Asked orange, got black

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Asked orange, got black

Postby pOx » Thu May 10, 2007 4:32 pm

:cry:

Got a call from the dealer, saying the bike was already there so I might get my hands on her a day earlier...

Dealer:" It's here!"
Me: "Greeeaaat! How about the rest of the stuff"
D:"By the time you end the break-in the exhaust will be here"
M:"Hope you got it by Monday!!"
D:" Ehehehhe...ehhrr... by the way...what colour did you ask for?"
M: (got to admit wasn't expecting this one and answered grey...)"...Orange, I mean ORANGE"
D:"..."
...
M:"...what?!"
D:"They have sent black... good thing I asked!"
M:"..."
D:"I have to make some phone calls cause they'll have to send me the correct VIN of a Orange one"
M:"..."
D:"see you saturday!"

Ok... do U think there is a subliminar God-wise message been sent to me? :oops:


:roll:
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Postby BigTobyD » Thu May 10, 2007 4:36 pm

Looks like God wants you to ride slowly mate, I say ignore him, side with the devil and get a nice fast orange one :D
One word.......ORANGE!

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Postby kneepuck » Sat May 12, 2007 5:40 am

It's a KTM right? What other color would it be? If it ain't Orange, it ain't right.

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Postby Dr F » Sat May 12, 2007 8:48 am

God is truly wise!
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Postby lamb » Sun May 13, 2007 9:25 pm

karma has been good to you ;)
Still can't beat a good old 2 stroke ;)

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Postby Apex_seeker » Tue May 15, 2007 8:00 am

A black KTM is like a yellow Kawasaki or a green Ducati...just not right! :P

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Postby pOx » Tue May 15, 2007 9:36 am

Well, orange it is and looks super by sun light. Saw the black one next to mine on the shop and strongly believe that black colour doesn't make the bike's beauty any justice. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind to get the black one but then I just would have to spend more money painting the "unpainted" panels :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby baggieman » Tue May 15, 2007 10:03 am

pOx wrote:Well, orange it is and looks super by sun light. Saw the black one next to mine on the shop and strongly believe
that black colour doesn't make the bike's beauty any justice.
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind to get the black one but then I just would have to spend more money painting the "unpainted" panels :twisted: :twisted:


and Toby's not even here to read it :(

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Postby Dr F » Tue May 15, 2007 7:31 pm

If motorcycles look good painted orange, why doesn't every other bike manufacturer in the world offer their bikes in that colour? Kawasaki have the odd one, but all the other manufacturers have seen sense. Oh, and by the way, what is the most popular colour of motorcycle sold?
A: Black
B: Black
c: Black
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Postby pOx » Wed May 16, 2007 3:08 am

Dr F, you are soo right! Can you imagine the amount of confused Kawa maniacs that would buy SD if it was sold in green? Or Suzuki guys if they sold it yellow (and some very racing Yamaha dudes...)? Maybe Yamaha's fans if blue was an option... did I mention Honda (what's the color for this guys, anyway?!?)?

Math can get bizarre interpretations... if 49% of the bikes sold all over the world are black, black is the most popular(?) colour... but there are more non-black bikes though...

Proud owners buy colour :twisted:
Black is not popular, it's just "easy"...

Have to admit is fecking hard to find boots that match... :roll: :D
Tried a lot... but I still need perfection sometimes... so I got a Superduke


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