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post #1 of 9 Old Yesterday, 1:11 pm Thread Starter
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2019 1250RT Test Mule Headlight...

I think its safe to assume most of us saw the picture of the black 1250RT test mule that was floating around before the bike was released. Aside from the dash also being different on this particular bike, did anyone else notice that the headlight is slightly different too? I cannot be the the only one who noticed this, but I couldn't find any threads about people talking about this. Now that I'm looking at this before I post it, the front fender body work also looks to be a little different.

Maybe the 2020 models will be a body style refresh? Maybe TFT dash? LED headlight?

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post #2 of 9 Old Yesterday, 2:17 pm
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Re: 2019 1250RT Test Mule Headlight...

Good question. The spy photos also show a forward pointing device under the headlight. Perhaps a nighttime infra-red sensor [critter sensor].

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Re: 2019 1250RT Test Mule Headlight...

You can see a thick cable going into that Pelican case which is no doubt wiring for whatever instrumentation they had attached. I'm guessing that device is just a forward looking camera.

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Re: 2019 1250RT Test Mule Headlight...

The test mule had a tft or similar test device, which a lot assumed was a tft screen, but it was a test monitoring device apparently
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Re: 2019 1250RT Test Mule Headlight...

It was also badged as R1200RT and the front fender is different

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Re: 2019 1250RT Test Mule Headlight...

Why would the 2020's get a 'refresh' when they just came out with the design?

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Re: 2019 1250RT Test Mule Headlight...

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Good question. The spy photos also show a forward pointing device under the headlight. Perhaps a nighttime infra-red sensor [critter sensor].

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Why would the 2020's get a 'refresh' when they just came out with the design?
Im asking why does this test mule have a different fender and headlight when the production models look the same as they have since 14? Besides the little fin thing down by the cylinder head, the 19s have the same body design as they did when they came back out in 14. So my question is maybe 20 or 21 will have this new front end styling we see on the test mule?
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Re: 2019 1250RT Test Mule Headlight...

I love the potmetal flat washers that hold windshield in place . Letís not worry about what body changes that BMW may and may not make down the road. Letís ride ....itís riding season
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