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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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And the downside is?? grin


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#997166 - 09/18/17 02:31 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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The red, I would prefer with more silver trim , not the dark. And def silver wheels.


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#997168 - 09/18/17 02:55 AM 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.



I agree about the upper fairing portion and the graphics. Those 2 styling items are what turned me off on the San Marino Blue when I bought my 2016. I like the white and also the bronze (if buying a 2017)


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#997178 - 09/18/17 09:57 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Tom in Vernon BC]  
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Originally Posted By: Tom in Vernon BC
And the downside is?? grin

be behind someone in a HOV lane and suddenly you are doing the speed limit

#997185 - 09/18/17 12:22 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I think they are all beautiful !!!

#997222 - 09/18/17 05:57 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.

If I remember correctly a few years ago they (BMW) had the same paint scheme ( blue color ? ) I didn't like it then and I don't like it on the 18RT either, I think it just looks dumb ( my opinion ) and wouldn't buy it the way it's painted . Everything is the same as the 14RT body wise it just doesn't look the same.

#997224 - 09/18/17 06:28 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: rglassma]  
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Originally Posted By: rglassma
I think they are all beautiful !!!


Agreed. Yet some are just a wee bit more beautiful than others. smile


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#997251 - 09/18/17 10:49 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: mbelectric]  
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Originally Posted By: mbelectric
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

MB>


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And the downside is?? grin


Well, it looks to be a CHP bike, though I don't think they're riding them.
Moreover, when riding such a look alike, drivers on freeways around here will automatically drop their speed appreciably in front of you. Sometime it's drastic. eek



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#997262 - 09/19/17 01:13 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: TEWKS]  
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Looks gorgeous to me!


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#997299 - 09/19/17 04:10 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I like it even though I wasn't a fan of the blue. Makes the front look less bulky. At the end of the day it doesn't matter what I think just you. I say order it and stop worrying about it. If it ends up bugging you, paint it. In the scope how much these bike sales for it is really a drop in the bucket.

#997339 - 09/19/17 10:58 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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Surprised by the new RT look. So much so, I went into the garage to study the lines on my 2016 RS. Looks to be thee has been some cross breeding at the factory as some of the fairing lines look very similar........

#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

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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.

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We've been trying to get a picture of Bernie atop his gorgeous new while RT, but nobody can seem to get close enough!
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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
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#1000847 - 11/13/17 04:27 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Motobricker]  
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Originally Posted by Motobricker
Just ordered a Blue Planet R1200RT, not that is the color to have, blue!!


Got a picture anywhere? The BMW web site only shows red, white and black as color choices. But yeah, blue is the color to have! I'm on my second blue RT.


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I was more fond of the previous models with more rounded lines as to me the 2014+ RTs looks like they took styling cues from the Star Wars X-Wing fighter. For 2018 the red it looks like all body panels are the same as previous wet heads, but I like the red on black color scheme including the dark wheels. I saw a red '18 last week at the dealer last week and liked even more in person. To me the red on black color scheme seems to soften the choppiness of the new body style.

If the red was a choice in 2015 I would have taken it over the San Marino Blue. The graphics on the red RT, while still a bit much for my preference are better than the graphics on San Marino Blue, which for me is over the top. That said, I was just so over the ad nauseam variants of grey RTs over the last few years that the SM Blue was the only choice for me at the time. Now the Blue Planet is really, really, nice and I wish my San Marino Blue had the same simple pin stripe graphics as IMHO is a very classy look.


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#1000883 - 11/13/17 10:46 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bernie]  
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Originally Posted by Bernie
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.


Shawn, the view from chasing is much the same as with Double Silver, just keeps getting smaller and smaller. Can't really tell the color from behind, mostly black/dark. Is weird to see the muffler on the wrong side.

#1000904 - 11/14/17 04:50 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I kind of like the white one.


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Of the 2018s, I like Blue Planet best but think it would look great without the pinstripes, which IMO don't work well on the busy RT body. Or maybe with a pinstripe color more subtle than white, like a silvery gray-blue. My 2c. Platinum Bronze is still best. smile


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Originally Posted by JohnH VA


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

It's about ten grand more than I paid last May 31 for my 2015 San Marino Blue RT with 8015 miles on it, though. Depreciation is steep on these! Awesome bikes despite that.


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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.

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Very nice. I've always liked blue with a silver pin stripping or accents.


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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


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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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#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


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#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.


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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.


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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.


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#1001208 - 11/19/17 11:57 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bernie]  
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Originally Posted by Bernie


And here is a 2018 RT out in the wild.

[Linked Image]



Now that's a great angle right there! thumbsup Yeah, I still say that Stitch looks new. wink grin

Pat


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#1001288 - 11/20/17 09:34 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I've only one problem with the new RTs: 1 low beam, 2 high beams.

