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Old 11-03-2013, 02:38 PM   #91
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I'm surprised BMW give Wunderlich previews of their bikes. They are always "leaked" on the net

Bike looks good IMO
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:21 PM   #92
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The Wunderlich bike isn't the same as the one JVB posted. Look at the panels behind the rider's pegs. At the quarter-front angle, the "gills" look a little prominent. Still-looking forward to the live view.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #93
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The Wunderlich bike isn't the same as the one JVB posted.
The one Jim posted is a Photoshop concoction blending a K1600GT and a current RT. The Wunderlich imagery is of the new bike, with a bunch of Wunderlich fruit attached...

There should be the usual swag of images at the BMW press site in a bit over 24 hours.

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:42 AM   #94
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The one Jim posted is a Photoshop concoction blending a K1600GT and a current RT. The Wunderlich imagery is of the new bike, with a bunch of Wunderlich fruit attached...

There should be the usual swag of images at the BMW press site in a bit over 24 hours.

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True. I was trying to make the point that the fairing is not significantly larger than the old one.

If you look at the W-bike it has so much crap on it, plug bad angles for the bike (good to show the W crap), that it distorts the size of the fairing.

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:30 AM   #95
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The new one looks a bit nose heavy.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #96
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Looks like the BMW press launch for EICMA is scheduled for 10am on the 5th.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #97
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I'm digging it. When I rode the K16GT, I instantly wished that all the electronics stuff on that bike would make it over to the RT. It's pretty wonderful to have all the GPS, radio, iPod, etc. all working together instead of having to cobble them up.

I also like that the rack on the back looks exactly like the one on my '05RT and should accept my existing top box. My bag liners should work in the saddlebags, too. I'll have to buy a new GPS (I'm seriously due) and a tankbag (though I can probably use my ancient Eclipse Sportpack) and get down to see Rocky for a new seat, but otherwise, this thing is what I'd like.

I'm concerned about spring capacity for this bike, particularly when loaded, as this is a traditional BMW weakness, but that can be fixed via the aftermarket. One of my only complaints about my current RT is the power. With me, Tina and 75 pounds of gear on the bike, passing on long climbs can be a bit dodgy, so more power will be nice.

In the past, the RT typically makes about 10% more power than the GS. That should put this bike right at about 130 to 140hp. If they keep the weight in the current range, which they did with the GS, the RT will be noticeably perkier and far better equipped to fight off the FJR, Concours and other higher powered sport touring bikes.

I'm stoked.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #98
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For my money and use the RT has always been the stand out bike of the boxer range. I'll be in the line for an extended test ride.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:55 AM   #99
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Visordown have a "scoop" of the new RT - while showing a photo of the hexhead. Durr...
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #100
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True. I was trying to make the point that the fairing is not significantly larger than the old one.

If you look at the W-bike it has so much crap on it, plug bad angles for the bike (good to show the W crap), that it distorts the size of the fairing.

New V Old:



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That's not a valid comparison, as the "new" bike image is another photoshop fake - this time of the existing RT with some work on the headlight, fairing and engine.

I agree that the angle of the Wunderlich image might make the fairing look bigger, and it appear they've added a larger screen. The point is, these are the first real images of the bike that I'm aware of, other than the camouflaged test mules, and IMHO they appear to make it look a bit nose heavy.

Anyway, we'll know for sure in a bit over 12 hours now...

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Old 11-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #101
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Some pics just posted at BMWSportTouring

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthread...=841080&page=9
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:54 PM   #102
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Looks really, really nice. The fairing upper reminds me of the angular shapes of the S1000RR, to be honest.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:55 PM   #103
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Pictures are great, thanks!
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #104
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Shit. I REALLY like the look of that

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Water cooled R1200RT LC 2014, 125hp, 265kg, 18.200 Euro should be presented at EICMA, we are looking forward to it:

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Old 11-04-2013, 02:48 PM   #105
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Agree, it looks pretty good to me - but did it have to be grey!?!

Also, interesting angle on the radio aerial - maybe it needs to be like that to be clear of the screen when it is raised?

And Jim turned out to be right, it doesn't look so front-heavy from a different angle.

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