Africa twin 2018: Candy Red or Black, help me decide!

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by mountain36, May 30, 2019.

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Africa twin 2018: Candy Red or Black ?!

  1. Candy Red

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  2. Black

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  1. mountain36

    mountain36 Been here awhile

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on a 2018 DCT AT.
    The dealer has 2 colors in stock : Candy Red or Black
    Please help me decide!
    Cheers to all

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  2. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue Supporter

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    Definitely the red!
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  3. ukiboy

    ukiboy Been here awhile

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    Both look great. Moody black floats my boat but the bright 'in your face' red looks good too.
    My advice is go with your gut instinct and don't ponder it too much.
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  4. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    You don't have your location listed in your profile, which country has the red as an option in 2018?
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  5. Samanjo

    Samanjo Been here awhile

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    I personally prefer the black AT after seeing one up close at my local dealer
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  6. mountain36

    mountain36 Been here awhile

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    I also like the black, but the 2019 black with the gold rims.
    The 2018 black I’m not sure, that’s why I’m also considering the candy red, which look better in real than on a picture.
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  7. mountain36

    mountain36 Been here awhile

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  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I just bought a used 2018 black but the red looks good as well. If buying new and had the choice I would probably go red.
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  9. 97707

    97707 Go Long

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    Red has more visibility, maybe safer.

    It also may be more a cop magnet.

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  10. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I personally like the look of the black better, but am not a fan of matte finishes as you cannot buff them out easily. I'm generally not a fan of red, but I like that red on the AT alot. If you're anal about keeping the bike shiny and clean, get the red, black if you roll with it dirty and hose off once in a while. That's probably how I would decide.
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  11. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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    "Pull me over" red or "run me over" black. Pick your poison.
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  12. mountain36

    mountain36 Been here awhile

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    Jus put a deposit on the Candy Red!

    The 2019 Black with gold rims looks nice, but there is less rebate so it would have cost me $1000 more than the 2018 Red.

    I’m also sensitive to Amphib argument on the Matt finish is more difficult to keep nice.

    Thanks guys for having share your opinions!
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  13. swimmer

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  14. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    I have a method to see if I can live with an object, color etc.
    Take a good look at it, turn away. Do this 3 times, if on the 4th look you still like it, probably a keeper.
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  15. PARDAL1970

    PARDAL1970 Going somewhere...

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    All my bikes are black. It’s a matter or personal taste and my advice is: no advice. You chose! Only you. Ps: I prefer the black.
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  16. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    I wanted the black bike so bad but they didn't have it in the US yet when I bought my bike. So i ended up with the red white and black one. My votes black.
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  17. SSBB

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    I am for the red, when the black gets dirty it looks really dirty, typically with the red if it is a little dirty it just looks dull. That being said it might be easier to get accessories to match if it was black. I have a black bike, a black car and a black SUV. That would also sway my vote to the red.
    Go with your gut and don't worry about the rest.
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  18. buelcati

    buelcati Buelcati

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    a wise man once said , all bikes should be one of three colors to look their best : Black , Black, or Red It's a hard choice. I did the Black thing for 40 or 50 years till I'm sick of it. Black looks good when clean , but it's always dirty. Red is still Red even when dirty. If you're not a polisher, get the Red.
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  19. Muddler

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    Either. I was set on a tricolour earlier but got a good deal on a black manual.
    I really like the black colour now
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  20. boomsling

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    Red is the fastest...
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