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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Visual differences in base F3's

BLACK / ANTHRACITE



WHITE



RED / SILVER



I am drawn to the red / silver not because of any links (real or perceived) to past glories but because of subtle differences between it and the other two on offer.
The red / silver is the only version to use the multi colour logos which I prefer over the single colour. It's also the only one to have an all black frame. Not that I'm against the red tubing. It's just that if one wishes to change the body colour (say to blue) then the red frame makes the process much more involved. Also, I feel the white model needs more red to make that visual connection to the red frame rails. Perhaps the logos like the black one has. Or, stripes, a flash or even just doing the rim lip as Ducati does. Ya I know, some of you are not as impressed with stripping the rims.

Having said this, I do have some questions about the other combos.
Are the side panels gloss or matte finish on the white models? They seem shinny in many of the photos I see however, the white F4RR's I believe are not.
What's with the silver belly pan on all of them? It looks proper on the red / silver and not out of place on the white. But, on the black / anthracite it adds a third body colour, (fourth over all) which I feel is unnecessary. It's not on the bike shown in the below banner off the MV website so what gives?



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I brought this up with my dealer when i put my order in. They had no information from MV about the black bike color combos. Very frustrating
considering black is my personal choice, but if it comes with silver lower fairings and no option for black or matte black then forget it!! Ill do the red/silver.


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the belly pan is alloy, hence the colour
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the belly pan is alloy, hence the colour
Really? Well, that certainly would explain the colour. However, with all that has been written and those who have far more knowledge about the F3 and yet we’re just hearing this now. Wow… What else is alloy, fuel tank? Wouldn’t that be something?
I suppose that makes perfect sense though, great heat shield material. Thanks for the info.

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The belly pan may be alloy, but doesn't mean it has to have a silver finish.

The white F3 paint is high-gloss all over unless the IMS show bike was inaccurate.
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The belly pan and the exhaust cover is I think aluminium, the surface is brushed. In germany we call it gebürstetes Aluminium.

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The lower fairing (exhaust shield) is with all 3 colors brushed alloy.
The side fairings are glossy with all colours too. The only thing that is matte are the front and rear fender which are plastic.

Having said that my personal choice still is the black one. Seeing all colours lined up at the dealer next to each other it is the most beautiful and special combo for me. But i have to say that the red/silver with all the pics that turn up on the internet is starting to give me something to think about....

Standing in the sun, the red/silver is really beautiful and racy.
I have yet to see a black one in the daylight....

Choices, choices ....
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I've owned black bikes before and though they're handsome, the color does not show off the design lines very well; rather, they are hidden. On this F3 , which has some of the best shapes going, this is a concern to me. On another front, the brighter colors are more visible to 4-wheeler traffic.

Just an opinion....
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I still think I deserve some kind of royalty for penning the anthracite scheme...

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I guess the belly pan can easily be painted by a auto body shop in a color of your choice. IMO, it makes the bike stand out a little and looks good on the all colors, so I wouldn't paint it.

Question to those who own a F3 - Is the tank made of plastic? Would it expand with the ethanol mixed fuel we get in USA?

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