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    Are R1200CL's Desirable?

    I don't notice many for sale, but I don't see many out there either, so I honestly don't know? The local Harley dealer has a R1200CL, the one with the batwing fairing, with around 45K they want to sell. I believe it's a 2003. He thought they'd want ÔÇ£around $5,500ÔÇØ. I have no interest but I thought I'd pass it along in case someone may be looking for one. If anyone is interested I can put you in touch with the sales manager. If this is considered a "for sale ad" in the wrong place, or somehow inappropriate just delete.
    14 R1200GSA, 93 R100R. No car is as fun to drive as any motorcycle is to ride.

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    I loved my 2003 CLC until it was totaled in a rear-end collision. I had put close to 87,000 miles on it. Very comfortable and handled very well. Low RPM's at speed. 3000 rpm at an indicated 80 mph. Scooped windshield provided a great view of the road. Had overdrive. You would do well to post that ad over at Chromeheads.org

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    As far as I can tell where I've been they haven't been real popular. It is possibly the ugliest BMW ever made and the cruiser setup just doesn't look right to my eyes. Most people who are looking for a cruiser type bike wanta V-twin not a flat twin.

    I've only seen a handful since I moved here in 5 years. And by handful I mean 3.

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    Those that have them seem to really like them. They never sold real well- as noted above; it was a cruiser that was not well received by the cruiser crowd, and did not fit the normal concept of a BMW for the BMW crowd.
    I took one for an extended test ride back in 2000 at the National in MI. Did not like it much at all. Thought it handled poorly for a BMW, was down on power, and did not have the emotional grab that a Harley did (i owned a FLH dresser for about 6 years in my "young and dumb" days).
    But, to each his/her own- like i said, those that like them seem to really like 'em.
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    Thanks guys. I have nothing in it and it's not my "cup of tea" either. When the Harley dealer gets a BMW in on trade he just usually let's me know. The previous one he mentioned was a 2012 R1200GS Adventure with 115 miles on it. That one I was able to help him with, I bought it on the spot! Weasel, I'll check out chromeheads.org
    14 R1200GSA, 93 R100R. No car is as fun to drive as any motorcycle is to ride.

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    I've had mine for 6 years and I like it better now than when I got it. It's heavy, does not handle like any other BMW and it's an acquired taste. However, it is rock solid dependable, crosswinds and trucks don't bother it much and it is very comfortable on the interstate. It is also one of the few BMWs that those of us with a short inseam can flat foot. Strangely enough, the only new BMW I can come close to flat footing is the K1600GTL. Even the scooters have a high seat.
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    My best bud has the R1200C Phoenix model, which to me, is beautiful.

    I've ridden it numerous times and must say that it's a nice bike, but WAAAY underpowered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milo View Post
    Are R1200CL's Desirable?
    Yup, on the same level as measles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Yup, on the same level as measles.

    oh that's cold. spoken like a true S-hole!



    not that there's anything wrong with that........
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    oh that's cold. spoken like a true S-hole!



    not that there's anything wrong with that........
    Fortunately, we're all friends here, right? Right???

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Fortunately, we're all friends here, right? Right???
    as we like to say on this bmwinternet thing... best friends who have not yet met one another.

    see ya in Salem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    as we like to say on this bmwinternet thing... best friends who have not yet met one another.

    see ya in Salem.
    Well, the bmwinternet thing seems to be cruising along okay (on a CLC?) this winter.

    Is it Salem yet?

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