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View Poll Results: Which color is your favorite?
Volkswagen Dragon Green 13 15.12%
Toyota Army Green 26 30.23%
Triumph Matte Khaki Green 47 54.65%
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post #1 of 33 Old 06-22-2012, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Color Change

Doing a color change on my 2012 soon, Just wanted to see how the community views my current options for the color.

I really want to go green, being as I'm in the military and green is my favorite color anyways, If you have a color you feel is a nicer one, by all means post it up, I'm open to suggestions.


Color #1 Volkswagen Dragon Green



Color #2 Toyota Army Green



Color #3 Triumph Matte Khaki Green


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post #2 of 33 Old 06-22-2012, 07:53 AM
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Number 3. Or maybe some combo of 2 and 3?

Either way I think it will look awesome!

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I really dig color 2 and 3. Maybe a matte finish of color 2? Not sure what the Triumph guys would think of seeing a Suzuki with the same color as their bikes.

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I've always liked Matte on bikes. There are a few buells around here with Matte white. I always thought they looked sharp.

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Only issue I have with matte finish is cleaning it and durability of the finish

I do love the look of the Triumph color, but I have to admit the Toyota green is growing on me the more I look at it.

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post #6 of 33 Old 06-22-2012, 10:16 AM
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The Glee paintwork has so much matte black the plastics are almost an accent color. I would go with #1. On a Wee or Vee, I would go with #2.

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Only issue I have with matte finish is cleaning it and durability of the finish

You seem to miss the whole point of Matte finish, you DO NOT have to clean it!
My F800 is matte grey, it gets the snow melt wiped off it at the end of winter, does one need do more that that? No Chrome, no polish!'
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when I think of green, these are the colors that come to mind






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