One day I was bored and wanted to see what the radiator covers and side covers looked like black on my bike. I used some black plasti dip and I really liked the look. It doesn't stick to the aluminum well at all but that's why I tried it. It pulled right off after a few days and I had ordered the motocomposites covers in twill matte. Needless to say I like this look also. Heres a pic.