2005 BMW R1200RT

SOLD FOR: $6,313

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2005 BMW R1200RT. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Before BMW introduced the RT in 1978, a rider who wanted to tour had to buy a bike and then slap on the usual accessories like a fairing and bags. The RT was a revelation in that you could just sign the paperwork at your dealership and then immediately put on your break-in mileage in a few days as you explored the US!

The model has evolved tremendously over the years, and it’s become a perennial favorite of touring enthusiasts and police officers alike due to the combination of performance and technology, especially the Telelever front suspension, Paralever rear suspension, cruise control, electrically adjustable screen, and side bags. Plus, it wouldn’t be a BMW touring bike without heated grips!

BMW completely revamped the model for 2005 with an update to the R1150RT. As MCN said, it “was one of the surprise highlights of BMW’s 2005 motorcycle range. It was not only faster and lighter, the ergonomics and handling package is excellent too. Not just a great tourer, a great motorcycle, period.

The new motor churned out 110 hp, a 16 percent boost over its predecessor — and boosted torque to 85 ft-lbs at 6,000 rpm.

This example is VIN: WB103880X5ZM16423. The seller is the original owner.

The odometer shows 2,917 miles.

The seller notes “regular maintenance for first few years and four times in last ten years, most recently in 2019..” The bike has been sitting in storage off and on and the seller notes that the bike probably needs all fluids flushed/replaced and possibly additional work to get it back up and running.
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us install a new battery and check to make sure all systems work.

OEM tank bag.

Top case.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Road 4 GT tires with date codes of 0818 and 0118.

The sale includes two keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this BMW is offered on a clean California title. The tags on the sticker show 2019, however per the CA DMV website the registration is current through September 2022.

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Private Party/Dealership

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Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: maggie

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $6,313 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
maggie July 5, 2022 9:57 am $5,400 Auto
sfogg July 5, 2022 9:57 am $5,300
maggie July 5, 2022 9:21 am $5,100 Auto
sfogg July 5, 2022 9:21 am $5,000
maggie July 5, 2022 8:32 am $4,151
Compstall73 July 5, 2022 8:32 am $4,051 Auto
Compstall73 June 30, 2022 12:16 am $3,800
Yippyeiho June 30, 2022 12:16 am $3,700 Auto
Yippyeiho June 30, 2022 12:15 am $3,661 Auto
Compstall73 June 30, 2022 12:15 am $3,561
Yippyeiho June 29, 2022 5:26 pm $2,600
Compstall73 June 29, 2022 5:26 pm $2,500 Auto
Compstall73 June 29, 2022 8:07 am $2,100 Auto
NHeidel June 29, 2022 8:07 am $2,000
Compstall73 June 28, 2022 5:15 pm $1,000
Auction started June 28, 2022 8:50 am
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