I decided to live with the silver instead of buying aftermarket to get black. I installed the rear rack, panniers and top case. Everything keys to the bike key. This was the first time I keyed lock cylinders and found a video from another rider that helped me with the process. I have been very happy with the fit and finish and how easy it goes on and off the bike. I have had black and silver (natural) panniers through the years and I don't have to have black. Just my opinion.