Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 1290 Superduke R
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
One of the cheaper and easier options these days is to vinyl cover the bike - you can basically get any color or pattern that you can dream of. Looks like it has been painted on there. It's also hard wearing.
If you are handy you can do it pretty easily yourself (particularly on a bike where all you need to do are the rear plastic bits, the tank, and the front fender).
The best part? When you are sick of your 'new' color scheme/pattern - peel it off and you have the original paint underneath. A new 'old' paint job!