Ending Soon – 2007 BMW R1200S

In Germany, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: After 25 bids on eBay, this R1200S sold for $5,750.

“Born in heaven, raised in hell.” That was one of the slogans BMW used when they introduced the R1200S, an evolution of the R1100S that fell much more on the ‘sport’ side of the sport-touring equation. It was the sportiest boxer twin BMW had ever built, and they emphasized the point by initially omitting factory luggage. A year later the German firm made a more hardcore version of the R12S called the HP2 Sport, so the R12S got luggage and became a little more practical.

BMW took the basic 1,170cc engine from the popular R12GS, but were able to bump up power to 122 horsepower thanks to some internal modifications and the highest redline seen to date on a BMW boxer – 8,800 rpm. Dry weight was 430 pounds, a 29 pound reduction from the R1100S. For more information, check out this write-up from Motorcycle-USA, where Kevin Duke says this “is the first Boxer-powered Beemer that will wheelie strictly with the throttle, with no clutch work required. I was duly impressed when the front end came up in a controllable wheelstand while exiting a tight first-gear corner, and I was able to hold it with the bars crossed up while I shifted to second – not typical BMW.

This example (VIN: WB10396087ZP30485) has 38,800 and is claimed to be ‘meticulously maintained’ with service records going back 7 years. It has the factory Sport package, which includes Ohlins suspension on both ends and a wider rear wheel. Extras include an air horn, Akrapovic exhaust, Wunderlich valve cover guards, R&G axle sliders, Wunderlich levers, HeliBars bar risers, and a custom seat cowl. If you want to put some extended miles on this bike, you’ll appreciate that the original owner also got the tank bag and heated grips from the factory. This bike is adorned in the red/white paint scheme that some people affectionately called the candy cane, though three cosmetic changes have been made: the black rims were swapped out for silver items, the original seat (red) was swapped out with a black one, and the silver seat cowl was painted red. It has recently replaced heated grips, front brake, and Metzler Sportec M7 tires.

Find this R1200S for sale in Santa Fe, New Mexico with bidding up to $5,000 and the reserve not yet met