Questions on the Factory Honda Repsol Bikes
Hi, I'm just curious what is the deal on the factory production Repsol bikes made by Honda. I think there are actually alot of "Repsol" bikes out there, not all of them necessarily factory. So I guess my questions are
1) When were (the factory ones made)? As far as I know it was only in 2005 and 2007 in the USA (to celebrate Honda's championships). Were there other years it was made in other parts of the world? (Like in Europe?)
2) What models were the Repsol bikes? Like only the 1000RR? Once again, as far as I know only the 2005 and 2007 1000RR's had factory made repsol bodies (in the USA). But then again, I have seen 600's, 900's, 929's, and 954's with Repsol bodywork. Was it only the 1000rr's that had them? Or did honda offer them on the other CBR models? And if they did were these offered in the USA or in Europe/Asia?
3) What color are the Repsols? In the USA, I have only seen the ones that are black/orange/white, but have seen others where the black part is blue. Was this the Europe version?
4) Finally, are these bikes actually 'limited editions'? I have heard different things about it. Some people (usually those selling the Repsol bikes) that the Repsol is a rare, collectible limited edition. Other people have said that anyone could have ordered the repsol fairings for an additional $500. When I think about a 'limited edition' bike, my definition is that the 'limited edition' is reflected in the VIN. Like bike #122 out of 500, etc. Is there anything in the VIN that denotes that it is a 'limited edition'? Or can anyone with a 2005 or 2007 bike swap on a repsol body kit and no one can tell the difference.
Thanks for the help!