Join Date: Jun 2017
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Givi vs Hepco and Becker vs ? Luggage
I mounted a Givi top case rack on the GSXS. I already had the Givi top case, so it seemed like a no brainer.
The good news is the top case has large capacity and you can't beat the ease of use. One hand opening and closing and one button to install or remove the case from the mount makes the system about as convenient as it gets.
The bad news is that in my opinion, the rack doesn't exactly complement the lines of the bike. I also feel that when the top case is mounted to the rack the styling becomes seriously ugly. Take a look at the attached images and see if you agree.
While I am a big fan of function over form, I can't help but wonder if there is a luggage system out there that has both. For example, The pictures I've seen of the Hepco and Becker C-Bow system look good, but I'd really like to hear from owners about how well the Street and/or Royster bags work for them.
At any rate. I thought I'd start the thread as a place where owners of any of the different luggage systems could discuss the pros and cons of the systems you have.