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#997475 - 09/21/17 11:33 AM 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.


I don't think that they've changed the shape, only the paint scheme. I personally prefer a more cohesive paint scheme. The carbon and white models seem more appealing to me.


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#997549 - 09/23/17 12:24 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Tri750]  
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Yup, bright wheels much better


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#997569 - 09/23/17 01:29 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.


Morning Pointwithinacircle

Not just the 2018 but all the 1200RT's look funny as there is no continuity in the body panel lines (looks like they went through the scrap pile & kept bolting on odds & ends until they had everything covered)-- No flow to the body lines/

Some color combination's look worse & some look better depending on how the colors & decal cuts hide the mismatched body lines.


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#997586 - 09/23/17 04:24 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Wow, what a question. Looks, appeal and desirability are sooo subjective unique to the viewer. As an example, i think i'm quite handsome, and desirable. My wife and friends dont use the same adjectives. They substitute hopelessly and delusional. Go figure. With that being said, yes, it is funny looking

#997629 - 09/24/17 12:47 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I saw for the first time the Mars red 18RT at my dealer yesterday and have to say I really like the color, the pictures in the magazines don't do it justice. However I still don't like the paint scheme but my dealer says the upper part of the faring that is black can be painted red to match the rest of the bike like my 14RT.

#997745 - 09/25/17 08:15 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Do you mean funny-hilarious
or
funny-strange
or
funny-dangerous?

the photo shows the new black-finish engine ...


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#997873 - 09/27/17 03:38 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: lkchris]  
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Originally Posted By: lkchris
Do you mean funny-hilarious
or
funny-strange
or
funny-dangerous?

the photo shows the new black-finish engine ...


This sounds like a Joe Pesci line in a movie... rofl

MB>


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......and a Jeep Rubicon

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#1000814 - 11/13/17 03:49 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Just ordered a Blue Planet R1200RT, not that is the color to have, blue!!


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#1000826 - 11/13/17 01:32 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.

[Linked Image]


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


If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious stuff...
#1000829 - 11/13/17 01:52 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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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.

[Linked Image]


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.


Bernie
Jax, FL
2018 R1200RT, Alpinweiss, starting out fresh.
2007 R1200RT, Double Silver 188,700 Smiles, SOLD
2000 R1100RT, Opal 104,000 Smiles, SOLD
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AMA, BMW-NEF,
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