Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Different bike, I know, but I really like the oem side and top cases for my '14 DL1K. I like that 1 key fits all the luggage and the gas tank, seat, and ignition. I like that the luggage is well-integrated with the lines of the bike.
Except for the top box, that last point comes at the expense of carrying capacity. Not a problem for me, but I can see it being a limiting factor for others. I also like the factory brackets and mounts.
What I am less than thrilled with is how finicky the opening/dismounting key latch/handle works. Do any one thing out of sequence while opening the bag or removing the bag from the bike and your smile will quickly become a frown. I have a work-around procedure for my left side bag, takes but a minute, but 2 previous times I was ready to hoof it to a hardware store in search of a hatchet.
Be aware--with Suzuki oem cases, outside of a lock cylinder, you cannot buy a single part of the luggage by itself
For example, you need a lid, a seal, a part of the latch/lock mechanism youre out of luck. You wreck and kill a side bag, you get to buy the set of 2.
These are the negatives of the oem luggage. To be fair, I do know know if the aftermarket cases are any different in that regard.