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post #1 of 18 Old 01-17-2019, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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In the spirit of what others have done, I'm starting a thread for all things lost.

Since it's winter here, I've been spending more time looking at my bike than riding it. After staring at my white F for several weeks, I decided it needs more... something. It's become a blank canvas and it needs some color. I fired up my photo editor and went to work, adding some happy little clouds, some mountains, a babbling brook, and... et viola!

It's not a done deal - I'm still staring at the "beak" and the tail. But it's a general direction and I'm mostly settled on this red. The only thing I worry about is if it looks "too KTM" because I'm not trying to "do KTM". I am, however, trying to bring certain shapes and lines out a bit more.

Which is where you come in. Give it "the 5 second rule" test and let me know what you think.
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Absolutely love it! Subtle yet aggressive. A different bike. KTM never came to mind, as yours has black frame. Flourescent Orange, white and black looks killer. Love the front fender color design as is unique, but ties in with the body orange.

Now do one with orange wheels as well. Love to see how that looks!
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Makes me think of the "y" model wich I adore, but still unique. I can see that you can still do a little more with it, and keep it refined looking, but I can't figure out how myself haha.

I like it though!
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I agree with Rapido in the sense that I love what you've done with it, and I don't think "KTM" when I see it.

My own thoughts:

1) I'd like to see it in some flavor of red instead instead of orange (maybe even the red that the Euro GSXS came in, I've always liked that color).

2) I'm not a fan of coloring the wheels (at least not orange).
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Fairing seems a little too plain without the decal. I like the orange, but not that particular shade, I'd recommend Suzuki Candy Max Orange, I've seen it before on a 2008 GSXR, thought it was gorgeous. I think it could use an orange accent somewhere on the tail too.
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It took a while for the Penguin pic to drop, but now I can see why Quatro posted it. I fits in with the colour's suggested, beak to tail !
I think Freedom Penguin has a sole mate.

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Haha, quatro!

Thanks everyone for the feedback so far. I'm already working on a revision that brings the decal and blinkers back.
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I LIKE it! How did you make the pic? I've tried, but, I don't think I have the right software to change the colors.
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Stunning! I would drive it proudly
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