Originally Posted by Jamo
Basicly, the new colors are "Less Black" and "More Black."
I like the black/red color scheme of the two 2008's that I've owned, but I will say that the Triumph paint appears to really suck in terms of its longevity.
If you look at the paint crossways, you end up with a scratch. If a very large bug hits the front fender, you've got a scratch.
I used to wonder why you would see Rockets with new paint jobs, even though they'd not been wrecked. I think its plain and simple.... if you're the kind of owner who wants the paint to look good for a long time, you either need to coat the bike with the 3M plastic, or you need to have a custom painter do a serious paint job with decent clear coat.
I love my R3T, but I have been disappointed twice in the durability of the paint.