Coolants come in two base glycols, ethylene (alcohol based and poisonous) or Propylene (vegetable oil based and environmentally safer. actually you eat propylene glycol on the regular basis as its a food additive).
Color, texture or smell is no way to tell what base glycol/coolant you have only chemical analysis can do this. If you mix propylene and ethylene basesd glycol they can gel so that is why it is important not to mix unknown glycols/coolant together.
But you don't need to get expensive "motorcycle" coolant well because there really is no such thing as "motorcycle" coolant. Coolant is either a propylene or ethylene glycol base with water and an inhibitor to adjust the PH to a level that will not attack metals in the system. Typically aluminum is the most PH sensitive metal in the system. Since most radiators have lots of aluminum in them PH is adjusted to satisfy it. That is why you see "aluminum safe" on the label of 99% of coolants available at the store. Aluminum safe is nothing more a PH range. The second thing you need to look for is glycol that is silicate free. Silicate doesn't get along with the plastic impeller and seals on the water pump of motorcycle, automobile, tractors, lawnmowers, generators or any engine.
The good news is cheap old premix Prestone 50/50 is "aluminum safe" and "silicate free" and is all your motorcycle needs. At a whopping $8.88 a gallon it is cost effective.