Post-Sale Update: After 11 bids, this BMW R100S Exlusiv Sport sold for $12,000.
The BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport was one of the many examples of BMW throwing a special paint job on the last models in a given run to help with sales. In this case, though, BMW used vinyl stickers for the cosmetic facelift. In addition to the special color scheme, these R100S’ are shinier than the base models, as certain pieces like the fork legs, rocker covers, and final drive have all been polished. Mechanically, these bikes have no differences, but their unique appearance makes them more valuable in the eyes of some collectors.
Some believe that their was a tie in between these bikes and Lufthansa airlines, though that is more urban legend than anything else. Price for one of these brand new was $6,595, and all were created by the sole US importer of the time, Butler and Smith (better known now as Max Hoffman). The special models were built up from regular production bikes, so the basics are still the same – 65 horsepower, 440 pounds, and one of the best fairings to ever be put on a production motorcycle.
This specific BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport has under 9,000 miles, and seems to be in great shape. There are only a few minor paint scratches, but everything (even the clock) is functioning well. The one exception is a false neutral that occurs on the 4th to 3rd downshift. This bike was the beneficiary of just one dealer option – a high capacity oil pan. While it’s only different in a cosmetic sense, this bike really does stand out from it’s BMW brethren. You’re sure to be the only one on the road with one of these when there were only 29 others ever made.
Find this BMW R100S Exklusiv Sport for sale here on eBay with an opening bid of $10,000 in Antigo, Wisconsin.