I once showed one of the Captains that I fly with a pic of my Ninja, and he said "why is it painted like snot ?? Now, I've come a long way in all of my different anger management classes, AA, sex offender classes, DUI classes, drug abuse recovery clinics, etc, so I didn't punch him out (plus I wanted to keep my job). but it did get me thinking, what is the origin of this color, why did Kawi pick it ?? It is distinctive ... lots of recognition. I remember my brother's dirt bikes from the 70's were this color even back then. A dealer in the philly area here told me that they (kawi) make a big deal about keeping the color/mix/formula pretty secret. Sorry if this is an old thread, I'm new around here.