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If You Could Pick Another Color

If you could choose to have your LT in whatever other color you could, what would it be? What color is it now and what would you change it to.
At CCR this year I saw a light green LT that was a knock out. I think I'd change to that. Currently have Basalt Grey -- which I also like. Black is also cool. What are your choices?

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When I bought my 2007 the choices were black, metallic blue and metallic gray. I chose the gray. if I could have had any color my choices would have been:
1. Bright yellow (many years ago I was laying on the ground while the driver who had just totaled my motorcycle stood over me and said he didn't see me)
2. White
3. Metallic gold
4. Metallic silver

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I like the Mauve color offered up to 03. My two previous bikes were repainted in purple. The colors offered are very restrained, imo. I really like the graphics of the sport bikes - the more the better. But I don;t see a tourer being that garish. I do like the yellow, orange, and blue that the wings are offered in. White isn't even bad.

As for the visibility of yellow, I have a Nissan Crew Cab in yellow and folks just seem to see it and realize " Hey I can make it!" and pull in front of you anyway. Not sure if it really helps or not.

Given a choice, charcoal (my bike) would have been second to last, with black being last. And I haven't decided what color might look better.

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Mine is an '07 in Biarritz Blue Metallic. I like it a lot, but if I had a choice of colors, it would be White.

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Mine's Champagne, the first choice in color for the original flagship.

Wouldnt change it fer nuthin !

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Let me first say that I probably don't have a dog in this hunt since I am not a BMW owner (yet!). I am looking very closely at the LT and RT, though.

I have to admit that the Champagne, Biarritz Blue, Mauve, Black, and Grey all look great on the LT. But if BMW were to provide other color choices, I would like to see these offered:

1. candy crimson
2. light green pearl
3. white pearl

What are everyone's opinion on a two-tone and what color combinations would be attractive?
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Let's see.....two tone.......why it would have to be Blue and White!!
Go Cats!
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Proper yellow.... Hyundia Chrome Yellow 1A, aka Vivid Yellow
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I have a Basalt Gray. If I had my choice, it would be the Green, Canyon Red, and Black, in that order.
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I have an 06 blue, but have considered a pattern similar to D.Kinseys, with the base color a Pearl White with a blue tint and the original color showing through in some pattern.

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Is there another color other than Black?
But I would Love to have member D. Kinsey paint my bike...nice job on the yellow!!

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I have the light green one. I got it used and it was not my first choice in colors but it was the bike I wanted at the price I could afford.
Well, after just under 2 years on it, the green is now my first choice. I guess it's just different. I do get lots of compliments about the color fro, people at the grocery store.
Most bikes are black and there is nothing prettier than a black bike that is clean. I do not keep my bikes clean and live in a dusty part of the planet.

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I have grey, but was passed by a silver LT yesterday, and I think that is my next colour.

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I was going to get the '05 Blue but after seeing the LT brochure with the couple on the Light Yellow Metallic.... er Gold we realized our red coats and the gold were the USMC colors. So, Light Yellow Metallic is the best color. But....if I had to go to another color it would be bright red metallic.

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David,

What's the cannister you have mounted to the right lower rear
quadrant of your bike? I meant to ask you the other day at the
RTE, but forgot. Paint sprayer? Depth Charge? Nail dropper?

BTW, David's the man for getting your bike's color changed to
what you REALLY want!!

As far as colors go, my wife likes the Barritz Blue, but I haven't
decided what I want yet.

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If you could choose to have your LT in whatever other color you could, what would it be? What color is it now and what would you change it to.
At CCR this year I saw a light green LT that was a knock out. I think I'd change to that. Currently have Basalt Grey -- which I also like. Black is also cool. What are your choices?
Of the colors available at the time my choice was Pacific Blue, so that's what I had the dealer find. However, I probably would have opted for white had it been available.

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I'd take one the same color as under the paint so I wouldn't have to fix all the scratches that it got this summer.

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I think my favorite LT color is the maroon red or Canyon Red (I think that is its official name) . I wonder what Parsimmon Red would look like also? Next I like Pacific Blue (brite medium blue). A nice pearlescent brite White may be nice also....

A nice dark Navy blue is a great color as well.

Oh yea....mine is Champagne, not bad , sometimes looks smoky silver grey or something.....

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Green

Not too excited about the color in the beginning, ( I bought it at night and did not get a real good look) but have gotten used to it and get lots of compliments! Haven't seen too many so the color is unique around here.

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My '06 is dark gray too - alternatives are White, Illusion blue, Candy Apple Red - in that order.....
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My boy is black and I love it ......except the cleaning after every ride.........
Given a choice, I'd prolly go with pearl white like the '83/'84 RT/RS.

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Got the 05 Ocean Blue which is fine, blue being my favorite color anyway,,,BUT if I could get one the ' Inferno Red ' that came on the Dodge Caravan 5 or 6 years ago,, Awesome!!!!

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Clean Canyon Red

My bike is dirty Canyon Red.
I wish it were clean, shiney, polished, Canyon Red.
But not enough to wash and polish it.

It's for riding, not for lookin at.

(From a distance, dirty is just as pretty as clean. And, road grime has an esthetic value all of its own )
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Mine is a metal flake dust (champaign), perfect for dusty Tucson, and perfect for living on a dirt road.

I live on an unmaintained county road. If my neighbors and I get together and have a two lane road built and paved to county standards, the county will then maintain the road. Who said living out west is different from New England?

Wudda liked to have had silver metal flake though.

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My boy is black and I love it ......except the cleaning after every ride.........
Given a choice, I'd prolly go with pearl white like the '83/'84 RT/RS.
+1 on Pearl White...Black was sharp but love the white!

