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BMW July 6, 2012 posted by

Best looking bike ever! 1990 BMW K1

For Sale: 1990 BMW K1

What do the Italians know about style? I mean, really. The Ducati 916, the MV Agusta F4, Bimota DB1, Laverda RGS, Moto Guzzi Le Mans – none of these have the sheer presence of a BMW K1.

I’m kidding, of course. Only the Germans could come up with a techno-wonder-rocket bike and then allow Ronald McDonald to dress and paint it. Yup, I’m lovin’ it.

From the seller:
FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL AND RARE BMW K1 1990 WITH 35,000 MILES

IF YOU LOOK AT THIS AUCTION, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT, THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW K1 MADE FOR THE USA AND THE HISTORY OF THIS BIKE IS AMAZING.

THE BIKE DRIVES PERFECTLY, SMOOTH AND BEAUTIFUL.

THE TIRES ARE 90% , GEL BATTERY IN PERFECT CONDITION, BIKE STARTS PERFECTLY, ABS IS WORKING

LOOK AT THE PICTURES CLOSELY, THE BIKES NEEDS TLC AND LOVE

In truth, the K1 was a tour de force for BMW, and allowed them to flex their technological muscles. Utilizing brains over brawn, BMW created a high speed touring machine based around a 100 HP limit. The aero work allowed the K1 to reach higher top speeds than other bikes that adhered to the voluntary 100 HP figure, and with ABS (a big deal at the time), integrated trunks and snazzy (depending upon your definition of snazzy) graphics, the limited numbered K1 was a media hit.

Fast forward 20+ years and the K1 looks dated. It is no RC30 in the investment department, but still holds value relatively well. This particular bike is in need of some refreshing – which can be very expensive due to the rare nature of the panels. I sure hope Ronald didn’t get any road rash when this one went down.

For your chance to own the best looking bike ever built (or maybe not), click the link and jump over to the auction. It’s not often you have the chance to ride something so different that there is no risk seeing yourself coming or going. Now all you need is a tank bag for that run through the Mickey Dees drive through!

MI

Report June 24, 2012 posted by

Dutch Masters Volume I – Nico Bakker

I recently spent some time in the European offices of RSBFS and had the immense good fortune to tour Bakker Framebouw – the shop of legendary frame builder Nico Bakker. Located in a small village an hour or so north of Amsterdam in Holland, Bakker Framebouw has been constructing racing and roadbike frames since the 1970s. From the smallest 50cc racers to GP World Championship 500cc contenders, Nico Bakker has built them – and won.

You might be familiar with Bakker Framebouw from their consultant work with BMW on various telelever chassis designs as well as the stillborn boxer Superbike project, or perhaps the stunning and most current generation of Laverda, including the frame design for the Ghost Strike 750. It is reported that Nico was also responsible for the first single-sided rear swing arms for endurance racing. The picture above is the entire team launching the Grizzly – a naked bike designed around a GSX-R 1100 engine and transmission. Nico is standing second from the right.

The Bakker Framebouw workshop is a set of unassuming buildings set next to farming fields and canals. The entrance is a testament to past victories; a trophy case filled with racing spoils and a number of race winning bikes fills the vestibule. Beyond that, the work environment beckons – with lifts containing Moto3, Super Single, historical endurance bikes and restorations.

The world of a boutique motorcycle constructor in a small Dutch community goes far beyond bikes; with the ability to weld nearly any material, Bakker Framebouw might be called upon to repair anything, including farm machinery. When I was on site, one of the members of the staff was carefully TIG welding a repair to a lightweight wheelchair – with as much care and skill as would be applied to a racing frame. The team also builds mountain bike frames, performs alloy wheel repair and takes on restorations; during my visit the team was bringing a vintage Kriedler back to life. On another table the shop was building a new frame based on vintage specs for an endurance racing team. There was certainly a lot going on!

The Bakker shop has constructed race winning 500cc GP bikes, based on the Suzuki RG500 engine. In that top class, Bakker has won multiple times with 1970s and 1980s Dutch hero Wil Hartog. The Bakker shop still has one of those race-winning bikes, and the the craftmanship is simply breathtaking. The design of the frame and the lay of the welds are something worthy of a museum. Thankfully, this bike has been run in anger, and continues to do so at various events throughout the year.

