I have had black bikes before and vowed never again.
They feel Hotter,
they water spot very easily, or it shows much better on that black bike.
shows swirl marks more easily
get dirty faster
Bikes are invisible enough as is, a Black bike just takes it one step further.
Everybody has black bikes, More black bike than any other color look at HD
I don't like black vehicle, I like a color that is bright.
I would love to have seen this bike in a
maybe a Lava color which is a Redish Orange
or Pearl yellow
I really like the OEM Wine color, and the Blue.
Silver is the worst color, (although I Like silver) for accidents, it is the most Invisible and most accidents occur on a silver bike, according to insurance companies.
I am so glad that honda did Not do a baby blue.
Everything is about personal preference right, that my personal preference.
I am really close to pulling the trigger on a new valk.
But was thinking about a repaint as soon as I got one.
I would rather have it the way I wanted it, rather than just settle for what ever is available, that was how I got my first Black bike.
It was a 09' Suzuki Vstrom 1000, in Black, I loved the bike, but the color was terrible.
I saw a new red Valk today at a ride-in at a not-so-local dealer. It looked real nice. I would have a hard time deciding if both were available to me when I bought mine.
The paint on the newer Hondas is real soft so it shows all sorts of imperfections easily. I just accept it for what it is and don't worry about it. My bike is pretty dirty most of the time but I ride a lot more than anyone else I know. Every time I go to clean it I just go for a ride instead.
I heard the paint is worse because it is a new type of paint that is better for the environment.
My wife only drives her sports car to work on pretty days. I think she is missing out on a lot of fun driving, but she also cleans the car every weekend, so that it looks better-than-new. I don't understand her thinking but it makes her happy.
That dark red metallic one is nice. There is one for sale at a dealer in Las Vegas. The candy red one in 2015 is also great, I test rode one this week.. Ended up getting the blue one, because on the blue one, the chrome trim is blacked out. I would have been happy with any of them.