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    Quote Originally Posted by rwl1955 View Post
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    Haven't seen it yet but sounds interesting.
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    Congratulations on the beautiful bike! The color looks great, and I really like the amber lights. Is it the lighting condition, or does the driver seat look a shade darker than the passenger seat? Did you get an aftermarket driver seat? If so, what brand?

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    A red version of my San Marino blue bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwl1955 View Post
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    A red version of my San Marino blue bike.
    Actually this new 2018 color is more orange than red. And IMHO the San Marino blue bike is much prettier.

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    Was at my dealer yesterday and heard that for 2018 there will be 5 color choices. One is a Blue that is a $1700 option!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsinnc View Post
    Was at my dealer yesterday and heard that for 2018 there will be 5 color choices. One is a Blue that is a $1700 option!
    I have not heard that. Can you get a photo from your dealer and post it here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    I have not heard that. Can you get a photo from your dealer and post it here?
    I will check but not sure he had a photo. He did say for 2018 there are 5 color options for the RT. And I think the Blue may come with other "features".
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    I found this video of a claimed 2018 blue RT:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhyhswoKI4o

    And this photo:



    Looks pretty familiar. I have a 2015 blue baby in my shop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    I found this video of a claimed 2018 blue RT:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhyhswoKI4o

    And this photo:



    Looks pretty familiar. I have a 2015 blue baby in my shop!

    Hmmm .... that looks like the San Marino Blue to me.
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    My dealer just sent me the attached photo, which he called "Planet blue." If that is blue, it is a very dark blue. He has ordered one and it should arrive in 2-3 months.

    I tried lightening the photo in Photoshop to see if I could detect blue; it still looked black. I was not able to, but it does look like the kind of photo BMW AG would release. I guess we will have to wait for future photos. In any case even if it IS dark blue it will not lure me away from my 2015 San Marino blue RT.

    It does remind me of the "midnight blue" RT of 2013 -- bottom photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    My dealer just sent me the attached photo, which he called "Planet blue." If that is blue, it is a very dark blue. He has ordered one and it should arrive in 2-3 months.

    I tried lightening the photo in Photoshop to see if I could recognize blue; it still looked black. I was not able to, but it does look like the kind of photo BMW AG would release. I guess we will have to wait for future photos.
    That looks more like what my dealer described. Not as dark as the cobalt color but not as bright as San Marino. He said it is supposed to have a lot or metallic hence the added cost. Not sure I would pay $1700 though.

    He also said BMW is once again messing with the "packages" and making it a bit more complicated to order individual items w/o getting the whole package. And with 5 colors it will add to the variety of the optioned bikes we will see. Each dealer orders bikes with their own build specifications.
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    These new colours are part of what BMW calls it's "Spezial" program, or customization from the factory. It really started with the introduction of the RNineT, and at BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch a few weeks back, they did a presentation on this program. If you watch this video until near the end, you'll see custom colours for the K1600, and the RT, which would appear to include hand-pinstriping. You'll hear the presenter mention how it takes someone 40 minutes to paint the pin stripes on the body panels covering the tank. You'll also see that custom "Blue Planet" colour (as he referred to it) on an RT.

    See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2pYHyzq1HM&t=320s
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    Thanks, Mark. I looked at the video and it allow only a split second for the planet blue R1200RT. I grabbed the best still I could. It is not much, but here it is. In spite of the fact that the RT is always one of BMW's top sellers, it seems to be an also-ran among BMW's promotions.

    If you want to know if you are looking at a planet blue RT, look for the tan saddle and white pinstripes.
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    Here is a better photo

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