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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 2005, 1:42 am Thread Starter
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Red face Pics of Bagless GT at Long Beach Show

Damn! The Flash didn't work! Oh well, first pics from Long Beach. I'm sure there will be some better quality photos available from others tomorrow.

Only one GT there. White is not a color a motorcycle should be. However, this color actually looks much better in person than via photos (at least indoors). I'd like to see it in sunlight. No price listed. A few more photos coming in another posting.
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post #2 of 72 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 2005, 2:06 am
 
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Yuk! What a design failure.
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A few more pics from Long Beach

Glove box on right side of fairing opens with a push of the keyed button (when unlocked). There is no box on left side of fairing. Per BMW rep, there are "electronics" beneath/behind the left side panel and no room for radio. The left panel is one piece. In previous post, it can be seen that the handle bars can be manually (with tool) raised or lowered about 1.5-2 inches in height. The tail rack is substantial and reportedly easy to mount BMW top case.
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post #4 of 72 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 2005, 5:44 am
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Fugly!

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Yuk! What a design failure.
Raffy, thats probably the most accurate and concise assessment of the new GT design that I've seen so far.

I've been holding off final judgement for a while, ever since the new generation GT pics started coming out. But, these pics with no bags seal the deal. That thing is simply horrific. I will never buy the new GT. As bad as the panel van effect up front is, the section where the bags mount is just ridiculously ugly... fugly even!! Calling it a "design failure" is being generous.

On a positive note, the value of the last generation GTs has obviously just gone back up. Since the new GT will flop in sales, demand for the beautiful last generation is going to be much better. Either way, I'll hang on to my 04 for a long while, it's a work of art compared the new beastie.

It really took some serious effort to destroy the styling of the lovely new K1200S. Someone on the BMW Motorrad design team needs to be fired, and soon!

Anyway, to remove all possibility of a new bike for a while, today I just got rid of my old 88 M5 and got a new (to me) 2003.5 M3. 333HP is a good thing! And with that, I'm off to spend the afternoon with the M3 and the Autobahn!

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Not only are the big bag hangers ugly, but they managed to make the rear mud flap even larger. They should have put the fugly S bike rolling stones red tongue tail light on it too.

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I agree with Raffy. Just look at the side shot of that fairing. What were they thinking? My old K100RT looked better. I can only assume this was a "rush job".
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Hi All,

They must be thinking that no one will EVER ride the thing with out the bags. It is after all touring bike. I'll be hanging on to my RS for a couple more years before buying an K1200s (hopefully electronic cruise will be availible then)

And does anyone besides me think the tach and speedo came from like a late fifties ford or chevy ???

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"0" for design

I agree with every one of you. This bike is ugly.
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R1200ST - in year 2007 ?

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I agree with every one of you. This bike is ugly.
When I get tired of my 04' K12GT in a couple of years I will probably go for a R1200ST. In that time they have hopefully re-designed the ugly front.

Because that's a nice bike with the perfect combination of sport and touring. It's faster than our "old" K12GT's !! (because of the lower weight)

But maybe in 2007 new K-models will have arrived. But as it is now I will not change my K12GT with any of the current new K-models.

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post #10 of 72 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 2005, 8:56 am
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Thanks, the pics showed what we wanted. I was wondering about the adjustments on the bars.
I still think the side panals are ugly but just from the rondel down.
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