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I wouldn't swap my R for an RS, but one thing that deterred me from considering the RS is the bulk of the fairing lowers. Without wanting to be disparaging, (in white in particular) they look like the open mouth of a whale. This is more obvious when BMW insists on putting the bike in its Sports category, alongside the slender S1000RR.

While looking at assembly line pictures of the RS, I couldn't help thinking the RS without its fairing lowers looked much more sleek than the fully assembled machine. An enterprising accessory maker (Wunderlich, Touratech, Givi ...) could make a killing I reckon marketing suitable 'bikini lowers' for the fairing - as a summer option for RS owners if not all year round. Include some mounts for the stalk indicators, add R radiator shrouds just for tidiness, and you'd end up with a much sleeker looking machine.
 

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While looking at assembly line pictures of the RS, I couldn't help thinking the RS without its fairing lowers looked much more sleek than the fully assembled machine. An enterprising accessory maker (Wunderlich, Touratech, Givi ...) could make a killing I reckon marketing suitable 'bikini lowers' for the fairing - as a summer option for RS owners if not all year round. Include some mounts for the stalk indicators, add R radiator shrouds just for tidiness, and you'd end up with a much sleeker looking machine.
Could someone much more skilful than I kindly create a pic of what Panzermann describes and post it here, ideally with a side-by-side pic of the 'standard' RS. I shall pop in to IKEA and ALDI tomorrow to see what they may have that could be adaptable... maybe a table-lamp or a set of saucepans. I saw an RS in a servo a few days ago - in a sort-of light grey (gray) colour - and thought it looked pretty nice.
 

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Nice how it balances on that jig gizmo I guess it attaches to the engine somehow? You are right panzerman it does look good without the lowers, they are a bit 'not quite right' I always thought
 

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Nice how it balances on that jig gizmo I guess it attaches to the engine somehow? ...
You'll find threaded lugs on the bottom of the engine to which the jig attaches. My F800 had the same.
 
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NO.no.no.no. you guys have been looking at your bikes for far to long.

The RS looks great with the front fairings.

I'll speak for the RS owners here.....don't you think your r1200r looks better now with the RS fairing rotated and fitted? :wink2:

The bitzas.jpg
 

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Good one Erin, although the R certainly doesn't need pantaloons. :grin2:

I was thinking something like this:
 

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Good one Erin, although the R certainly doesn't need pantaloons. :grin2:

I was thinking something like this:
Although it's still a little reminiscent of a marine creature - I think I'll just leave it there.
 

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Better than HD, but still a little agricultural for my taste. Like the styling, though. :smile2:
 

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Good one Erin, although the R certainly doesn't need pantaloons. :grin2:I was thinking something like this:
I'd buy that in a heartbeat, Panzermann - providing it was priced affordably. Long ago and far away I had a Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 SE (triple) which had a similar-looking front half-fairing (my term), which worked very well, both visually and functionally. See pic - not my bike, tho' I do like the red red paintwork!:001_smile: And many inmates here - myself included - have fitted (on pre-LC models) a Trophy fairing which goes half-way to achieving a similar visual outcome...

https://bikesales.li.csnstatic.com/bikesales/general/content/gc5285435991033372331.jpg?height=700&width=1050&aspect=FitWithinNoPad
 
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Harken back to that Avinton Picture.......Is that a Turbo Charger AND a Supercharger.....?
Industrial - I don't think so. More like "beam me up Scotty".

Which does beg the question - has anyone fitted a turbo or Super charger to a LC Boxer yet????
 

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Not wishing to flog a dead horse, but in seeking to tidy up some files on my computer this evening I chanced upon an image addressing this same issue, doctored up almost exactly two years ago (15 April 2015). This composite has the gold forks.
 

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The angle on that mock-up isn't quite right, PZ - as wasserboxer will doubtless point out in a heartbeat - or maybe the half-fairing is a bit oversized, but otherwise I reckon this could fly!
 
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The angle is right, LoS, as it is two bikes at the same angle superimposed, then relevant parts blocked out in order to generate the result. While it would look OK in profile, perhaps it looks too top-heavy without the fairing lowers when viewed from forward angles.
 
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