Tried to get a new rack for for my new CBR recently and found out that lack of competition is a very bad thing. I already have a bag from my old bike so only wanted the rack. I was told by the shop that Ventura won't supply a rack without proof that you have previously bought a bag! Why the F$%^ should that matter. Not only that but their requirement for proof of previous purchase was the tag from inside the existing bag. I had to make a trip home, rip the bloody thing out of the bag, then make another trip to the shop so they could append the tag to the order. And do I get the tag back when the rack comes in? No way. So there is no way to buy another rack without the bag in the future. Of course, on first hearing this ridiculous requirement, my first question was "Does anyone else make racks?" because I wasn't interested in that much dick around. But no there aren't any other quality rack manufacturers. Long live competition! Now I understand why I have seen some backyard workshop racks on bikes recently.