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post #1 of 48 Old 07-12-2012, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Why no white?

Does anyone know the official reason why the white paint job is not sold in the US?

I have my own guesses and assumptions, also did some internet searches; but still very curious as to what the real reason is.

And I apologize if this topic has already been covered- I just couldn't find the answer doing my own search of the forum.

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post #2 of 48 Old 07-12-2012, 01:46 PM
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Plenty of white ones for sale in the uk i love mine and in my opinion its the best contrast with the black plastics. Give me your address ill send one via Fedex !!!
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post #3 of 48 Old 07-12-2012, 01:57 PM
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The Corporate decision makers work in mysterious ways. Being color bind may be one reason, all their taste is in their mouth may be another.
I remember the copper-orange SV650's being sold off cheap complete with the lowers because no one wanted them. Maybe next year you can get a really good buy on this years back stocked Orange ones. A can of spay paint is really cheap too!
Come to think of it, isn't their one and only Wolfy Yellow Glee in the pack?
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Make it the color you want. There are only five pieces to paint.


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Suzuki thinks Americans only buy cruisers and sport bikes. They aren't far wrong. They did realize the Glee was selling beyond their wildest dreams and did a second manufacturing run though.

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I love white bikes, especially matte white like the buels. I my dream bike is an all white gold wing.

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Because there's no need. US bikers like black by default, but really, once you go orange, you never go... Er... Dammit.

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post #8 of 48 Old 07-12-2012, 02:27 PM
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Make it the color you want. There are only five pieces to paint.

5, I count 4, tank, two rear side panels and the front of the cowl.

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5, I count 4, tank, two rear side panels and the front of the cowl.
You had better recount. The tank has 2 sides.
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5, I count 4, tank, two rear side panels and the front of the cowl.
There is 5. Each side of the tank (2), each rear (2), and the front (1).

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