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Going shopping this weekend but debating color

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Being a newbie I can think I can get away with this without too much grief (maybe). I have narrowed my choice down to the blue or the raven (both 2011's) Sorry copper's I like the red/black combo but I gotta narrow it down and the copper did not make the short list. For me the blue is eye catching and chrome works well with the silver wheels. According to the "What color is yours? poll the blue is definitely the minority and the Raven a winner by a huge margin. This is probably why the blue was dropped for 2012. (Yeah I know… that because the Ravin is faster) The dealers around here still have blue ones on hand and seem eager to offload them. I like the blue even more because it more of rarity. Being my first bike I can live with the chrome, but the blacked out look of the Raven is sick. I have found only one 11 Raven locally and IMHO I not a fan of the black/chrome on the 12s. Black bikes are pretty common here and truthfully I would end up painting the tank to get rid of those wings. When I get stuck emotionally I try to reason it out logically like resale (why would I ever sell it I can’t imagine) or one easier to keep clean one vs the other. Being my first bike I am not sure how much maintenance is needed to keep up chrome or the flat black. I know black shows dust more but their isn’t that much paint to wipe down. Decisions Decisions.
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When I got mine, they only had 1, and luckily it was a Raven . I think they all look nice, but I think the raven has a meaner look... I have always loved blacked out bikes.

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What is a "non-Raven" black one?
StrykerGuy said:
Boolshot said:
What is a "non-Raven" black one?
Black in the places the other bikes are blue, copper, etc. and chrome in the places those same bikes are chrome.
Isn't that how all the 2012 Raven Strykers are?

I don't know. Maybe. It's what I have :) It's the only 2012 I've seen. And, since it (black, non-raven) was one of the poll choices in this thread: http://www.yamahastarstryker.com/index.php/topic,2963.msg46611.html#msg46611, I just figured that was the category it would fall under.

In any case, I like it. I like the blacked out look too, but with the black and chrome, I can get by with a wider choice of add ons.

That's true. Congratulations on a bad ass bike. Do you have any mods in mind yet, or are you just going to leave her stock?
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