On my older 996, I painted the OEM black mirrors yellow to match my bike, and it really looked hot. When the triple nine’s came out, I was excited to see Ducati had taken that extra step and painted the mirrors to match the bikes color scheme. With that in mind, I don’t know why Ducati chose to keep the mirrors on the 1098 black and not match them to the body color? I know some of you will chime in with it helps break up the lines of the bike, or some other design point of view theory, but in my opinion, I’m not digging the black mirrors. When I get my 1098 in, one of the very first mods will be to color match the mirrors! I loved them on my 996, they looked great on my 999, and even better on my F4S. Anyone else feel the same way? Another alternative, which I’m sure will be available in due time, is a set of carbon fiber mirrors. I also would like to see the black plastic section between the tail and tank in carbon fiber. That would look trick! Last but not least, while I’m venting – I’m happy to see Ducati revert back to the traditional round gas cap!!! I hated that vagina looking thing they called a gas cap on my triple nine!