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    BMW MOA co-founder bmwdean's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvryDayRide View Post
    I had to buy a white one 4 weeks ago because they did not make a red one for the US.......
    I like the white one, which is why I am buying one.

    The U.K. iconic red one is breath taking. But I would be shocked and surprised if BMW offered it here for 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    ... These show some possibilities, but I do not see any option to purchase a kit.
    Yes, those are the ones I was referring to.
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    [My new RT

    Traded in my 2014 and drove off with this beauty. Seems to me the shifting is much smoother on the 2017, Im not sure if this was a design improvement or just luck of the draw.

    (original post had blue tooth questions, got it sorted after many trial and error attempts so I edited the post to remove that content)



    cheers
    Ron[/QUOTE]

    Congrats. I got the (black &) white as well last month. Great choice & happy trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    2016 "iconic" red RT only available in the U.K.

    Here's what Japan had in 2016 for the 100 year celebration.
    I like the 2017 plain white or the Iconic UK paint better.

    Last edited by Lee; 06-20-2017 at 11:03 PM.
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    [QUOTE=Lee;1093759]
    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    ... Here what Japan had in 2016 for the 100 year celebration.
    I like the 2017 plain white or the Iconic UK paint better...
    I agree the "stock" white is nice looking. It also, for me, looks nicer in real life than the pictures can convey.

    Lee, I'm not keen on the Japanese rendition either, but, I do like the Hungarian take that I posted earlier.(https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...=1#post1093639).
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    Jeff Dean − BMW MOA Co-founder (1972)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    Congrats, Jeff!

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    Nice Jeff!! Congrats!
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    Jeff,

    You should get together with Allen Speer for a photo op.
    He rode his white RT to the last SEAT breakfast.
    Did you do a trade in?

    Deryle and Wanda Mehrten
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanColes View Post
    It is my understanding that there were subtle improvements made to the tranny for 2017, but can't recall exactly all that was entailed.

    Yes and it really stands out.

    Here's a graphics package that a BMW in Gyor, Hungary is offering:

    Attachment 62247
    *******
    now that's some nice graphics, plain white looks like a police bike.

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