Nice job spotting the article and forwarding it, Ponch. Can't make out much but some radiator slats on the side. Nice neighborhood! How much fun it can be to get stuck riding pillion without the topbox bolted on?
12 R1200 RT
83 R100 RT
There are several pictures, so take a look. It's similar to the current yet different in some major ways. Looks more sport oriented.
Mid North Coast
2014 R1200RT LC/SE
Do you think they went to a dual exhaust, switched sides or is the right side muffler camouflage?
I see it now, switched sides.
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The WC GS switched the muffler and FD around as well - I'm sure that's what going on with the new RT here.
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue..."
Current ride: 2012 R1200RT
BMW RA #41108
Looking at the pictures again, the headlights appear to be very similar to the K1600. Adaptive? Radiator inlets appear under the headlights off to the sides with the outlets over and forward of the cylinders. The fairing midsection is much "fatter" hiding the radiators and ducting. The windshield shape is about the same as the 2010+ Camhead. The cast wheels appear simpler which might make them easier to clean. The "waist" section looks thinner ala GS wethead. I don't care for the rear section of the front fender or mudguard. Way too "pretty" providing almost no protection. Easily fixed though. BMW kept the same "armpit view" mirrors. I thought they might engineer them more along the lines of the K1600 but it appears they wanted to keep extra weather protection. No more oil cooler grille.
With the stiffer chassis I bet it handles like a dream.
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12 R1200 RT
83 R100 RT
Now maybe they'll put an actual refill hole and cap for the final drive oil on this one instead of having to remove the rear wheel and speedo sensor, which will then make it easier to get the correct amount of oil in it.
74 R90/6 (also know by bride as the Black Hole). 09 R1200 GS. My wife, 1953 model who has survived aplastic anemia and a bone marrow transplant.
New York's Hudson Valley Region
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