First shown to the world in the 1997 Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, the BMW R1200C was Germany’s attempt to break into the cruiser market:
In the mid 90’s, BMW was using a 1,100cc boxer engine for almost all of their R-series bikes. When they bumped up capacity, the first bike to receive the 1,200cc engine was surprisingly this cruiser and not their best-selling GS or RT.
Producing 61 horsepower and 72 pound feet of torque, power wasn’t an issue, but the boxer motor was quite different than the V-Twins that dominated Harley and the Japanese Harley clones.
One of the niftiest features was the passenger seat, which could fold up to become a backrest for the driver at three different angles. It was smooth, distinctive, and surprisingly nimble in the corners for a 564 pound (wet) bike, but after 7 years of production, BMW killed the R12C.
The seller of this example (VIN: WB10434A1YZA65410) acquired it over a year ago from a private party in Miami who was with the military and was forced to sell as he was moved to a station in Alaska.
PLACEHOLDER: PHOTO OF VIN ON FRAME
During that time, he’s covered roughly 2,000 miles. The odometer shows 22,330 miles.
Auxiliary lighting spotlights.
Rear license plate lighted frame and flasher.
Windshield, passenger backrest.
LED bulbs replacing all original bulbs.
Dual snail type horns.
The seller notes “pitting on the chrome in the rims, typical.”
“Very minor rust spots on handlebars, very light scuffing on handlebar and engine guard from being dropped in a parking lot.”
The seller states that there are no known mechanical issues. Recent maintenance includes “valve adjustment and new tires, stainless steel brake lines, new fuel pump/all hoses and components, spark plugs, air filter, and all new fluids and brakes.”
He is letting it go as “I have too many toys, and my building will be starting a concrete restoration project soon that will force me to move some of my bikes and cars out of the current parking locations.” Currently located in Miami Beach, Florida, this BMW is offered on a clean Florida title. Have any R1200C stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!
Miami Beach, Florida
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August 17, 2021 12:16 pm
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