A repeat theme in forums is how this or that bike is subjectively ugly due to the choice of color/graphics by the manufacturer. Color can be so visceral that a large percentage of buyers will pass up an otherwise excellent design because they don't like one particular color. So a proposal to motorcycle manufacturers. Make your models more like the computer industry: - De couple, somewhat, from hard model years Given we all know trials bike core designs are long running and often change little between model years: - Sell a bike core like "Core i7 250" which may span more than one model year (or account for revisions as "Core i7X, Y, Z....). - One can still offer the equivalent of base or factory cores, like "Core i7 Base" and displacement or Core i7 Factory" - Importer stocks two or even three plastic sets and graphics Core and bling go to the dealer for assembly, somewhat similar to today. This approach requires frames in more neutral colors like silver or white. Example, the latest Betas with silver, unpainted aluminum frames. These days it's tough to distinguish brands at a moderate distance except by color, but with proper industrial design, such as the brand as a cutout in plastic or on stickers, and other features, one can distinguish brands, even farther away. We riders could then buy a preferred core in the color with higher probability of jiggling the gonads. This approach could stimulate all sorts of additional sales and interest. Now please debate why this is a great idea or why it won't work. Bear in mind the above examples of names were just quick ideas. HOW to make this approach work obviously needs refinement.