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    Question 2005 R1200rt??

    R1200RT spotted??


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    Thumbs up R1200RT

    Sure looks like the new RT to me! First time I've seen that picture. Where did you happen to find it??
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    Trying to establish a new look for a product is difficult. If you try to push boundaries there will be times when you make something ugly. It's a risk worth taking. But the kind of shapes that are already questionable on the wonky GS are looking downright disturbing on the more civilized and sedate RT. Hopefully it'll look better in the flesh with some paint.

    But who cares? It should be a hoot to ride. With the power increase and the lowered weight, it'll compete exceedingly well.

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    That looks pretty cool. Whats up with those bags though? They look a wee bit funky. Any talk of tech specs yet?

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    Oh, no!

    That is UGLY! Some of the quirky looks of the R1200GS that I like just don't look right on the RT. I guess I'll either go for a GS or buy one of those used RTs that everyone will be selling next year.

    I still am holding out for a non-integrated/power assist/ABS model. Maybe I'll still be looking for a used 2003 R1150GS Sport!

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    Originally posted by MarkF
    That is UGLY! Some of the quirky looks of the R1200GS that I like just don't look right on the RT. I guess I'll either go for a GS or buy one of those used RTs that everyone will be selling next year.


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    The fairing on this motorcycle clearly has been masked and covered with an outer "fairing."

    We haven't seen what the actual fairing will look like yet.
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    The very front, around the headlight, looks partially masked, as does the tail light. The rest of the fairing, IMHO, looks *very* detailed and finished. Note how cleanly the mirrors fit into the sides of the fairing, the completeness of the dash, the similarities of the slab sided design to the new GS, the small sculptural details like the two parallel shapes in the upper right of the left front panel, and so on. When the GS first came out, we thought it was disguised with a dummy fairing. It turned out to be the real deal. This RT follows the lines of the current BMW cars and the new GS.

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    Yeah,all fine and dandy,but the bags look like they're off a K1200LT. How 'bout a different/newer style???

    And in my opinion, they are still mounting the "mirrors" too low....
    Put an extra gear bag in the rear area on top of the factory bags and there goes your "rear view area" while looking in the mirrors!

    On the old K100's and K1100's the mirrors not only sat a little higher for rear viewing, they also did a much better job at protecting your hands from the wind and rain.

    Doing a comparision to the newer style RT and this even possible "newer RT", the old "airhead" RT fairing design did a much better job at protecting your feet from the elements.

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    Originally posted by knary
    The rest of the fairing, IMHO, looks *very* detailed and finished.
    I disagree. I think it's a disguise. There are just too many clues, such as the very small cutouts for the turn signals, the extra white material between the mirrors and the outer skin, the lack of scoops and lines in the fairing, the lack of "connection" of the upper fairing to the cutaway 1150RT lower fairing, and the lack of lines on the fairing that match the new tank.

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    Originally posted by fish
    I disagree. I think it's a disguise. There are just too many clues, such as the very small cutouts for the turn signals, the extra white material between the mirrors and the outer skin, the lack of scoops and lines in the fairing, the lack of "connection" of the upper fairing to the cutaway 1150RT lower fairing, and the lack of lines on the fairing that match the new tank.

    Shall we bet on it?

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    Originally posted by knary
    Shall we bet on it?
    You don't want to do that. I kicked butt on the K12RT bet with Baldy last year.
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    Originally posted by fish
    You don't want to do that. I kicked butt on the K12RT bet with Baldy last year.


    We'll make it something modest and specific. Winner gets ??

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    Originally posted by knary


    We'll make it something modest and specific. Winner gets ??
    In. Name it. The bet is whether that's the final fairing or whether it's disguised (other than just paint), right?
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