AUCTION begins online at 12 noon (Perth WA time) Tuesday December 13 and runs for one week. Bidding starts at $6,500.

SELLER SAYS: 2009 BMW K1300R for sale. Well maintained and in excellent condition. Hard to believe it’s 13 years old. Outrageously fast and dripping with technology, it comes with factory-fitted quick-shifter, heated grips, ABS, traction control, Delkevic muffler, and a set of genuine BMW panniers. 34,000km. Inspection available in Perth, Western Australia or via video call by arrangement. See more photos hereTo contact the seller, you must first register to bid here.

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: I used to own this bike, and I know the seller has taken good care of it. It was, and is, a wonderful example of modern motorcycle technology that is capable of pretty much anything — from a long-distance two-up tour across Australia to a very rapid lap at Phillip Island.  With more than 170hp on tap and a go-fast attitude it was too fast for an old fart like me, but it was a hugely enjoyable affair nonetheless. (I’ve since moved on to another orange BMW. It was born in 1975 and has 50 horsepower …) To see more of Alan’s bike (including a video); click here.


Peter Terlick