The white lids are actually covers over the stock black lids. A $45 premium
I just purchased the same bags less than a month ago.
I stumbled on this thread while searching out tank bags. Yes I know it's not a current discussion, but having just bought a set, wanted to opine on what Super trooper said. The SH23 are great, but I too had to relearn how to mount/dismount the bike. Using the the lazy leg approach (swinging just high enough to clear the seat) like I normally do gets my foot caught on the top of the panniers. I have to change the angle a little on mount/dismount, but once I was used to it, wasn't a big deal. Wife likes them. She says the fact that the bags are there makes her feel more secure.Not at all, the biggest difference is how I get on the bike.