1998 K1200RS: Dave Evans
MCN describes the K1200RS as an ultra-sports tourer but 'lacking a few bhp and carrying too much weight'. The K1200RS carved its own niche as a superb high-speed distance bike that could carry a pillion and luggage without breaking a sweat. Radical Telelever front suspension is no longer novel but still works and build quality remains a strong point so big mileages are very possible.
The K1200RS has loads of torque and plenty of power from its flat four and was produced from 1996 to 2004 between which dates 37,992 units were built at the BMW plant in Spandau, Germany. Until 2000, the factory code was K589. For model year 2001 the K1200RS was revised with a new model code, K547. That year the front headlight panel was modified, foot peg position was lowered and handlebars raised slightly.
The K1200RS was a significant motorcycle for BMW and still looks fantastic to this day. This example belongs to Central West area rep Dave Evans and is presented in stunning Dakar Yellow.