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Australia gets a brown Versys for 2013.


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NZ got white for 2013 and had that brown is 2011
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Same colour for Canada this year. I checked it out at our local bike show and it looks horrible. Maybe it looks better in the sun, but I doubt it.

The dealer I bought my 2012 from said he's not bringing in any 2013s, but will just sell leftover 2012 models. Unless someone asks him to order one, I guess.
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Just my opinion, but that color works a lot better for M&Ms than for a motorcycle.

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Just my opinion, but that color works a lot better for M&Ms than for a motorcycle.
Agree and maybe we could mix up Australias brown with our white one.
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If it's yellow - let it mellow. If it's brown - flush it down.

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When I saw this bike in pictures I was like damn they blacked out all parts like I wanted why did they have to paint it brown! But I saw it in person at a bike show last weekend, and it doesnt look like the brown in the picture, it's more desaturated, with kind of a titanium color mixed in. Very different, and it looked really nice.
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When I saw this bike in pictures I was like damn they blacked out all parts like I wanted why did they have to paint it brown! But I saw it in person at a bike show last weekend, and it doesnt look like the brown in the picture, it's more desaturated, with kind of a titanium color mixed in. Very different, and it looked really nice.
I hope so. It looks terrible in the picture.
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Even from different angles with different lighting, it doesnt look chocolate brown like in the catalogue...
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Where are those pics from? Somewhere in Asia? I noticed that they have the same air cleaner that the California models have.

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Those pics are from Thailand I think.
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I think the ad pictures don't do it justice. The true colour is much more metallic and less chocolate than the ad. But, having said that, brown is brown. Bad colour choice. Just consider the 1970s era Corvettes, all swoopy lines and massive front fenders and long hoods... great design... sexy car... but it was the 70s and lots of them were painted brown. Just not the right fit.

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Those outside pictures look good.
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I'd take the brown over the black anyday.

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I don't hate the colour from those pics.
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Really in person its a nice titanium/bronze/metallic color. I'd take it over my red 2011 anyday. Specially love all the blacked out parts like swingarm, headlights, etc...
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