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Just had first delivery of rear seat cowl here in HK. Just to warn guys that there seems to be an issue (still) with colour match of arctic white. This photo was sent by dealer to me and I will go and see in person.
 

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There has been a few of us with the same issue. Check out the thread in Appearance and Modifications. It's been hit or miss. :(
 

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Yea so far their issue had been resolved after the dealer ordered a second set in. Maybe the seat cowl did not come directly from the factory but from an outsourced supplier..hence the slight colour coding mismatch ?
 

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There has been a few of us with the same issue. Check out the thread in Appearance and Modifications. It's been hit or miss. :(
Going to check out tomorrow. Out of the three that were delivered...two are white(ish) and apparently the other is YELLOW!

I'll try and get photo...might be laughable.
 

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Yea so far their issue had been resolved after the dealer ordered a second set in. Maybe the seat cowl did not come directly from the factory but from an outsourced supplier..hence the slight colour coding mismatch ?
I can't imagine the dealer here in HK would get from outsourced supplier.
I would think Ducati themselves probably outsource and dealers buy from them direct.
Supposed to be a Ducati Peformance part and you could well be right as why would the colour be off otherwise?.....

I wonder if there is a colour tolerance on bikes? Their production processes I would have thought would not make that possible. So i think not.

I produce packaging in china for very big brands (Johnnie Walker etc) and if they were made there, it would be a possibility as nothing surprises me now what happens there!
 

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I meant factory outsourced not dealer outsourced..hence there might be QC issues with regards with the colour. Get it rectified with the dealer and let us know of the outcome.
 

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It surprises me that Ducati is having color match issues. Thought they would be better with this.
Don't be surprised on bit, I had this issue with my 848 and guys I know with 1098/1198 bikes as well. I've never seen one that matched (in red anyway) perfectly yet, just close enough you deal with it.

I wanna know why it went from $160 for the 848 to $225 for the 899 :mad:
 

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I went and saw 3 white cowls and they were all off colour. They actually looked a bit grey. On closer inspection the pearl paint seemed to have more of the blue fleck in it. i am going to wait for more to come in or give up on the white and go for matte carbon.
 
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