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BMW March 14, 2020 posted by

Glad Rarity – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Despite its /S provenance and signed fairings, this R1100S hasn’t been allowed out much.  The only thing between this BCR and a great day is some new fluids and tires, and a weekend detail.

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica for sale on eBay

BMW has had the R1100S in their catalog since 1998, and put the Replikas together to capitalize on their investment in the mostly European race series.  But the BCR wasn’t just a cosmetic exercise – the later dual-spark engine made 98 hp available, and the stainless Laser exhaust is both lighter and flows better.  As nice as it is to have that flat twin low CG, the dual-adjustable suspension on the Replika works by raising the ride height to allow more lean angle on the track.  A whopping 5-1/2 inch rear wheel and braided brake lines help manage the 500-lb. ready-to-ride weight.  Carbon belly pan, front fender and head covers contrast with the factory white/blue racing livery.

Seemingly a little young to be a barn find, this R1100S looks good especially compared with its homely storage mates.  Not seeing any mods or damage, though a detailed examination for garage rash can’t be done with the pictures provided.  No belts or water system to worry over, not much to be done but all new expendables and hope the fuel injectors haven’t been affected by their long nap.  The owner acknowledges possible rubs from storage in the eBay auction:

This bike has 569 Original Miles.
It has had only one owner, never track raced.
This has normal ” Shelf Wear “.
It is a good running cycle.
This a very nice collectable especially at this low mileage.
Randy Mamola might be happier to see his signature on a concours contender or neo-café racer, as any AMA hall of fame inductee deserves.  Mamola started racing a generation before the Boxer Cup, but was in their “race of champions” field early in the series.  Without most of the user-friendly bag racks and heated grips this BMW is one for an afternoon blast and back.  The ask is a ways above recent sales, but a low or no-mile BMW is an oddity in its own right – usually they have tens of thousands of miles and look almost as good !
Glad Rarity – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika
BMW September 14, 2018 posted by

Replika Racer: 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika for Sale

Before the BMW S1000RR rocked the sportbike world, fans of Germanic sportbikes had to make do with stuff like the BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika. Not that this is a particularly bad thing: the Boxer Cup Replika is a pretty great roadbike, although it wouldn’t really hassle a GSX-R or R1 or even a Ducati 1000SS on track. But does a ZX-10 have heated grips and ABS? I think not.

Handling was very good: the Boxer Cup had an increased ride height for improved cornering clearance, the Telelever front’s usual lack of dive helped the bike under braking, and the upgraded Öhlins shocks at both ends helped to dispel the forkless system’s sometimes vague feeling at the limit. The biggest issue with the R1100S is the sheer mass of the bike: the sportier S saved a lot of weight over the older RS, but the Boxer Cup was still pretty heavy compared to more aggressive rivals at 505lbs wet.

The other problem is the engine. The updated flat-twin incorporated plenty of modern technology but, at the end of the day, you’re still dealing with just two cylinders lugging all that weight around, a sport-touring engine tuned for a bit more sport. Engine width is kept to a minimum by eschewing overhead cams: the pair of cams actually live in the heads, and operate the engine’s eight valves via a set of short pushrods. A clean burn of the fuel-air mixture is helped by the twin-plug heads, and the cylinders themselves are cooled by air passing over them, while oil-cooled heads allow the bike to make pretty decent power and, presumably, help the bike meet ever-rising emission standards. The twin’s displacement of 1085cc means great bottom-end torque and a strong midrange with a 98hp peak, but it does run out of breath pretty early.

Although the R1100S was the sportiest BMW at the time, it didn’t really look all that competitive when pitched head-to-head against rivals. So to promote it, BMW sponsored a one-make race series, the Boxer Cup, as a support race for MotoGP at the time. The series managed to attract such luminaries as Kevin Schwantz and Randy Mamola, whose signature adorns the Cup Replika, and was supposedly plenty of fun to watch, with the close racing you’d expect with everyone riding the same machine.

From the original eBay listing: 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika for Sale

After long deliberations, I am putting my 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika #245 on the market.  In 2004, just 300 Boxer Cup Replikas were offered for sale in the US, making this a very rare and collectible motorcycle. With less than 3900 miles on the clock (not a typo) this is one of the lowest mileage and cleanest BCRs that can be ridden daily or shown at events.  Currently registered in California until July 2019 with a clean California title in hand. 

The oil head Boxer twin engine powering this bike is legendary for its reliability (will easily cover 100k miles with just regular maintenance). The Cup is one of the rare collectibles that can be ridden as much as desired without worrying about breakdowns or high cost of maintenance.

