I'm glad someone has successfully bought these from the manufacturer. It's good to know the source wont dry up. The black looks great! I do have to say that leader hobbies has the motors in stock for $150 so @ $225 it will be a little hard to sell. I think the black may make up for it
These have an insane amount of power for a robot! how many will it be running? what controllers? what kind of robot? post pics! I used to build US First robots, a pair of these would have been a dream come true. Also you may want to considering removing the skirt bearing depending on your application.