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    Quote Originally Posted by senseamidmadness View Post

    Unrelated, but that Transcontinental model shown in the pictures earlier in the thread is...honestly beautiful. I'm genuinely surprised at how good it looks in that purple paint option. I'd never want to own one, since I'm too small to be comfortable with huge heavy touring machines, but it is very pretty.
    The galaxy paint job is gorgeous. The stock photo earlier in the thread is not the true color. That photo makes it look lavender. Its much better than that. its a true blue to dark purple transition. There is a point that it turns a bit green/teal. My demo ride was on a R18B in that paint job. I wanted it but finding one is difficult. The one TC that was in Washington was already slated for a dealer swap to a dealer in California prior to it even arriving in Washington. The transition from blue to purple is really cool, especially in the sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sntkirkham View Post
    The galaxy paint job is gorgeous. The stock photo earlier in the thread is not the true color. That photo makes it look lavender. Its much better than that. its a true blue to dark purple transition. There is a point that it turns a bit green/teal. My demo ride was on a R18B in that paint job. I wanted it but finding one is difficult. The one TC that was in Washington was already slated for a dealer swap to a dealer in California prior to it even arriving in Washington. The transition from blue to purple is really cool, especially in the sunlight.
    I like the galaxy dust best too. Not a fan of black and I hate mattes and neutrals. I prefer real color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponch1 View Post
    I like the galaxy dust best too. Not a fan of black and I hate mattes and neutrals. I prefer real color.
    My first car was black and I did tell myself I would avoid owning another black car, or white too. Now both BMW bikes ive owned were white and now black. To make it better I chose the pinstripe first edition TC.93CA1D12-0319-4EB0-8A8C-CBCBABBA81FD.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sntkirkham View Post
    My first car was black and I did tell myself I would avoid owning another black car, or white too. Now both BMW bikes ive owned were white and now black. To make it better I chose the pinstripe first edition TC.[ATTACH=CONFIG][/ATTACH]
    I found black blends into the night and not a good choice for night riding. I hate neutrals though. That Manhattan metallic whatever it is sucks. 50 shades of silver or gray too. My RT is silver, but I'll never do that again. I've sworn never to buy another car or bike that isn't just what I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponch1 View Post
    I found black blends into the night and not a good choice for night riding. I hate neutrals though. That Manhattan metallic whatever it is sucks. 50 shades of silver or gray too. My RT is silver, but I'll never do that again. I've sworn never to buy another car or bike that isn't just what I want.
    I totally get it. I ride my bike daily through almost all weather. Standing snow is the exception. I have opted, instead of a brighter color bike, to wear HiViz jackets instead. My standard jacket is the First Gear Killenmenjaro (sp?) in Hi Viz. My summer jacket is a Klim mesh with hi viz. I also wear Hi viz gloves unless its really cold or raining.

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    Transcontinental fan?

    It's a nice looking bike. Honestly, if the back seat is comparable in comfort to a Goldwing or an Indian Touring bike, I would look at it. I like my RT. My wife does not. If she would ride it with me in comfort, that's the deal. Simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryab9rj View Post
    It's a nice looking bike. Honestly, if the back seat is comparable in comfort to a Goldwing or an Indian Touring bike, I would look at it. I like my RT. My wife does not. If she would ride it with me in comfort, that's the deal. Simple.

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    My 18 year old daughter went with me to pick up the bike. She told me she was falling asleep on the back of the bike. That to me is a sign of comfort. I have not tried any two up distance further than 45 min so far.

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    Comfy

    Quote Originally Posted by sntkirkham View Post
    My 18 year old daughter went with me to pick up the bike. She told me she was falling asleep on the back of the bike. That to me is a sign of comfort. I have not tried any two up distance further than 45 min so far.
    Good deal. I might have to try and find one then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryab9rj View Post
    Good deal. I might have to try and find one then.

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    I would give it a demo at least.

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