Wednesday, August 1

Cleaner than the Board of Health!

Took Queenie in for a safety check before the big trip. While there, I saw a red, and I mean RED, 2004 BMW R1150R.






The owner, a collector, accessorized the bike in unique ways and in doing so he used only high quality, expensive parts for the modifications. I could tell by looking at it, that he left no stone unturned--even those ordinarily ugly plastic oil containers have been transformed into art. He's clearly given attention to every detail of the bike. To make his vision for the bike real, he had to import some of the bike's farkles and the result is a bike that looks more European BMW than American BMW. It is meticulous and unblemished. And, this is a bike that has been ridden. I think it had 14,000 miles on it. The lines of the lower fairing are one of a kind. Down to the screws, the bike is extraordinary. It looks brand new. His asking price is, well, pricey, and clearly aimed at recoup some of his investment in this work of sheer beauty. I hear, however, that he's building a new house and unloading some of his garage holdings. Hmmm... I wonder how far south he's willing to go on the price 'cause I'm willing to take this off his hands.

5 comments:

vinod said...

get the bike!!!!

Crusty's Advise.... said...

wow thats red! makes it look like its going 100mph standing still. Very Moto Lusty! -Crusty

Sojourner rides said...

Vinny, you're reading my mind! That bike is calling my name. Problem is...so too are a few other bikes.

Sojourner rides said...

Crusty, "...Moto Lusty"--that's it! That's a most fitting description for that beauty.

Vinod said...

Sharon...I bet you're excited to be in the market for another bike. Are you replacing or adding?
I hope to expand my collection soon- just as soon as I get out of grad school and get a real job...LOL! ( presently I have a grand total of 1 bike!)
So many bikes...and they each have their own charm!