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#997166 - 09/18/17 02:31 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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The red, I would prefer with more silver trim , not the dark. And def silver wheels.


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#997168 - 09/18/17 02:55 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: eddd]  
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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.



I agree about the upper fairing portion and the graphics. Those 2 styling items are what turned me off on the San Marino Blue when I bought my 2016. I like the white and also the bronze (if buying a 2017)


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#997178 - 09/18/17 09:57 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Tom in Vernon BC]  
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Originally Posted By: Tom in Vernon BC
And the downside is?? grin

be behind someone in a HOV lane and suddenly you are doing the speed limit

#997185 - 09/18/17 12:22 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I think they are all beautiful !!!

#997222 - 09/18/17 05:57 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Originally Posted By: Pointwithinacircle
To be honest, I was waiting for a red 1200RT wet-head. Apparently in 2018 it will be available in red, but is it funny looking? The photos I have seen look odd somehow. Has anyone seen this cycle in person? Is the fairing a different shape? The only photos I have seen show the top of the fairing in black, which may be throwing off my perception. I just think it looks like an adventure bike instead of a touring bike. Did they intend to do this? Maybe it's me, but none of the photos I have seen have convinced me the 2018 looks good.

If I remember correctly a few years ago they (BMW) had the same paint scheme ( blue color ? ) I didn't like it then and I don't like it on the 18RT either, I think it just looks dumb ( my opinion ) and wouldn't buy it the way it's painted . Everything is the same as the 14RT body wise it just doesn't look the same.

#997224 - 09/18/17 06:28 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: rglassma]  
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Originally Posted By: rglassma
I think they are all beautiful !!!


Agreed. Yet some are just a wee bit more beautiful than others. smile


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#997251 - 09/18/17 10:49 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: mbelectric]  
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Originally Posted By: mbelectric
Originally Posted By: Bud
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.



It is surprisingly attractive for white.




That screams police motors if you ask me. eek

MB>


Originally Posted By: Tom in Vernon BC
And the downside is?? grin


Well, it looks to be a CHP bike, though I don't think they're riding them.
Moreover, when riding such a look alike, drivers on freeways around here will automatically drop their speed appreciably in front of you. Sometime it's drastic. eek



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#997262 - 09/19/17 01:13 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: TEWKS]  
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Looks gorgeous to me!


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#997299 - 09/19/17 04:10 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I like it even though I wasn't a fan of the blue. Makes the front look less bulky. At the end of the day it doesn't matter what I think just you. I say order it and stop worrying about it. If it ends up bugging you, paint it. In the scope how much these bike sales for it is really a drop in the bucket.

#997339 - 09/19/17 10:58 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Surprised by the new RT look. So much so, I went into the garage to study the lines on my 2016 RS. Looks to be thee has been some cross breeding at the factory as some of the fairing lines look very similar........

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