Keith Code is selling his fleet of S1000RRs

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The California Superbike school is selling their 2011 BMW S1000RR fleet to make way for the new 2013 model. The bikes range from $9,500 to $12,000, making them a few grand to a couple hundred dollars cheaper than ones in dealers or on Craigslist.

Since adopting the S1000RR in 2010, Keith says that the rate of crashing has been cut in half. About 5 out of the 30 bikes have been sold so far. All been track maintained by the school’s mechanic, Will Eikenberry. Also unlike most bikes in dealers and on Craigslist, that means that the’ve been kept in nearly perfect condition. They are currently being given their 18,000 mile service. Street and Track setups are available — and if you’d like any custom work to it, it is available at an extra cost. Want one? Call the school on 1-800-530-3350.

  • Tony Strippoli

    And remember all braking on these bikes have been done while they were straight up and down….

    • mugget man

      I wouldn’t go so far as to say that. Trail braking is not specifically part of the curriculum, but that’s not to say that Level 4 students haven’t asked for coaching on trail braking.

    • Aclr8 LLC

      Trail braking actually is part of the curriculum in Level’s 3 and 4

      • Tony Strippoli

        Maybe they have changed their curriculum, but 2 years ago it was not, even on the BMWs in level for at Miller…

  • Yaw Anokwa

    I can see the ads now. “Never down, never raced.”

    • Tony Strippoli

      Never trail braked, always counter steered.

  • the antagonist

    Doesn’t seem like much of markdown for bikes that have been thrashed by track day noobs for up to 18,000 miles.

    • Damo Von Maciel

      Yeah, seems a bit steep honestly.

      • Wes Siler

        For bikes that have spent 18k miles being maintained religiously (to avoid liability) and operated in rain mode by riders that didn’t crash them? At a discount over some neglected road bike ridden by your average American motorcycle enthusiast?

        • w0lfatncsu

          Honestly, this. I bought a track bike from a guy I knew because, thrashed or not, I knew it had been maintained throughout its life. It ended up being much more reliable than bikes my friends bought. Your average rider does next to no maintenance.

        • the antagonist

          One can find bikes with a fraction of the miles and the lion’s share of the manufacturer’s warranty still intact for much less.

          The last “used” bike I bought had less than 500 miles on it and could have passed for brand new. I paid around $3K less than retail for it. There’s no way I’d pay a similar amount for a bike with nearly 20K track miles on it.

        • Damo Von Maciel

          Search for BMW S1000RR’s in the North East, they are available bone stock with less miles for less money. Most of them still under factory warranty. Don’t take my word for it.

          Not that I care anyway. As obscenely awesome a high performance motorcycle the S1000RR is, I could never use it to its full ability and I still think they are hideous.

        • yipY

          “maintained religiously” :This has to be a subtle Scientology reference,right? A”funny ha-ha”.

        • Zach Livingston

          I have to agree with Wes here. Unless you find a used model in the wild with an impeccable service record, these bikes are a good bet. Think of the liability for the school if one of these had gone down due to lack of maintenance, with a student aboard. I’m sure they’ve been maintained a thousand times better than 90% of street bikes. Not to mention they’ve been ridden by students, mostly in the lower power maps, being coached by expert riders. Finally, if you’re afraid to buy a track bike in general, you should really think about it. Yes, track bikes see harder use, but they generally also see much better maintenance, because without that maintenance, they’re not going to last.

    • mugget man

      You clearly don’t understand what CSS is all about. It’s most definitely not a place for “noobs to thrash about”. For starters the first drill of a Level 1 day has the students using one gear around the whole track. Hardly what you would call thrashing a bike.

      You take your chances on a used bike that someone could have actually thrashed (hidden crash damage, rev limiter burnouts etc.), or you can buy something that you know for sure has been well maintained and not thrashed by squids. Suit yourself.

      • Jonathan Berndt

        or you cany pony up and buy a new bike where you know the history and can thrash it and maintain it yourself!

      • roma258

        That’s what I’m thinking. These bike may not be garage queens, but they’re not exactly being thrashed most of the time either. Not sure what the market for used BMWs is right now, but if you can get a well maintained example under $10k, that sounds like a good deal.

    • Scott Pargett

      Honestly, more babied than anything. Put it in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing on a track and it’ll get a proper thrashing.

  • Harry Paratestes

    This sale pleases Xenu

  • Ceol Mor

    A great majority of publications hire writers that are proficient in the use of proper grammar — apparently HFL is not one of those publications.

  • nightscout13

    Get your bent frame here! We got plenty!

  • HammerheadFistpunch

    Instead of Power Commanders, these have E-Meters installed.

  • yipY

    I guess the bikes will be straight edged and drug free,but may be slightly bent. I imagine the bikes will be de-thetanized in respect to Muslim,Hebrew or Christian buyers.

    • Damo Von Maciel

      Ouch, didn’t know broseph was a scientologist.

  • Porter

    Maintenance or no maintenance, I have zero interest in purchasing a bike that has lived its entire life screaming at the upper end of the rev range. You can find a good bike with lower mileage, a full service history and the factory warranty in tact for less money. And minus the road rash.

    Crack pipe.