Every supercar manufacturer has their adult red, a deep metallic indicating adulthood and serious investment. This 1200cc BMW sportbike is one of the company’s best, a repaint in McLaren’s Volcano Red, nicely upgraded with low miles.
Updating their epic R1100S, BMW saw the writing on the GVWR sticker, and took steps to raise the power to weight ratio on the new machine, using bigger valves and throttle bodies, and forged pistons while reducing the weight with a new frame. 122 ponies find their way through the 6-speed and Paralever shaft drive. Below the Telelever front end, dual 320mm unlinked EVO brakes are followed by 265mm rear, and ABS has track disable switch. The sculpted supersport fairing cuts through the wind for the rider, and most -S’s had a pillion seat, though this one has gone monoposto.
Offered in Connecticut, this example has received many upgrades, as the owner states in the eBay auction –
Original options include heated grips and ABSPainted January 2016 in McLaren Volcano Red – a show quality $3,500 paint job completed by authorized McLaren body shop this spring, the paint alone cost me $1,200.
Tank and tail section protected by premium 3M clear bra.New carbon front and rear fenders and engine timing cover all by Ilimberger in Germany – not the cheap knockoffsNew Carbon fiber license plate bracketNew Ohlins Suspension front and rearNew headers by Sandbar composites in England with Akropovic titanium muffler – cost $1,800.New AF-XIED adjustable oxygen sensor calibration which allows for mixture adjustment throughout RPM range in both open and closed loop. ($325)Corbin seatNew Tinted windshieldHeli-bars with approx 3/4″ riseNew CNC clutch and brake levers ($200)New PIAA dual horns hidden behind the fairing. Loud as hell!New Clear turn signal lensesNew Parabolic mirrorsCompletely serviced this spring -1,500 miles ago. Brake and clutch fluid flush, engine, transmission and final drive oils changed, drive splines lubed, new tires front and rear, valves adjusted, throttles synchronized, new K&N air filter. New spark plugsRear wheel flange and fuel pump both replaced ( recall )
Not often an owner would re-paint the factory option livery, but it’s inkeeping with the rest of the bike – low miles, premium upgrades, impeccable condition. Not sportiest of bikes, but big torque straightens a lot of roads and the cockpit is somewhat more comfortable than the average superbike. Would look good in the garage with an Arena Red Porsche 993 and the Montalcino Red Rover in the driveway…