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I bought my '05 at the end of the model year. The dealer had a Dark Graphite Metallic (dark gray) and Light Yellow Metallic (light gold/champagne) on the showroom floor, so those were my choices. The graphite is OK.

If I had a choice from any of the LT colors I've seen, I'd go with (1) Toscana Green, (2) Canyon Red, and (3) the lighter gray (Storm Gray?) that came out in '06, I think.

I love the green.

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My '99 is Champagne, seemed better than the gray or burgundy that was available at the time.

REALLY like the bright blue (like Joe had before he entered the GT world), had the color been available then, would have been an easy choice.

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My SO's fav. color is blue

But if I had a choice it would be the same RED that I have on the 1983 R80RT. The BLUE of the same year would be second choice

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I love my 05' Dark Graphite Grey. I like the way you can seen the green metal flake in it when the sun hits it. I just wish I could get some touch up paint for it!!! I think I may get the wheels power coated to match with a pin stripe around the edge to match the trim color.

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I'm riding my favorite......black. I always liked the canyon red too, and the thought of white interests me. A true dark metal flake gold would look great. dwillie.
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Of the BMW colors offered I like the newer silver best.

What I secretly want though is BRIGHT orange, like the Pearl Orange color Honda offered on the 'wings only in 2002.

Loud paint saves lives!

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Greetings all.

I'm with K1200LTrider. I'll stick with my '99 "Champagne". It's growing on me more and more.

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I am thinking somewhere between the shades of black, black or black.

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Coming up on my first 2000 miles on my "new" 2000 LT. And I really like the current color of Canyon Red. I just love this bike.
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I am thinking somewhere between the shades of black, black or black.
Black is also a good color.

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Black is also a good color.
Being a pedant, I was under the impression that black is NOT defined as a colour. Something to do with it being equal measures of RGB? Or am I just having (another) senior moment?

I'll shut up now. :-)




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How about 4 coats of Candy Apple Red with gold metal flakes covered with 3 coats of hand rubber mother-of-pearl lacquer, 24 crt gold to replace the chrome along with gold plated rims, smoke gray light covers all around and smoke tinted windshield. An park it out front of my double wide.. lol

Then there is always HOT PINK with White trim.. I'm pretty happy with the factory dk gray.

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Being a pedant, I was under the impression that black is NOT defined as a colour. Something to do with it being equal measures of RGB? Or am I just having (another) senior moment?

I'll shut up now. :-)




2000 LT in champagne, but bright yellow is under consideration.
You are right, "black" is "technically" not a color. Black is the absence of color.
Therefore I will correct my prior post and please forgive me.

I am thinking I would prefer the color grey, and then painted with the absence of color resulting in the appearance of black, black or black.
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I thought white was the absence of color and black was the combination of all colors. I did sleep at a Holiday Inn

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I thought white was the absence of color and black was the combination of all colors. I did sleep at a Holiday Inn
Oh. Can't argue with that! BTW, what color is "Clear Coat" ?

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I thought white was the absence of color and black was the combination of all colors. I did sleep at a Holiday Inn
I thought it was the other way around: black=absence of all colors, white = all colors (you can see them split out with a prism )

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Not exactly color related, but, given how easily LTs topple. I wish you could opt for black rubber strips instead of the chrome around the saddle bags. Maybe the whole bike should be rubber!

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I'm soooo confused! TGIF and the weather forecast is for the weekend is clear and sunny both Saturday and Sunday. I will attempt to let the ultra violet rays hasten the premature aging of what every color is presently visible on my bike.

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I thought white was the absence of color and black was the combination of all colors. I did sleep at a Holiday Inn
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Depending on how you define it, black is the absence of all color OR the presence of all color.

An object has a given color because it absorbs part of the light that hits it while reflecting the rest of the visible spectrum. The wavelengths that are reflected to the eye are what give the object its color.

For example, a pigment that reflects energy mostly in the 440-490 nm wavelength is considered blue.

If you mix enough pigments together, they all gobble up any bits of the spectrum that any one pigment would have reflected. Little to none of the spectrum bounces back to the eye, and the object appears black.

Adding paints, dyes, and colorants uses this "subtractive" color model, where each color filters out a bit of the (presumably) white light that bounces back to the viewer. In the subtractive model, yellow combined with blue (cyan) gets you green.

On the other hand, the monitor you're looking at right now is using an "additive" model, where energy is not reflected, but rather emitted, in specific wavelengths. Here, green combined with yellow gets you red.

Thus, if you combine all the colors on your monitor at 100%, you'll get white. Whereas, if you combine all the colors in a color copier, you'll get black.

Which, of course, is the fastest color.

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Not exactly color related, but, given how easily LTs topple. I wish you could opt for black rubber strips instead of the chrome around the saddle bags. Maybe the whole bike should be rubber!
Get out your wallet. Scroll down for the rubber strips.

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Black - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Black is the color of objects that do not reflect light in any part of the visible spectrum. Scientifically, a black object absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum and reflects none of them. This is sometimes confused with black being called 'a mixture of all colors', but that is not the case. In fact, an object emitting or reflecting all colors is perceived as white. Sometimes black is described as an "achromatic color"; in practice, black can be considered a color, e.g., the black cat or black paint."


Clear as black mud? Read this http://www.colormatters.com/vis_bk_white.html

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Mine's Champagne, the first choice in color for the original flagship.

Wouldnt change it fer nuthin !
My friend who frequents this forum has the same colour, I've almost convinced him that it's actually beige.

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