We have a saying about pre-owned bikes: “They can’t all be perfect, but each one is perfect for somebody!” This 2007 K1200GT is a great example that supports our little aphorism. You don’t have to look too hard to find some nicks and dings on this bike, visible badges of, shall we say, a life well lived. Though it’s mechanically sound in every way, well equipped to deliver the type of comfortable, high-performance sport touring it was designed for, and generally in great shape for its age and moderate mileage, the bike is, let’s face it, not perfect. But, as we have seen time and again, it’s the kind of bike that, when displayed on our showroom floor next to a similar model in FLAWLESS condition, will be the one that sells FIRST! It’s one of those things got us scratching our heads. And though we have some guesses about the mysterious psychology behind this phenomenon, we’ll leave it to you to come up with your own answers. In the meantime, you can be sure that this motorcycle will be making some rider very happy very soon, so if this bike is speaking to you, don’t hesitate to come to Bob’s NOW!
Here’s a quick summary of the features this bike offers:
• The 1157cc, in-line 4 cylinder, 16v, liquid-cooled engine delivers 151 horsepower. It ain’t slow.
• ESA II (Electronic Suspension. Adjustment)
• TPM (Tire Pressure Monitoring)
• On Board Computer
• Electronic Cruise Control
• Electrically Adjustable Windshield
• Heated Grips
• Heated Seats Front & Rear, with Low Front Seat
• Handlebar Setbacks for more comfortable riding position
• BMW Color-Matched Side Cases
• Big Givi Top Case (easily holds 2 full face helmets)
• Anti-Theft Alarm System
• Undoubtedly VALUE Priced!
Our Service Department had their way with this machine and checked it over from stem to stern, testing every system and component for safety, mechanical integrity, performance and reliability. We did a Bi-Annual Service on it which includes changing all engine and drivetrain oils, new oil filter, replacing the coolant, and flushing and replacing the brake fluid. Additionally, we did several other tasks, notably: replacing upper & lower ball joints on the Duolever front suspension, replacing all spark plugs, new inner & outer valve cover gaskets, new ABS sensor o-ring, and then gave it NEW TIRES – Michelin Pilot Road 4-GT. There were three open warranty recall campaigns on this unit that had never been checked out or properly serviced. We have now performed all three. Lastly, a thorough, extended test ride and the Maryland State Inspection, which it easily passed without issues. While we can perhaps assume that the previous owners of this moto were less than diligent about providing the scheduled maintenance it should have had, it is an incredible testimony to BMW quality engineering that the bike ran so well – even before we brought all its service needs up to date. Now, it runs like a champion thoroughbred!
Now it’s time to talk about those cosmetics. Like we said, the bike is not perfect. The worst of it is plainly visible on the right side; scratches on the fairing and side case – most likely from tip-over damage. The upper fairing scratches have been touched up and so are not so easy to see in our photos, but you will see them with personal inspection. Other noticeable marks can be found on the brake lever, right-side mirror, and front fender. (It needs to be said that we’re only talking about surface blemishes. We found no evidence that this bike was ever crashed or in any kind of serious accident.)
Our detailer put some time (and his magic) into making the bike look its best, and the result is that your impression of it upon actually seeing it will probably be a lot more favorable than what you’d expect from reading our description here. That’s because we’re compelled to be honest about these things and, frankly, maybe we’re a little TOO finicky about cosmetics. So, let’s step back a bit for a real-world assessment. Hey, you know what?… This bike actually looks pretty GOOD!
Come check it out for yourself. It comes with two keys, original owner’s books, and a complete tool kit. Contact one of our certified BMW sales advisors TODAY!