We featured the D1200R on The Kneeslider last year, a really unique BMW design by Pablo Gonzalez de Chaves and Carlos Beltran Carrión, that took the leap from pencil sketch and CAD drawings to a fully built prototype. A lot of you really liked the look when you saw it for the first time but they haven't been sitting still. Over the past year, they have refined and tested the bike and now they have decided to take the next step and enter into a very limited production run of 5 units.
Carlos tells me they have listed the bikes on eBay with a starting bid of 40,000.00 Euro ($56,745) with a buy it now of 50,000 €. Although it's not cheap, he says the price reflects the actual cost of building the bike. He continues, "we also offer the option of a complete customization, from the rims to the materials, painting, even the framework can be modified."
The D1200R has been thoroughly tested at the Jarama speedway in Madrid, and the redesigned front suspension works great.
They have a brand new web site up that details the entire process from initial sketches to actual build of the prototype.
The D1200R shows off some beautiful engineering, I wish them much success.