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    100 Years of BMW limited Edition Bike

    Should these bikes be ridden or museum pieces? I love my GSA but love the 100 year version.

    http://www.autoevolution.com/news/10...s-104708.html#

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    Holy crap. Look at the paint on that RT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by galvin View Post
    Holy crap. Look at the paint on that RT!
    Looks like the red smoke of the early RTs
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    I don't see these being a collector. It's not 100 years for the bikes, it's 100 years for the company.

    I don't think people who bought a Last Edition airhead will be interested in another so called collector bike.
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    Interesting. This is celebrating 100 years of the BMW AG. I wonder if there will be a different 100th edition for the bikes (which I would assume would be 2023, when I was thinking of replacing my 90th edition RT :P).

    I don't really like the style of the newer bikes (other than the RS). I saw a wethead RT in the flesh the other day and it just didn't do it for me. I think I'll pass on this edition.
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    I'm curious if the 100 year anniversary bike in 2023 will be a classic bike release. Or a modern bike release. Or something completely off the charts, like an electric sport bike.
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    Seems like this is another bit of clever marketing strategy. Harley-Davidson has been making special "limited edition" models for years, and there must be strong sales of them or H-D wouldn't keep making them.

    A special "limited edition" model adds another level of exclusivity to the product. I would expect demand for these to be strong.

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    Wouldn't it be cool if in 2023 this was the 100 year aniversary production line bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post

    I don't think people who bought a Last Edition airhead will be interested in another so called collector bike.

    I was one of the Kool-Aid drinkers that bought what I refer to as the "First, Last Edition". After collecting their premium for these bikes BMW gets a ton of buyers in the US that don't want to see an end to the flat twin in the States. So ignoring their own advertising, two years later BMW re-introduces the R100 flat twins in the US market. The "Really this time Last Edition" R100's and ignored the complaints of the suckers that bought the "First, Last Edition". I wrote letters to BMW and the FTC and got a really keen BMW Helmet that looked like a Golf Ball as my settlement. Of course BMW said the reintroduced bikes were completely different bikes, because they had mono shock rears. Everything else was the same.

    No, I will not be buying any more collector edition bikes from BMW.

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    From what I've been told, these might be for UK market only...
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    WOW! That RT is BEAUTIFUL!
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    Black spray on RT is focused on individual part edges rather than overall lines of bike. No thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crustybeemer View Post
    WOW! That RT is BEAUTIFUL!
    Had to go back and look again based on your comment. Very pretty paint scheme. That crimson red and black goe well together.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDabbs View Post
    Black spray on RT is focused on individual part edges rather than overall lines of bike. No thanks!
    Come on Joe... You don't like it, not even a little? Virginia beach getting you down and cranky?
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    2016 Red/Black RT meets 1979 Red/Black RT...37 years of "change". Plus my 1990 R100 to R100RS conversion and paint in 1992.
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    Nope, not cranky, but an art major (besides a designer). I don't like the way the tank gets divided by painting the edge of the panel where the riders knees go. That area is not painted on regular models. It messes with the flow of the beautiful bodywork fore and aft. But, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
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