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    NO changes for 2019 LC R1200 models?

    Mika posted an interesting link in today's BR&TMR thread: BMW Motorrad model revision measures for model year 2019.

    I see no mention of any changes for the LC R1200 models, not even different paint colors. Typically production of a new model year begins in August.

    Perhaps BMW will soon be introducing the new R1250 models with the VVT engine, so there is no point in changing the R1200 for only a few months of production?
    Larry
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    The title says "Model revision measures..." not new model. So, it may be too early to place any bets.

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    I wouldn't put any money on a VVT model before the 2020 model year.
    IMHO there is still a lot more testing to do for reliability reasons, unless of course the customers are going to be test mules (again)...YMMV
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    I'll believe it when I see it as regards an R1250. The RT is the world's Police bike and the Police are BMW's most important customer for this model and it's difficult to see them clamoring for more power and complexity. Could be wrong, obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    I'll believe it when I see it as regards an R1250. The RT is the world's Police bike and the Police are BMW's most important customer for this model and it's difficult to see them clamoring for more power and complexity. Could be wrong, obviously.
    I would guess VVT is more likely for improved fuel economy and emissions rather than power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powwow View Post
    I would guess VVT is more likely for improved fuel economy and emissions rather than power.
    The Author below is guessing a bump to 144HP

    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...50rt-vvt-spied

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    I saw this short video from bmw regarding the 2019 colors.



    New colors and new paint schemes for returning models but what's most intriguing is the lack of information regarding the wetheads.
    No GS, RT and RS.

    My money is on new models with the VVT coming sooner than later.
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    F models

    Not a word about the F models either! GT and R.

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    Considering reports that sales have been generally down, no "changes" planned for the R1200xx and F800xx models makes sense because they are being phased out, and BMW wants to sell off more of the existing stock before officially announcing the R1250 and more F850 versions.

    Usually see more "spy" shots before the formal announcement, so I'm thinking the newer bikes will come later, more like 2019 1/2 models. I think 2020 is too long to wait without at least a current model paint change for 2019. Though it is hard to imagine coming out with so many new variations in a single year.
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    Lots of changes came out in 2007!

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    Doesn't BMW often announce some new models at the big European trade shows in October and November (Intermot and EICMA)? And sometimes those new models are already being built and/or are on the water to North America?
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