Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2007 BMW R1200S. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
“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.
BMW took the basic 1,170cc engine from the popular R12GS, but they 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.
In a review for Motorcycle-USA, Kevin Duke said 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.”
The bike was repainted in an American flag livery by ProArt Paint.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please schedule an appointment for a viewing), this R1200S is offered on a clean California title with registration current through June 2021.