BMW R1200C (2002-03)

The BMW R1200C is a cruiser motorcycle that was introduced in 1997 and was produced until 2004. The 2002-03 models received an upgrade in engine power, offering riders 61 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque. The bike has a unique retro styling with a long wheelbase and low-slung seat, as well as a Telelever front suspension system and a Monolever rear suspension. Other features include a 5-speed transmission, linked ABS brakes, and an optional windshield.

The R1200C had a mixed reception from motorcycle enthusiasts when it first debuted, with some criticizing its unusual looks and lack of speed, while others praised its handling and comfort. It gained a cult following over time and even appeared in the James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies.”

In terms of maintenance, the R1200C has a reputation for being a reliable bike that doesn’t require too much attention. However, some owners have reported issues with the drive shaft and rear wheel bearings. Regular oil changes and valve adjustments are recommended to keep the bike running smoothly.

Overall, the BMW R1200C is a unique and comfortable cruiser motorcycle that offers a different riding experience than other bikes in its class. While it may not appeal to everyone’s taste, those who appreciate its retro styling and relaxed riding position will surely enjoy owning and riding this bike.


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