I dont have any markings on my SV650 (flat black) so that leads to many questions about the bike. People have a easy lead in question to come talk. If I see them before they get too me and I'm busy I throw the helmet on and that shortens the conversation.
On the westcoast tour I took with 3 of my friends everyone wanted to know what was up with the four kids with bags all over their bikes from Oregon. People loved it and gave us some great tips on roads and places to eat.