

From the original eBay listing: 2008 BMW HP2 Sport for sale

Very clean 2008 HP2 Sport for sale. Non-ABS model with Ohlins suspension, lots of carbon fibre, and BMW OEM LED turn signals! Quickly becoming a collector bike. Not many of these were made. Very fun, sporty, responsive bike that sounds meaner than your average boxer. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Options/Accessories include:
Titanium exhaust
Forged HP race wheels
Ohlins suspension
Carbon fiber bodywork
BMW LED Turn Signals

2008 BMW HP2 R Head

This is available from a dealer, so you aren’t likely to get a screaming deal here. But it is rare, and these will likely be very collectible in years to come: only 2,260 were built and the list price new was over $25,000. With only 5,500 miles on the clock and only some minor cosmetic blemishes, this bike looks barely broken in. If you’re looking for an alternative to an “S” model Ducati superbike that you can actually ride without destroying your wrists and back, this would make an excellent choice.

-tad

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Silk Purse: 2008 BMW HP2 Sport for Sale
BMW October 22, 2014 posted by

Quirky, Low-Profile Fun: 2007 BMW R1200S for Sale

2007 BMW R1200S R Side

The term “sportbike” isn’t really one that has an absolute definition. It’s more of a loose set of parameters intended to capture an idea, and while most of us generally understand what we all mean when we use the word, there’s still plenty of room for interpretation. Ducati thinks a sportbike should be something ruthlessly dedicated to speed, a track and race machine with only the barest concessions to road use: if your Sunday morning canyon road is more than thirty miles from home, better invest in a gel seat and a good masseuse. Bikes like BMW’s R1200S take the idea of a sporting motorcycle in an entirely different direction.

2007 BMW R1200S R Side Rear

Until the S1000RR came along, BMW had a bit of a different philosophy for their sportbikes. Like Ducati, they wanted to keep their trademark powerplant, in this case a big, horizontally-opposed, air-cooled twin. Unlike Ducati, they felt that comfort should be a part of the equation. What they came up with was what seems at first like an oxymoron: a “practical sportbike”. While you can argue that a GSX-R750 is also extremely practical and reasonably comfortable, it wasn’t available with ABS, doesn’t quite have the character of a twin or the more mature, low-profile image. Let’s face it: “crotch-rockets” definitely attract more heat than less squidly rides. And when you’re out on the road, trying to avoid being hassled by The Man, keeping a bit of a low-profile can be a good thing.

And you really can’t get a whole lot more low-profile than a silver BMW.

2007 BMW R1200S L Side Head

I actually prefer the dash on the earlier model, but this restyle gives the bike a more butch, angular look. I remember when the first-generation R1200S was introduced, some artist or other whipped up a bunch of alternative paint schemes I saw posted in a bike magazine that incorporated some great WWII warplane motifs and iconography, which would have looked even more appropriate on this second-generation bodywork.

From the original eBay listing: 2007 BMW R1200S for Sale

For Sale is a rare, Fun BMW R1200S. Only brought into the US for one year! It’s comfortable, Sporty and can keep up with most sportbikes. It has the Full Remus Exhaust, an MWR Racing High Efficiency Airfilter and a Bazzaz Z-fi Fueling controller (She dyno’s at a nice 115 hp!!) Also installed a C2 Slipper clutch to keep the rearend under control along with R&G Racing Axle and Swingarm sliders along with Carbon/Kevlar Engine sliders and a nice tidy tail to slim up the rearend. Also has a Hyperpro RSC Steeering damper.  Has fresh brake pads and Dunlop Q2’s on it with only about a sixth of thier life used. Odometer is sitting at about 17,000 miles. last service was at 12,000 miles (Due again at 18,000). Also included are all the Specific tools you need for general up keep and a GS-911 Diagnostic tool (Bluetooth!!! Works with your iPhone or Android phone!!). I also have a set of Drop in High Compression pistons I never installed that I will include for an additional Amount. This model has the Showa Suspension. It does not have ABS. (ALL THE BETTER TO DRIVE MY DEAR!!)  There are a couple small scratches in the Paint on the body work on the tail. The windscreen has spots on it from Brake fluid. The only other thing worth mentioning is the small chips in the finish of the rear wheel (pictured in the last photo).

