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    Hawk color question

    I'm getting ready to jump into this Hawk craze (addiction?) and have a question for you old, er, I mean, long-timers.

    So, Honda comes out with the Hawk in 1988 in a metallic gray (metallic flecks in the paint) and a flat blue color option. Then in subsequent years, the color choice is red (non-metallic). Is this correct? Is the only metallic color option in the gray 1988 Hawk? If so, sign me up for gray--me likey metallic

    Thanks in advance for your info.
    My Hawk might not be powerful, but she's slow.
    -1989 Hawk: Supertrapp, Corbin, sweet lookin' Targa.

    #2
    as far as what ive read online... thats correct.

    and it seems like most people in the US have red hawks too..


    buuuut.. thats only what ive read online.. so take it with a grain of salt. lol.

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      #3
      Anyone know what stock colour choices the Brosers got apart from black?
      '88 Bros NT650J
      Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
      Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
      Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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        #4
        The Blue/Grey 88 and the rest red is correct.

        I don't know the Bros colors.

        I have had an 88 blue and the rest have been 90 Reds.
        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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          #5
          My 88 was grey until I got it painted - black. And FWIW, they don't make Honda Grey Metallic anymore, that I know of.
          1988 "BlackHawk" project
          1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
          1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

          I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
          People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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            #6
            if you can find a stock color hawk thats lucky after 19 years. the fact that no one repainted it, due to dropping, boredom, or customization is amazing lol.
            Avatar courtesy of http://www.elizabethraab.com/
            1988 Honda Hawk NT650 GT

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              #7
              Originally Posted by MasterBates
              if you can find a stock color hawk thats lucky after 19 years. the fact that no one repainted it, due to dropping, boredom, or customization is amazing lol.
              mine had perfect stock paint right up until 2 years ago.... (when i left it out in the sun...)

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                #8
                Interesting read:-
                http://100megsfree4.com/honda/h0600/hawk.htm
                "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                • Ohlins Rear Shock
                • F2 front wheel
                • VFR750 rear wheel
                • Hiperform seat&headers
                • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by JR
                  Great link!!!
                  1988 "BlackHawk" project
                  1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                  1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                  I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                  People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                    #10
                    88 Paint

                    I would not classify the Candy Tanzanight Blue as a "flat" color. In appearance, it reveals itself as a rather subtle metallic effect. Quite striking actually...
                    '88 Hawk GT - Candy Flair Blue
                    '13 CB1100 - Candy Red

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                      #11
                      My Blue 88 Hawk I thought was "Candy Flair Blue" but that link shows
                      "Candy Tanzanight Blue"

                      Colour code under Blue Hawk seat shows PB-115C-U =Candy flair blue
                      Colour code under Red Hawk seat shows R-157 =Italian red

                      PB-107C-U =Candy tanzanight blue
                      "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                      • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                      • Ohlins Rear Shock
                      • F2 front wheel
                      • VFR750 rear wheel
                      • Hiperform seat&headers
                      • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                      • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                        #12
                        I found this place that sells the grey metalic paint for the 88. I am planning on ordering enough to paint my tank. I got a fender and tail piece on Ebay in grey that the paint on is near perfect. I hope the paint will match. http://www.colorrite.com
                        MOBILERD

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                          #13
                          Info for the BROS owners

                          Manufactured
                          1988-92


                          Bros NT400J
                          NC25-1000001~1008753
                          Black
                          Graphite
                          Dark Red

                          Bros NT650J
                          RC31-1000001~1002543
                          Black
                          Graphite


                          Bros NT400k
                          NC25-1050001~1053898
                          Black
                          Graphite
                          Dark Red

                          Bros NT650k
                          RC31-1050001~1050698
                          Black
                          Graphite


                          Bros NT400k11
                          NC25-1053899~1053958
                          Black
                          Graphite
                          Dark Red

                          Bros NT650k11
                          RC31-1050699~1050898
                          Black
                          Graphite


                          Bros NT400L
                          NC25-1100001~1101011
                          Black
                          Graphite


                          Bros NT650L
                          RC31-1100001~1100313
                          Black
                          Graphite


                          Bros NT400L11
                          NC25-1101012~1101231
                          Black
                          Bright Red

                          Bros NT650L11
                          RC31-1100313~1100663
                          Black
                          Bright Red
                          "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                          • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                          • Ohlins Rear Shock
                          • F2 front wheel
                          • VFR750 rear wheel
                          • Hiperform seat&headers
                          • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                          • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                            #14
                            There are four OEM - colors for the HAWK :

                            1988 :
                            PB-115CU Candy Flair Blue metallic




                            NH-119MU Tempest Gray Metallic metallic




                            PB-184MU Granite Blue metallic - it looks like black but it is a very very dark blue and in the sunlight you can see a lot of blue metallic parts in the color.




                            1989 :
                            R-157 italien red no metallic

                            Dirk

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                              #15
                              The one with the red seat is the canadian hawk, correct?

                              There is nothing that says you need to paint your bike in an original color. It won't make it worth less if you pick your own!!!
                              '88 Hawk GT
                              '89 Harley FXSTC
                              2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

                              http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

                              "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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