The BMW R1150R Rockster was an interesting variant on their naked bike of the time, the R1150R. The Rockster was BMW’s take on a streetfighter of sorts, made by pulling together the headlight from a R1150GS, gauges from the R1100S, and throwing them onto the R1150R with a distinctive paint job.
In 2004, BMW introduced the dual-spark version of the oilhead engine, which this bike benefits from. Benefits were claimed to include improved fuel economy and emissions, with no drop in power. This bike is truly a mongrel, raiding the BMW parts bin from various models. Like other BMWs, it’s heavier than the competition, though that pays off when it comes to high speed stability. Despite the streetfighter looks, this bike was still quite civilized. It’s ideal for those who enjoy eccentric looks but at the heart of it, want something refined. As you can imagine, there aren’t many of those personalities that find themselves riding motorcycles very often, and sales were limited.
The seller of this example is letting it go to fund the purchase of an adventure bike. His father was the previous owner and it has roughly 27,000 miles. Upgrades include 1″ bar risers, USB charger, soft bags, and a Leo Vince exhaust.
Find this Rockster for sale in West Sacramento, California for $4,000 here on Craigslist.
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