BMW R1200S Endurance Racer


This is the first official image of the Sportboxer and the closest thing to a Superbike BMW has ever built till 2008,

It was entered for one of the world’s toughest endurance races, the Le Mans 24-hour in 2007.

The 140bhp, 195kg (fully-fuelled) R1200S based machine was be ridden by road racers with BMW Cup experience: Stéphane Mertens, Thomas Hinterreiter and Rico Penzkofer, with Marcus Barth as the back-up rider.


Make Model

BMW R 1200S Endurance Racer




Four stroke, two cylinder horizontally opposed Boxer air/oil-cooled, 4 valves per cylinder



Bore x Stroke 101 x 73 mm
Compression ratio 12.5;1


Fuel injection, 52mm throttle butterfly


Clutch Single dry plate clutch, Ø 180 mm

Max Power

130 hp 96 kW @ 9500 rpm


6 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 2.277  /  2nd 1.583  /  3rd 1.259  /  4th 1.033  /  5th 1.903  /  6th 1.805
Frame Main and front frame made of steel tubing, rear section omitted, partially self-supporting powertrain

Front Suspension

BMW Telelever with Öhlins suspension strut, 110 wheel travel

Rear Suspension

BMW Paralever with Öhlins suspension strut, 120 wheel travel

Front Brakes

2x 305mm discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 265mm disc

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR 17

Rear Tyre

195/55 ZR 17


195 kg

Fuel Capacity 

23 Litres