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    New color/graphics combo

    Just back from the dealer, checked out the new RT in Blue and Grey. I've seen it at two dealers now and neither has sold the day it arrived. And it me took a little while to start liking mix. The colors I like however I always seem to have an aversion to graphics. What's the consensus of this color package and graphics....over the top or good mix?
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    I just brought home my San Marino Blue/Granite Grey RT. It was in the showroom less than 24 hours before I walked in and bought it. I bought it for the bright blue, because the matte does nothing for me, and the ebony, although gorgeous in full sunlight, is too dark, plus it'll show scratches and swirl marks. The graphics break it up nicely although they pretty much preclude getting any pinstriping.

    I figure I can always have the grey on the front painted over the winter, if that's what I want. The grey does seem to visually shrink the frontal view of the bike, because it's BIG from the front. Bigger than the GTL I traded.

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    Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by wbrownell9 View Post
    I just brought home my San Marino Blue/Granite Grey RT. It was in the showroom less than 24 hours before I walked in and bought it. I bought it for the bright blue, because the matte does nothing for me, and the ebony, although gorgeous in full sunlight, is too dark, plus it'll show scratches and swirl marks. The graphics break it up nicely although they pretty much preclude getting any pinstriping.

    I figure I can always have the grey on the front painted over the winter, if that's what I want. The grey does seem to visually shrink the frontal view of the bike, because it's BIG from the front. Bigger than the GTL I traded.
    Congrats on your new scoot. I know how excited you must feel!
    As you can see in my signature, I am anxiously awaiting mine I have ordered in the same color. Personally I think the grey front fascia offsets the blue nicely. I read when BMW designed this bike their goal was to obtain the look of separation from the main body as if it was "floating". I thought about what it would look like to paint match the fascia blue, but then the only part of the bike that would be grey would be the panels on the sides by your knees and legs. That would then seem out of place IMO. To me the grey fascia looks like a the head of a bird of prey. I really like it! Enjoy your new ride and please post up some pics when you have a chance
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrownell9 View Post
    I just brought home my San Marino Blue/Granite Grey RT. It was in the showroom less than 24 hours before I walked in and bought it. I bought it for the bright blue, because the matte does nothing for me, and the ebony, although gorgeous in full sunlight, is too dark, plus it'll show scratches and swirl marks. The graphics break it up nicely although they pretty much preclude getting any pinstriping.

    I figure I can always have the grey on the front painted over the winter, if that's what I want. The grey does seem to visually shrink the frontal view of the bike, because it's BIG from the front. Bigger than the GTL I traded.
    Yes, congrats on the new...true blue RT. I'm leaning toward it more....
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    It is a beauty. Who can resist?

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    Pick it up tomorrow (Friday, 10/31)
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    Okay, you guys made me do it....pick it up Monday.
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    Very nice.....Good luck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    It is a beauty. Who can resist?

    left side before assembly.jpg

    Pick it up tomorrow (Friday, 10/31)
    Dean, You're as bad as me...wasn't it just a few days ago we were saying not going to do it? Well congrats....
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    Here's mine. I had that grin the whole way home. Haven't been able to ride much because that dang day job thing gets in the way. Saturday it'll be raining while I'm getting a new heater installed. Sunday though...

    I'll really be upset if I come in for the 600 mile service next Friday with only 600 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrownell9 View Post
    Here's mine. I had that grin the whole way home. Haven't been able to ride much because that dang day job thing gets in the way. Saturday it'll be raining while I'm getting a new heater installed. Sunday though...

    I'll really be upset if I come in for the 600 mile service next Friday with only 600 miles.

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    Looks great I can hardly wait. Where are they mounting the heater....there's not enough room under the seat....LOL
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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    It is a beauty. Who can resist?


    Pick it up tomorrow (Friday, 10/31)
    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    Okay, you guys made me do it....pick it up Monday.
    Quote Originally Posted by wbrownell9 View Post
    Here's mine. I had that grin the whole way home. Haven't been able to ride much because that dang day job thing gets in the way. Saturday it'll be raining while I'm getting a new heater installed. Sunday though...

    I'll really be upset if I come in for the 600 mile service next Friday with only 600 miles.
    Oh my goodness!!! YOU GUYS ARE KILLING ME!!! LOL Those are so damn awesome looking! Congrats on your new scoots. After seeing these pics I now know 100% I made the right color choice. I just can't believe I have to wait nearly 2 more months while mine is being built. C'mon on man! I'm ready to eat some tarmac!
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    Love the new color

    Sold my 2014--coffin gray-- back to THE BOYS and ordered a 15 last week in Marino Blue! Will be worth the
    wait! Djm

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    The bright / gloss blue looks great! I do wish the nacelle had a little more pizzazz though... Congrats to you!!!

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