Anniversary BMW R1200R raises $20,800

Auction benefits children’s rights organization

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 01, 2010
The auction of an anniversary edition BMW R1200R raised 14,951 euros for a children’s charity.

The “40 Years of Berlin” R1200R roadster was built to celebrate 40 years of production at BMW’s Berlin-Spandau plant. The anniversary bike received several upgrades including a chorme exhaust system, ABS, white turn signals, heated grips, on-board computer, lowered seat, sport windwhield and a Mojave Brown paint job.

The one-off motorcycle was sold to Stefan Thiel of Oldenburger Munsterland, Germany, who put in the winning bid of 14,951 euros (US$20,805). Thiel accept the motorcycle on Jan. 29.

“I’m thrilled about my new motorcycle. And I’m proud to help children here in Berlin with the proceeds,” says Thiel.

From left, Save the Children Director Thomas Heilmann, accepts a cheque for 14,951 euros from Hermann Bohrer, vice-president of BMW's Berlin plant, and auction winner Stefan Thiel.

All of the proceeds went to support Save the Children, an international children’s rights organization. The money will fund the organization’s “Mitwirkung in Sicht” (“Participation in Sight”) project which will bring young academics into schools to work with students, teachers and parents on finding ways to resolve conflicts without violence.

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