While limited, special-order finishes were available as early as 1926, they were not widely publicized. It wasn’t until the 1928 model line that the range of “standard optional” colors expanded beyond shades of gray and olive green (sometimes known as “military drab”). New motorcycles could be found in coach green, azure blue, police blue or maroon, available for a $3 surcharge. Other and less rare stock motorcycles came in two-color contrasting finishes, such as dark blue fenders and gas tank with a cream tank panel. Color options became increasingly popular in this era, especially during the Great Depression, as it was simple and inexpensive way to individualize one’s motorcycle.