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Purchased a 2001 R1200C Phoenix (Independent)


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1 minute ago, realshelby said:

Those are quite unique bikes! I assume you know about chromeheads.com (org?).

Yes, thanks.  People either love them or hate them.  I expect a hater or two to comment.  :18:

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my second BMW was a new 98 1200C , Ivory with the brown (BMW said red) seat and bags. Purchased at Blue Moon Cycle in Atlanta. I kept that until I bought a 2004 RT. Have owned two different R1200Cs since trying to recapture that feel of what I had from the first one.

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I put a decent number of miles on several R1200C's when they were current. 

I really liked the Phoenix. 

The too small gas tank matched the uncomfortable seat . But really, the bike was fun to ride. 

Whenever we took bikes to an event or Motorsports Show, I always rode the C. 

Just enjoyed the engine a bunch.

typical bmw, some of the color choices seemed be chosen by a styling commitee seated in a darkened room. 

But the Phoenix was spot on. 

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I had a '98 as well.  It was called, I believe, Canyon Red?  Basically a burgandy with the "red" seats & grips.  A stunningly beautiful bike which ALWAYS drew attention, even from "Harley Guys."  (Those were the best to catch staring!)  It began to nickle and dime me, so I sold it.  Now I have a Moto Guzzi Eldorado as my cruiser/around town bike.  Oh....it turns heads, as well!

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