Taipei cops to auction off retired BMW heavy bikes
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei will auction off 54 BMW heavy bikes that have been retired from the city police force, with floor prices set at NT$90,000 to NT$140,000, officials said.
September 5, 2013, 12:35 am TWN
The R850RT bikes, custom-made by BMW for the Taipei City police in 1998, have an engine displacement of 848cc, and are expected to fetch an average of NT$200,000 each in the upcoming auction on Wednesday, Sept. 11, the officials said.
City rules stipulate that police bikes have to be retired after 10 years of use, and these 54 bikes have already reached this limit, the officials said.
The floor prices have been set according to the condition of each bike, the officials said, adding that some of them may need major repairs, while some only have minor problems.
The bikes will be on display at a car pound in Neihu on Tuesday, Sept. 10.