Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
C-Bow Orbit hard luggage cases, anyone?
I've had the Hepco Becker C-Bow racks and "Oval Street" soft bags on my previous Guzzi (my fair weather-only bike), and now transplanted (with VStrom fit racks, a rock solid mount) to my '18 650 'Strom. I like them, and I live happily within their 22-liter, modest weight capacity, and this comes from the guy hanging huge Pelican cases from on my last 'Strom 10 years ago (search the archives). They look great on this bike and construction is high quality.
My new VStrom will not be a fair weather, smooth country road garage queen. I want another set of saddle cases that are up to the task, especially for weather and dirt protection, and that means a sealed hard case. C-Bow has their 22-liter Orbit sealed hard case which I think would be a great addition to my bike.
Is anyone using, or know of anyone using this Orbit case? Impressions? And, the cover hinge mechanism on the bottom of the case, is it just flexible/folding plastic, or is it an actual hinge assembly with interlocking fingers and a metal hinge pin (i.e. a door hinge)?