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#997095 - 09/17/17 12:38 AM Does 2018 1200RT look funny?  
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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.

#997108 - 09/17/17 04:13 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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The 2018 RT can be seen on their website:
http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html

From the photos the fairing is unchanged. There's a new red/gray combo color and a couple of new features and bling options but that's it.


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#997110 - 09/17/17 04:44 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Best to wait and see it in person as that is really the best way to judge color.


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#997115 - 09/17/17 11:35 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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#997116 - 09/17/17 11:52 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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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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#997126 - 09/17/17 03:35 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?


All the pictures I've seen of the red RT include the shorter "sport" windshield. I'm not sure the color is available with a standard shield. You might experiment with the BMW "build my bike" site. Or ask a dealer.


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#997134 - 09/17/17 04:52 PM 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.



It is surprisingly attractive for white.


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#997143 - 09/17/17 07:07 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bud]  
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#997161 - 09/18/17 01:05 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bud]  
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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

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#997162 - 09/18/17 02:13 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: mbelectric]  
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