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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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No but I guess that's why everybody customizes thier bikes anways is so they are different. I know its a strange post to begin with to solicit this kind of feedback as I have to live with the color and most members join the forum post purchase. Just puttin it out there.
Thanks Melissa. Your insight was the kind of response I was hoping to solicit. The fact you and your boyfriend own the two colors is great to provide feedback.. I was not sure how the powder coat stayed looking nice and I can relate to the swirls having owned two black cars. Interesting that you had too search so hard for a blue one, there seems to be plenty around here but I have only been able to find one true Raven in a 60 miles. Getting a 2011 so close to 2013s only means a better deal for me as dealers will hopefully be more eager to move old inventory.

My wife said I was a goofball for creating this post but I responded the worst thing that can happen is that they ignore me.
I knew that was comin. ;)
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