Originally Posted by RetrogradE
1. We don't even know what the bike will cost yet, so to extrapolate the cost of plastics is a strange past-time.
2. "Not very much money" is a relative concept, but I've found anything "OEM" isn't cheap at all.
You must have missed the 'swap' part. In addition, I thought his point was a good one. There are only a few panels, unlike a car...take em off and have em sprayed if you don't want to buy new. If a few hundred bucks is an issue, I think you shouldn't be looking at a $20k bike.