MCN summarized the K1200RS by saying it “carved its own niche as a superb high-speed distance bike that could carry a pillion and luggage too without breaking a sweat…build quality remains a strong point so big mileages are very possible.” Here’s some proof of that statement, as this RS (offered by the original owner) has an impressive 303k miles on the odometer!
The K1200RS and GT were the final evolutions of the flying brick drivetrain, and it was a heavyweight sport-tourer that was BMW’s most powerful motorcycle to date. Basic specs were 130 horsepower, 85 lb-ft of torque, 587 pounds of weight, their first six-speed transmission, and lots of adjustable pieces for rider comfort – shifter, footpegs, and clipons.
The seller states that he had the dealer handle “big maintenance” while he took care of “smaller maintenance” by himself. Whatever his routine was, it clearly worked! he also says that he doesn’t ride it as much as he used to, but that’s a relative term. Find this K1200RS for sale in Manteca, California for $2,500 here on Craigslist.