Not a fan of the ďmatteĒ colors but that silver is really nice, (donít really care for the current blue, sorry) if it were available here iíd Have to look real hard at it. Now iíll Add that being a former body & paint guy I prefer my paint to be shiny and very deep looking, canít help it but itís what I like but that silver really pops. An fjr in some kind of bright metallic/mica or pearl orange would be great As well,,,,just not as fast as the 14red �� maybe a deeper red.
I agree, if I don't have to I will not buy another matte anything, nothing looks better then a well polished deep metallic paint, especially if its pearl orange, red, yellow, green
Just like chrome when properly cared for it always look new
Last year my 17 ES choices were black or silver
, I remember when Wing was being offered in six different colors and they were all nice including pearl yellow and orange.
The thing with silver is there is no visual separation between the engine and body panels, its all like one big silver engine block,... but I have to say it did grow on me and the FJR is soo nice so no complains. Yamaha bring some happy colors pls.
After a year since new I am noticing some small rock chips got right through, and the paint seems very thin, so wherever the chip is deep enough you see black plastic which doesn't go well with silver. On my other bikes the clear coat would protect the actual paint pigments very well.