Unusual Kona models or colours

Pipmeister

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Hopefully without sounding like some sort of Imperious Retrobike Police.... the bike pictured is a standard 1998.5 Pahoehoe, and wouldn't be regarded as an unusual model or colour. Perhaps it would be better placed in the "Kona's page" thread in this link:


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Mind you..... did you see the unusual 1988/89 Explosif in Black with Yellow and Red Splatter that member BC posted on the "Kona's page" thread?

Blimey and Wow! This is the 2nd colour scheme that differs from the standard 1988/89 Pistachio with Yellow Splatter that I have now seen:

1988_89 Explosif 20 Bk Yel Red Splat by Philip Mock, on Flickr

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Speaking of the gorgeous 1997 Kilauea SE above..... the Kilauea in particular came in alternative colours through the 90's.

The 1993 U.S. Catalogue differed from the European release, with solid colours across all models, rather than the fade to Metallic Silver / Grey at the front half of the frame. The Kilauea in the 1993 U.S. catalogue was solid Porsche Red:

1993 Kilauea size 19 US colour_1 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

However, the credit goes to F.C. for uncovering this 1993 Apple Green example:

1993 Kilauea 17 Apple Green_1 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

I think this Yellow 1995 European (Spanish?) example was posted by Canuck, which was an alternative to the Catalogue listed Pearl White that year:

1995 Kilauea 18 Euro by Philip Mock, on Flickr

While the Explosif also came in Yellow in 1996, as an alternative to the more usual Olive Green - again I have it documented as Spanish, but I'm not entirely sure why:

1996 Explosif 18 Spain by Philip Mock, on Flickr

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The green Kilauea is a 1993 1/2 Model. There were three models:

-Fire Mountain in 'Titanium'
-Lava Dome in 'Hot Rod Purple Metallic'
-Kilauea in 'Hot Rod Green Metallic'

Here's a pic of the K Bike Lava Dome in Purple:

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