Boxer Cup #245 is a non-ABS, non-heated grip model which equates to lower maintenance costs (ABS service at the dealer will cost over $400 by itself) and increased reliability (ABS are prone to malfunction over time). Deleted equipment also contributes to overall weight saving.

It is equipped with a very desirable and hard to source full Remus exhaust system. The sound is amazing compared to stock exhaust. Ilmberger carbon fiber rear tire hugger is another desirable upgrade.

Up until 2016 this bike was part of a collection and was not ridden. It was recommissioned in June 2016 with 3076 miles on the clock by San Diego BMW and included the following:

  • Gel battery
  • Replacement of entire fuel system including fuel pump, lines, etc.
  • Spark plugs
  • Tank professionally cleaned
  • Front Metzeler tire 120/70R17
  • Rear Metzeler tire 180/55R17
  • Oil service
  • Safety inspection
  • TOTAL $2631

Detailed service receipt from San Diego BMW will come with the sale.  Bike is garaged in upright position (not on side stand) and is never ridden in rain or adverse weather conditions. There are few tiny rock chips on the belly pan, the largest is in the photo gallery. Otherwise this Boxer Cup looks a like it just rolled off the showroom floor. Bike comes with keys and books. I will include a BMW Front Pit Bull stand at full asking price.

This is a rare opportunity to buy perhaps one of the lowest mileage Boxer Cups in the US.

The $8,200 Buy It Now price is on the high side for a Boxer Cup, but this is a very clean, low-mileage example that has obviously been fastidiously maintained. 2005 and later bikes came with Laser cans to match the logo on the fairings, but the full Remus exhaust seen here is a desirable option and should give the flat twin a nice, throaty drone that will sound sporty but very different from a Ducati. As the seller mentions, this is a collectible you can actually ride.


Replika Racer: 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika for Sale
BMW April 14, 2017 posted by

Pugilist: 2003 BMW Boxer Cup

I know there are some RSBFS faithful out there that refuse to believe a BMW can be sporty OR rare. I beg to differ. As such, I offer you this 2003 Boxer Cup machine, created by BMW to capitalize on what was essentially a one-make Battle Of The Twins series. As #172 in a 200-bike limited production, it is justifiably rare – even if this is really an upscale version of the R1100S model. As for the sporting equation, I rely on the likes of Reg Pridmore, Randy Mamola, and Kevin Schwantz to comment; all have been competitors on BMW twins. Sure, at age 77 Reg could probably beat all of us on track even if he were riding a motorized skateboard, but each of these professional riders has shown the possible performance attainable from the bikes out of Bavaria.

2003 BMW Boxer Cup for sale on eBay

With carbon fiber fender and mudguard, a full belly pan, carbon valve covers with cylinder head pucks, twin under-seat exhaust, Ohlins suspension on both ends and a special setup that raises the rear of the bike to aid in cornering clearance, the Replika machine is as sporty as you could get in the BMW world during this time. Evoking the 5 year racing series was a marketing coup for BMW, and with model-specific graphics (including Mamola’s replicated signature on the fairing) this BMW promises to be something different.

From the seller:
Thank you for viewing my favorite moto: 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika
This rare bike is amazing to ride! Comfortable, smooth, fast, and people love the timeless design. If you have made it this far into my listing, then I don’t need to write 10 pages explaining the Boxer Cup racing series and the limited production of very rare commemorative Bimmers that were sold around the world. Specifically, this moto is a great example of a well-preserved and maintained R1100S BCR that has always been adult ridden, never dropped or even leaned on, garage-kept, and will always be a fan favorite to every type of rider.

More from the seller:
I purchased this from a private owner in spring of 2016, had it enclosed shipped from Florida, and loved every second of riding it. Sadly, I am moving and need to downsize for the time being. The spark plugs, all fluids, and tires were replaced at 7,300 miles (shortly before I purchased it). This bike is nearly spotless: I’d rate the condition of it around a 9.3/10 with only stress cracks on the windscreen, a few very minor scratches on the gas tank, seat cover, and a few chips on the lower front of the bellypan. I have pampered this moto for 3,000 miles, and most of them are highway from weekend adventures. The rear tire is starting to show a little wear, but should easily perform for another 2,500-3,000 miles before replacing.

Sure, it was not until the S1000RR and piles of money that BMW finally met the competition head on in World Super Bike – but the Boxer Cup paved the way. This example is very, very clean. Miles are certainly low for what we all know to be a dead reliable lump of a motor, and unlike some of the high-strung Italian supermodels you can ride this one through some pretty decently sized service intervals. It’s everything you would expect from a BMW twin, with a little extra cachet, performance and exclusivity. Check it out here for all of the details and some great photos. Then jump back into the comments section and share your thoughts on the Boxer Cup – genuinely good race series, or mad marketing ploy von Deutschland?


