At first I was relunctant to buy the fastways due to not an exact fit for the V-Strom. I called them and was told it wasn't a big deal to grind the collar a little. I don't have a grinding wheel, but I used a dremel tool with a metal grinding tool which worked OK. Not too much has to come off the collar to make them fit. The touratechs will fit without grinding, and they are pretty good also. They don't look quite as nice as the fastways but I do like the slight backward angle that they have. Hope that helps.