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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2018, 04:03:41 pm »
I also made a fairly obvious error in one, I'm waiting to see if anyone catches it.

yes, I caught it right off, when I scrolled down the list....
the 2012 Ebony Black photo is actually a 2011 Ebony black bike...

2012 began the "Black Rims" which are so desirable... or so people say.. some powder coat them odd colors, and even Gold Anodize them and clearcoat them... because they have disposable incomes..   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2018, 05:13:23 pm »
Yeah, I made it myself using Photoshop. I just did a google search for the images, and used the FAQ here and Kawasaki's site for the years/names. It was a little tough finding pictures of just the left side in front of a plain background for every single one.

Well, great job.

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A couple of the black ones might not be EXACT but you can't see the metal flake in that small of a picture anyway.

Meh, black is black :)  <evil grin>

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I also made a fairly obvious error in one, I'm waiting to see if anyone catches it.

Your 2015 black is not a 2015, because it doesn't have the correct windscreen and the 2012 Black is not a 2012 because it has the silver wheels instead of black :)  Of course, you already mentioned you repeated some of the black models.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2018, 05:45:32 pm »
Well, great job.

Meh, black is black :)  <evil grin>

Your 2015 black is not a 2015, because it doesn't have the correct windscreen and the 2012 Black is not a 2012 because it has the silver wheels instead of black :)  Of course, you already mentioned you repeated some of the black models.

well, I admit I was just doing the 'paint color schema'

so, one for you, and one for me also...

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I'm sure he didn't catch both.. as he only mentioned one mistake..

it's cool... great job.  :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2018, 05:52:27 pm »
Haha, I didn't notice the 2015, but I did notice the silver wheels after I finished it. Was too lazy to change it.

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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2018, 06:24:23 pm »
Haha, I didn't notice the 2015, but I did notice the silver wheels after I finished it. Was too lazy to change it.

Well....

Fix it!

You did such a good job to start out with.  It looked so official.  Somewhere down the road this could mistaken for being correct.  Don’t stop now!  Get on it, bugman!
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2018, 06:41:31 pm »
Haha, I didn't notice the 2015, but I did notice the silver wheels after I finished it. Was too lazy to change it.


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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2018, 07:31:55 pm »
I'm not sure I want to know...  so you can keep it
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2018, 08:45:25 pm »
I'm not sure I want to know...  so you can keep it

my old Hunky dad used to fight over it, said it was the best part...
and actually, is considered as extremely good and nourishing... I don't mind them..

it's, as he would say, "the part that went over the fence last"....
some folks call that the 'deckle', but that is incorrect terminology.

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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2019, 05:57:14 pm »
2020 color (same as 2019) added on first post.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2019, 06:46:05 am »
They're just selling off left over bikes then..
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #50 on: October 08, 2019, 07:24:24 am »
They're just selling off left over bikes then..

Possibly, but other manufacturers have done the same thing in the past. For example, Suzuki produced a new color for the M109R every year since 2006. Then in 2017, they carried over the same two colors from 2016 and everyone thought 2017 was going to be the last year they would make it. It wasn’t. They brought out new colors in 2018 and 2019.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2019, 03:34:58 pm »
They're just selling off left over bikes then..

That is my thought, too.  But the VIN number includes the model year.  So somehow they can sit on un-VIN'ed vehicles until they ship, or they are not actually finishing the assembly until ready for the new VIN series.

There is obviously still a market for the C14.  How big that is, who knows.  It would be interesting to know if they are still producing new part runs, or sitting on large stockpiles.  Since all the infrastructure is in place, it probably doesn't cost them much to keep cranking them out.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #52 on: October 08, 2019, 06:54:38 pm »
I firmly say boycott '19 and '20 models, and tell Kaw we won't stand for this.. if you blew the "wad" on the '15 Metalic Green.. get with it.. It's a ploy to make us all hate the new release, and give reason to them "shutting down" the ZG1400.. so they can rake money hand over fist, on HS2's.. fug that.   oh yeah... it's supercharged..... well, if you can't even adjust your valves, or won't, a blown supercharger for $5k added onto the price of $25k originally.. you simply have toooo much money.
C10>>>>>> $8k
C14>>>>>>$15k

HS2>>>>>> $25k...... screw that.


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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #53 on: October 08, 2019, 09:45:44 pm »
I firmly say boycott [non C14] '19 and '20 models

Fixed!

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C10>>>>>> $8.5k (inflation adjusted, it would be almost $11k now)
C14>>>>>>$15.6k
Versys 1000LT >>>>  $18K
H2SX>>>>>> $25k...... screw that.

Fixed that too, you left off the Versys- how that can be $2.4K more than a C14 is beyond me.

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'78 KZ1000Ltd>>> $3400

Inflation adjusted- that would be $13.3k now :)
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2020, 03:51:51 pm »
Attached are the site photos for the 2019/2020 and the 2021.

I updated the leading post, but there are still unanswered questions such as:

1) On the 2019/2020, is the black top leading fairing actually painted or is it a sticker?
2) On the 2019/2020 AND the 2021, is the lower leading fairing painted matte dark grey/black or is that unpainted plastic?  That part is painted on every model prior to 2019.

Probably impossible to know without being examined, in-person.
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