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The 2013 model Roadster
will be available in Montego Blue metallic or
Magnesium Beige metallic.

BMW Announces Returning 2013 Models – All with ABS Standard | Motorcycle.com News

BMW Motorrad 2013 Model Updates | BMW Motorcycle Magazine

Red apple metallic and Smoke grey matte metallic are no longer available.
I do not see a Classic version included.:confused:

So, those among us fortunate enough to have obtained one of the Matte metallic Roadsters, they just became even more unique.
As you know, BMW CEO said matte grey is the fastest !:)
 

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Why does BMW go out of its way to look dull? Red/Black and Yellow/Black would be awesome. Beige? what are they thinking? Did they borrow Toyota's 1980's paint scheme? And the greys so nicely blend in with the asphalt, they might as well put a sign on it saying "INVISIBLE-YOU'LL NEVER KNOW YOU HIT ME"
 

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Why does BMW go out of its way to look dull? Red/Black and Yellow/Black would be awesome. Beige? what are they thinking? Did they borrow Toyota's 1980's paint scheme? And the greys so nicely blend in with the asphalt, they might as well put a sign on it saying "INVISIBLE-YOU'LL NEVER KNOW YOU HIT ME"

Although I agree with "INVISIBLE-YOU'LL NEVER KNOW YOU HIT ME", I'm salivating for that Magnesium beige metallic, which is really different from plain beige.
And some bikes look good in plain beige too.


I still like the matte one, and as Clem mentioned, I'm glad not many people will have that color, I have not seen any other one around my area.
I'm really curious on the new water cooled engine, I think I'll keep my bike for many many many miles but I'm afraid the upgrade won't let me sleep until I get it.

I will like to see some kind of special edition painting like this (saw this today at my stelership)
 

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Hoshiko. I stand corrected; that beige is beautiful. . .but I'm skeptical that we'll get more than a beige tank. . . :) I would love a bright yellow/black or yellow/chrome model. They had the 800 like that and I thought it looked gorgeous. . .I just didn't like the bike itself :) BMW really needs to get someone new in their paint department.
 

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Hoshiko. I stand corrected; that beige is beautiful. . .but I'm skeptical that we'll get more than a beige tank. . . :) I would love a bright yellow/black or yellow/chrome model. They had the 800 like that and I thought it looked gorgeous. . .I just didn't like the bike itself :) BMW really needs to get someone new in their paint department.
You're not talking about the Champgne on the F800ST? That is a grandma colour. ;)
 

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Fleuger. . I was talking about the Red or Yellow on the 800's. Those looked great. I think BMW would be a more popular bike if they didn't paint them with 1950's color-me-boring paint schemes. Plus, I think for safety's sake, bikes should be brightly colored.
 

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Fleuger. . I was talking about the Red or Yellow on the 800's. Those looked great. I think BMW would be a more popular bike if they didn't paint them with 1950's color-me-boring paint schemes. Plus, I think for safety's sake, bikes should be brightly colored.

I really like the yellow one, with all the rest (frame, engine, wheels) black.
 

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And here, one of the best looking bikes ever, under tail exhaust, showing that nice single side swingarm, in that cool yellow or the "candy cane" which looks pretty nice and original too.
 

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See, that's what I'm talking about. . .gorgeous bikes in yellow, red! So what happened? Did BMW get taken over by color blind people? :)
 

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Hmm. . . I wonder whether there is anyone local to Chicago who could paint my Classic's black parts of the tank and front fender BMW yellow and leave the white part. . . . :)
 

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Personally, its a cool colour now but I think I'd get tired of it in a few months. I like my matt grey bike and added fog lamps on front and SKENE LED's on the rear to be more visible.
 

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Nah. . :) I have a Audi TT that color and it never fails to make me happy looking at it. . :).. .I just have to find someone in Chicago that will make me a BMW-yellow Classic, leaving the white stripe in the middle :)
 

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ravinxd a new jr member from Iowa USA ordered one in Magnesium beige metallic
He should have it by now. Why don't you PM him?

That color is drop-dead beautiful IMO. Pull the trigger!!!
 

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Thanks Clem. Trying to add my own style... I'm sure that are people either like it or think it's red lipstick on a chubby Frau. :001_icon16: But, IMO it snazzy.. :10:
 

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I agree yellow is a nice colour, my old F800...

 

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PaD - check out the photos I posted in the photo gallery. The color is even more gorgeous in person IMO.
Thanks for sharing.
I'm an old man (61 :001_cool:) who used to ride a R75/6 in the 70's so you can all understand I'm drooling over the R12R.
 
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