Last summer I took the V on a 2100 mile road trip. Luggage consisted of:
1. Motorrad Sport 2 Soft bag http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=48417
BTW- this bag is a must in my opinion.
2. Motorrad River bag -http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/images/72607653818.jpeg –this slipped off the bike and rubbed on the tire. Let’s just say its watertight integrity has been compromised.
3. Givi 46 rear case. You know it, don’t need to show it.
4. No frills tank bag.
The aforementioned setup worked good with little complaint, but I found that my 46l rear case was full of stuff and I was always looking for helmet/glove storage; hence I feel it is time for some side cases.
I really like the look of the Green Givi v35 cases. In typing this, I just priced them out on the Kawi website for $938.00 BEFORE TAX AND SHIPPING! That is an awful lot of scratch. For those that have them, what did you pay, and are they worth it?
I also saw Mr.Brown’s post with his Seahorse/Pelican setup stating cost was $425 all inclusive. That looks like a really nice setup for the money. The only concern I have with that setup is case removal. You would need to empty the case to remove it from the bike for hotels ect.
The Caribou setup is fast removing, but my God, for the money I think I would have the Givi’s on.
As always, I defer to the great wisdom of this forum.