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does anyone if the Raven version is getting delivered in the first models? seems like it only the blue or red. I have a deposit on the R3 but still havent decided either to go with blue or black. Wanted to see it live before making a decision but if the raven will take longer to arrive honestly idk if i want to wait even longer
 

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does anyone if the Raven version is getting delivered in the first models? seems like it only the blue or red. I have a deposit on the R3 but still havent decided either to go with blue or black. Wanted to see it live before making a decision but if the raven will take longer to arrive honestly idk if i want to wait even longer
I already got my black one... seems to have been the first shipped to Canada
 

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Black seems like its always the cheapest color to fix if you had a crash. Im second guessing getting mine in blue.
 

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Black seems like its always the cheapest color to fix if you had a crash. Im second guessing getting mine in blue.
That black looks really sexy. Making me doubt if I want a black or blue one. I still think I'm going to stick with the blue but the black is nice!
I'm sure its only a matter of time aftermarket plastics are available not to mention u can always vinyl anything in any color or pattern fairly easily
 

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I like the blue, but ordered the black. I like the way the blue and red R3 front fender and rim contrast against the black tire. In the black version, that contrast isn't there to attract your eye and it makes the front end look more pointed out and bare (to me).
Overall, I chose the black to keep low profile while riding. Although the blue looks great, it's just too "race" looking for my style.
 

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wow looks great. im even more undecided now either to get blue or raven!!! but seriously this wait is getting ridicolous. still no word on deliviries here on the east coast
 

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Picked up my wife's raven R3 last night.

Didn't realize that in the sun, it has gold metallic flakes.

Sorry for the bad picture, it was getting dark and this is the only pic I have that is in focus. Don't mind her jeans, she has several motorcycle pants but she just wanted to ride it around the neighborhood streets to get a feel for the bike (I had to ride it home on the freeway for her) and didn't feel like changing.
 

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I got some sunny day pics, didn't want to make another thread, so just posting it in here.

Here is a close up of the gold (or bronze/metallic brown) flakes on the Raven:



And two pics of the wife getting comfortable with the R3.



 

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The black is understated but timeless and will date well, unlike the others.


Thanks for sharing., and making everyone's decisions harder :)
 

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http://imgur.com/azwyzp1

I got my r3 2 weekends ago. The dealership I went to was only given 2 bikes for the year they could sale. The black and the blue one. With a 2nd blue as a demo bike. I was at first looking at getting the red, but also had a liking for the blue color. This is my very first bike I ever owned. After doing my safety course 2 summers ago haha. So I'm happy I finally have mine. I'm still working on getting a complete set of riding gear. But I can only afford so much every weekend. But I'll have everything in about a week.

Patiently waiting for its next ride... http://imgur.com/nMcd70n
 
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