Ok, my turn. The "Candy Red" color is, as far as reds go, beautiful on the '06/'07 919. No doubt it has driven increased sales as we have speculated on previous threads. The only problem I have with it is, well, that it is RED
. The asphalt matte black is the perfect color for the 919. Sorry, but it is. And the matte smoke runs a close second, possibly a tie on perfect color. Here is why. The 919 is not the 'bleeding edge', razor boy racer bike it pretends to be wearing red. It is simply a well built, great running, punch packing, all-around perfect package for an adult. A swiss army knife, if you will, of street machines. (do swiss army knifes come in matte black? if not, then make that a USMC issue K-bar.) Adults don't want to be noticed by 1) other razor boy racers, 2) chicks with way too many tattoos and face hardware, and most importantly, 3) the police. That said, as beautiful of a color as the "Candy Red" is.. it's simply poser dressing on a cold and well equipped gear-head salad. So the 919 has graduated to bling city... fine... but let's not forget what this horse galloped in wearing. Absent glossy paint, the 919 still shined as a damn fine steed.
BTW, it looks great in any color. Just having fun here.
oh.. plus I am very flexible about the tattoo and face hardware wearing chick thing.. as long as she is HOT!