BMW R850R 2000 X with just over 40,000mls. I am the 3rd mature
owner. The bike comes with 12mths tax & 12mths MOT. Both tyres are in
excellent condition with plenty of tread remaining. This bike was built for
the 2001 model year so it has the later
styling including the wheels & EVO servo brakes with ABS all working perfectly.
It also has the better much improved 6 speed gearbox. As you can see in the
pics she is in lovely condition. These are a classic machine but with modern
brakes, tyres, shaft drive & fuel injection.
The bike is
always admired by everyone that has seen it, ask any BMW enthusiast and they
will tell you that the 850 is the best of the bunch. They have virtually
similar performance to the 1150 and are a much smoother engine. The 850`s also
do not suffer with the surging issues that can bother owners of the 1150.
Lastly the engines im told are more robust as they use the same internals as
the 1150 but they are put under much less strain due to the smaller capacity.
If you are looking for a proper motorbike with loads of character that starts
on the button then this is for you.
purchased the bike intending to return to biking after many years away from
bikes but sadly its not for me as clearly I have become much too comfortable in the
has no documented service history but I bought it because the owner had clearly looked after it well during his ownership with multiple engine, gearbox & final drive oil changes. In addition it rides and sounds so sweet and the owner was very genuine & honest. In my opinion if a bike looks ok and rides & sounds ok what else is
there to worry about. The bike is completely hpi clear.
issues I am aware of are the left hand heated grip does not work but I suspect
just changing the grip will solve this. There is a very small tear in the seat
but its been the same way all the time the last owner had it and gotten no
worse. The left cylinder case is scraped on the bottom as shown but nothing
serious. Lastly one of the rear indicator lenses could do with replacing at
conclusion the bike has:
gearbox & final drive oil changed regularly
plugs fitted 6mths ago
battery fitted June 2012
pads fitted approx July 2011
tyres front & back
with pannier rails
ABS with EVO servo brakes
with Haynes maintenance manual
stainless bolt kit - replaces all of the major bolts in shiny stainless
The bike is as good as it looks I
genuinely believe the new owner will not be disappointed. I am happy to put you
in touch with the previous owner should you wish it.
feel free to contact me if you wish to view or have further questions etc. I am
more than happy to help.
UK only bidders please, note you are bidding to buy all sales are final no haggling after the auction. I will accept a personal cheque but funds must clear before the bike is released. If paying cash no problem you can pay on collection.
Thanks for looking.
On 16-Jul-12 at 13:01:57 BST, seller added the following information:
Thankyou so much to you all for your bids so far and I am blown away by the volume of watchers. Anyway please feel free to ask for the reserve which is only set at what I paid for her in a private sale and was very competitive in my opinion.
On 16-Jul-12 at 19:02:14 BST, seller added the following information:
Sorry also forgot to add my mobile No should you rather call me than message me.
Call: 0770 9420387
On 17-Jul-12 at 18:26:36 BST, seller added the following information:
Having thought about it what is the point of keeping the reserve hidden its not a secret and by not revealing the reserve its a waste of your time and mine so Ive decided to include it here. After all I am unable to sell her for any less so the reserve is £2000. "About time" I hear you say : -)
She is a lot of bike for the money I honestly looked for ages and could not find a new shape R850R for this little money. So thanks again for your bids and your interest and the best of luck to you.
On 20-Jul-12 at 18:13:16 BST, seller added the following information:
Well as the sun was shining I decided to man up and take her to work to give her a run out. The conclusion, I still ride like my granny but it really is a lovely bike and just for a couple of minutes I genuinely thought to myself am I doing the right thing by selling it. Sadly the answer was yes I just cant do this bike justice and use it as it deserves to be used. Somebody is going to get a fabulous bike!!
On 21-Jul-12 at 15:44:18 BST, seller added the following information:
Just added a couple more pics as I have been cleaning & polishing her today ready for her new owner. Surprised nobody has been to see her yet but whoever buys it will not regret it.
I think it will be a shame if nobody bids the reserve because there is masses of interest and so many watchers its unbelievable. As a bidder said to me earlier this week the bike is worth the reserve all day long. Finally the summer weather is here you cant lose so folks what are you waiting for.