exactly "I decided not to use". Useless - what you can store in them? Isn't it the main reason to have them. About estetics? These only look good from the distance. Take a closer look and the fit and finish is next to nothing. 2 scrws from outside holding the silver panel? And not to mention lock and release mechanism. And finally the dealer price. It's a joke.
LOL, not useless at all. They fit my bike perfectly, and facilitate parking in my garage.
Ive taken 3 to 5-day trips with them and have never felt I was out of room.I like having one key for the luggage, ignition, fuel, and seat.
It all depends on your needs, wants, and preferences.
Yep, to ME they look good as well, and I dont have a need or want of the "Paris-Dakar" look. For my specific wants--maybe not yours--they work just fine.
To be fair, I did have an intermittent issue with the internal case lock linkage in the left case. Which was remedied by one or our own here with a left side case to sell. Then again, the dealer left the side bags and brackets on this new/leftover bike by mistake, so they didnt cost me a dime to begin with.
Do I like them? uhhh...YEAH!