The chrome is original and looks good, especially the pipes. You can say what you want about the decade of the 70's as far as music and fashion, but the candy metallic paint used on bikes and cars sure kicks the German rainbow colors popular today to the curb. I bet this metallic blue really pops on a sunny day in person.
Gianni is Daily Turismo's Pacific Northwest correspondent. He's not sure why you would ride anything that doesn't burn oil and gas.