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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 2009, 12:24 pm Thread Starter
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K1300GT, which color to choose?

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I'm about to order a new K1300GT and are having difficulty choosing what color to order. I really liked my dark graphite 2006, unfortunately that color is not available. So far I've leaned towards the Magnesium Beige, but after seeing this picture I'm starting to like the blue color. If I choose Magnesium Beige I'll probably paint the top box (like I did with my 2008 Aventurine Silver), but I think maybe with Royal Blue that is not necessary,

Unfortunately there are very few dealers in Norway and none of them have the K1300GT with Royal Blue color so I'm asking anyone that owns a GT with the Royal Blue color, if the color is as dark as in the picture I linked to above? Does the bike look nice without painting the large top box?

I have searched for more pictures but haven't really found anyone except the BMW ones, in which I don't think the Royal Blue looks very nice. Pictures will be greatly appreciated.

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I'll probably paint the top box (like I did with my 2008 Aventurine Silver), but I think maybe with Royal Blue that is not necessary,
You're going to have to paint the top box (if you don't want it to look like crap) no matter what color bike you get.
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The blue is a really nice color and is as deep as the picture shows. I got the red one but blue was second on my list. The top box is not paint matched and the flat silver of the stock lid doesn't look that great. But my dealer told me they they are possibly offering the 49L top box with a black lid in 2010, which I think would blend much better with any of the bike colors.

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You're going to have to paint the top box (if you don't want it to look like crap) no matter what color bike you get.
You may be right, although I think the top box looked very good with the dark graphite color and since the Royal Blue looks very dark I was thinking maybe it also would look good with that color.
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The blue is a really nice color and is as deep as the picture shows. I got the red one but blue was second on my list. The top box is not paint matched and the flat silver of the stock lid doesn't look that great. But my dealer told me they they are possibly offering the 49L top box with a black lid in 2010, which I think would blend much better with any of the bike colors.
Good to know it is as deep as the picture shows. The BMW pictures shows the color much lighter than I guess it is. I have so far dismissed it based on the BMW pictures. Not so sure anymore...
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There is nothing wrong with the red one.

The really cool part since it is metallic is that it varies in color as the sun hits it - it can go from fire engine red to dark copper within the span of the tank.


The blue one is nice also I saw one at the dealer - that one transistions more to the dark end of the spectrum towards black

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There is nothing wrong with the red one.

The really cool part since it is metallic is that it varies in color as the sun hits it - it can go from fire engine red to dark copper within the span of the tank.


The blue one is nice also I saw one at the dealer - that one transistions more to the dark end of the spectrum towards black
The red was displayed on a show earlier this and I didn't care too much for it then. Awfully nice picture though... Not making it any easier...
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The really cool part since it is metallic is that it varies in color as the sun hits it - it can go from fire engine red to dark copper within the span of the tank.
The Deep Blue Metallic bikes have the same effect. Light angles makes a big difference and if they are varied sometimes you wonder if the whole bike is really painted the same color!
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The Deep Blue Metallic bikes have the same effect. Light angles makes a big difference and if they are varied sometimes you wonder if the whole bike is really painted the same color!
That is also true with Aventurine Silver I currently have. Sometimes blueish, other times greenish.
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The blue is very nice. If you see it in anything but direct sun, you could very easily look at it carefully and think it's black. I have Red Apple Metallic & love both colors. Both come into their own in the sun.

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