This particular example does not have ABS which, to my mind is probably a mark against it: most riders can benefit from that additional safety margin everywhere except the track [where it can be switched off], an environment for which this bike isn’t particularly suited anyway. It’s a bit too heavy, and BMW’s Telelever front suspension has been lauded for its stability under braking but often criticized for a lack of front-end feel. I’ve only ever ridden one BMW with this suspension, a big K1300S, and the movement of the bars was weirdly light, like a sports car with overboosted power steering.

2007 BMW R1200S Exhaust

This R1200S does have a steering-damper, an aftermarket slipper-clutch, and a single-outlet Remus exhaust that looks very cool and should give the bike some much-needed aggression. BMW’s twins have more of a flat drone than other sporty twins, but it’s distinctive and should sound very authoritative as it goes past. 115hp is nothing to sneeze at, since it should be backed up by plenty of midrange as well.

$10,000 does sound pretty steep for one of these, but I haven’t been pricing them lately. There are still a few days left on this listing, so make an offer! All-in-all, a pretty cool, unusual sportbike with all-day comfort for people who plan to do most of their riding on the road.

-tad

2007 BMW R1200S L Side

Quirky, Low-Profile Fun: 2007 BMW R1200S for Sale
BMW October 19, 2014 posted by

Ride like Larry: 2011 BMW S1000RR Larry Pegram AMA Superbike

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Today we have a very interesting offering. Typically, non-exclusive bike models that are mass produced cannot be considered rare. However celebrity ownership sometimes can make a non-rare bike considerably more notable. It helps if the celebrity in question is related to the motorcycle world. In this case, the owner was well-known AMA Superbike contender Larry Pegram. You won’t see a “never raced” message here, because what we are looking at is one of Larry’s race bikes from his stint with BMW. And while nothing depreciates like last year’s race bike, historical ownership can play a hand in raising the value of ex-race bikes for collecting purposes. On face value, what we have here is a used S1000RR with some cool components and a bunch of funny stickers. But that is a cynical view, no? You would be hard pressed to purchase a used RR model and make the kind of mods that this one has on it. On the other hand, you would at least have a street legal bike on your hands. So that makes this a terrific track-day weapon, or a collector. Which is it to you? First and foremost, Larry’s butt once graced the seat pad – isn’t that cool enough?

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2011 BMW S1000RR ex-Larry Pegram AMA Superbike for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
Up for sale is Larry Pegrams AMA Superbike. I bought this bike from Larry himself on 6/18/2013 when he was unloading his BMWs in lew of switching to Yamaha. This bike has everything as his “A” bike, just missing the digi dash and oversized radiator.

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More from the seller:
Since buying it, I have kept very detailed logs of every track day I have done – how many miles I put on it, what I changed, when I changed the oil, etc. and will pass that along with the sale. I bought the bike with 1472 kilometers on the odometer, and it currently has 2391 kilometers on it; meaning I rode it only 571 miles in the course of 1.5 years.

Check out the complete details here – the seller has done a great job describing the bike and its current condition. It’s worth a look. Good Luck!

MI

Ride like Larry: 2011 BMW S1000RR Larry Pegram AMA Superbike
Bimota June 24, 2014 posted by

Singles Club: 1995 Bimota BB1 Racer

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Earlier this month, we posted a zero mile Ducati Supermono. That bike failed to sell at $122k+, and is currently back for another round at auction. The point is that singles – especially race pedigree singles – are hot. Want a purposeful single for the track but don’t have a spare $125k jingling in your pocket? Then check out this beautiful Bimota BB1 racer instead. With looks that could kill (depending upon your appreciation of the color palate chosen), this rare Bimota is ready to rip it up at your next track day – wherever that may be. There are plenty of details to list, but first let’s enjoy some eye candy.

1995 Bimota BB1 Racer for sale on eBay UK

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From the seller:
VERY RARE SUPERMONO RACE BIKE, THERE ARE ONLY 3 OTHER BB1’S IN THE UK AND THIS IS LIKELY THE ONLY RACE BIKE.