The shop also had some road going designs on hand, including a Grizzly, a Barracuda (based on a Suzuki TL1000 engine) and a QCS (Quick Change System – built around a ’88 Yamaha FZR1000 powerplant). These were customer bikes, but as Bakker Framebouw has the ability to build any of their designs (including older race bikes), they can build one for you to order. Given the current exchange rates, this might not be a terrible idea. I can promise you that you will not be dissappointed by the craftsmanship.

Here is a quick video tour of the shop, with Nico Bakker presenting. This was not from my visit – and it is in Dutch – but you get a great look at the shop and their capabilities. Enjoy!

Undoubtedly this visit to Bakker Framebouw was the highlight of my stint at the European correspondence desk of RSBFS. The staff was very warm and friendly and they even spoke English – which is lucky as my Dutch is pretty much nonexistent. I was able to view current projects – such as the Moto3 machine – as well as completed road bikes like the Grizzly, Barracuda and QCS. Next time I go I will bring more money and return to the US with a REAL souvenier from Holland. Thanks to Nico and Iwan for their outstanding hospitality!

MI

BMW May 29, 2012 posted by

Beautiful Bavarian Build Quality- 2008 BMW HP2 Sport

Location: Spanish Fort, Alabama

Mileage: 3,967

Price: Auction, starting $17,000

If you look through the photos of this bike, one thing becomes very apparent. The build quality of this bike is outstanding. It is probably no surprise for folks that are fans of BMW bikes to begin with, but the HP2 Sport is above and beyond even BMW’s standards. Just look at the parts on this thing. Precision aluminum all over the place (the triple clamp is stunning, just to start) and carbon fiber bits to keep you light and strong. A really beautiful bike across the board.

Here’s the photos-

And the seller’s info-

The downward sloping machined upper fork support is indicative of the quality found throughout this motorcycle.  This bike is like new, never seen a track and has been treated like the collector’s item it is.  As you will see from the price sheet, it does not have ABS.  It does include BMW’s aftermarket LED turn indicators and the currently uninstalled BMW aftermarket GP pattern quick-shifter.  As you will see from the pictures, I have installed a standard shift connector rod as I found the transmission to be smoothest in this configuration.  Unfortunately, the standard quick-shifter was misplaced and is not included in this sale.  Also included is the complete original tool kit, the plastic duplicate key, the owner’s manual, a BMW repair manual on DVD and a BMW aftermarket spark plug wire puller.  The ultra lightweight Shorai battery is brand new.  I mounted and balanced the Michelin Pilot Pures. The stock mirrors give a fine view of your arms, so I added the CRG bar end mirrors. The stock mirrors are available.  Just to be clear, the Pitbull stands in the pictures are not included. 

I am the second owner of this motorcycle.  I purchased it from Hebert Cycles, the original dealer, and met the first owner who put about 2,000 miles on it in about two years.  The original tires were still on the bike when I bought it, and were in remarkably good shape with plenty of tread and wide unused strips on both sides of the rear tire. 

The seller describes some of the changes on the bike, like the bar-end mirrors, but the originals are available. The bike does not have ABS and the quick shift has apparently been misplaced. The bike has low mileage and appears to be in excellent condition. The seller also includes a photo of the invoice and you can see the MSRP on one of these is not cheap. You get what you pay for, apparently.

So if you’re looking for one, this may be your ticket. You could bring one home for significantly less than buying new. Or if you want something that’s an amazing machine and a little different than other options, this may work too.

To take this beauty home, make the jump!

-RN

BMW April 6, 2012 posted by

2009 BMW HP2 Sport with 35 Miles!

Location: Lake City, Florida

Mileage: 35 – like I said above

Price: Auction, currently $13,100 with a reserve

Before the introduction of the BMW S1000RR and it’s impact on the sportbike world, BMW didn’t have a lot to offer in that department except for this- the HP2 Sport. Unconventional in its design with a horizontally opposed twin cylinder motor, telelever front suspension, and shaft drive, among other things, the HP2 is nonetheless a motorcycle that performs well and gives the rider unique performance machine with exceptional build quality. It’s not like everything else on the road, and that’s not a bad thing.

This particular example has only 35 miles on it. Nothing significant by any standard, but especially in the BMW world where owners take pride in the 100,000 mile bike.

More pics-

The seller doesn’t offer a lot of detail about ownership but lots about the actual bike. So read up-

GARAGE Kept, Perfect new condition. Couldn’t resist a deal on this one, but I have no need for it. Time for it to go. Call for any more info on it. 

