I'm a huge fan of stripes & colours on sports bikes. Honda recently have mono-colour on their bikes. Doesn't appeal to me.I am just a product of the 60's and 70's when there was chrome bumpers and mag wheels. A wash and wax was a religious ceremony to get the perfect shine. It better be very glossy or it stays in the driveway. The idea of a matte finish is not a way I would go. The bike does look good, the gold and black are bling like Rock said.