I have a pre-ordered matte black Thruxton R waiting for me. When I ordered it I was under the impression that about 100 were being made. I have seen in places (cycle trader) that 500 are being made. That makes it much less exclusive. My dealer is trying to charge me a $1000 premium for the matte black. Dealers on cycletrader have the Matte Black at 14500. This includes the dealer I am negotiating with. I am about to call him on this. I Am wondering what other experiences are.