– 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

2009 BMW HP2 Sport

Based on the R 1200 S Sports Boxer, with a racing pedigree that has been honed on circuits around
the world, the new HP2 Sport is the most powerful, lightest and advanced Boxer-twin yet, and the
first production Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) Boxer in BMW history.

Achieving130hp at 8750rpm and 85 ft-lb of torque at 6000rpm, the engine is truly formidable. With
a dry weight of just 178kg, the bike’s power to weight ratio guarantees impressive performance.

The HP2 Sport has been designed with racing components originally developed for its extensive racing program:

· The frame, derived from the R1200S, has been adapted and strengthened to racing
standards.
· The six-speed close-ratio gearbox is equipped with a quickshifter, enabling split-second
clutchless gear changes without easing off the throttle – the first production motorcycle to
be so equipped.
· A lightweight carbon fibre fairing, including a self-supporting seat unit.
· MotoGP-style dashboard
· Forged aluminum wheels
· Brembo brakes with radially mounted calipers
· Specially developed Öhlins front and rear suspension units.
· Stainless-steel two-into-one exhaust system mounted under the sump to optimize lean
angles
· Fully adjustable footrests, brake and gear levers

In essence, the HP2 Sport is “track-ready” but fully compatible with street riding. Although racing
potential is clearly at the forefront of the design of the HP2 Sport, this does not mean forgoing
safety design features such as ABS. Available as an option, this sophisticated anti-lock system has
been designed specifically for the model, and has been configured to be switched off for track use.
Its racing pedigree has already been established in Canada with the BMW Motorrad Racing Team,
featuring factory riders Michael Ferreira and Paul Glenn, having debuted the HP2 Sport race bike at
the Canadian Thunder Series of the 2008 Parts Canada Superbike Championship.

An uncompromising riding machine for those with supersports intentions, the 2009 HP2 Sport will
be an irresistible choices for the hard-core performance rider

BMW HP2 Sport
Outstanding race results are inexorably linked with BMW Motorrad’s flat twin “Boxer” models. So it is an obvious step to build a high-end version! The result is the BMW HP2 Sport: the uncompromising realisation of the 24-Hour Endurance racer as a road machine. 100 per cent motor racing genes, licensed for the road. An exclusive sports machine by BMW Motorrad for motor racing connoisseurs and 2-cylinder enthusiasts which puts racing expertise into serial production – with power and authenticity. With anincredible air/oil-cooled 133 bhp and 115 Nm – a unique performance for a serial production “Boxer”!

BMW HP2 Sport – uncompromisingly athletic.

For ambitious sports riders, the BMW HP2 Sport is the non plus ultra: consistent lightweight construction, excusive details and top-class materials give it truly unique quality. The self-supporting front and rear sections in carbon, even lighter forged wheels and filigree components reduce the dry weight to an impressive 178 kg. Exclusive motor racing features to be found in serial production for the first time such as the shift assistant which allows shifting without accelerator release and clutch disengagement, and the DOHC cylinder head with its four radially arranged valves. A maximum engine speed of 9500 rpm provides pure Grand Prix feeling! Speed fans can enjoy complete banking freedom since the aerodynamic high-quality steel exhaust system has been moved under the engine and seat and ends in an attractive rear silencer in the single-section rear. The large-volume silencer provides an inimitable “Boxer” sound – an acoustic thrill for racers. The 2D GP dashboard derived from Moto-GP racing provides all information to the cockpit. The chassis, ergonomics and vehicle geometry are individually adjustable, guaranteeing excellent handling. This orientation to the rider’s personality is highlighted by the use of carbon: due the consistency of this material the trim is made almost entirely by hand, making every BMW HP2 Sport a unique specimen.

In short: the refinement of the BMW HP2 Sport combines impressively high riding performance and exclusive visual appearance to provide maximum riding pleasure as you have never experienced it on a flat twin “Boxer” before!

Throttle up. Blast off.
With a staggering 130 horsepower, the HP 2 Sport features the most powerful Boxer engine ever designed by BMW Motorrad. For the first time ever, double overhead camshafts are included in our famous opposed twin cylinder motor, kicking out even more revs. Making the HP2 Sport even more track-ready is new Quickshifter technology, which means faster gear changes without having to chop the throttle or use the clutch. Add a fully adjustable Ohlins sport front and rear suspension, Radial mounted Brembo Monobloc brakes, a lightweight carbon fiber aerodynamic fairing, not to mention forged racing wheels and tires and a MotoGP-inspired cockpit that computes lap times and other racing data, and the result is one of the most advanced sport bikes to ever scorch the tarmac.

