They are no longer made with the 'V'. But the cross brace is still too low. It should go behind the license plate. While they are the strongest racks on the market, they have some funky design flaws. Don't try to use them with a Leo Vince can, they won't fit on together. Don't ask me how I know. I like mine okay, they are the second set I've run on two different bikes. Doing it again I would probably go wolfman. You can run plastic cases or their expedition bags with them, and they tuck in close. Berg does a nice job on them.