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I then asked my wife and she said black, I asked my brother and he said blue, humm, now I had a problem. I stuck with the "Raven" but the "Impact Blue" was becoming more appealing.
I asked my daughter and she immediately said blue, actually she said "of course the blue is much nicer". I love my daughter, she is very stylish and always knows what colors go together so I trust her opinion, I tried to defend my choice but she wanted nothing of it, blue was the color for her.
Months go by and I stick to my original choice. I continue telling my friends I am getting a "Raven" and I couldn't wait to see it at the NY show.
I am sure you already know where this is heading, in January I attend the NY Bike show and for the first time I am able to see it up close. The "Impact Blue" model on display is beautiful. I start having doubts about my choice. I ask my dad and he says the blue is the nicest color. I check back with my daughter and she hasn't changed her mind.
Weeks go by and I keep agonizing about my choice. I keep thinking, if I now go back and change color this late, will I still get the bike in May. Keep in mind, blue is the Yamaha color. All the winning Yamahas have carried the Yamaha "Blue". Ben Spies won the 2009 World Super Bike on a blue Yamaha.
|Ben Spies picture from 2Wheeltuesday|
After many sleepless nights, I am exaggerating a little, I wake up last Saturday and head to the dealer. I had made up my mind, I was changing my order to blue. I walk into the sales guy's office and up on the wall is this poster.
Right there and then I knew I had made the right choice, "Impact Blue" is the color for this bike. I ask Mike, the salesman at Xtreme Machines to change the order and he quickly obliges. I tell him I also want the poster and he promises me I will get the poster when I pick up the bike.
I come home and tell my daughter I had changed to a blue, "I told you so" she quickly reminds me. Now I can sleep knowing that come May I will be getting this beauty.
After all, blue is the Yamaha color.