2008 BMW K1200R

SOLD FOR: $4,815

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 18, 2022

Winner: dischulman

Winning Bid: $4,500
Buyer Fee: $315
Total: $4,815


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2008 BMW K1200R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

“Gorilla in a Tuxedo.” That’s how Motorcycle.com described the K1200R, a naked version of BMW’s K1200S sportbike. It was big, fast, and a bit quirky – it was also the most powerful production naked bike available when it was released. As MCN put it, “The BMW K1200R is another from the latest-generation Beemers that blow away the firm’s reputation for dull motorcycles. A 170mph naked motorcycle with looks that fuse sci-fi and retro with plenty of brawn.”

Said brawn came from a 1,157cc inline-4 that produces 163 horsepower and 94 lb-ft of torque. Despite the impressive power, optional features like ABS, electronic suspension, heated grips, luggage, and windshields meant you can enjoy it all day as a sport-tourer as well.

This example is VIN: WB10594088ZN56464. The seller acquired it here on Iconic Motorbikes from the original owner two months ago. Per the previous owner, this is one of just fourteen “Apple Green” K1200Rs that BMW imported to the United States.

During his ownership, the seller has covered 123 miles. The odometer shows 27,714 miles.

The seller is noted stand-up comedian and our buddy Alonzo Bodden.

If you know Alonzo, you’re aware that he is a very tall man (over 6’4″). He installed a MVF peg lowering kit but unfortunately the bike is still too uncomfortable for him and he has to let it go.

In 2009, the original owner ran this K12R in the 2009 BUB Bonneville Speed Trials “Run Whatcha Brung” Class, hitting 153.931 miles per hour.

The bike had some stickers and taped-on numbers for that run, which Alonzo removed during his ownership:

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the front brake switch and replace a missing license plate light which came off during transport.

BMW prototype carbon fiber Power Cup handguards.

Remus exhaust.

Blacked-out headlight.

Lowered footpegs.

Blacked-out footpeg perches.

Factory optional luggage shelf.

Factory optional center stand.

Per the previous owner, “this motorcycle was custom ordered without ABS.”

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 5 GT tires with date codes of 2518 and 3619.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this BMW is offered on a clean New York title. Have any K1200R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Santa Monica, California













Title State/Country

New York

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 17

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: dischulman

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
dischulman October 17, 2022 10:13 pm $4,500 Reserve
RC51aficionado October 17, 2022 10:13 pm $4,444 Auto
RC51aficionado October 17, 2022 9:58 pm $3,600 Auto
dischulman October 17, 2022 9:58 pm $3,500
RC51aficionado October 16, 2022 6:27 pm $2,799 Auto
Notriding October 16, 2022 6:27 pm $2,699
RC51aficionado October 16, 2022 6:27 pm $2,500 Auto
Notriding October 16, 2022 6:27 pm $2,400
RC51aficionado October 16, 2022 6:26 pm $2,300 Auto
Notriding October 16, 2022 6:26 pm $2,200
RC51aficionado October 16, 2022 6:24 pm $2,099 Auto
Notriding October 16, 2022 6:24 pm $1,999
RC51aficionado October 12, 2022 1:57 pm $1,300 Auto
stillyaboy October 12, 2022 1:57 pm $1,200
RC51aficionado October 12, 2022 1:53 pm $1,100 Auto
RogerX October 12, 2022 1:53 pm $1,000
RC51aficionado October 12, 2022 12:22 pm $1
Auction started October 11, 2022 8:55 am
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