I'm selling my BMW R1200S - a motorcycle I love, but want to move on from.
I'm regretfully putting my R1200S up for sale. The price is (sold) which means the first person to show up with that money can have it.
But I'll accept reasonable and the highest one above my reserve will get it after I get a few bids.
- Red book price guide is $9,150 - $10,900
- This one is immaculate, well-maintained, with valuable modifications, so it would be near the top end
- I've brought it under Red Book value to help it sell
About the R1200S in general
Here's a full review I did of the R1200S.
In a nutshell, here are the details on THIS R1200S:
- 47,000 kms (next service at 50,000)
- Full service history - all service done at BMW dealerships; I changed the alternator belt myself
- Both keys (including the master key)
- Even comes with the standard tool kit!
- Full Laser exhaust system (over $2,000 value)
- Power Commander III with tune — the previous owner didn't just whack on the exhuast! ($500+ installed)
- Shaft drive
- Heated comfort grips (it does get cold in winter... maybe in the morning anyway)
- Single-sided swing-arm
- Immaculate condition bodywork
- Rear rack ($500 installed)
Engine is a 1,170cc boxer twin that's fuel injected and puts out 130 hp at the rear wheel in current tune.
I've ridden this slow, fast, long, and short distances. I think it's awesome. I get compliments on it. It's beautiful, very well treated, and has a wonderful gentle character.
Why I'm selling my R1200S
I don't even really want to sell it. I still love it. I guess I never really fell in love with it.
So I decided to sell it if someone wants it at asking price. And I'll replace it with something else (probably; depends how many bikes in the garage).
The problem with motorcycles is that while in theory, you can never own too many... in practise, it seems like a waste to have motorcycles that don't get ridden. That's why I try not to own too many.
The nice thing about motorcycles is I'm rarely disappointed in any machine I buy. I can have fun with anything on two wheels — even a 150cc Jawa in the back-roads of Africa.
So if you're asking "what will I replace the R1200S with?" the answer is the same thing I always say: Anything iconic, interesting, and reasonably priced.
Currently I have in my stable a Ducati Hypermotard and a Ducati Superbike 1098S, so I'm looking for something Japanese, reliable, and easy-to-ride.
The other thing I don't really like about the BMW R1200S is that it's deceptively fast.
It lets you build up to 120 or 130 km/h without even thinking about it.
On the other hand, when you ride something like a CBR650R, it's very easy to feel like you're going fast at 80 km/h.
It's currently registered and will come with a safety certificate, or without one if you want to save $100.
It's located in Brisbane, Australia. I can organise shipping for you (at your expense).
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