2005 BMW R1200ST

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The BMW R1200ST was the short-lived successor to the R1100RS/R1150RS. One of the best sport-touring bikes ever made, this bike was a commercial failure, due to two factors. Firstly, there was a lot of overlap in the BMW portfolio with this bike, and most riders went with the R1200GS or R1200RT instead. And arguably more importantly…it was an incredibly ugly motorcycle.

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Only 554 were sold in the United States between 2005-2007, and most were in the silver/blue colorway – making this silver/red bike even more unique. You may never see another one of these on the road again.

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This specific example includes the 32L stock BMW panniers and BMW tank bag. In addition to the capacious luggage, this bike comes with several upgrades, including Wilbers shocks, a ZTechnik windshield; and Cee Bailey seats. The seller claims that maintenance is current, and there are approximately 60k miles. This might seem high, but the boxer twins are well known for easily crossing 6 figures.

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If you’re looking for a capable sport-tourer, you’d be hard pressed to find something better than this – as long as you can get over the looks. Take solace, though, as the bizarre looking headlight was one of the best OEM lights you’ll ever find in terms of output. Find it here on Craigslist for $7,000 in Leonardtown, Maryland.