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Old 04-04-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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2014 R1200RT Wethead!




http://www.motomag.com/spip.php?page...sse#ancrealbum

Looks like an R1200ST of yesteryear!

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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Cool. I wonder if you'll be able to get the swirl paint job in different colors.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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Similar "face" to the K16GT and what looks like the adaptive headlight. The subframe is clearly a bolt on affair now, sharing that architecture with the GS.

I've seen other photos from the 3/4 rear view and the seating accomodations look exactly like the current RT. The bags look like the GT/GTL bags. From what I can see on those photos, the dashboard looks like a cross between the current RT and the K-GT/GTL.

In the past, the RT has typically made about 10% more HP than the GS, so I'd expect this bike to be rolling with a quoted 135 - 140hp, which would be pretty terrific. When you do a bit of hp/weight ratio calculations, this should alleviate any concerns about the RT being outgunned by the Concours, FJR or Triumph. At this point, with the aging ST Honda's only player in this market (sorry, but the VFR12 is a GT bike, not a bike capable of hauling two people plus gear for two weeks), Honda's not really even in consideration.

I like it. I suspect that the side panels, even though they're covered by the swirly paint, are not the production panels. One thing to note: there appears to be an exhaust vent for the radiators directly above the cylinders.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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I think theyre paisley.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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I think theyre paisley.
Hey, perfect! That's my dog's name! She's a bit older now though ...

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:35 PM   #6
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The beta tester line is forming to the right and only costs 20 grand to join!
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #7
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Not much different that the typical h-d thread, the haters are going to hate.

I'll be the first to admit that I've made my fair share of negative posts in h-d threads.

Props to Motorrad for bringing this new boxer to the masses. I can't wait to try one. Not sure that it will get me off of my MTS1200, but it might. I am getting a little old for an upright superbike.

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #8
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looks like the "Duck Dynasty" boys bought some Beemers!

I'm glad to see BMW moving forward. I need a winning lottery ticket asap!
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #9
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Not much different that the typical h-d thread, the haters are going to hate.

I'll be the first to admit that I've made my fair share of negative posts in h-d threads.

Props to Motorrad for bringing this new boxer to the masses. I can't wait to try one. Not sure that it will get me off of my MTS1200, but it might. I am getting a little old for an upright superbike.

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Not hating. Speaking from experience. 10 BMW's over 9 years. 5 were oil heads, 4 were RT's. The rest were F, Airheads, and two K bikes.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #10
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #11
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Bueller! Where ya been?

Can't help myself. I wanna know what this one's going to look like. My guess is that the tab will be well north of $20K.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:29 AM   #12
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I demoed the wet head GS last weekend the new RT will be faster and smoother than the current model. I really liked the GS
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:52 AM   #13
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Can't help myself. I wanna know what this one's going to look like. My guess is that the tab will be well north of $20K.
Oh, I'm still around...

I still love riding a BMW. That never changed. I just got to the point that I hated owning one. I hope the latest iteration delivers quality on par with expected performance.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:07 AM   #14
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Very very cool...
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