Panigale V4S Unica - From Start To Finish

BMW Alpina

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Thanks Howard. Looking forward to seeing which one you choose!
Hi topolino,
after careful comparison, I choose this picture below, since it shows your one of a kind Cerakoted frame, gloss carbon fiber, OZ wheels, and custom paint, plus it has the "man cave" sign on the top left side and great lighting. Also here is the link to the "BIKE OF THE MONTH" page of our forum: Click this Web Link to BIKE OF THE MONTH page
 

topolino

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Too much free time on my hands is never healthy for my wallet, so spent an hour mulling over these new coloured calipers from Ducati, still not convinced but I am thinknig about them. It is just hard to visualize what they will look like on the bike and if I like them or not. I have made up a quick and crude photoshop of them in place on my bike, although the colours are off compared to how they will actually appear (gloss finish, and in the case of red, just like the paintwork rather than the anodised appearance in my digital mock-up)

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BMW Alpina

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Staff member
Too much free time on my hands is never healthy for my wallet, so spent an hour mulling over these new coloured calipers from Ducati, still not convinced but I am thinknig about them. It is just hard to visualize what they will look like on the bike and if I like them or not. I have made up a quick and crude photoshop of them in place on my bike, although the colours are off compared to how they will actually appear (gloss finish, and in the case of red, just like the paintwork rather than the anodised appearance in my digital mock-up)

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If you had a custom color paint in mind, you might want to try contacting this company, and here is the link to their website: BCS (Brake Caliper Specialist)
Here is the link to their Instagram for more samples of their work: Instagram of BCS UK

It should be lower cost than buying another set of brand new painted stylema caliper from Brembo.
BCS is located in UK so they are local for you. I used their service because I can't find local professional and experienced brake caliper painter.
I sent my brake caliper to them in UK (from California) got it back in about 2 weeks or so including shipping back and forth.

Here are some pictures after I received my brake caliper from them. Even their packaging is very professional:
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topolino

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If you had a custom color paint in mind, you might want to try contacting this company, and here is the link to their website: BCS (Brake Caliper Specialist)
Here is the link to their Instagram for more samples of their work: Instagram of BCS UK

It should be lower cost than buying another set of brand new painted stylema caliper from Brembo.
BCS is located in UK so they are local for you. I used their service because I can't find local professional and experienced brake caliper painter.
I sent my brake caliper to them in UK (from California) got it back in about 2 weeks or so including shipping back and forth.

Here are some pictures after I received my brake caliper from them. Even their packaging is very professional:
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Hmm. I used them a few years ago when I had the calipers painted on my wife's Monster and they were appallingly bad. Terrible customer service. Avoided all my phone calls and emails and after almost three months I finally got the calipers back. They started to flake around the bleed nipples and elsewhere. They have terrible reviews online. Guess you were just lucky. I would not touch them with a barge pole.
 

topolino

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So after much thought I think I am going to settle on the red with black lettering. I made another photoshop to help visualize how they would look (approximately) on the bike. Time to shop around I think as prices vary depending on where you go.

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craig bush

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Too much free time on my hands is never healthy for my wallet, so spent an hour mulling over these new coloured calipers from Ducati, still not convinced but I am thinknig about them. It is just hard to visualize what they will look like on the bike and if I like them or not. I have made up a quick and crude photoshop of them in place on my bike, although the colours are off compared to how they will actually appear (gloss finish, and in the case of red, just like the paintwork rather than the anodised appearance in my digital mock-up)

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Do you have larger renders that show the red calipers (with both white and black lettering) and the the fairings as well?
 

topolino

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Hard to get a decent match with the bodywork tone/colour without giving the calipers an anodised appearance, but this is the best I could do. In reality, I don't believe they will draw your eye to them as much as in this photo.

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HKMP7

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Side by side. My problem is I can't decide which I like best. I like the subtlety of the black but I like the white lettering as it matches with that on the fairings. What do you think?

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That's a tough one I would normally say black letters but you do have a point with the white letters matching the fairing decals.
My vote "White Brembo" 🗳
 

topolino

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Thanks for all your feedback. Yes the colour will be a high temp paint colour matched to the bike. I'm speaking to my painter now to see if he can change the lettering to white as the calipers come with black lettering as standard. Delivery time is 7-21 days so it will be a while before I get hold of them. The Motocorse parts are already enroute and I hope to have them in a few days time.
 

BMW Alpina

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Side by side. My problem is I can't decide which I like best. I like the subtlety of the black but I like the white lettering as it matches with that on the fairings. What do you think?

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Just return back from a trip out of town and saw your side by side rendering (y)
I personally prefer White lettering since it is on almost the same height as the "DUCATI Performance" White sticker on your lower fairing.
(edit: ups... I did not read other post below your rendering pictures, turn out everyone already prefer white lettering, I am late to the game :LOL:
 

topolino

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Just spoken to my painter and he is ordering in some special high temperature white paint and high temp clear coat as he is confident he can simply paint a mirror stencil over the existing lettering in white and clear coat over that, saves repainting each whole caliper which would be a LOT more expensive.
 
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