Larry's right on the money, mostly. I could tell you why Ducati charges less for darks, but you'd probably hate me.Landshark3 said:Some of the cost depends on the color, red and Yellow are more expensive paint colors. As far as painting them at least for me it would cost the same. I still have to do a base coat clear coat on both types. Even the dark had a mate clear coat. I am not sure about Ducati's and if they have a clear on there darks but I do know on other bikes I have painted, that's how I did it and got that look. I hope that answered your question
thts wht i also thgt the Dark doesnt have clear coating.Ducati does not clear coat darks. It is a SS paint system. They use very little of it too. The best way to approximate the look is to use a base clear system.