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    What year is this R1200RT?

    I need to know what year is this R1200RT? It can't be any later than 2017. This should be easy for you guys . . .

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    Looks a lot like my 07, donít think it can be newer than 09. Handlebars got me stumped though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Looks a lot like my 07, donít think it can be newer than 09. Handlebars got me stumped though.
    Yes. I think I agree. After searching for images of R1200RTs, it looks like the 2010 spark plug wires run differently (camhead?).

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    OK, looks like it's a 2005-2009. That's probably good enough for me. Thanks. If someone can spot something that narrows it down further, please update this thread.
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    If you can get the VIN you can find out here
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do...ies=K56&arch=0

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    That is a "Hexhead" (2005-2009) not a Camhead" (2010-2013). There some differences between the two generations but they are all solid bikes. 2005-2006 had "servo brakes" that could cause some complications (emphasize "could") so I would recommend any one that is 2007-2013. That one picture that says 2009-2013 is incorrect. Though they were available to purchase in late 2009 I don't think 2009 is a Camhead model year. That one is a 2010-2013 model year. Finally, the last picture should read 2014-2018. There were no external changes that I'm aware of (there were some minor internal changes in MY 2017-2018).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    If you can get the VIN you can find out here
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do...ies=K56&arch=0
    Sorry, can't get the VIN. This is not a potential sale bike. Mike, you got it down to 2005-2009 -- that's good enough for me. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    That is a "Hexhead" (2005-2009) not a Camhead" (2010-2013). There some differences between the two generations but they are all solid bikes. 2005-2006 had "servo brakes" that could cause some complications (emphasize "could") so I would recommend any one that is 2007-2013. That one picture that says 2009-2013 is incorrect. Though they were available to purchase in late 2009 I don't think 2009 is a Camhead model year. That one is a 2010-2013 model year. Finally, the last picture should read 2014-2018. There were no external changes that I'm aware of (there were some minor internal changes in MY 2017-2018).
    Thanks for the additional info.
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    That looks like the dark graphite color which I think was only available in 2009.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    That looks like the dark graphite color which I think was only available in 2009.
    Thanks.
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