Nowadays, thanks to the S1000RR, the idea of BMW making a true sportbike is no longer a laughing matter. Back in 1999, however, BMW took the most powerful boxer engine it had at the time and made their most aggressive looking bike so far, the BMW R1100S. Despite the looks, this is more of a sport-tourer than an outright sports bike.
With that said, BMW made a couple of special editions of the R1100S, including this – the Boxer Cup. Made to emulate the bikes used in a R1100S specific race series, this edition has some race pedigree behind it. As it’s a 2004, the last year of production, it features the upgraded dual-spark engine, as well as extras like heated grips, F/R Wilbur shocks, and a Laser exhaust.
Only 300 of these were made – this is #277. It’s not a show bike, but it’s in great condition with only 22,000 miles. In many ways, I find this to be one of the best all-rounder bikes (assuming you’re staying on pavement) ever made. As a bonus, it’s one of the few good-looking bikes BMW has ever made!
Find this BMW R1100S here on ADVRider in New Hampshire for $4800.