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So here is how the story goes...
I got a great deal on a demo Supersport S in white. It came with the Akra slip ons. My brother is itching to get a supersport S as well and we went to the dealer today. They have a red S for sale but my brother hates the red. Here is what he proposed to me...

I buy the new red (not a demo, no miles) with the akra slip ons. I sell him the one i bought which now has 1000 miles on it, for the same price i bought it for. He is going to try and get them to pretty much give us the same deal I got on the demo. They are coming up to the end of the month and need to sell a few more bikes to get their quota. He is a better negotiator than me. I would lose a couple hundred on the fact that the white costs more than the red, but essentially get a new bike without any miles.

Fact is this,..I really like the white a lot, but all my other ducs were red and I could live with it. In fact I think in the long run it would be easier to mod and customize the color of the red one. ( I would like to get some white and green added to it so it looks unlike any other supersport out there. One of my friends owns a customizing dealership and he wraps cars and motorcycles regularly.

Anyway, I would definitely like my brother to get a bike cause then i would have a riding partner again. He is pretty stubborn and probably wont budge on his number.

What are your thoughts? :|
 

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White is pretty, but Red is God's chosen color for fine Italian machinery. Seriously though, it's a tough decision.

I could have ordered either, I chose red because I bought this bike to ride, not to look at, and I redistributed the the extra funds to accessories. My thought process is, was and likely will be - I only spend money on my bikes to reduce mass or increase power. White paint does neither, and the matte finish takes a little more effort to keep clean.
 

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I passed on a red one and am sticking it out an extra couple (or more) weeks just for the white. BUT, red is Ducati. If the deal is right, do it. Just remember, your brother will be faster because, well, white is faster...:cool:
 

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I'm in the negotiation process with a White S that my local dealer has. Do you mind telling what they took it down to?
 

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Appreciate the input gents (hope I am not assuming that wrong, supersport could be for ladies too). I think I will help him try to get the deal done. The dealer gave me a bunch of factory white ducati stickers today that would look pretty sweet on a red finish. Plus, I miss my riding partner. Red IS Ducati after all.
 
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@tworedtoys DON'T do it!! then you will no longer be "tworedtoys". This is not worth losing who you are!!! :grin2:

On a more serious note, I actually was in a similar pickle. I ordered a White S... but it would have been July-Aug til it came in. So they offered me the non-S red. After stalking this forum I decided that the extra maintenance (with a matte coating), and the fact that old gear heads like @psyopper might never take me seriously if my first Duc wasn't the proper color, I went with the red.

Personally I love it, and everyone that has seen it has loved it. Not to mention the black rims are WAY easier to keep looking clean than those red ones are lol.
 
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Matte coating is actually less maintainance than clear coat. Its a satin coat, not pure matte. I have a matte coating i put on, and I have a matte wash. Just dont polish the paint and thats it.
 

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Matte coating is actually less maintainance than clear coat. Its a satin coat, not pure matte. I have a matte coating i put on, and I have a matte wash. Just dont polish the paint and thats it.
Ssshhhhh..... We're trying to talk him into buying another bike, not talk him out of it!
 
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Hmmmmm. Looking more and more like the red might be in my future. I can still be tworedtoys. I haven't said anything about the little 1982 red Honda I own. Throwback to my childhood. Or, the red Honda pioneer 500 we use to tool around on. Have had many red "toys" in the garage at one time or another. Probably always will. Consistently living a midlife crisis helps with that.
 

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I think it's really personal preference, and to say that red is the only "real" Ducati colour for a Ducati is a mistake, imho. You might be able to say that for a Ferrari, but not for a Duck. The 748 and 1099 are very cool in yellow, and the 848 looks amazing in white. Classic Ducati. My Monster is "Dark" and is amazeballs in black and carbon. I tested the red S and chose to buy white S. Rizoma levers (black with red adjusters) and red Ducati performance fluid containers plus a few other red odds and ends to start with ... The only "downside" I can think of is that the red rims will show brake dust easier than the black rims on the red S, but that's just a good reason to keep her clean ... The upside, obviously, is that white is much faster. 😂
 

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You have to go for what you like. Bike's are a passion, not commodity. If you like the white better, stick with it. If you like the red, then this is a great opportunity. Me, when deciding what bike to get after I got my unrestricted license, I was on a group ride of about 140 bikes. There was one that stood out - a red 848. Still haven't gotten the Supersport, and fate has been rather unkind lately so it will be at least another six months, and quite possible 18, but red is the colour for me.
 
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