The standard bike cost £10,000 back in ’96 and you can see why! It is beautifully made with lots of CNC and billet parts and feels very light for a bike of this size (BMW 650 engine)

It was built at great cost by the Japanese importer to contest their Supermono championship and still has a number of scrutineering stickers on the frame. It sounds amazing, like a modern Manx but picks up revs very quickly, the race team reported the engine is very strong all the way to 7,000 rpm. Mods carried out by the team include:
Aluminium 5.3L fuel tank
Re-location of electrics, coils, cdi etc.
Carbon front and rear fenders
Fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock
Adjustable Tigcraft front fork internals
Stainless oil hose
(A beautifully made full Tigcraft exhaust system with carbon cans is available separately – please see other auction)

You will definitely stand out at the track with this gorgeous bike. Besides starting it and a short ride around the paddock to check clutch and gears I have not checked or tested it so it is up to the purchaser to check everything carefully for their own safety before riding.

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While Bimota BB1 models are nowhere near as rare nor dear as a Ducati Supermono, the concept is the same. The resultant package is lightweight and very potent. The benefit of the Bimota is powertrain parts availability – based on the BMW F650 engine and transmission, there will be spares and upgrades available for a long time to come. If you have been looking for something different, perhaps this is the time to start acting. This particular stunner is avialable via eBay in the UK. Check it out here. Good Luck!

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Singles Club: 1995 Bimota BB1 Racer
BMW May 23, 2014 posted by

The Frame Game: 78 BMW R100RS with Krauser frame and 4-valve heads

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What you are looking at is a 1978 BMW R100RS – but that is not what is key. The big deal here surrounds the Krauser parts. For those of you not in the know, Krauser is a Bimota-like company creating products exclusive to BMW. Think frames, think bodywork, think performance parts, and think expensive (and rare) pieces of history. Provided as kits, Krauser worked to transform sedate BMWs into fire breathing sport bikes with gorgeous perimeter frames, four-valve heads, and more. This particular bike sports not only rare Krauser pieces, but additional custom details as well.

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1978 Krauser BMW R100RS for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
Offered for sale is a custom, one of a kind, MKM (Michael Krauser Motorcycles) framed BMW. Built from a 1978 R100RS.
Oregon title in my name, last plated in California.
Bikes with this frame are currently featured in Motorcycle Classics magazine, March/April 2014, but mine is unfaired and has many more high performance parts.
It is basically a race bike with a license plate. It is not currently rideable.

I purchased the motorcycle from the builder himself in early 2000. It was featured in an article in a motorcycle magazine in August 1988.
I will include a copy with the bike. The previous owner (builder) stated in the magazine feature about the bike that he would “Forget about cost, forget all the limitations, make anything I wanted. The wheels and 13 inch brakes with four piston calipers are from Performance Machine. The engine has a lot of special pieces; it’s1108 cc with Krauser 4 valve heads and a lot of head work; 12:1 Venolia pistons: a custom built handmade aluminum flywheel; a cast magnesium oil pan made in Germany, along with other magnesium parts, all the goodies. It took about a year and a half and 20 grand to complete.” (in 1980s dollars)

When I bought it, the previous owner/builder told me that it has had the crankshaft turned and balanced, has a new high performance cam, rods had been balanced, and that the extra heads, transmission, rear end and shaft drive are all OK.
I have not had it running or done any work on it and therefore am unable to furnish much first hand information about it’s mechanical condition. I am unable to provide mileage amount, as bike is not equipped with an odometer.

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This particular example is a work in progress, apparently. While the original builder spared no expense in the build, this bike has apparently never run for the current owner. The bike has an Oregon title and California plate, but no speedo or odometer. The bike has wonderful cast magnesium case pieces and PM components, but appears to be missing intake and exhaust pieces. So it looks as if this bike was partially parted out at some point. Additionally, the bodywork appears to be incomplete – although with kit-built specials this is hard to determine. Certainly the bodywork is far from the MKM 1000 level, so it is difficult to determine what spec this bike strives to be.

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There are a lot of parts on this particular bike – and the parts are worth much more than the “R100RS” whole. Bidders will likely be interested in the frame and heads first, followed by other components. There is a lot here with which to build a classic “kit” bike. Got the Krauser bug? You’re probably not alone. Check it out here and then leave a comment and let us know what you think!

MI

The Frame Game: 78 BMW R100RS with Krauser frame and 4-valve heads