Already posted pics of the FJR I bought at auction, this was the other purchase. 2000 BMW R1200C Euro, 3800 miles. Not my kind of bike truthfully but I couldn't pass up the deal, so what the hell!
Rode it for the first time today when I picked it up from the auction, the riding experience is...well, it's different than anything I've ever ridden. At idle it has that BMW boxer shake, when you rev it in neutral it torques to the right. Once underway it's pretty smooth, more vibration than an inline 4 to be sure but nothing like a Harley. Not a ton of power, only 61hp, but good torque and it motors down the road just fine.
The handlebars are tall and wide, the seat is low and the pegs are slightly forward. One thing I noticed right off is that the pegs are close to the shifter and brake pedal, not a lot of room for my boot, kind of have to ride with your foot splayed out to the side. It has a backrest that doubles as a rear seat (good luck with that!), it was actually pretty comfortable once I got my mind adjusted to the fact that I was on a cruiser.
It handled all right, once again keeping in mind that it's a cruiser and not a sport bike. The BMW telelever front suspension is unique, no brake dive at all no matter how hard you squeeze the lever. I haven't had it on any curvy roads yet but it felt like it will do all right. Brakes are strong, although the ABS light is flashing because the battery had gone dead and the system needs to be reset.
It has typical BMW quality throughout, the seat is real leather and the saddlebags are leather covered, nice touches. A bit short on instrumentation, only a speedo along with several warning lights, no tach or fuel guage. The Euro edition comes with the windscreen, driving lights, saddlebags, and engine crash bars with highway pegs built in. Actually they're not so much highway pegs, instead the crash bars are designed with a platform on top to rest your leg or boot on. I tried it in the parking lot, surprisingly it was rather comfortable, but I'd be scared of my reaction time in an emergency to get my legs back down on the pegs. I'm used to a leg back sporting riding position, not a reclining one.
I cleaned it up this afternoon, it's in excellent condition, found no damage or blemishs at all, with a bit more elbow grease and a whole bunch of chrome polishing it will be showroom quality.