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    Source for value?

    I would like to get a ballpark value for a 1998 R1100R-75 anniversary edition I own. My insurance company will assign a value but not for the special edition model. It only has 6,500 miles on it and looks and runs new. New tires, 6,000 mile service done at BMW dealer and has origional and Corbin seat, BMW plexi windshield, etc. No it is not for sale.
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    A ballpark number did not work when I went to up the insurance on my '65 Pontiac Catalina with the original 421 HO Tri-Power and 8-lug wheels. To get insurance above the KBB value, I had to get it professionally appraised. But, I also now have a realistic sale price. YMMV
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    There are only two values that matter.

    1. Whatever the insurance company gives you if its totaled.

    2. Whatever John Does gives you if you want to sell it.

    Special edition and Anniversary values are strictly emotional and don't mean much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acejones View Post
    There are only two values that matter.

    1. Whatever the insurance company gives you if its totaled.

    2. Whatever John Does gives you if you want to sell it.

    Special edition and Anniversary values are strictly emotional and don't mean much.
    But he is looking for a value to stipulate for the insurance company - then the premium gets based on that value.
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    Well, be glad its not a J brand. Almost (but not quite) all of them that age are worth very little indeed- most would not be worth any comprehensive coverage.

    For an older BMW (which this is) in great condition you might get $1000 - $1500 over book from the right buyer but don't have any fantasies about this bike being worth some large amount despite its condition. Same value statement generally applies to Harleys and a few euro-bikes. The world is full of folks who want $3000-5000 or more over book for a good condition old model, forgetting the obvious fact that rot on rubber and plastic is inevitable and no old machine is "like new" unless it has had a massive replacement / rebuild - for which owners will not recoup the cost. I can name a bunch of these overpriced things in my area that owners have tried to sell for quite a while with no results...

    Remember this is a manufactured item of which was not rare- anniversary edition or whatever matter not at all. If it were an original Cobra or similar it would be a real collectors items and truly worth something but its not.

    If it were mine, I wouldn't waste my time and effort to trying to get some high and unrealistic appraisal and then insure it for that amount. A realistic amount over book is the likely number.

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    Mods are worth pennies on the dollar. You might be able to squeeze a few hundred extra out of it for the low miles, although a bike ridden less than 500 miles per year is a bit of a red flag for most BMW afficionados. New tires are worth nothing. The SE designation is worth nothing. Basically you have an R1100R. It's not a particularly popular model. It will sell for between $3500 and $4000, depending on location and time of year.

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