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Do people get the Topcase because its cheaper, or is it just more convenient for everyday use?

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Do people get the Topcase because its cheaper, or is it just more convenient for everyday use?
I like the nekked look. I ordered the topcase only setup. Still waiting on the Alu-Rack to arrive... I plan to leave the top case off most of the time. I can then add the topcase in about a minute for those longer ventures when I need storage.

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Same here don't like the looks of the side cases on the V. I prefer the Givi rack. With me cost is never an issue.

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I got the top case because it will fit my backpack with laptop. Also, it keeps the bike narrower so I can fit it into the garage with the other bikes/cars.

We might do some light touring in the future, and if so, I'll likely add some side bags to add capacity. But for the commute, the E52 works great.
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Got the topcase only due to cost. After using just the topcase, I don't think I'd ever use the side cases for everyday use if I had them. But then again, I'm sure I'd find a use for them. I'm happy though with just my Givi e460.
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The top case offers a big advantage in that it provides some support for a passenger. The security of having it back there goes along way towards getting my wife to ride with me.
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I have side cases only and never tried top case.

i like the look of side cases more than top case...

Was thinking about the handling but i feel not much difference w our wo sidecases.
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yes, top-only is easier for everyday use; simpler to load and unload and holds enough to get around town. sometimes it's nice that the bike is widest at the handlebar. bike looks more normal with rear rack less box than with side racks less boxes. cheaper.

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I don't like the look of a large top case, a small one is ok. Side cases instantly transform the bike into an adventure bike.
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I have both; only use the sidebags on a trip. Use the large top box all the time. With 3 bikes in the garage it makes for less congestion also.
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I went with side only for looks. I'm sure that the topcase is easier to use for everyday things but i hate the look.
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I find the topcase very convenient for everyday use. The sidecases are nice, but I always feel weird riding around with them, unless I'm loaded down for touring.

Here are the setups I run:

Commuting to school/work: topcase only
Day Tripping: topcase + tankbag
Touring: topcase, sidecases, tankbag and camping stuff



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