Mounts directly to the required Kuryakyn motorcycle specific Side Strap Plates (sold separately) and you'll have everything you need The sweeping oval bars with matching contoured pad of the transformer backrest with fold-down luggage rack flow with the lines of your bike. Literally fold down the inconspicuous luggage rack right out of the backrest when needed and hide it away securely with integrated thumb-nut when you don't. Your passenger is happy, you can always bring your things and your bike looks awesome.
I just put the Kuryakyn Transformer backrest on my 2008 Vstar 1100 Classic and it looks amazing! Absolutely love the love and design. The padded material on the backrest seems very durable and should be able to survive the elements. Totally worth it.I bought the Kuryakyn 1632 Side Plate Strap Mount to fit it to my bike as well.