The racks are always sold separatly due to the fact that you can mount any of Givi's cases on them (with the exception of the V35). If you are going for a long trip, I would recommend larger cases such as the E41.
Who did you order it from? I'm thinking the tabs come with the "fitment kit". Is is possible you've got the bags, the mounting bracket but not the fitment kit? Bummer.I just received these bags and the PL447 mounting kit today. I tried to install the mounting kit, but I can not for the life of me figure out how to mount the rear of the rack up near the seat. The instructions show some sort of tab there, but my Versys doesn't appear to have this tab. It is a 2008. Does anyone have any suggestions? am I missing something? Thanks.