Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spokane, WA, USA
Considering an 06 k12r. What to look for?
I had an 06 K12R for 2 years, loved and hated the bike. Yeah it turned heads and was fast...... it depends what you want to use the bike for. For around town riding, the clutch is very heavy and will wear your hand out quickly. For touring it was comfortable and could handle lots of miles, but the engine is so strong that it's constantly trying to rip your arms off haha.
I can't remember off the top of my head but there's a sensor or fuel strip or something inside the gas tank that is prone to going out..... so much so that BMW warrantied that particular part for 12 years from the date of sale. Mine had had that same part replaced 6 times by the time I got it!
I also paid very little for this bike and it had very low miles. Approximately $4,500 for an '06 K1200R with 11,000 miles on it.
I can't really recommend this bike for the following reasons:
Extremely expensive to maintain. Changing out the brake fluid was $450 alone
Eats fuel. Not fuel efficient
High curb weight.... not very "flickable" in the twisties
VERY clunky gearbox. This is common on BMW's so you might be OK with it
Not many aftermarket parts
Fast as hell
Good luck with purchase!!!
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