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#1000847 - 11/13/17 04:27 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Motobricker]  
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Originally Posted by Motobricker
Just ordered a Blue Planet R1200RT, not that is the color to have, blue!!


Got a picture anywhere? The BMW web site only shows red, white and black as color choices. But yeah, blue is the color to have! I'm on my second blue RT.


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1000858 - 11/13/17 05:55 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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John
'16 R1200RT (RT #5)
#1000864 - 11/13/17 07:48 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I was more fond of the previous models with more rounded lines as to me the 2014+ RTs looks like they took styling cues from the Star Wars X-Wing fighter. For 2018 the red it looks like all body panels are the same as previous wet heads, but I like the red on black color scheme including the dark wheels. I saw a red '18 last week at the dealer last week and liked even more in person. To me the red on black color scheme seems to soften the choppiness of the new body style.

If the red was a choice in 2015 I would have taken it over the San Marino Blue. The graphics on the red RT, while still a bit much for my preference are better than the graphics on San Marino Blue, which for me is over the top. That said, I was just so over the ad nauseam variants of grey RTs over the last few years that the SM Blue was the only choice for me at the time. Now the Blue Planet is really, really, nice and I wish my San Marino Blue had the same simple pin stripe graphics as IMHO is a very classy look.


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

Most missed bike: Bultaco Sherpa T 326
#1000883 - 11/13/17 10:46 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bernie]  
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Originally Posted by Bernie
Originally Posted by Lone_RT_rider
Originally Posted by eddd

To me the white one is visually more pleasing with the upper fairing also white. It also does without the gray accent pieces on the fairing and bag sides that kind of clutter the red one.

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We've been trying to get a picture of Bernie atop his gorgeous new while RT, but nobody can seem to get close enough!
bike jaw


Lol, very funny, Shawn. The first 500 miles have been a eye opener. Much better handling in the curves/sweepers, but after all this Florida. The bike feels more planted then the 2007.
Don’t test ride one unless you are willing to buy it, because it will give you a headache or “wallet-ache”. rofl
I am still not sure if it is motorcycle with a radio or a hybird radio with a gasoline powered generator on wheels. confused
There sure is a lot electrical stuff going on here.
PM: Bill Wood (Highway41) recorded some video the other day of some White-HiViz streak riding away from him. I have not seen the results yet.


Shawn, the view from chasing is much the same as with Double Silver, just keeps getting smaller and smaller. Can't really tell the color from behind, mostly black/dark. Is weird to see the muffler on the wrong side.

#1000904 - 11/14/17 04:50 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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You'll get confused for a '14 K1600GT!

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#1000909 - 11/14/17 01:42 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Yeeha! Stephen]  
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Red done right.
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Tim
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1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#1000913 - 11/14/17 02:30 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: tallman]  
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Originally Posted by tallman
Red done right.


back when the K had the correct number of cylinders and size

#1000933 - 11/14/17 11:51 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I kind of like the white one.


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#1000939 - 11/15/17 01:05 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Of the 2018s, I like Blue Planet best but think it would look great without the pinstripes, which IMO don't work well on the busy RT body. Or maybe with a pinstripe color more subtle than white, like a silvery gray-blue. My 2c. Platinum Bronze is still best. smile


John
'16 R1200RT (RT #5)
#1000968 - 11/15/17 04:20 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Originally Posted by JohnH VA


VERY nice! I wonder why it's not shown on the Motorrad site?

It's about ten grand more than I paid last May 31 for my 2015 San Marino Blue RT with 8015 miles on it, though. Depreciation is steep on these! Awesome bikes despite that.


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
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