Related...I was visiting a Honda mower dealer out in California years ago. He had just finished assembling a couple of commercial mowers, and rolled them outside and proceeded to haphazardly spray them with ugly flat-black paint. He then sprinkled them with a little sand and dirt, and told his shop guy to let 'em dry for an hour a deliver to the customer.
When he saw the astonished look on my face, he explained: Brand new, shiny red/silver Honda mowers wouldn't last a day on the back of a landscaper's truck. But nasty/dirty flat-black-painted mowers that look like hell wouldn't get a second look. "Trashing" simply hid the fact they were real Honda mowers and keep 'em from getting stolen.
Ironically, you can now buy an EU2000i in a genuine RealTree camo pattern.
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Caveat: I work for Honda, but the preceding was my opinion alone.