When the Apache would prepare for war in the 18th century, the horses they rode into battle were treated like the ally counterpart they were. With that in mind, they were decorated with the same warpaint their rider would sport heading into their unforeseen future. Over 200 years later, these rituals still apply as our favorite riders prepare for their races. The colors that the fans recognize not only familiarize you with the team, but also connect them to what they may ride themselves. Same as Geronimo placing his painted handprint on the hind quarter of his Mustang, so does D’cor Visuals with their new Race Team Graphics for the 2019 season.
Green for go
Monster Energy is most definitely synonymous with Kawasaki this last decade. It’s almost hard to imagine the green bikes at Supercross without the big lime “M” slapped on the shrouds. Having built an empire of present-day rider royalty, Kawasaki has become one of the, if not the most, recognizable bike on the starting gate. A good percentage of recognition belonging to D’cor Visuals and the prolific liveries they’ve created year after year for the factory race team. This ensures you as the spectator, can easily spot when Eli Tomac and Joey Savatgy triple by you. The best part is, you can go home and order that exact graphics kit for your own late model KXF.
Red isn’t just for a Ferrari
Red is known universally as the color of passion, but also sometimes forgotten as the color of intensity. Having stated that, what could be more fitting than this color in one of the most rapid, adrenaline inducing sports on the planet? Personally, I think Honda hit the lottery on color choice, but I’m also a Honda rider(sorry, not sorry). Honda has enjoyed a very long history of involvement in the sport, bringing a ton of riders to podiums. Building on that success, D’cor brings another design to light to showcase the colors of the factory Geico Honda race team. The fresh 2019 design setup on the bike in person is, dare I say, just plain stunning. Kits are available on a multitude of CRF models here.
Yamaha has had a run of underdogs in the sport. From the crowd favorite champion Chad Reed to the aggressive elbow banging Justin “Bam Bam” Barcia. These riders among many others have lined up with the blue machines. They haven’t only been innovative in engineering, they’ve always designed a beautiful bike. D’cor Visuals wanted to accentuate that beauty the way the factory would have with easy, clean and supportive lines. Now for another year, you can update up your late model YZF with the colors of the factory-backed Star Yamaha Race Team. Not only can you be part of the history of one of the founding companies in Supercross, but you can also look the part of the actual professional race team.
Whether you’re just a casual trail cruiser, fast-paced cross desert marauder, or competitive track racer, the story doesn’t change. We all have in common the fact that we love when our machines look the part. Having an updated look not only refreshes how excited we are to have the bike. It’s more than that. This roots us just that much farther into why we love to have this amazing sport. It shows personality. Our support for something. It keeps you bench racing with your friends or racing in real time. Think about it, $130 or so is way more efficient than the few thousand for a new ride. I’ll make it easy, take a look at the new Geico Honda, Star Yamaha, or Monster Kawasaki kits and pick your poison. Happy hunting.