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    This just in.....First view of MSP R1200RT

    I think this is sharp. I am also glad it is not behind me. I cannot wait until these get resold.......

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    Nice to see the full face modular there, never understood how those guys felt safe in rayon and a half-helmet.
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    Nice! I saw one in action a couple weeks ago on I96 by Lansing. Also got a good look at one of the MSP RT's while it was being services at BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids. They custom fit a rear rack for his M4 with a magnetic lock release to secure it.
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    Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by der verge View Post
    I cannot wait until these get resold.......
    I am curious why you would want one?? When I was more active in the Harley community, there were always people who wanted ex-Police bikes for the "cool-factor". The vast majority, however, did not consider these good buys. While the bikes were always well maintained, the sometimes low mileage was not representative of light use. The operation time compared to the mileage was overproportionally high due to a lot of idle running. Let's face it, these are work bikes. Would you buy an ex-police car, if you are not one of the Blues Brothers??

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    In agreement...

    with EMSimon. And when all the gagets come off, lots of unsightly holes/attachment points to fill.

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    ?äh, interesting location of the helmet holder.

    And BLUE?

    So far I never watched for "official" vehicles in blue colors. Do they come in other colors, too?

    /Guenther

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    RT/P's historically carry lower resale values than civilian bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guenther View Post
    And BLUE?

    So far I never watched for "official" vehicles in blue colors. Do they come in other colors, too?

    /Guenther
    When I was in Michigan last month all the State Trooper cars I saw where that same blue, and they still use the single gumball light on top.
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    As a resident of Michigan (and the brother of a retired MSP sargent), I can confirm that the bike is painted in the proper MSP color. I'm looking forward to a (non-official) sighting of our new bikes. BTW, there was a thread earlier this year on the results of the MSP testing between the RT, Harley and (I think) Kawasaki.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    with EMSimon. And when all the gagets come off, lots of unsightly holes/attachment points to fill.
    I like blue.....
    "It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas."
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    Hmmmm... looks just like mine.. sort of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by der verge View Post
    I like blue.....
    "It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas."
    Fix the cigarette lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by der verge View Post
    I like blue.....
    "It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas."
    But you can't outrun a Motorola...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKAZ View Post
    But you can't outrun a Motorola...
    Well, no not the radio itself...........
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