Up for sale is the very popular 2005 K1200S in BMW’s Granite Gray Metallic finish. The K12S was BMW’s in-line 4 cylinder Sport Bike which was a new arena for BMW at the time and was very successful for the brand. It’s a specific model that people still seek out today. Following the success of the K1200RS there was demand for an even sportier “more aggressive” bike from BMW and in 2005 BMW released the K1200S. It was in production through 2008 when BMW released the K1300S. With 167 horse power and 96 ft-lbs of torque along with the low weight of 547 lbs the 1200S had was a blast off the line and can handle everything from the track to the twisties to the highways. With supreme riding precision and maximum riding stability provided by the extra-stiff aluminum Duolever suspension at the front and Evo-Paralever at the rear, it was arguably the best suspension on the road and one of the most comfortable riding positions at the time (still is). The K1200S comes with BMW’s advanced ABS system and has a partial integrated braking system (the front brake engaging the front and rear in perfect unison, while the rear brake pedal only operates the rear brake). It comes with BMW’s ESA (electronic suspension adjustment) and onboard CAN-BUS computer system. It also has heated grips (a must) and a very comfortable two person molded seat.
The previous owner upgraded the windscreen to an MRA with extenders and had a set of the expandable BMW Sports Panniers which are also keyed to match the bike. The bike is otherwise stock as it left the factory in Germany. Our detailer spent half day polishing and cleaning the bike and bringing it to our Bob’s BMW showroom standard, but it was so clean and well cared for that it didn’t take much other than getting in the hard to reach places to bring it back to almost new. As you can see from the pictures, it’s hard to believe this bike is a 2005 and with only 12,735 miles on the clock! It’s still barely broken in by the standards of our typical customers who put hundreds of thousands of miles on these fun to ride 1200Ss. In BMW’s Granite Gray Metallic it looks really sharp and we rated the paint a 9 out of 10. There are some imperfections but they are hard to spot and only considered imperfection if we’re being very critical. The wheels, windscreen, gauges, controls, grips, hardware, exhaust all look like new. The luggage and seat have a couple of boot marks but are really nice looking as well. Overall this K1200S is super and just waiting for someone to take it out, put some miles on it and have some fun!
The bike wasn’t ridden much over the last couple of years so we took the liberty of doing an extended test ride to insure that everything was working as designed, and then had a top to bottom service completed by one of our tenured BMW Master Certified Technicians. They completed the full 12,000 mile service + annual. That includes engine oil and filter change, renewing the brake fluid and complete I-ABS bleed, final drive oil, renewing the air filter. The tires have more than an estimated 80% tread left and are in good condition. The extended test ride was a blast, the oils looked great and the diagnostic computer showed no current faults. We did our Bob’s BMW 38 point safety inspection as well as the Maryland State inspection which it passed both with flying colors.
Overall this is a really clean and well cared for K1200S. With all services completed and up to date along with the super clean cosmetic condition and the low mileage it’s going to be a great value for someone looking for an almost “new” bike for a really affordable price. Even if you bought a new bike it would need the break in service. This K12S is ready to go and will not need service for another year or 6,000 miles! It comes with 2 keys, the owner’s manual and original tools that came with the bike from BMW. Contact one of our certified BMW sales advisors with any questions, to schedule a test ride which we offer Tuesday – Saturday (weather depending). Grab this one up quick while it’s still available. It’s going to find a new home very quickly!!