Top ten coolest MotoGP liveries

With all the carbon fairings on show during winter testing, it got us thinking about our favourite MotoGP liveries of all time

Top ten coolest MotoGP liveries

FROM cigarette companies to Playboy magazine, it's fair to say that MotoGP sponsorship is as varied and colourful as some of the people who ride the bikes on a race weekend.

We've been watching the winter testing closely and while we love the moody-looking carbon fairings of the test bikes, the injection of colour that comes from the MotoGP team reveals got us thinking about the best MotoGP liveries ever.

Repsol Honda

10. Honda RCV213V Repsol Factory Team

If you're a bike fan like me, there's a good chance when you pass a Repsol petrol station in Spain, you automatically think of MotoGP. The partnership between the Spanish oil and gas giant and Honda has been going for 25-years and has amassed 15 rider’s championships in that time. The fact that the orange bikes have been so successful and for so long are what make this an iconic livery.

RGV500 Pepsi

9. Suzuki RGV500 Pepsi

Back in the hazy days of two-stroke 500cc racing, the RGV500 was one of the bikes to beat on the MotoGP grid. You’ll notice this isn’t the only RGV to feature in this run down, and that’s because Suzuki had a bit of a knack of getting the sponsors decals spot on for the bike and the era.

Rothmans NSR500

8. Honda NSR500 Rothmans

As a child of the 80s, tobacco sponsorship in motorsport was what I grew up with. From F1 to MotoGP and Le Mans, it was everywhere. And it didn’t really bother me, in fact, it bothered me more when it went away and all the racing series became bland, or worse - they tried to disguise the tobacco brand they were still being paid by with camo graphics!

Tech3 KTM

7. KTM Tech3 Red Bull

Yes, I know it looks like a two-wheeled Toro Rosso F1 car but, I think Tech3’s first year with KTM is going to be their best looking yet. And I used to think the old black and yellow Tech3 was great looking but there’s something about the blue/silver/orange combo that just looks sweet.

Crutchlow castrol LCR Honda

6. LCR Honda RCV213V Castrol

I remember seeing Aaron Slight hammering around Donnington on a Castrol coloured RC45 in the mid-90s and thought it was the coolest thing since popping candy was invented. The only other time I felt like that was when LCR Honda wheeled a Castrol liveried RCV out of the garage for Cal Crutchlow to race at Silverstone back in 2018.

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