Styling wise, the Aluminum is something of a dichotomy. On one hand it's got the swoopy, flowing lines Italians do so well, and on the other, the dull paint and the size of some of the parts it's been applied to, such as the oversized handlebars and risers, conspire to give the bike a distinctly industrial look. The big cylinders poking out from under the tank don't help either -- the matte finish gives them the look of an air compressor. The rest of the ancillary pieces are done up quite nicely. The headlight brackets, for example, are carved from aluminum, the footpeg mounts from aluminum castings. For those who like glitter, a bit of chrome is sprinkled about to add some eye candy. On the chintzy side, there are more plastic-trim pieces than I'd like to see, but at least these are well made and fit properly.