What about race paint?
Motogp expert Mat Oxley casts his votes
YAMAHA OW48 Kenny Roberts, 1980 Yamaha USA’S iconic yellow and black paintwork mimicked the buzzy-bee sound of Yamaha’s early two-strokes.
PEPSI SUZUKI RGV500 Kevin Schwantz, 1989 It might have something to do with the guy riding it, but this just looked right: a big logo, clean, simple.
JPS NORTON Ron Haslam, 1990 British bikes are cool, black bikes are cool, so the JPS Norton looked very cool. As a bonus, it sounded great as well.