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The SO was talking with the owner of a BMW car dealership. The owner said to her that he has (at home?) two K1200RS's with about 1500 miles (on each of them) and is willing to sell. He said he does not know what $$ to ask for them. I do know that the dealership used to sell/service BMW bikes but no longer does (been a few years).

I only know a little about LT's. What is a 2005 K1200RS?

And should I inquire further? And if so, a fair price?

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The SO was talking with the owner of a BMW car dealership. The owner said to her that he has (at home?) two K1200RS's with about 1500 miles (on each of them) and is willing to sell. He said he does not know what $$ to ask for them. I do know that the dealership used to sell/service BMW bikes but no longer does (been a few years).

I only know a little about LT's. What is a 2005 K1200RS?

And should I inquire further? And if so, a fair price?

Thanks,
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2004 was the last model year for the K1200RS.

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Re: info on a 2005 K1200 RS - What are they?

I just used google and this was the first link.

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2004 was the last year that the K1200RS was produced. However I did buy a brand new one in July of 2005. It has the same engine as the K1200LT, but produces 130bhp compared to 116bhp for the LT. Fuel consumption is higher, I was averaging 40mpg, even although the RS is about 200lbs lighter.

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Sold my K12RS last week.

I agree with other posters: a great machine.

Different philosophy than the LT: it wants to GO! Not quite a sport bike, but a serious sport-tourer.

Not as comfortable as the LT for long rides, of course - it is like comparing an electric rocket to a mobile lounge chair. (I am not afraid of offending myself...).

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Wow! Sounds like a bike the Hyde side of a person might like!

Thanks to all for the enlightenment!

Question: How ‘aggressive’ is the riders pegs placed – would legs be folded into a pretzel?

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OK... they have told you what it is... I can tell you I really liked mine. A lot. In fact, if I can swing a deal with the guy I sold it to, I might try to buy it back.... but I digress.

How sporty? Well, that is why I sold it. Is is a sporty configuration. The pegs and bars are not as radical as a true sport bike, but the fact of the matter is that about half way between an S bike and a RT bike.

One problem is the handle bars, for an old fart such as myself, they cannot be brought back and up far enough without changing cables and brake/clutch lines. Pegs can be lowered to a degree.

Bottom line is that it is a wonderful bike, fast, powerful, lots of tourque, but heavy. You can make it dance but it takes a good bit of speed before you feel it lighten up. If you are a one-up kind of guy and like a little touring in your sport-touring then this is a bike you could love.

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Re: info on a 2005 K1200 RS - What are they?

Take a look at this short (20 second) youtube video; it shows the seating position very well on what appears to be a completely stock K1200RS. This should give you an idea of leg position.

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Take a look at this short (20 second) youtube video; it shows the seating position very well on what appears to be a completely stock K1200RS. This should give you an idea of leg position.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aEh6QVpdgrM
Thanks! It's a good view of the general seating position. Sure are purty bikes.

Should probably just give it a trial ride... you know... just to experience how they are...

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Re: info on a 2005 K1200 RS - What are they?

I still have my RS. I bought the LT because I injured my back lifting the RS onto the center stand - and the LT has the hydraulic one.

I rode 54k miles on the RS in about two and a half years. I'm 6'1" and didn't find the riding position cramped. On most of the longer trips I had my daughter on the back. I did put on a set of barbacks and had to replace the brake line. My son has adopted it now and rides it when we go out together. I sat on it a week ago and realized how light it was in comparison to the LT - but it is still over 600 lbs. It is still a great bike and I don't intend to let my son have all the fun.

The 2004 K1200GT was basically the same bike, but with a little more weather protection and bars that were more like mine after I put on the barbacks. Just like the LT you can ride these all day. The most I did on the RS was 960 miles from near to Houston to Lordsburg, NM. I was on my way to Phoenix and it gave me enough time the following day to detour onto 191 before getting to my destination.

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