I hear ya, although I think it's growing on me. Guzzi's have always been a little quirky and the people that like them love them (and usually accept the flaws). Black, silver, or plain white would be nice and I'd think available if it goes into production, lot of times a manufacturer will try something striking to grab attention on a prototype or introduction. On the website they're asking people to come up with a name, I wrote in 'V85 Arrivederci' : )
Guzzis are no more quirky than BMWs. They are great bikes, just have a scant dealer network. If you are a fair wrench you can do 95% of the maintenance yourself.