Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Land of the Beehive
"The OEM bags have a reputation as not being the best"
Im not totally sure why this is.. I have had them for quite a while and they have been great. I know the earlier factory vstrom hardcases weren't that great, but the new style I really haven't seen or had any issues with.. They seem as good as any of the hardcase plastic out there. I have Givi and Pelicans on my KLR and any plastic case would be easier to break into, but I don't see that quality is an issue..
Funny enough I got a deal on mine from the dealer because they were red and couldn't sell them.. I bought both side cases, top case and racks for $750 brand new.. I had the inserts painted by a body shop for $70 and was ready to go..
2014 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 (Desi)
2014 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 (Delilah) Rental
2013 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (Misty)
2010 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Army (Greta)
2007 Suzuki GS500E (Gina)
1987 Yamaha TW200 (Tina)