That sounds about right! It would have to be cheaper to produce the painted rim then the polished rim, so why would they cheap out on the more expensive model?Good move. I know a lot of folks think the previous years' RTL-E rims were ugly, but Honda slapping dark grey paint on them for the 2020 refresh was a stupid move, IMO. Now they just look cheap and drab to me. I would swap them for the older versions in a heartbeat, especially on a Lunar Silver RL.
I'm imagining an internal focus group sitting around the Honda shop. Boss says "We need new wheels for the 2020 refresh for the RTL-E, but we don't have any money to spend on a new design, so we're just going to paint over the current wheels. What do you think of these color samples? Group: "Oooooh, that dark gray color would look good! And gray is already our favorite hue at Honda anyway, so let's go with the gray. Are we done here?"
Honda should let US, the loyal members of ROC, vote on some of these decisions! But that sounds like another thread...
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk