1998 BMW R1200C

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Listing TypeAuction
Ships FromHot Springs, South Dakota

For Sale ByPrivate Seller
Exterior ColorIvory
Vehicle TitleClear
California Prop 65 WarningStandard USA specifications
Sub Model (Optional)(James Bond Film version)
Engine Size (cc)1200
WarrantyVehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Title1998 - BMW R1200C Cruiser, Ivory (James Bond Bike)
SubTitle1998 - BMW R1200C Cruiser, Ivory (James Bond Bike)
VIN NumberWB10434AXWZA61112
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Deposit amount500.0
Deposit type1
This bike has an interesting and varied history. A young, Wall Street, “high roller” saw the 007 film Tomorrow Never Dies with the BMW R1200C and Pierce Brosnan. He had to have that motorcycle and immediately purchased a naked R1200C. See the chase scene here: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=movie+clip+of+007+on+a+bmw+r1200c&docid=608006320658776834&mid=01FFB00A27C6364266A101FFB00A27C6364266A1&view=detail&FORM=VIRE He had the bike delivered to his vacation home on an island off the East coast. There, it was garaged along with a 2007 Bentley Continental GT. It was maybe ridden once a year during annual vacations. I purchased the bike in 2015 with 925 miles on the odometer. That’s less than 55 miles per year. During the 17 years on the island, the salt air took its toll. When I got the bike, it wouldn’t start or run. The gas tank was rusted as well as most of the exterior chrome. I cleaned and lined the tank and began replacing the chrome pieces. Starting with the pitted chrome wire spoked wheels and tires (included with the sale); I converted to the aluminum spoked wheels and tires from a R1150RS. http://www.chromeheads.org/index.php?forums/tech-center.9/ for the procedure. Later in 2015 I had my first hip replacement surgery. That limited my riding so I concentrated on dressing up the R1200C. Sold the aftermarket Corbin seat and replaced with an OEM BMW air seat (rare). Convertible passenger seat and rider back rest was next. Followed by saddle bag mounting hardware, bags and windshield. Rode a few times in 2016, then the other hip replacement. Back surgery in 2017. Changed all fluids including brake fluid for the ABS brakes. Wired for heated apparel. Have ridden a little since then; now scheduled for shoulder replacement surgery. I think my riding days are over. Bike currently has a low 1466 miles (actual miles, not a misprint) on the odometer. Has always been garaged and covered. Needs re-chrome or replacement: rear foot brake lever and shift lever. The bike had a relatively short production run and is considered by most as a collectors item now. A review (skip the add): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4UDn1hDaO0 I have enjoyed this bike immensely for the few miles I’ve ridden it. Want it to go to a new owner who will enjoy it as much as I have!For sale locally, I reserve the right to end this auction at any time!