Okay so I'm guessing I'm probably about to get so much hate for this post so let me just first start by saying I think the D675 is one of the best looking sportbikes there is (the old version, not the R, although that one looks nice too), but there are a couple of things that I just hate. When I was looking into buying the D675 I had never seen one in person, so imagine my surprise when I go to buy the bike and I see the frame is sparkling. What the heck were they thinking? At first I thought it couldn't have been stock because it just looked so... bad. But upon further investigation I realized that yes, Triumph did in fact powdercoat sparkles into their frames. I thought it would grow on me but it hasn't, I just can't get over it. Usually I might just suck it up and get use to it but this is actually a big problem. The previous owner of this bike stored it outside and there's a little rust on the swingarm so I want to remove it and get it powder coated but what am I supposed to do about the sparkles?? I will have a normal matte black swingarm connected to the rest of this sparkling monstrosity. I don't think its on all the colors schemes (I have the 2009 Jet Black, the one with the silver decals) but I just can't understand why they did that, does anybody actually like how it looks? Was that just what the market in 2009 was clamoring for, a twinkling framed sportbike? My only other comoplaint as far as the looks is the perpetually dirty looking color of grey rims, but that isn't a big deal, pretty easy to repaint. Anyway, there's my rant. I'm just curious how other people feel about this, besides that I absolutely love the bike.