The sportiest R-series that the firm had ever made (to be usurped by the HP2), the BMW R1200S was an evolution of the R11S, though this time they focused much more on the first half of the “sport-touring” equation.
The R12S featured a 1170cc, 122 horsepower boxer engine and it weighed just 430 pounds. At it’s core, it was the same engine as the R1200GS engine, but internal modifications gave it an extra 20+ horsepower. Those same modifications gave it the highest redline BMW had utilized on a boxer engine from the factory, at 8,800 rpm. In an effort to show the US that they were serious about selling a sports bike, BMW didn’t initally offer luggage as an option. But US buyers were eventually able to buy tank bags as well as the saddlebags available on the K1200R/S bikes. For more information, check out this link from BMW about the R1200S, even though they no longer sell it. Or for an objective review, check out this write-up from Motorcycle-USA.
This specific BMW R1200S (VIN: WB10396057ZP30119) is offered in the distinctive “candy cane” paint scheme of red and silver. It has just 3,400 miles and comes with a few extras, including the tinted screen, a tail tidy, and the hard-to-find belly pan. It also comes with an aftermarket Zard exhaust pipe, though the sale will also include the stock pipe.
Find this BMW R1200S for sale in Ventura, California with a BIN of $12,700