I like both black versions. I have the gloss but the dealer at the time just had that so saved me the trouble of picking which black. Each to there own on color. I put bags on it after a couple of months as just convenient. Much prefer the look without. For me I did not yet need highway pegs. I am only 5' 11" and the regular pegs sit a nice comfort level forward. Have rode a couple of days over 300 miles and been ok. Good luck with the new purchase. Some great advice on this forum but some things are just personal taste.