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EICMA 2009: BMW R1200R 40 Years of Berlin

Ich bin ein Berliner

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Oct. 27, 2009
A one-off BMW R1200R roadster celebrating 40 years of production of the German company’s Berlin plant will be diplayed at EICMA 2009 before being auctioned to raise money for Save the Children.

The “40 Years of Berlin” anniversary R1200R was built to mark four decades of production from the Berlin-Spandau plant. BMW outfitted the naked streetbike with a chrome exhaust system, anti-lock braking system, heated grips, on-board computer, white turn signals, windshield and a lower seat.

The anniversary R1200R was given a special Mojave brown with white lines paint job as well as chrome cylinder head covers and cover caps for the Telelever and fork bridge. The rear frame and light casing were given a silver finish to contrast the Mojave brown elements. Wire spoke wheels give the bike a classic look to honor the Berlin plant’s anniversary.

The 40 Years of Berlin BMW R1200R will be displayed at EICMA.

BMW will display the “40 Years of Berlin” R1200R at EICMA 2009, Nov. 10-15 in Milan, Italy. Following the Milan show, the bike will be auctioned at eBay with proceeds going to Save the Children, an organization devoted to rights of children around the world.

Over 1.9 million motorcycles have been produced at BMW's Berlin-Spandau plant since it opened in 1969.

For more information about Save the Children, visit The auction opens Nov. 16 on eBay Germany.

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