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Hello,

I have decided to find a used 2010 or 2011 RT.

I have been looking on-line at the Polar Metallic color and I can't tell if it's silver or a blueish color.
There are none in my area in that color for me to look at.

Can someone please chime in here that owns a 10 or 11 in that color?

Thanks,
Greg
 

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It has the faintest blue tint if you had to call it. Looks nice. The 2010 is a great year. Buy it and start your Summer fun. :)
 

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Thanks for the reply.

To tell you the truth I really want a silver one. Looks like 2009 was the last year of the Titan Silver.

I am not crazy about the blue of the Polar Metallic.

had come across a great deal on the 2010 in Polar Metallic but it looks like it's sold anyway.
 

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It is always personal opinion but I don't know anyone personally, including myself that likes this color. It looks nothing like silver.
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Ya, that is what I am starting to read all about..

Perhaps I will stay away from the color as far as re-sale value.
 

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There are some signifigant mechanical differences between the 09' and the 10'. Be aware of them when you choose. I do understand color preference. ;)
 

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I don't remember where I read this but I believe the 2010 uses a fuel strip for the gas guage where as the 2011 uses a float. I know several riders have complained about the reliability of the fuel strips.
 

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Absolutely correct, just for the agravation I would not own a fuel strip RT. :mad: But they are good bikes. I bet the 2011's are even better :)
 

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As noted, it is a pale blue. It actually changes colors a bit like the BMW car paints, depending on the lighting hitting it. Photos do not do it justice, and it looks better in person. Originally it did nothing for me, but grew on me as I road the 2011 demo bike I eventually purchased, due to an offer I could not refuse. Everyone comments how nice the color is, and it definitely stays cool in the sun. Most people think it is a police bike, which does not hurt either :)

If you want a tri-color scheme, there are several sources of aftermarket graphics for the bike that would really look good too.

I have no fuel strip to die, and have satellite radio to keep me company. I love this machine :D

 

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I have a 2011 Polar and think it is more greenish then blueish. I get a lot of complements on it, nice clean color imho.

I was looking for a used 2010 when I started comparing the 2011 updates, it was a no brainer for me....

 

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Actually thinking about it your right. Then there is always those pesky color dot tests. :D
 

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I own a 2011 Polar Metallic RT. Bought it used at a VERY GOOD price, so color took a
back seat to Price Paid. Not the color I would have choosen if I were buying new. Fast
Foward..... It changes color in different lights and environments. Light blue, grey, slivery,
to a light green tint. Very cool [temp wise] since I am used to Black bikes.Bottom Line..
Color is very subjective. I now have grown to really, honestly like Polar Metallic. Aquired Taste..... soooooo Buy what you like, and always be aware that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the beholder can and will change their mind at times.......................... passnthru
 

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passnthru said:
I own a 2011 Polar Metallic RT. Bought it used at a VERY GOOD price, so color took a
back seat to Price Paid. Not the color I would have choosen if I were buying new. Fast
Foward..... It changes color in different lights and environments. Light blue, grey, slivery,
to a light green tint. Very cool [temp wise] since I am used to Black bikes.Bottom Line..
Color is very subjective. I now have grown to really, honestly like Polar Metallic. Aquired Taste..... soooooo Buy what you like, and always be aware that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the beholder can and will change their mind at times.......................... passnthru
Eggzaclee...did the same price over color but I have grown to love my 2010 polar metallic. Women like it too! :dance:
 

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There is a distinct blue to it. However, if you park it in a very green area, like with green trees all around, for several reasons, it will adopt some of the green. Then you will think it has a green tint to it.
I like much better the silver or gray of my 2008.
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I think the polar is a really nice color, as you have said it's subjective.

Going to hold out for a 2009 Titan Silver or the dark greyish black.
 

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Definitely a blue tint to it, best described as "ice blue".

I prefer it to any of the other RT colours, and have had more unsolicited compliments about the colour than any other vehicle I've owned. Non-motorcyclists really seem to like it.
 

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I would say it most resembles the glaciers (a blue hue) we see / have here in Alaska. I really wanted one, but found the deal on my silver 07 too good to pass up.

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