COLOUR BLIND Man­u­fac­tur­ers don’t al­ways get it right. Some­times their colourschemes would make Ste­vie Won­der wince…

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2009 SUZUKI GLADIUS In a word: Pa­tro­n­is­ing

Q “Billed as a ‘girl’s bike’ the pink Gladius with a gold frame both pa­tro­n­ised its tar­get au­di­ence and of­fended the eyes.” JU Q “It’s an Eton Mess on wheels.” RN Q “If you put that on an RC30 it would still be re­volt­ing.” TT

1999 HONDA VFR800 50TH AN­NIVER­SARY MODEL In a word: Cut-and-shut

Q “Sup­posed to pay homage to Mike Hail­wood’s race bike, but looked like a crashed VFR with an ebay fair­ing." JU Q “It looks like an old man with grey side­burns and a big nose!” MN Q “You'd have to be blind to like it.” RP

1999 SUZUKI GSX-R750 SRAD In a word: Hideous

Q “Absolutely hideous with no re­deem­ing fea­tures. It’s just crap.” MN Q “Suzuki’s at­tempt at an Ur­ban Tiger and they cre­ated a mon­ster.” TT Q “A ter­ri­ble choice of gold, black and yel­low, with a hint of the leop­ard print to ramp up the hideous­ness.” JU

2015 SUZUKI GSX-R1000 In a word: Il­lit­er­ate

Q “If you can’t fit the com­pany name on the side of a fair­ing, don’t try...’ JU Q “What is so of­fen­sive is the fact it is such a lazy race rep. But it has sold fan­tas­ti­cally well.” RN Q “It's al­most like it was wall­pa­pered and cut around the fair­ing’s holes.” MN

2005 BMW K1200S In a word: Un-bee-liev­able

Q “This was from an era when BMW were try­ing to be cool but ended up like a dad danc­ing at a wed­ding.” TT Q “Yel­low, grey and black? It looks like a sea­sick bum­ble bee.” JU Q “Sorry, but this looks like a crash test dummy.” MN

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