Got so motivated with this thread and the minimalist bare looks that I went ahead and ripped off the decals....well, not ripped off but carefully removed it. Did not even use a heat gun and they came off without any trouble or tears in five minutes. Only the belly pan created trouble and got the heat treatment that it asked for!!
Love the looks now. Plan to put some minimalist stickers on the tank sides.
Some pics (Sorry, but its a dreary, rainy day, Delhi is in the peak of Monsoons!):-
I haven't seen anyone else with a Duke 390 black or white that has no stickers but I rather like the look. Happy to receive advise on how to design it but if I don't find anything I'm happy with it like this.