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Have kawasaki released all the colors for the USA for 2017 ZX10R?

I know Europe is getting the pearl white and silver and we have a limited edition black winter edition RR also for europe...

But what do we have coming to the usa?

Same exact green again?
same flat black again?
pearl white also?
flat black RR?




 

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I think a deep red, gunmetal grey or black scheme would be awesome.
 

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sort of getting late to not have the colors out. Nothing ???
 

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Because nothing says I am serious motorcycle enthusiast like basing my decision to buy a new one solely on what color it is
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Because nothing says I am serious motorcycle enthusiast like basing my decision to buy a new one solely on what color it is
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Can't say I ever bought a bike because of it's color, but I can say I didn't purchase one because of it. :wink:
 

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In all seriousness I do miss those simple days and I am envious for those of you that are still there. I remember buying colored windscreens that matched the bike too, then hopefully a helmet that matched as well, maybe even some tennis shoes.

Then trackdays entered the picture which back in those days were basically just club racers trying to get in some extra practice time. I would many times ride to the event, tape up the bike, do the trackday then ride home. That was a great time where your only worry in the entire world was how you would get home if you wadded up the bike past the point of it being ride-able. Next came driving to the track with the bike already track prepped in the bed of the truck.

Fast forward 2 decades and now I have a dedicated Track Van and a Trailer. I haul at least 2 bikes to every track event, many times it is 3 along with 6 crates of crap ranging from spare parts to tire warmers and riding gear with spares for all of that too, +100lb tool box, Spring compressor, springs, suspension parts, vise, generator, 15-20 gallons of fuel, 3 sets of race stands plus frame stands and triple clamp pin lifts, spare wheels and tires and many times camping gear too for when I stay at the track and the very last thing on my mind is what frickin color the new bike is going to be because I am going to yank all that street stuff off of it anyway and sell it as fast as possible.

Long gone is the simplicity of it all. Now everything is almost clinical in the way I have to do things. On the positive side I love motorcycles and everything about them so I feel very fortunate to be so intertwined in the industry in both personal and professional capacities, but man does it take a toll on ya...
 

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I hear that. I look back at all the bikes, all the money and its a blur. I'm on bike number 28 now! I could have bought a f**king vacation home with the money! Those that never spent life on two wheels and experienced what these bikes can do on a track, well they are missing one of the great things about living in this modern, industrial-technological time.

But yea, I'll be picky about color all day long! LOL
2nd year seems to bring red to the table on every gen. Or at least some "sort" of red. Magma 05', Red 07', Copper? Burnt Orange 09', Red/black 12'... 17'?
 
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16 years street, 11 years track days and 10 years racing.

custom built trailer with bed to carry two bikes, pit bikes 600s 1000s power dollys to pull shit out with....all streamlined.
Im more worried about the color of my race bike (since I paint them myself) than the street bikes.

The last street bike I brought for the color was 2001. And the bike was my 2001 blue kawasakit zx6R....matching helmet but that was it. always wore gear tho.
starting with 2004 and up....ive only brought black bikes...plain black helmets...plaine black leathers and i take brand names off as much as possible, even the kawasaki bikes.

I did ask about the 2017 colors because I was hoping they did not make a black one LOL....that way there will be less of them on the streets lol.
and out of sheer curiosity.
 

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Just went in and talked to my dealer about ordering one up for next year's race bike - we're getting the white for sure, because that's what I chose :grin2: We talked about the RR, but they're really limited US release and he had no idea if/how many they were even going to possibly get....none the less if they'd be available to anyone non-factory sponsored.
 

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stay tuned, just picked up the freshly painted, blazing pearl orange parts on the 2013 zx10r, for the wife. (her requested anniversary gift). she wont know, or get to see it until dec 10th.

it will be VERY HARD, not to show it to her. the parts look great. hoping to put it together this weekend, when she goes shopping. Ski
 
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do not post this ANYWHERE, ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK. I did this for the wife for our anniversary in 3 weeks. thank god, she doesn't follow my forums. LOL! :D

this is what Kawasaki should have done for the gen4, 5. imho. the pic and flash, DOES NOT DO THIS PAINT JUSTICE. it is AMAZING, in the sun, and in person. I hope she likes it. it was her color of choice, as she REALLY liked my gen1 blazing pearl orange. Ski
 

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