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View Poll Results: Which color do you think looks better: Candy Plasma Blue or Candy Thunder Blue?
Candy Plasma Blue (2008) 64 45.71%
Candy Thunder Blue (2009) 76 54.29%
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Old May 31st, 2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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Candy Plasma Blue vs. Candy Thunder Blue

So we all have made our claims on which color is best. But this one's in regards to the blue new gens. It took me a while to finally see it in person, but I got a couple chances to see the 2009 Candy Thunder Blue 250R.

In all honesty, I think the Thunder Blue is just not as appealing as the Plasma Blue; Thunder Blue looks like the same blue you'll see on a Honda or R6 for example. That to me makes the bike look less unique to others other there. Also I've gotten a good amount of compliments on the color of the bike which backs up my opinion that the candy plasma blue is the best blue of the 250s.

But that's my

let's take a vote tho to see what others think, and pictures below for comparison:

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Both, Thunder in the front, 2 Plasmas in the back
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Old May 31st, 2009, 11:26 PM   #2
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trying to be bipartisan, my vote is still thunder.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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In the first 2 pictures theres a HUGE difference, but that may be because of the lighting. The last picture on the other hand, can't really tell the difference.

They both look good to me, any blue is good blue.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 11:39 PM   #4
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I'd have to say GREEN is the best.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 05:39 AM   #5
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I like the Plasma better, tbh. Looks less "dated", not that the Thunder is bad- just conjurs up very late 90s cars to me.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 05:40 AM   #6
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Old June 1st, 2009, 08:53 AM   #7
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Old June 1st, 2009, 12:51 PM   #8
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I like the plasma better, and not because it's what I have on my bike. It's brighter when the light hits it, it's more reflective (safety plus) and the thunder has a really dark purple tinge to it, where the plasma has a lighter purple that is much less noticeable. The darkness of the color in thunder is what tips the scale for me. It just seems less interesting to me. Just my
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Old June 1st, 2009, 01:43 PM   #9
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I like the darker color of the thunder blue.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 02:36 PM   #10
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I didn't want a blue one when I saw the 2008... but when I walked into the showroom and saw the 2009 I was hooked on the blue. I love the new blue much better. It's COLTS blue!!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 02:50 PM   #11
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My bike does NOT have any purple.....got it!?
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Old June 1st, 2009, 04:11 PM   #12
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Just cast my vote for thunder as well. I might be biased because the 06 is thunder blue but I like the nice deep color of it and the plasma blue just looks way too light/bright.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 01:48 PM   #13
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i have a 2009 so it is thunder. funny though i got the first 2009 around here and had only seen the 2008 blue. decided both looked good and i would take my 2009 with the blue site unseen. lots of comments (favorable) on the choice.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 02:56 PM   #14
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My first bike was the Candy Plasma Blue 250R, I liked the 08 color better because it had a tendency to change colors depending on the light (I still think it was a sharp looking color.)
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:00 PM   #15
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I'd have to say GREEN is the best.
yeah, yeah, we know kkim I do have a fondness for the green bike's too but they seem to be harder to find.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 10:18 PM   #16
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I'd have to say GREEN
I'll get green if it's a ZX-6R or ZX-10R, if so in a year or two
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 04:22 AM   #17
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Just cast my vote for thunder as well. I might be biased because the 06 is thunder blue but I like the nice deep color of it and the plasma blue just looks way too light/bright.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #18
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damn, so looks like Thunder is the leader. even tho it comes after lightning haha.

I still think Plasma is better for it's uniqueness on the street and the fact that it looks darker at night is cool. I think it's easier for drivers to see you as well, for safety, than Thunder Mcqueen is hah.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 02:45 AM   #19
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Candy Thunder, like my cruiser!
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Old July 24th, 2009, 04:03 AM   #20
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Plasma FTW, because the decals are white of course!
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Old July 24th, 2009, 05:46 AM   #21
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I like both, but I think the thunder looks crisper in pictures.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 12:30 PM   #22
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I like both, but I think the thunder looks crisper in pictures.
maybe, but Plasma looks more eye-catching in person
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Old February 12th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #23
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i luv plusma blue more.. i dnt hv ninja.. bt i jst luv ninja. i own a Pulsar220.. its also plusma blue.. ninja is pretty costly here in india..

