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Author Topic: Red C5 in the Flesh  (Read 2449 times)

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Re: Red C5 in the Flesh
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2009, 12:58:48 PM »
I can't decide which color I like best on the C5.
It seems to change with my mood.
At first, I liked the black best.
But then, I started leaning toward the red.
And then, the blue started growing on me.
And now, I just seem to like all of them, and I change my mind about which one I like best all the time.
Lately, I've been noticing how that blue really has that authentic 50s kind of color.
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Re: Red C5 in the Flesh
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2009, 01:09:43 PM »
You are right about having a tough time picking a color, I really like the black but it's hard to keep clean and after 39 years of black bikes I'm ready for a change, The blue is a nice vintage color too, but something about that red really grabs me, I had a friend who rode a '54 BSA, it was a bit darker red but I always liked the color on his bike. I think they got all the colors right on the C5, you just have to decide which one makes you grin the most.
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Re: Red C5 in the Flesh
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2009, 01:15:23 PM »
Yeah - I agree with the general concensus on colours - all three are excellent & look great close up.
The blue appealed when I first saw the brouchure pic - the black looks great on the road though - guess it would be the one to fool most onlookers/drive pasters about being a 'vintage' bike (if that's what you want!)

I'd like to see the blue outside rather than in a showroom before making a choice - still got to convince the misses as they are 'expensive' bikes over in UK  ;)
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Re: Red C5 in the Flesh
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2009, 01:32:05 PM »
Check out the red color on this '58 Meteor.
It's virtually identical to the red color on the C5.

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Re: Red C5 in the Flesh
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2009, 01:45:05 PM »
That's a great color, I never really thought I'd want a red bike untill I saw the C5.
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