But another thing to consider is this; naked bikes do not have paint to cover up mistakes, bad welding or crooked lines. No hiding shitty work this time. It is what it is. And there's something else; with no screamin’ ‘pain-in-your-eyes’ paintjobs, the flowing lines and especially the details come out much better.
Clean bikes is the trend, paintjobs are less important than good engineering, although of course there’s always good combinations of both possible.
Check out the images of the gas tanks in grey. They are all in the AMD World Championship Custom Bike Builder 2016 bike show at the Intermot in Germany. Out of the 100 bikes, 26 are grey.
Is Grey the new Black? It seems so. Let me know what you think.