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post #1 of 21 Old 01-26-2014, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Camo Colour Really Great, Other Observations

I sat on one at the Vancouver MC Show on Friday. The camo colour is really surprising - not grungy, a light brown and very conspicuous. To my eyes it also seems to work better than all other colours (I have a red one on order).

I have a 32" inseam and my shoes (runners) are flat on the ground with the standard seat.

The front cylinder exhaust header has an oxygen sensor that is very noticeable. Not as bad as the installation on the Royal Enfield single but definitely a runner up!!

The fuel tank is wider at the rear than I expected. I might not install the accessory tank pads.

I was a guest of Suzuki Canada so there is some good info - very high demand with many deals being signed at the show. Vancouver was the 3rd show venue.
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post #2 of 21 Old 01-26-2014, 10:41 PM
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It seems from the few comments here on Stromtrooper that the khaki color is love it or hate it. I know I'd have to see it in person myself to make a judgement on it.

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post #3 of 21 Old 01-27-2014, 06:34 PM
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I thought the beige was kind-of, well, beige. And that one had a scratch on the parcel rack which was distracting.

The red one won hands down, especially since its handlebar had a gold sheen to it, while the others are metallic silver.

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post #4 of 21 Old 01-28-2014, 08:39 AM
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When the new V was first introduced I kind of thought the camo color was pretty cool, I even voted for it on the color poll which is floating around here. Now after seeing all the pics and reviews, which all seem to have red bikes, the red has become my favorite.

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post #5 of 21 Old 01-28-2014, 10:32 AM
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I like the Tan color. THe new F800GS comes in a Tan also. Doesn't show the dirt when riding the
I painted my CJ6 Jeep that color. I've been considering doing my Wee Strom in that livery.
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post #6 of 21 Old 01-28-2014, 04:38 PM
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I just wish they would show more of the white colour
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post #7 of 21 Old 06-28-2014, 09:20 AM
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Anyone painted the silver plastic bits to match the base colour eg red on a red bike. If so, was it easy to get a decent colour match?
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post #8 of 21 Old 06-28-2014, 10:29 AM
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Love my tan. Only wish it was matte not glossy to hide the inevitable scratches to come.
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post #9 of 21 Old 06-29-2014, 08:07 AM
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I too love my Khaki bike.

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post #10 of 21 Old 06-30-2014, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Jake Mountain View Post
I too love my Khaki bike.
Looking at the shade in various lights, isn't it more a diaper brown or potty beige rather than a khaki? :biggrinjester:
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