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Which colour would you choose?

  • White

    Votes: 11 57.9%
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    Votes: 8 42.1%

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Hello! The dealer in Barcelona said the red colour has a kind of varnish coating that the white one doesn't...

Now, checking in the 899 forum, it is being said that this protective coating didn't come with the 899 but only with the 1299...

What do you think? I love the white one, but it is more fragile... Maybe with a 3M coating or sth similar it should be enough to keep the bike like brand new...
 

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I would still go with the white even without the varnish coating purely for aesthetic reasons and if need be, there are other paint protection options out there. I've heard good things about Xpel so maybe that could be an option.
 

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I thought the difference was that the White one is matte?
After checking on manuals, it seems the red colour has the paint and protective layer all-in-one.

The white finish has 3 layers. Any of the choices would be benefitted for equal from a protective layer such as 3M or others, as mentioned above.
 

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Thanks for the info! I would assume most of us will add a protective layer anyways. Scratches breaks my heard. :crying:

So the difference is that the white has a separate protective layer on top of the white paint?
 

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Thanks for the info! I would assume most of us will add a protective layer anyways. Scratches breaks my heard. :crying:

So the difference is that the white has a separate protective layer on top of the white paint?
That might have to do more with getting white to appear in a specific way. Either way though, it's always better to take it another step and protect it.
 

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The 3 white layers are for the finishing, but in theory, it should last longer than the red one. I'd suggest a protective coating though - 3M-style or kind of Meguiar's liquid protection.

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The 3 white layers are for the finishing, but in theory, it should last longer than the red one. I'd suggest a protective coating though - 3M-style or kind of Meguiar's liquid protection.

:)
I'm all for paint protection film, it requires the paint to be flawless since you're locking in the paint at its current state under that film, plus when it comes to rock chips or damage overall it should help to reduce the impact or even prevent it entirely from getting to the paint.
 

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I'm all for paint protection film, it requires the paint to be flawless since you're locking in the paint at its current state under that film, plus when it comes to rock chips or damage overall it should help to reduce the impact or even prevent it entirely from getting to the paint.
That's why you do it IMMEDIATELY ;)

As an aside, I wish Ducati would get back to selling yellow bikes... 0:)
 

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Me too but I do understand that they want to stick with their brand colors. Still stinks that they're limited to a few paint choices.
 

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The Ducati Scrambler comes in yellow and orange. Guess they're limiting the higher cc bikes to a few select racing colors while the fun smaller bikes get a bit more customization.
 

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White w/ red wheels = Hot!!!
 

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Me too but I do understand that they want to stick with their brand colors. Still stinks that they're limited to a few paint choices.
nah its cause They said people only buy yellow bikes in the spring, when the daisys push up or some equally italian logic ;)
 
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