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#841080 - 07/10/13 05:47 AM 2014 R1200RT
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Saw this link - thought you might like to follow its arrival.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1307_2014_bmw_r1200rt_spied/

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#841178 - 07/10/13 02:59 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT [Re: AndyS]
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Originally Posted By: AndyS
Saw this link - thought you might like to follow its arrival.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1307_2014_bmw_r1200rt_spied/


Why look at a lame wrong mockup when videos are out there of the real thing?
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#841185 - 07/10/13 03:32 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT [Re: AndyS]
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Pretty poor Photochopped pic.. using current RT and mixing in new elements... Video here is more accurate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw_WE5T8PJo
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#841267 - 07/11/13 09:35 AM Re: 2014 R1200RT [Re: AndyS]
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Interesting.
I would really consider one with that colour code.
I guess we'll have to keep our ear to the ground for more spyshots.
The inner fairing looks very unfinished and bitty in the video.
I wonder if BMW read these forums and pay any heed to the problems and comments that crop up?

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#841268 - 07/11/13 09:43 AM Re: 2014 R1200RT [Re: RoadWolf]
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It's funny how they use that weird camouflage paint job to try to hide the contours of the bike... while drawing about 10x the attention it might normally receive. grin

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#841270 - 07/11/13 10:02 AM Re: 2014 R1200RT [Re: smiller]
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Originally Posted By: smiller
It's funny how they use that weird camouflage paint job to try to hide the contours of the bike... while drawing about 10x the attention it might normally receive. grin


Disruptive "zebra" painting... let's wait until our military members chime in. wink
Being a history buff they look very much like a WWI destroyer.

Mercedes seems to have caught on this, however, as two prototype cars I have spotted in recent years were both matte black and with large vinyl strips masking some features.
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#841385 - 07/12/13 09:42 AM Re: 2014 R1200RT [Re: RoadWolf]
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The video shows a GPS unit that appears to be somewhat larger than the Nav IV (and has labeling on the left side rather than below the screen). Perhaps this is a preview of the Nav V, and perhaps the Nav IV won't physically fit the 2014 RT's dashboard.
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#843724 - 07/27/13 12:04 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT [Re: AndyS]
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It's probably the same GPS used for the wethead GS that fits in a lockable mount.
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#843726 - 07/27/13 12:08 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT [Re: AndyS]
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Originally Posted By: AndyS
I wonder if BMW read these forums and pay any heed to the problems and comments that crop up?


They've changed
rear drives
fuel pump
fuel gauge
headlight adjustment
instrument cluster for glare

Most feedback is probably via dealers and I wouldn't think there's more on forums.
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#848543 - 08/23/13 05:51 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT [Re: lkchris]
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It appears they've styled it a little more like the R1150RT smile !
Less angular... nice smile !
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