Originally Posted by Okanagan Rider14
I beleive you need the trim kit. My Versys is 07 orange one, and the saddle bags were already on it and matched with the orange trim. When I got the bike, they gave me the set of black trims as well. I can't tell you if the bags came with the black and they ordered the orange, or it comes with both.
I'm not much help, but I thought I'd let you know that whether you want a coloured bag or a black bag. They are both a fit in "trim" piece.
I just got my Kawa/Givi sidecases today from the dealer (I'm in Utah, USA) and did not order the trim kit because I wasn't convinced it was necessary. The answer is that no, you don't NEED them, but there is definitely a piece missing. If you just buy the "Hard Saddlebag Set" (http://www.kawasaki.com/KawasakiNew/...ber=K161600005
), they don't come with ANY trim - the case is recessed where the trim goes. And that means that the "reflector" doesn't stay on. It looks like it's held on by the trim.
I'm wondering if, instead of buying the Versys branded cases, I should have just bought the GIVI branded ones. By time I buy a trim kit, both the GIVI branded and Versys branded cases will cost the same, and I could have just ordered black ones from the start.
So Okanagan Rider, are you interested in selling your black trim? I don't want red trim. I am considering painting the bike black, and wish black was an available color here in the USA so I could have bought that one!
I just bought the bike on Monday!!! Woo hoo! After reading another thread, I'm worried about whether or not I have the correct rack pieces. I ordered the Kawi side brackets, so I'm hoping it's going to work. Seems like there is still a lot of confusion amongst the dealers regarding what's what. As far as I can tell from asking around, I think my bike is the first Versys my dealer has sold. So they're still learning about it.
Anyway, good luck David, and let us know what you end up doing.