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BMW’s niche of performance, clientele, and MSRP has given even their dabbles a certain credibility. A marque that has always had a standard in the line-up ventured into musclebike territory in the mid-2000’s swapping some fuel economy for showroom excitement. The owner of this mildly customized K1200R Sport gives a nod to the days when all BMW’s were black.
Early oughties BMW developed a canted 1157cc inline four and put it in three models, S, GT, and R. The K1200R for 2007 pushed 163 ponies, right up there for a semi-standard. The box L-frame carried the stressed engine and was supported by BMW’s Duolever front end and Paralever shaft-drive rear, which had electronically adjustable suspension as an option. Power-assist EVO brakes had ABS available but traction control was still just over the horizon. The Sport model had a Supersport fairing which cut the wind and allowed a relaxed handlebar position.
Evidently curated by a knowledgeable Florida owner, this K1200R Sport was retro-modded to BMW black and has covered under 1,000 miles. The usually bare engine has an aftermarket carbon fairing which is a nice improvement, as is the Puig windscreen. From the eBay auction:
Response to Questions:
1. Original color was “White Aluminum Metallic M”
2. Factory options include: sport wheels, heated grips, white turn indicators, Integral ABS II
3. Original keys and manuals shown in updated photos are included
4. Original factory MSRP sticker has been added to photos
5. The tires are original
6. Bike starts, idles, and runs like new
7. Bike has all recalls completed by BMW in Orange CA. Work Orders provided
8. Factory tail light will be reinstalled prior to shipping.
The price is absolutely FIRM. This gorgeous 2007 BMW K1200R Sport is in perfect shape with less than 1000 original miles. It has spent 10 years on display in a motorcycle collection and it looks and rides like new.
The bike has been upgraded with gloss black paint (by local BMW painter), lower carbon fiber cowling, clear tail-light, raised bars, and Puig windscreen. Nothing else is needed on this incredible bike.
Collectability would be enhanced is this had been a factory special rather than a customer’s design, but very few of the K1200R Sports were made, and this one is pretty special. Vertigo-inducing pictures show it to be flawless except for the peeled-off reflectors, and great options save ESA. The ask is a third more than the Sport cost new, which will be a challenge for a brand that prides itself on longevity almost above all else…