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Old February 12th, 2011, 06:00 AM   #24
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I love my Candy Thunder Blue Ninjette! I have parked it next to a Plasma one and I get many more people admiring it. It might be because I am in Lexington Kentucky, home of the Wildcats, where we bleed blue and that space age plasma color won't cut it! I like the fact that the Candy Thunder has more differentiation in the darks and lights at angles, while in the sun. It looks more like a candy pearl, not a metallic like the Plasma.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #25
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no love for the metallic island blue??

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Candy Plasma Blue with white decals is clearly superior in-person. It's even harder/more expensive (requires an undercoat) to make. I think Kawi switched from CP to CT partially to save money.

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no love for the metallic island blue??

It didn't exist in 2009.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #27
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Candy Plasma Blue with white decals is clearly superior in-person. It's even harder/more expensive (requires an undercoat) to make. I think Kawi switched from CP to CT partially to save money.


It didn't exist in 2009.
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I went with the Thunder Blue. I just like the deeper tone better plus I own a 2009 so yes, I am biased . Anyways, I thought I post a couple of new pictures for comparison between the two. The original pictures had drastically different lighting conditions as one was taken in a garage with flash. 2008 on top and 2009 on the bottom.



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Old February 13th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #29
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On the real my fellow KawiRidaz, color doesn't matter as long as you have a Ninjette wound up to 13K, screaming between your legs! Can I get an Amen?
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I went with the Thunder Blue. I just like the deeper tone better plus I own a 2009 so yes, I am biased
Nothing wrong with that! 2009's Blue is so damn pretty.
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Need to know which blue is my Ninja

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If you can pleae help identify which blue is my Ninja 250 R 2009. I'm not sure and I want to order the rear seat cowel. Thanks in advance for your help.

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If you can pleae help identify which blue is my Ninja 250 R 2009. I'm not sure and I want to order the rear seat cowel. Thanks in advance for your help.

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In the USA, 2009 is Candy Thunder Blue. Candy Plasma Blue was 2008. CTB also has a silver/gray Ninja logo while CPB has white. There is metallic flake in the CPB paint that isn't there in the CTB. CPB has a dual-layer silver and a blue coat that is obvious with any damage on the fairings, while CTB has only blue paint.

As for the OP: This poll ended up exactly like those magazine polls where people vote for what they have instead of what was truly better. A lot more '09 CTBs were sold because the '08 CPB had a short selling year. It wasn't released until early 2008 and the remaining orders were canceled in July of that year. I'm sure it was because demand justified the higher MSRP because each dealer with a canceled order got ONE early-release 2009 model with the $500 MSRP hike. The early 2009 release shows that they were obviously eager to retool the line with the new colors for what would have been more 2008 models.
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Blue bikes should be shot into the sun.

They seriously sell for less here simply because of the color. /bah humbug

I like the thunder more because it's deeper.
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In the USA, 2009 is Candy Thunder Blue. Candy Plasma Blue was 2008. CTB also has a silver/gray Ninja logo while CPB is white. There is metallic flake in the CPB paind that isn't there in the CTB. CPB has a silver and a blue coat that is obvious with any damage on the fairings.

As for the OP: This poll ended up exactly like those magazine polls where people vote for what they have instead of what was truly better. A lot more CTBs were sold because the '08 had a short selling year. It wasn't released until early 2008 and the remaining orders were canceled in July of that year. I'm sure it was because demand justified the higher MSRP because each dealer with a canceled order got ONE early-release 2009 model with the $500 MSRP hike. The early 2009 release shows that they were obviously eager to retool the line with the new colors for what would have been more 2008 models.
HI, Thanks a lot for the tip!! In fact my bike is CTB as it is a 2009 model and also it was a grey/silver markup. Soon I will upload pictures with all the new stuff I got for my bike.!!!!
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