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2018 Colours UK
« on: July 23, 2018, 05:45:37 PM »
My local dealers website has the 2018 colours - I hadn't seen these, a slight change to the range of colours, and with more subdued stripes.....nice?
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Re: 2018 Colours UK
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 07:57:49 PM »
I really like the black, maybe that will be my next bike *cough*.   :016:

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Re: 2018 Colours UK
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 08:09:13 PM »
I am a little unimpressed.

The red is ok, the silver is a bit wishy washy and the black is, err too black!

I was very happy on Saturday when i found a brand new 2017 colour in a local dealer.

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Re: 2018 Colours UK
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 08:12:25 PM »
In all honesty I like the 2016 red model with the white black tread graphics (2017 has the silver/black tread, 2018 is worse), I like the belly pan too. Why did you remove it for the 2017 Honda?
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Re: 2018 Colours UK
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 08:39:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Applecorp [+]
In all honesty I like the 2016 red model with the white black tread graphics (2017 has the silver/black tread, 2018 is worse), I like the belly pan too. Why did you remove it for the 2017 Honda?

I like the belly pan too, will it retrofit?

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Re: 2018 Colours UK
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 08:40:27 PM »
Apparently it doesn't.

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Re: 2018 Colours UK
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2018, 07:41:57 AM »
That's a shame.

I was in South Coast Honda in Chichester on Saturday and they have all three colours, i think Honda missed a trick not bringing a blue colour or even the HRC red white blue scheme into the range.

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Re: 2018 Colours UK
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2018, 09:33:11 AM »
I've said it before, but I'll say it again anyway - I like the bike (as a road bike) without the belly pan - I can see all of those lovely curvy downpipes!!  :001:
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Re: 2018 Colours UK
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2018, 04:18:34 PM »
It is much easier to replace the oil filter if the belly pan has already been removed. 

Mine came off shortly after purchase, when the story of the punctured oil pan first was circulated.
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Re: 2018 Colours UK
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2018, 04:42:51 PM »
The plastic belly pan does give some protection to the oil pan from kicked up gravel and stones.  It also enhances aerodynamics of the lower part of the bike as well.  I'm keeping mine on.  I see far too many nicks and divots in the plastic to allow that to happen to the lower engine and oil pan.

Yes, I also have a fender extender, but that doesn't protect the lowest parts of the engine.
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