Pugilist: 2003 BMW Boxer Cup
BMW November 11, 2015 posted by

Not-So-Heavyweight Contender – 2008 BMW HP2 Sport

After the R1100S and the BoxerCup marque series faded into the German sunset ( and just before the introduction of the game-changing S1000RR ), BMW breathed some new life into the big opposed twin models with an additional 50-ish cc’s, four valves per cylinder, and a lot of advanced design work.  Leading off with the ground pounding HP2 Enduro in 2007, they followed in 2008 with a streetfighter and the HP2 Sport.  Without denying its sport-touring heritage, the HP2 Sport was BMW’s uncompromising track weapon.

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2008 BMW HP2 Sport for sale on eBay

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Hanging in the beautiful tubular frame as a stressed member, the 1170cc engine has dual overhead chain-driven cams responsible for 130 hp and 85 ft-lbs. torque.  The stainless exhausts make their way under the bike, away from the rider and up to a canister muffer in the tail.  Integrating the usual brackets in carbon fiber, the full fairing and seat subframe are self-supporting.  BMW’s Telelever front suspension has intrinsic anti-dive properties, and the rear Paralever encloses the driveshaft, both damped by fully adjustable Ohlins shock absorbers.

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Brembo radially mounted 320mm brakes are up front, with a 265mm disk at the rear.  Wide forged aluminum wheels are painted the bold blue of the frame.  Race-derived features such as the quick-shifter and digital dash complete the package.  The designers were able to bring the half-fuel weight in under 400 lbs., an achievement for any 1200cc bike, which pays dividends every ride.

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Looking very good for its 12,000 miles, the HP2 offered here appears stock except for bar-end mirrors.  Though ABS eventually was available, this early model could be considered more sporting.  The second owner is a collector thinning the herd, and states in the eBay auction:

For selling consideration i am offering this 08 Bmw HP2 Sport, is a very early model, no Abs.

i always wanted to own a Hp2 Sport because i have heard nothing but superlatives about the bike, loved the looks but couldn’t convinced myself to drop $19000 for a used one so i patiently waited until i got a fantastic deal, purchased as a package with few other bikes i ended up owning the bike i was waiting for.

i rode the bike all summer,put about 1000 miles on her,absolutely no problems,had a lot of fun,bike is just as advertised,gorgeous looking, loaded with high end components and the highest of german engineering at hearth. I am fortunate enough to own several bikes and this has to be up there with the prettiest of all.
I would consider the bike to be in Great condition, has minimal wear from riding almost 12000 miles, few small chips on the cylinder  heads covers, belly pan, has on crack in the clear coat on the front fairing, maybe the size of a dime. Is all stock, no modification or alterations, i went with a bar end mirror because the stock were useless.

20151111 2008 bmw hp2 sport rear

With its light weight, modern design and premium components, this is a pretty special Beemer.  The factory continued to send teams to endurance races, and though instantly eclipsed by the S1000RR, the big twin will always please fans of the marque, and surprise some with its performance.  BMW durability speaks to the value of this bike, a great rider with a lot of great rides left…


Not-So-Heavyweight Contender – 2008 BMW HP2 Sport
BMW July 25, 2012 posted by

Non Italian Twin: 2003 BMW BOXER CUP Replica!

For Sale: 2003 BMW BOXER CUP

So the word is that numbered and limited edition Ducatis are not rare. After all, they made some 700 of the 998R as posted here (Make sure to read the comments on the 998R to appreciate the rest of this post! -dc). So when I was trolling for something available in fewer numbers, I stumbled across this Boxer Cup bike – number 142 of only 200 produced. What is that – a 350% improvement in rarity? And to top it off, this baby is so NOT Italian that it prefers Wienerschnitzel to pizza!

What do you do when you are a manufacturer of sporty motorcycles and you want to make a name for yourself? You go racing. Better yet, you drop big bucks and start a one make class to ensure that no matter who wins, your brand is at the front. That is really what the Boxer Cup was all about – and while it was a good marketing exercise for BMW, the close racing was fantastic for the fans. It most certainly did not hurt when such names as Randy Mamola and Kevin Schwantz took part in the series!

