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#1000608 - 11/10/17 03:56 AM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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My '16 which now has almost 27K smiles on it is incredible! I still get giddy every time out! Your '18 is incredible + ABS Pro + Improved Shifting + My Moto data access + and more! Congrats I love the color!

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#1000610 - 11/10/17 04:11 AM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: NoelCP]  
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Originally Posted by NoelCP
My '16 which now has almost 27K smiles on it is incredible! I still get giddy every time out! Your '18 is incredible + ABS Pro + Improved Shifting + My Moto data access + and more! Congrats I love the color!


Thank you, it is a huge step up from the 2007 R1200RT. It will be very interesting.


Bernie
Jax, FL
2018 R1200RT, Alpinweiss, starting out fresh.
2007 R1200RT, Double Silver 188,700 Smiles, SOLD
2000 R1100RT, Opal 104,000 Smiles, SOLD
BMW-MOA, BMW-RA,
AMA, BMW-NEF,
#1000686 - 11/11/17 04:01 AM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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Originally Posted by Bernie
Originally Posted by NoelCP
My '16 which now has almost 27K smiles on it is incredible! I still get giddy every time out! Your '18 is incredible + ABS Pro + Improved Shifting + My Moto data access + and more! Congrats I love the color!


Thank you, it is a huge step up from the 2007 R1200RT. It will be very interesting.


Bernie .... I came off a 2006 RT that I truly loved and until it was sold I could not bond with the RTW. But once the '06 was on to its new home and I bonded with the RTW there has been no looking back. Couple of things I still miss about my '06 but they are minor. Rode the RTW to Salt Lake last July on a 21 day trip and it was amazing! I am sure you will be smiling every mile.


Ed Apelianbike
'16 R1200RTW - Platinum Bronze Metallic
'12 R1200GSA - Magma Red - (my 1150GS replacement)

All it takes is an open road and an open mind!
#1000746 - 11/12/17 12:12 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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Beautiful!

#1000771 - 11/12/17 08:36 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: RandyShields]  
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Originally Posted by RandyShields
Beautiful!


Thank you, Randy.


Bernie
Jax, FL
2018 R1200RT, Alpinweiss, starting out fresh.
2007 R1200RT, Double Silver 188,700 Smiles, SOLD
2000 R1100RT, Opal 104,000 Smiles, SOLD
BMW-MOA, BMW-RA,
AMA, BMW-NEF,
#1000807 - 11/13/17 02:21 AM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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Nice bike, I just ordered the Blue Planet one this week, only trouble is it will be 1-1/2- 2 months before I see it! Big change from the 2008RT


Bob
2018 R1200RT Blue Planet!
2008 FLHT
2008 R 1200 RT (sold)
2007 F800ST (sold)
1998 Katana 600 (sold)
1979 XS 650 Street Tracker
#1000809 - 11/13/17 02:54 AM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Motobricker]  
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Yes Bob, it is a huge difference. 500 miles so far this weekend and I still can’t believe it is related to my 2007 RT.
At times it feels like I am floating down the road without any effort. But that may be partly due to me trying very hard to take it easy.
Also learning all the different switches and computer menus is quiet a challenge. Down load the manual and start reading and rereading.
The days are over where you just press the left button 3 times to be able to read the temperature as you ride down the road.
But I am not complaining, there is so much more you can do, like operate the GPS from the wonder wheel or get a full display of all kinds of info from the bike on the GPS screen (like engine temperature).


Bernie
Jax, FL
2018 R1200RT, Alpinweiss, starting out fresh.
2007 R1200RT, Double Silver 188,700 Smiles, SOLD
2000 R1100RT, Opal 104,000 Smiles, SOLD
BMW-MOA, BMW-RA,
AMA, BMW-NEF,
#1000959 - 11/15/17 02:24 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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Nice Ride! I would have been tempted by the white RT if it had been available when I bought my '15 RT, which is surprising as I have never been fond of white bikes before.

For sure the relation to previous RTs are tenuous at best, maybe related only by model designation, being a flat twin, and a couple of shared chassis features.
My '71/5 has more in common with my '99 RT than my '99 has with my '15 RT. This redesign really broke away from most technical ties to all previous RTs

And it rides like a different animal for surethumbsup.

BMW did a great job bringing the new RT into current design and performance standards and while I still love certain aspects of my old RT I really love this RT! . To me it is more Japanese like and I mean that in a good way. The waterhead RT just simply works well.


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

Most missed bike: Bultaco Sherpa T 326
#1001002 - 11/16/17 04:24 AM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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Originally Posted by Bernie
Originally Posted by Kinsley
Maybe this one will last you until the Electric Head comes out yes


Thanks, maybe. No telling what the future will bring. But I am sure before to long the ElectricHead will be here. Then we scare even more deer. LOL


Yeeha!
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#1001127 - 11/18/17 12:37 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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Love that color.

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