I was thinking the same thing. The Gen I models always looked "confused" to me with the upper plastic bits and the lower fairing/cowling being two different colors. I think they look best if they match: all black or all silver. I actually swapped silver lowers from a guy with a green '09 in exchange for my black ones...both of our bikes "matched then. The look is accented even more IMO on the OP's bike with the blacked out forks, rims, swingarm, peg hangers, etc....NICE!!! :clap::Interesting how all the blacked out bits give the bike a more integrated look. Not as busy looking as the Gen I models, though don't tell my 2008 V that I said that.