Now you see? THAT I LIKE. the alloy goes so well with the silver and the metallic side covers. When I see naked alloy tanks with a black or red bike, it looks disjointed. That's why I said paint it, Nigel. Now...as far as that translucent black...whoa yea...over some ghost gold metallic flames and the classics Norton pinstriping and logo. Big bucks, but hey...its not my money.