This bike is based on a low mileage 2008 R1200S, which was the most powerful BMW sportbike you could buy until the HP2 Sport popped up. The 1170cc flat twin now pumps out a tire-spinning 135 hp, and has just 155 kilos to push around. And there’s a hefty 112.0 Nm of torque on tap too.
The custom paintwork is pearlescent white with the BMW Rallye stripes. The rear end and seat are all one-off custom.
And different this R1200S certainly is, with a fresh and punchy visual style that doesn’t compromise the practicality. The machine was delivered with full Öhlins suspension, which is a desirable factory option, plus the extra wide rear forged wheel.
A custom made exhaust manifold with a throaty sounding Titanium GR Moto silencer.
Not surprisingly, the client had a cafe racer in mind—but after a good discussion with the builder, the direction shifted towards the street tracker style.
It’s also possible to switch back to the original BMW tank without too much trouble, in case the owner wants to revert back to the original style.
The frame mods go deeper though, with a new rear frame, a new tail unit on top, and a custom black leather seat that edges up over the back of the tank. The neat indicators and taillight are very bright and E approved.
The build process can be seen on our website:
Motogadget bar end M-Blaze Disc indicators
Motogadget M-Blaze Pin rear indicators
Motogadget bar end mirrors
Wunderlich Le Mans intake grill
Original Cafe Racer LED headlight with halo E approved
K&N air and oil filters
BMW USB power and trickle charge socket
Any questions about purchasing this bike, please contact us.
Returns not accepted (we are not a Motor Trader)
Location: London W9