You do not have to get the top case rack. The link posted is for the removal side racks (which I have and like). There is also the more permanent style side racks. There is a kit you can get if you do not need a top case rack. Maybe you already understood this. Look around some on the site the link takes you to. BTW, I bought my Givi set up from Sporttour.com, great place and they had the best price with shipping.