Posts by tag: Laser

BMW May 8, 2021 posted by

By A Knockout: 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Staid and steady BMW sought to shed their stodgy image by featuring their new R1100S in a one-make pro-race series. Part race of champions, part senior legends tour, the the BMW Boxer Cup produced some remarkable racing as a support series for major events (such as GP racing events). With skilled and experienced pilots aboard identical motorcycles, competition was close and fierce; full of the grinding of cylinder heads and madman feats of late braking. If you can find any of these older races on the GoogleTube they are well worth a watch. The outcome of these races was a slow change of image for BMW, and was celebrated by the R1100S Boxer Cup Replika.

2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika for sale on eBay

Primarily consisting of paint and graphics, the base of the Boxer Cup bike is the standard R1100S. Subtle changes were made fitting of the track-day nature of the machine, including upgraded Ohlins suspension, braking improvements courtesy of braided lines, and Laser under-the-seat exhaust. Handling was improved by raising the rear of the bike to quicken steering and increase ground clearance. As the cylinder heads are typically the first hard parts to touch down during spirited riding, carbon fiber valve covers and special cylinder head sliders were fitted. The belly pan is race spec and designed to hold oil should the engine decide to shed itself of its life blood. This was all topped off by Randy Mamola’s signature on the fairing, making the bike look like it is ready to high side while sitting on the side stand. There is a reportedly different engine management chip installed after the first dealer service, but there is no power difference claimed for this model.

From the seller:
This is an incredible 2003 BMW R1100S BoxerCup Replica Motorcycle !!!!!
This 2003 BMW R1100S BoxerCup Replica Motorcycle is LIKE NEW !!!!

THE HISTORY
The 2003 R1100S BoxerCup Replica Motorcycle has only 2,343 miles on it… that’s nothing for a BMW !!! The VIN is WB10432A93ZB52967. It was built in October 2002. We are proud to offer this R1100S BoxerCup Replica Motorcycle for sale here on eBay.

THE CONDITION
The overall exterior condition of the motorcycle is like new. The paint is extremely deep and very glossy. The seating shows no wear. The panels are in good shape. The motorcycle starts right up and rides fine. The Metzler tires on this BMW have a ton of tread life left. This motorcycle has a few extra carbon fiber addons. The motorcycle just had a complete service and a new battery installed. The pitbull stand, original model, and presentation kit with COA are all included.

Today’s example is a 2003 model (these were 2003 – 2005 models), has very low miles and looks to be about as perfect as you could hope. It also appears to come with all of the extra accoutrements, such as the scale model and certificate of authenticity. That is a real plus for the collector. This looks to be a No Reserve auction, which could be a bonus depending on where the interest falls. With bidding slowly climbing over the $5k mark at time of writing and a fair few number of watchers, it could be fun to see where this one goes. Check out all of the details on this gorgeous bike here, and Good Luck!!

MI

By A Knockout: 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika
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
Bimota April 17, 2011 posted by

Laser Focus: 1982 Bimota Laser TT KB2

For Sale: 1982 Bimota Laser TT KB2

There are those that claim the NR750 oval piston Honda is the holy grail of collectable sportbikes. Still others point to Ducati superbikes (D16RR and 750SS, new and old), rare gray-market import bikes (insert two stroke of dreams here) or one-off manufacturers who have since come and gone from the scene (Britton, perhaps?). Whatever the stuff of your dreams, these early Bimotas must surely be near the top of the list.

The concept behind Bimota is simple: provide the customer with the finest, flex-free frame that engineering can design, bolt up the best components that money can buy, wrap it in hand-laid fiberglass that only an Italian designer could create, and stuff it full of reliable, Japanese power. And if this sounds like a recipe for a parts bike / kit bike experience, that is exactly how Bimota started life. Customers were shipped frame kits, suspension components and bodywork, the customer then supplied a donor bike from which to pilfer engine/trans/running gear, and then the customer put it all together.

This kit bike concept allowed Bimota to enter the motorcycle market without the pressures of becoming a full-fledged manufacturer. It also means that all early Bimotas such as this KB2 are hand-built and as indivudual as the customers who built them. This adds to the mystique, the rarity, and ultimately the desireability of these bikes. It certainly helped that any Bimota would flat out smoke contemporary Japanese hardware of the day – despite using the same powerplant. The level of handling was on another plane entirely.

From the seller:
Up for auction is a 1982 Bimota KB2 Laser TT. This is a very clean unrestored original motorcycle that I am selling for my Dad who is selling his collection.

The Vin# is 00134. The odometer shows 1,473 Kilometers (915 Miles).

The condition of the bike is fantastic and My dad is the second owner

For those readers who don’t know what a KB2, is, allow me to educate. The second major series of Bimotas to be powered by a Kawasaki engine (K=Kawasaki, B=Bimota, 2=Series of KB bikes), the Laser accepted the engine and running gear from a Kawasaki GPz550. Thus, the KB2 is one of the smallest bikes created by the Rimini firm. It is difficult to obtain accurate numbers, but production quantities for the KB2 were relatively small (some sources indicate only 177 units total). And while these bikes do come up for auction occasionally, it is a pretty rare occurrence – and pricey to boot.

This bike looks to be in exceptional condition, absolutely clean and without obvious damage. The listed mileage is low (less than 1,000 miles), although you cannot always trust the odometer in this case as this was one of the pieces pilfered from the donor bike when the kit was assembled. If you are serious about the bike, best to contact the seller and confirm.

A KB2 in average condition is a $15,000 purchase any day of the week. Exemplary bikes, like the one pictured here, are much more into the $20,000 territory. This auction started at .99 (!), and is currently sitting around $4k with reserve not yet met. For your opportunity to own this gem – or just to drool over more of the pictures as provided by the seller – . And while you’re at it, tell ’em you found it on RSBFS!

MI