2004 Grinnall-BMW R1200 Trike Frame no. WB10442A94ZJ17558 Engine no. 39090087

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Lot 313
2004 Grinnall-BMW R1200 Trike
Registration no. T3 GME Frame no. WB10442A94ZJ17558 Engine no. 39090087

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 7,800 - 10,000
Withdrawn
2004 Grinnall-BMW R1200 Trike
Registration no. T3 GME
Frame no. WB10442A94ZJ17558
Engine no. 39090087
• Present ownership since 2008
• Circa 7,000 miles from new
• Can be ridden on a car licence

This BMW R1200 has been converted to tricycle configuration by three-wheeler specialists Grinnall using one of their own purpose-built kits. Grinnall Specialist Cars first made its reputation by converting the Triumph TR7 sports car to TR8 specification and in more recent years has concentrated on manufacturing the radical Scorpion range as well as offering trike conversions. Based on the BMW R1200C/CL, the Trike I was designed by Volvo's Chief Designer Steve Harper, who also penned the Scorpion III and IV, and looks like it could have been built by BMW themselves. The heart of the conversion is a rigid spaceframe chassis that replaces the standard motorcycle rear end - using the same mounting points - to which is attached a modern double wishbone suspension system. Grinnall can supply finished trikes constructed around new or good used motorcycles; alternatively customers can supply their own bikes for conversion or purchase kits and complete the job themselves. Grinnall Trikes can be converted back into motorcycles as and when required. With its increased frontal area and more upright seating position, the Trike is somewhat slower than the donor bike, but a 100mph vehicle nonetheless. Plus, of course, it is more comfortable and can carry a great deal more luggage. Other advantages of trike ownership include the fact that they can be ridden on a car licence and without a crash helmet; attract low tax and insurance rates; are easily adapted for disabled riders; and can legally tow a trailer.

Purchased by the current owner in October 2008, 'T3 GME' has covered circa 7,000 miles from new and is presented in beautiful condition. Noteworthy features include a luggage rack and top box, passenger backrest, and a towing hitch. The vehicle is offered with a V5C registration document, miscellaneous paperwork, and a full set of keys.

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2004 Grinnall-BMW R1200 Trike Frame no. WB10442A94ZJ17558 Engine no. 39090087
2004 Grinnall-BMW R1200 Trike Frame no. WB10442A94ZJ17558 Engine no. 39090087
2004 Grinnall-BMW R1200 Trike Frame no. WB10442A94ZJ17558 Engine no. 39090087
2004 Grinnall-BMW R1200 Trike Frame no. WB10442A94ZJ17558 Engine no. 39090087
2004 Grinnall-BMW R1200 Trike Frame no. WB10442A94ZJ17558 Engine no. 39090087
2004 Grinnall-BMW R1200 Trike Frame no. WB10442A94ZJ17558 Engine no. 39090087
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