From the seller:
Motor Co. Inc. is very proud to offer this very rare and collectible 2003 BMW R1100 Boxer Cup Replika to the public. #142 of only 200 produced this bike was a collector piece before it was assembled! We have serviced the bike and it is ready to go today. All of the documentation is included, the badges, certificate of authenticity, both keys, etc. Don’t miss this opportunity! Look at the pictures, come see it, this is the one you want! Bike has never been down and is exactly as it appears in the photos.

The Boxer Cup replica bikes were really just paint and styling excercises intended to cash in on the marketing offered by the Boxer Cup race series. There are the obvious Boxer Cup graphics, including Randy Mamola’s signature across the fairing. There are some nice touches such as the carbon valve covers, complete with sliders – but nothing really significant over and above the already strong R1100 Sport it was based upon.

If being more rare than the next guy is your thing, here is your way to get back at the Ducati snob-set. With 350% more rare-ness than a 998R and a bigger signature on the fairing than those puny RZ350s, this Boxer Cup replica is your ticket to the rare leagues! The best part is it probably won’t break the bank. For more information and pictures, click the link and check out the auction. Good Luck!


BMW March 10, 2012 posted by

’05 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Limited Edition

Location: Austin, Texas

Mileage: 11,110

Price: Auction, $8,900 BIN

We see a few of these here on RSBFS from time to time and BMW isn’t really known for its sport bike dominance. That changed with the S1000RR, a bike that stormed onto the scene, took top honors all over and is now going to be a a part of the CRT teams in MotoGP. And the Boxer Cup replica is a great looking bike with tons of trick parts. A little different than most machines with the horizontally opposed twin motor, its maybe not for everyone, but very right for a few.

Lots of good detail from the seller-

This is a limited production bike, it is stock except that it has a sargent seat, which is lower than the origional, it has handlebar risers which between the two make for a more comfortable riding position, more upright not bent over like a pretzel . It has a dark tinted windscreen which looks better. All the originals, seat, windscreen  are included in sale and handlebar riser can be returned to origional position. It has very few rock chips which can be seen in the picture of the engine cover. Over all it looks like new,  no dents no scratches no damage. It runs great.      I have had many bikes and this is by far the best handling, smoothest, best looking around. After a 20 year layoff from riding  I bought the best bike I could find but I dont enjoy ridding like I used to. Too many people texting, talking on cell phones, I cant enjoy the ride.  You will find this bike to be like new. I have a new battery and a battery maintainer with the sale. This bike gets all the looks everywhere it goes..   Happy ridding.                                                        

Power train
The BoxerCup Replika engine remains unchanged for 2005. Featuring 2 Spark ignition, the 1085cc engine generates 98bhp at 7,500 rpm and 70 lb ft of torque at 5,750 rpm.A notable change to the exhaust system is the use of an exhaust pipe by Laser.

Standard equipment on the 2005 Replika, the Laser exhaust will generate a deeper, throatier tone. A closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter is still in place for compliance with emissions requirements. The 6-speed transmission remains unchanged.

Frame & Suspension

The 2005 Replika now sports the same suspension found on BoxerCup Replika race bikes. By utilizing front fork tubes from the R1150GS, the chassis of the 2005 Replika is raised by 12mm, thus allowing for a greater lean angle. Seat height on the 2005 BoxerCup Replika is 860 mm (33.9 inches). Front spring travel is 4.3″ (110 mm) and rear spring travel is 5.1″ (130 mm) with spring strut pre-load adjustable by a hand-wheel.

The braking system is unchanged from 2004. Please note that ABS will not be available on the 2005 BoxerCup Replika.
2005 BoxerCup Replika

– Front Brakes Two, four-piston fixed calipers
– Front Rotors 12.6 inch dual floating rotors
– Rear Brake Single, two-piston floating caliper
– Rear Rotor 10.9 inch single, fixed rotor
2005 BoxerCup Replika
– Fuel 4.7 gallons
– Seat Height 33.9 inches
– Dry Weight 459 lbs
– Wet Weight (ready to ride) 505 lbs

Body and Colors
The new 2005 BoxerCup Replika has an updated graphics package that includes, three-tone paint, sponsor stickers and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) cylinder head covers and engine spoiler.

Standard Equipment
Additional standard equipment on the 2005 BoxerCup Replika includes:
– 5.5″ Rear Wheel
– Clear Turn Signal Lenses
– Pillion Seat Cover
– Side Stand

Stainless steel exhaust system with additional chrome-plated finish

Stainless steel double walled manifold

Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster

Prob stand with starter inhibit

Continuously adjustable rear and front rebound damping

Diagnostic interface

Jump start connection point

Low-beam headlamp height adjustment

Power socket


Storage compartment with toolkit and tire repair kit

One-key system

Adjustable handbrake and clutch levers

Integral ignition switch and steering lock

Sport half fairing with rigid windshield

GRP front mud guard

Only limited numer of BoxerCup Replikas will be produced for the US market. They will begin arriving in dealerships in May.


