I fully agree with you, having owned several black Corvettes, and a Grand National, the last 7 vehicles have been white or silver and I now own a Pearl Yellow GL1800...but I just acquired my CTX13D in black and I know I have my work cut-out for me...I live on a dirt road. White is my first color of choice for all my vehicles. There is a reason all work vehicles are white. It shows dust, less than most other colors. Silver is also good. Tan or beige are the best, but not many bike that color around. Yellow would work well too.