Ive been a motorcycle nut since I was 10 and got my first Honda CT70, then I got another and another and when I was 12 I had three of them in our garage. Two were autos and one 4 speed. So now im a lot older and have always wanted a TW. Everytime I saw one I was intrigued with that big back tire on such a small bike. Anyway, got my first one, a 87, last year for 300 off Craigslist. It didnt run and I had to pay 240 for CDI to get it running. Ive since put a new seatcover, sandblasted and painted some parts, found a near mint rear wheel for it on ebay because mine had rusty nipples, lol.... Now it looks pretty good. Last monthI was selling a car of mine and a guy looked at it.. He saw my TW and said I have one of those with 1200 miles on it. He bought my car and part of the deal was his 97 TW. Then, I ran across the 89 black last week on Craigslist where the guy wanted 3400 for it. I bought it for way way less than that. Although I must say that the condition the 89 is in it might bring 2500 plus for someone wanting a mint black bike. So now I have three of them, just like my Trail 70s when I was a kid . But back than and I had to talk/coerce/whine to my dad to buy them for me. So after looking at all these TW's in the last year I was trying to figure which set of colors and graphics looks best. To me, the 88, 89 black /red is like no other in visual appeal. I dont believe Yamaha has made a black tank bike since 89. The 2006 with silver,blue and black would be my next favorite. Yamaha has made some hideous ones too, i.e, the light blue ones. I guess when you make essentially the same exact bike for 25 years you've gotta change something on it. So what year combo do you think is the best looking.?