Bike cover

Exhaust manifold cover

Carbon fiber cylinder head cover

Carbon fiber spark plug covers

Carbon fiber lower spoiler kit

Carbon fiber heel guards

Carbon fiber rear seat cover

Carbon fiber fuel tank cover

Carbon fiber upper trim panel


Type Air-cooled/oil-cooled twin-cylinder
Bore x stroke 99.0 mm x 70.5 mm
Displacement 1085 cc
Horsepower 98 bhp @ 7,500 rpm
Torque 70 lb-ft @ 5,750 rpm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Valve gear Chain-driven, high cam, OHV with adjustable rocker arms
Valves 2 x 34 mm intake / 2 x 29 mm exhaust
Valves / cylinder Four

Primary drive 1:1.889
Clutch 165-mm dry, single plate with hydraulic actuation
Gear ratios 1st:

Final drive system Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints
Final drive ratio 2.75:1

Frame Cast aluminum front frame section with steel rear
Front suspension BMW Telelever
Front travel 4.3 inches
Rear suspension BMW Paralever
Rear travel 5.1 inches

Brake system EVO, front and rear disc
Front brakes Two, four-piston fixed calipers
Front rotor 12.6 inch dual floating rotors
Rear brakes Single, two-piston floating caliper
Rear rotor 10.9 inch single fixed rotor
Actuation Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type

Front wheel 3.50 x 17 cast alloy, five, double-spoke
Rear wheel 5.50 x 17 cast alloy, five, double-spoke
Front tire 120/70 x 17 tubeless
Rear tire 180/55 x 17 tubeless

Overall length 85.8 inches
Overall width 35.2 inches
Wheelbase 58.2 inches
Seat height 33.9 inches
Steering angle 65.0 degrees
Front wheel trail 3.9 inches
Weight – Dry 459 lbs. excluding options and accessories
Weight – Wet 505 lbs. excluding options and accessories
Maximum load 992 lbs. GVWR

More photos-

The details about the model are listed above by the seller. There have been a few mods that the seller highlights, including the aftermarket seat and handlebar risers.  The original parts are included for all of you who want to put it back to stock. That’s always a bonus in my book. Mileage is low for most bikes and particularly a BMW. You should have many more years of ride time on this bike.

Seller is asking asking $8,900 BIN which seems like a lot of bike for the money. Just look at all the carbon fiber bits. And the build quality is outstanding.

If you dig something a little different, but still awesome, make the jump!


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!



BMW December 2, 2011 posted by

Less Than Subtle: 2003 BMW Boxer Cup Race Bike

Less Than Subtle: 2003 BMW Boxer Cup Race Bike

Update 12.2.2011: Back on eBay. Buy-it-now has been updated to $10.9k compared to $14.5k when listed in early October. Links updated. -dc

If a car pulls out in front of you while riding this thing they need their license yanked. Esthetics aside, I’m not at all sure what we have here. I’ll get to that in a minute. This will be another of my posts where I’d love to hear from you guys to fill in the voids.

The bike is listed as a BMW built race bike for the Boxer Cup race series. My first question would be was it built by the factory or a BMW dealer. It sounds like the bike was built by Daytona BMW but I see pictures of a bike from San Jose BMW in stars and stripes paint as well. Next, what is with the plate? I did a little snooping around the net and I read in a forum the owner has the bike titled but rides it with no street equipment. Obviously a man who loves to live dangerously.

Here is where I need some help (keep the wise cracks to yourself). What might this race prepped bike have over the limited replicas that BMW produced? I could not find much on what the series allowed to be done to the bikes. I did find a note that said BMW supplied race kits to the teams. The seller does note that when he bought the bike BMW would not include the race chip. That stinks!

I would assume, being a race bike, the suspension has seen some attention.

Some pictures to make you want to buy fireworks:

Oh the price. Even if your life long goal is to own a “real” BMW race bike you might flinch at the price: $14,500. The good news is the seller is open to offers. The consensus among guys posting on the net was the bike is severely over priced.

Now, lets say you a true patriot and love that paint but want something with say; lights and turn signals. Well, I’m here to hook you up.

This is a 2005 stars and stripes Boxer Series Replica from Daytona BMW. The seller says it is one of two built. The entry fee for this street version? The seller has a BIN of $6,750 to go along with the auction.

Take your pick:

The race version

The replica