2009 BMW HP2 Sport – USA Specifications

USA MSRP: $25,375 USD 
Canada MSRP: $26,640.00 CDN

Engine 
Type Air and oil cooled Boxer Twin 
Displacement 1170 cc 
Bore X Stroke 101mm x 73mm 
Horsepower 130 bhp @ 8750 rpm 
Torque 85 lb/ft @ 6000 rpm 
Valve Gear DOHC chain driven 
No of cylinders N/A 
Compression Ratio 12.5 : 1 
Engine Management BMW Engine Controller – BMS K 
Valves per Cylinder Four 
Valves 2 x 39mm intake / 2 x 33mm exhaust 
Fuel Tank HDPE, internal pump and internal filter 
Alternator W 480 Watts @ 12 Volts 
Battery V/AH 12 Volts 12 Amps/hour 
Engine Summary First DOHC parallel twin boxer 

Drivetrain 
Clutch 180mm dry, single plate with hydraulic actuation 
Gear Box 6 speed gear box 
Primary Transmission 1.734 
Gear Ratios I: 2.176
II: 1.625
III: 1.296
IV: 1.065
V: 0.939
VI: 0.848

Final Drive System Enclosed driveshaft with universal joints 
Final Drive Ratio 2.75 

Frame & Suspension 
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame with carbon rear subframe 
Front wheel suspension BMW Telelever 
Rear wheel suspension BMW Paralever 
Spring Travel front/rear 4.1 inches / 4.7 inches 
Ground Clearance N/A 
Handlebar center point angle N/A 

Brakes 
Brake System Brembo 
Front Brakes Radial mounted Brembo Monobloc 
Front Rotor 12.6 inch Dual Rotors 
Rear Brakes Brembo double sliding piston 
Rear Rotor 10.4 inch single Rotor 
Actuation Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type 

Wheels & Tires 
Front Wheel 3.5 x 17 forged aluminum wheel 
Rear Wheel 6.0 x 17 forged aluminum wheel 
Front Tire 120/70-17 
Rear Tire 190/55-17 

Dimensions 
Overall Length 84.1 inches 
Overall Width 29.5 inches 
Wheelbase 58.5 inches 
Seat height 32.7 inches 
Weight – Dry 392 lbs. 
Max permissible weight 726 lbs. 
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gallons 
Standard Equipment 
Available Equipment 
ABS (Disconnectable) $1000

Okay, not that you’re done reading all that, you should be pretty well up to speed on what the HP2 Sport is all about. The bike looks to be perfect. So really now it’s just a matter of what the seller is willing to let it go for. These are not inexpensive bikes to say the least and this one is virtually new. But you still may be able to get a pretty good deal. We’ll see.

I totally dig these bikes. If you do too, then check this auction out! (and maybe the seller will throw in the G ride in the photo too!)

-RN

 

BMW January 28, 2012 posted by

Go Different!-’04 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Mileage: 14,641

Price: Auction, currently $6,400 with no reserve

Here’s a chance to take home a sportbike that is certainly different than the conventional sportbike known to many. First, BMW builds some killer bikes, but it wasn’t until the recent S1000RR that they got into the in-line four game, a format many are familiar with. And they knocked that one out of the park. The HP2 Sport is a killer machine, and similar to the R1100S, features the boxer motor too. To go even further, this bike also has a shaft drive and features BMW’s telelever front suspension. It’s a different way to go for sure. But in a world where much is the same, different is a nice break.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

If you are waiting for the right Boxer Cup Replika to come along..this may be the one.

This stunning 2004 Boxer Cup is in totally stock condition.  It is in the classic configuration of no ABS or heated grips, a powerlet on the left side is the extent of the options added.

This motorcycle is offered with no reserve price.

It has 14,641 miles on it and has never been down or abused in any way.

No aftermarket or performance parts have been added.

It had it’s 600 mile and 12,000 mile check done by the dealer and everything related to those services is documented.

The dealer removed the cannister and performed a recall item (the number of the recall is noted on the repair order).

At 14,000 miles I changed all the fluids, synthetic all around, with new crush washers and a Bosch Oil filter.

This bike runs perfect.  Rock solid idle, great performance for it’s 98hp, quick start even in cold weather.  It had a new battery about 5,000 miles ago and a set of Pilot Road 2’s were put on at 10,645.

