Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
I cannot honestly say that I find much difference in wind resistance with the sides off or on. Top case is definitely no different. Maybe crosswinds mildly more noticeable with sides on??? With regard to passenger, my wife is not a rider, so no real info offer-but I did have a friend sit on and it appears the side bags do not leave much knee room for the passenger. She is rather small and though there was enough room, there is no abundance of room for a bigger passenger.
2017 Suzuki DR650se, 2013 Suzuki DR650se, 2008 Suzuki M50 Boulevard, 1973 Kawasaki 750H2, 1978 Yamaha XS400