The BMW K1200R Power Cup was a factory built racer that competed in a one-make championship which ran in parallel with the European MotoGP races. Replacing the BMW BoxerCup, which featured the BMW R1100S, the PowerCup bikes were based on the K1200R, but had some extra aerodynamic enhancements (particularly the belly fairing) and a custom exhaust which helped free up a few more ponies, resulting in a total of 175 horsepower.
While the street-legal K1200R had some extras available to make it look like the PowerCup bikes, this is one of the very rare genuine racers. 36 riders competed in the race series, and this is probably the only BMW K1200R Power Cup bike in the United States, as the seller claims.
This specific BMW K1200R Power Cup has a scrutineering sticker from one of the 2005 races. It comes with the factory Laser exhaust, and possibly the most carbon fiber we’ve ever seen on a bike. This is a true racer, as seen by the Power Cup specific electronic dashboard, electronic quick-shifter, and adjustable rearsets/footpegs. Nearly every part on this bike is trick, and it makes for an entertaining, if somewhat heavy, race bike.
Imported to the United States directly by BMW, it has been barely modified – just some paint and a rear torque arm. This is an incredibly rare bike, and will bring a lot of joy to the next owner. Too bad they’ll have to keep it off the street.
Find this BMW K1200R Power Cup here on Cross Country Cycle for $7,995 in Metuchen, New Jersey.