All the Boxer Cup stuff comes with it.  There is the die cast model (never unboxed) the lapel pin, the adhesive backed pin for the triple tree, the tricky cable type key ring, the DVD, race calender, certificates of authenticity, manuels, etc.

All the tools are all there, never used as far as I can tell,  the tire repair kit is intact and never used or opened.

This beautiful BMW is #289 of 300 made in 2004.

There are a few stone chips on the front of the belly pan, a scratch near the left hand suspension tube (I’ve got a picture of that) and a place on the upper right edge of the windshield that a parking sticker was on and it appears to have marred the plastic forever (there is a picture of that as well, look at the bicycle through the windscreen and you will see it is slightly blurred).

This bike leaks not one drop of anything, has always been stored indoors (and looks it) has no descernable oil consumption and averages about 42 miles per gallon.

I believe you would be challanged to find a ‘Cup like this anywhere on the market.

Winning bidder will be responsible for pick up or shipping (I would be pleased to help) .

This bike is a perfect “fly and ride” candidate, condition is such that a cross country trip would be no issue at all.

Also, Bike week is coming up in Daytona so you could drive down, do bike week, and take it home.

The winning bidder must post a non refundable $500 deposit within 24 hours of the closing bid. 

I have clear Florida title.  This bike is 100% ready to go.

And more photos for you-

The seller highlights the maintenance and care for the bike, which all looks pretty solid. BMW’s are known for their outstanding build quality and can go to the 100,000 mile mark. The seller highlights some small cosmetic issues, but nothing major. There’s no reserve on the auction so this thing is looking to move.

These go in the $8k to $10k range, so you may be able to get a great deal here. If you are looking for something different and still killer, then make the jump!

-RN

 

BMW November 29, 2011 posted by

Bavarian Beauty- 2008 BMW HP2 Sport

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Mileage: 3,806

Price: Auction, $17,700 BIN

Do you like meticulously well built motorcycles made out of high quality materials? How about something with a horizontally opposed four valve per cylinder twin? High-end adjustable Ohlins suspensions parts? How about a strikingly good looking bike you don’t see everyday? If you answered yes to those questions, then I give you the BMW HP2 Sport. Fastest bike on earth? Nope. Not even the fastest BMW makes. But uniquely cool and special for sure.

Take a look at some pics and then we’ll get into some more specs-

This BMW is going to give you a 1200cc boxer twin that cranks out an impressive 130 hp. It’s also going to include weight saving carbon fiber and some beautiful aluminum parts that scream high-end build quality (just look at that triple clamp, oh and forged aluminum foot pegs). The HP2 Sport is an expensive bike new, but is also heralded as one of the best built sportbikes out there.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

I am not happy about parting with my baby but things come up:(. This bike is as close to perfect as you will find period!, and especially as far as most HP2S’s I have seen and heard about at my local dealer. It has been maintained meticulously and if need be the service mgr at GOAZ Motorcycles would tell you how nice it is. The tires were installed front and rear less than 500 miles ago, and were replaced to factory spec. It has been garage kept in sunny Arizona and has never seen rain. or the TRACK! It was recently detailed by European Detail here in Scottsdale, the official detailer for Barrett Jackson Auctions. The bike also has a full 3M clear vinyl shield to protect the carbon fiber and paint from chips and rubbing from leathers, other than what I have said the bike is stock! I can assist with transport and financing if you need help. Please feel free to call me – Kris- or if you live local and would like to see it we can arrange that. Thanks and Good Luck! Your buying an unbelievable machine and a piece of art and history!

This looks to be a clean, well cared for machine. Mileage is very low for BMW so no worries there. Don’t really know if there is much more to add on this bike. Again, they run around $25K new, so you could save yourself some significant cash on a used model like this.

If one of these pops up at my local dealership at a good price, I’m going to have a difficult financial decision to make. If you crave one of these too, then take action and place your bid!

-RN

BMW November 18, 2011 posted by

Care to step into the ring? ’05 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup

Location: Austin, Texas

Mileage: 11,110

Price: Auction, $9,500 BIN

The BMW sportbike is kind of a strange creature. BMW has built cool, interesting bikes over the years and they have a unique style and features all their own. Certainly if you like adventures, the GS line is legendary for traveling anywhere you want to go. But pure sportbike? Not really a BMW thing, except when looking at the HP2 Sport, or the BMW R1100S, like the Boxer Cup seen here. Of course, the recently introduced S1000RR brought a whole new level to the liter bike game, but again, that’s a pretty recent development (and a good one).

