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#1000972 - 11/15/17 04:41 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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It's hard to tell but it appears that the tank cowling that includes the radiator air scoops is also painted blue instead of standard black or gray as on all other RTWs.

[Linked Image]


John
'16 R1200RT (RT #5)
#1000973 - 11/15/17 04:52 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Very nice. I've always liked blue with a silver pin stripping or accents.


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#1000982 - 11/15/17 06:56 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
Originally Posted by JohnH VA


VERY nice! I wonder why it's not shown on the Motorrad site?



I assume it's not on their website because it's not a standard colour. I think it's part of their "Spezial" customization program, that they introduced in the summer. See here: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/glob...rrad-individualisation-drive?language=en


Mark
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#1000995 - 11/16/17 02:47 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: marcopolo]  
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Originally Posted by marcopolo
Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
Originally Posted by JohnH VA


VERY nice! I wonder why it's not shown on the Motorrad site?



I assume it's not on their website because it's not a standard colour. I think it's part of their "Spezial" customization program, that they introduced in the summer. See here: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/glob...rrad-individualisation-drive?language=en


From the above link: "Highest-grade materials, genuine surfaces, skilled craftsmanship and the love of detail are what define BMW Motorrad Spezial as well as the harmonious integration of all parts into the overall design of the motorcycle."

I love me some genuine surfaces! smile


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'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
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'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1001072 - 11/17/17 03:18 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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The 'blue' shows up when you choose the 'Build Your Own' link.


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#1001082 - 11/17/17 04:32 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: dceggert]  
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Originally Posted by dceggert
The 'blue' shows up when you choose the 'Build Your Own' link.

thumbsup


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1001142 - 11/18/17 02:16 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Tom in Vernon BC]  
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I looked at the new red one in person. Not sure about that red & personally I didn't care for the graphite dark gray trim pieces with it. Bike had kind of a dull, monochrome presence. No visual pop, which I like. In fairness, didn't see it in the sun light, which may bring it to life.
BMW really needs to up its game for the RT colors schemes. Boring IMHO....

#1001144 - 11/18/17 02:50 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Originally Posted by Pointwithinacircle
..... 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.


Perhaps we'll be graced with some photos of The Bernie from the lunch gathering today. . . . if they can pause him long to enough to snap a picture.


Dave
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#1001195 - 11/19/17 02:43 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: workin' them angels]  
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2018 RT in hiding at it's home away from home, Starbucks.

[Linked Image]

And here is a 2018 RT out in the wild.

[Linked Image]

By the way, while you are riding it, you can't see all the pretty or ugly features.
Just saying.


Bernie
Jax, FL
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#1001199 - 11/19/17 04:54 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Looks great Bernie!! Uhh . . . is that your cpap machine tube?!? rofl

Ok, Okay. I said out loud - 'Oh that's his hydrate tube' and the ever quick witted Mrs WTA said " I thought it was his CPAP machine breathing tube! :

And NO! I don't have a CPAP. . . . . as of this writing.


Dave
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