Originally Posted by TnTiretracks
Is it just me, or does anybody else see painted plastic covering the entire gas tank?
Are you assuming that the tank is that thing in front of the rider? If BMW moved the air box forward for a straight shot to the heads the tank may be someplace else.
The BAR-DESIGN image? That's an artists conception based upon what can be seen in the early spy photos and an existing bike. Based upon the latest photos they got at least some things wrong. Note the windshield, for example.