This bike sports the BMW four valves per cylinder horizontally opposed boxer engine. Not the typical engine design you see on a sportbike. It also has BMW’s telelever front suspension, EVO brake system, Laser exhaust and killer replica paint job. Unconventional but still cool.

Here’s some more pics-

And the seller’s info-

2005  BMW R1100S Boxer Cup, in excellent condition. This bike has handlebar risers and sargent seat, which gives it a more comfortable ridding position it also comes with the origional seat, a power socket for maintaining battery with battery maintainer. Carbon front & rear fenders, carbon head protectors, dark windshield also origional windscreen, adjustable hand levers, steering lock, rear spring adjuster, front and rear rebound damping, laser exhaust,.  459LBS  4.7 gal fuel, with only 11110 miles. New battery, all extras mentioned included. Everthing works,rides great. The risers and sargent seat which is a little bit lower than origional make for a much more comfortable riding position and can be returned to origional.  Call with any questions.

This bike has a few changes like bars risers, Sargent seat and carbon fiber cool parts. The seller notes that the original parts are included. Mileage isn’t a huge concern as long as its been taken care of. All in all a clean bike with good upgrades.

This is a unique ride that isn’t going to pop up everywhere you go. The R1100S is a cool ride all its own, but the Boxer Cup takes it to another level. If you dream of a BMW sportbike, then you owe it to yourself to make the jump!

-RN

BMW November 17, 2011 posted by

Cream of the crop: 1975 BMW R90S in Daytona Orange

For Sale: 1975 BMW R90S in Daytona Orange

RSBFS Homologation sportbike enthusiasts might be wondering what a lowly Bay Um Vey is doing on this site. After all, these teutonic tourers from Der Vaterland are not exactly known for Superbike performance. But in the mid-1970s with the R90S model, BMW took the performance fight to the Japanese and became the FIRST manufacturer to win a Superbike championship. That’s right: Reg Pridemore, riding a BWM R90S, won the inaugural AMA Superbike championship in 1976. Not bad performance credentials for the “gentleman’s express” brand of bikes.

If you can get past the Creamsicle appearence of the orange sunburst paintwork (known as Daytona Orange), this is one sharp looking bike. The bikini fairing gives the bike an aggressive stance and provides a surprising amount of wind protection. The instrument cluster features a speedo and a tach (although the 7,500 redline is a bit low by today’s standards), a volt meter and a clock. Top speed in stock form was reported to be approximately 125 MPH.

The classic airhead boxer twin pumps out a moderate 67 HP as delivered from the factory. Those are not big numbers today – nor were they in 1975, amid the era of the Japanese 750cc and 1000cc fours; certainly some creative tuning was utilized during the AMA era. This particular bike, while clean, sports non-standard plug wires. Sharp-eyed readers might spot the Brown Motor Works aftermarket sidestand – a huge improvement on the willowy stick BMW originally included on the bike.

From the seller:
Up for auction is a 1975 BMW R90S in Daytona Orange. This legendary and ground breaking motorcycle was only produced for three years. It is THE collectable BMW from the ’70s. It debuted in 1974 as BMW’s first sport bike and the first production bike to be sold with a fairing. It utilizes higher compression and BIG Del’Orto carburetors to produce a lot more power than the standard R90/6, making it a lot of fun to ride. This one is in excellent original cosmetic shape and has only covered 10,630 miles in its 36 years on the road. It got new tires two years/2,000 miles ago. It runs and rides beautifully. It has Lester mags, which were the hot aftermarket alternative to the original spoke wheels. It also has a Brown side stand and ride-off center stand. The front fender has a nice looking repaint, and the rest of the paint on the bike is original. It shows its age here and there but looks great overall. This is a bike that will only go up in value.

This particular bike looks to be pretty well cared for considering it is pushing 36 years of age. With the clock only showing 10,630 miles, there does not seem to be a lot of chance for abuse. The bike is quite presentable, and as the seller notes, this is one of THE collectable models in the historic BMW line. Located in the Windy City of Chicago, IL, this looks to be an interesting opportunity for prospective collectors.

This auction is on now, and bidding has been moderate. The current bid is up to $9,100 and there does not appear to be a reserve. This orange sportbike is going home with somebody in a few days! For your chance at this iconic boxer – or to check out the 58 pictures provided by the seller – click on the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck, and don’t forget to tell ’em you found it on RSBFS!

MI