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Old 11-12-2007, 09:56 PM   #1
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Does the color of you bike affect visability?

Hey im getting my first bike a gixxer 600 but was wondering if the color of the bike affects the visability of other drivers for example does the k7 gixxer 600 all black not show up in mirrors or line of site as say the red/white/black one thanks also do ya'll ride with your lights on all the time (high or low beams) or just when it gets near dusk/dark thanks-Q
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:57 PM   #2
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I love the new red /white color scheme i would go with that one or the blue/white both are definately more visible than the blk

but the yellow/blk probly stands out the most
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:59 PM   #5
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your low beam should come on automatically, I dont think you can turn it off on that bike. (well without some modification)

I do think brighter bikes, are more visible in the day.

But at night all colors are black. (well unless you have 'reflective' or glow-in-the-dark paint)
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headlight is always on regardless. during day i ride with the highbeam on.
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I love the new red /white color scheme i would go with that one or the blue/white both are definately more visible than the blk

but the yellow/blk probly stands out the most
Yea and you look like a bumble bee doing it too lol i like the all black the most but i'm conserned about just looking like a shadow

txgsxrbob-isnt that a 06 model year color?
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headlight is always on regardless. during day i ride with the highbeam on.
cagers get the highbeam at night too
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They say the human eye is most sensitive to the color red. Hence the reason most fighter cockpits are backlit in red.
To me silver blends in the most.
I think I had more people pull in front of me when I had my silver and black CBR600rr than any other bike I've owned.

Whatever bike you chosse, I recommend going for a bright multi coloered helmet and riding with your high beams on whenever practical.
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They say the human eye is most sensitive to the color red. Hence the reason most fighter cockpits are backlit in red.
To me silver blends in the most.
I think I had more people pull in front of me when I had my silver and black CBR600rr than any other bike I've owned.

Whatever bike you chosse, I recommend going for a bright multi coloered helmet and riding with your high beams on whenever practical.
So the red/white sceme would probly do the best out of those two?
High beams are always practical if it means life or death by some idiot on a cell phone in the wrong lane
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reflective tape is a good idea though. imo, normal reflectors dont stand out enough.
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but if you blind them at night you could CAUSE them to hit you. the brights on the gix is no joke, so be careful out there.
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but if you blind them at night you could CAUSE them to hit you. the brights on the gix is no joke, so be careful out there.
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My bike is all semi-flat black. Doesn't seem to matter much to me though. . . I don't ride much at night anywyas. That might change with it getting dark so early.
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My bike is all semi-flat black. Doesn't seem to matter much to me though. . . I don't ride much at night anywyas. That might change with it getting dark so early.
Have you had alot of problems with idiots trying to run over you?
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no he usually runs over himself. thats why its flat black now.
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no he usually runs over himself. thats why its flat black now.
Thats always helpfull ha ha may need to get a rear view mirror mounted on your helmet
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I enjoy high beams and jackets w/ reflective stripes or color coordination w/ complementary colors(see doctor's eye schematic for color-matching colors that the eyes actually focus on.... Usually a light/dark color combo... red/blue the worse...)
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