When visibility is an issue (and it always is for us) why would you go that way?!? Besides, low beams are used all the time, most never/rarely use high beams. I want to be seen without having to blind cagers, etc. Were I looking for a new bike, this wouldn't be on my list until that was fixed/fixable.

Of course, I have a similar complaint about several other bikes that have two headlights but only one is a low beam. Why?


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#1001290 - 11/20/17 09:52 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Fubar]  
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With my LED conversion, one headlight really isn't giving up much to a two headlight low beam. At least not to an incandescent setup. In fact, the whiter light of the LED is much superior on dark roads or rain.

But I am on your side with the "why only one low beam bulb".

#1001374 - 11/22/17 02:24 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Pointwithinacircle]  
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I have to say the design is growing on me.

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#1001389 - 11/22/17 05:24 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: RPG]  
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Originally Posted by RPG
I have to say the design is growing on me.

RPG


It gets much better looking after you ride one.


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#1001393 - 11/22/17 06:07 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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RPG[/quote]

It gets much better looking after you ride one.
[/quote]

I rode one last fall and it was impressive.

But not enough to get me off my '04 however. smile[quote=Bill_Walker][quote=RPG]I have to say the design is growing on me.


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#1001423 - 11/23/17 04:26 AM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: RPG]  
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Then you didn’t ride it long enough. smile


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#1001445 - 11/23/17 03:53 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
Then you didn’t ride it long enough. smile

No kidding. I could see debating going from a 1200 RT to RTW but an 1150 to an RTW is really night and day .


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#1001451 - 11/23/17 04:11 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: RTinNC]  
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Originally Posted by RTinNC
Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
Then you didn’t ride it long enough. smile

No kidding. I could see debating going from a 1200 RT to RTW but an 1150 to an RTW is really night and day .


It may look funny, but it sure gets lots of compliments from bikers and non-bikers.
Riding it (1180 miles so far), I know that there is huge difference and improvements (in my option) between the 2007 and the 2018 R1200RT.
The handling is much improved, the bike feels very planted. I think the weight balance is moved forward compared to the 2007 version.
They moved the side stand in front of the foot pegs. Also there are lots of differences with the frame. Instead of being a casting it is more trellis style.
The air flow management is also much better, the seat is very comfortable and the side bags open easier.
Yes, the glove box is smaller, the tank is smaller and the body panels feel flimsey.
Yes, lots of electronics. Like riding a hybrid radio with a build in generator on wheels. LOL
Keep in mind, when you ride it you can't see it.


Bernie
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#1001457 - 11/23/17 06:01 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: Bernie]  
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Originally Posted by Bernie
Originally Posted by RTinNC
Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
Then you didn’t ride it long enough. smile

No kidding. I could see debating going from a 1200 RT to RTW but an 1150 to an RTW is really night and day .


It may look funny, but it sure gets lots of compliments from bikers and non-bikers.
Riding it (1180 miles so far), I know that there is huge difference and improvements (in my option) between the 2007 and the 2018 R1200RT.
The handling is much improved, the bike feels very planted. I think the weight balance is moved forward compared to the 2007 version.
They moved the side stand in front of the foot pegs. Also there are lots of differences with the frame. Instead of being a casting it is more trellis style.
The air flow management is also much better, the seat is very comfortable and the side bags open easier.
Yes, the glove box is smaller, the tank is smaller and the body panels feel flimsey.
Yes, lots of electronics. Like riding a hybrid radio with a build in generator on wheels. LOL
Keep in mind, when you ride it you can't see it.



Just like when the introduced the 2005 1200 it took a year or 2 to grow on me. Same with the RTW, but now I really love the looks and yes it gets a lot of looks and compliments.

The RTW is IMHO the smoothest boxer yet and the RTW feels lighter than my '06 although it is heavier and it seems to handle better as well. I do hate the "cheap" feel of some of the body panels and the side bag lids. But a lot benefits that really outweigh what I don't like. I was reluctant to move to the RTW but the simpler and less frequent maintenance and my ability to get 8 years on the extended warranty really pushed me over the top. Knowing I was months away from retirement I wanted less to worry about and am really thrilled I made the swap.


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'12 R1200GSA - Magma Red - (my 1150GS replacement)

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#1001494 - 11/24/17 05:49 PM Re: Does 2018 1200RT look funny? [Re: RTinNC]  
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Originally Posted by RTinNC
The RTW is IMHO the smoothest boxer yet...


Boy, you aren't kidding there! On the freeway, there've been several times I've forgotten to upshift because the engine is so smooth at 6000+ rpm! My 1150 was a growly beast in comparison.


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