Thanks, that's the feedback I was hoping for.
Also, thanks to those who've suggested the soft luggage options. They are cheaper, lighter, and have slick and simple mounting positions.
I think for the multi-week trips that I normally take I still prefer hard luggage and can then use my soft luggage to strap across the seat and tops of the panniers. I like the rigidity, security and crash resistance of the hard luggage and they've done well in low speed tip overs or drops in the past. I was hoping the Honda luggage would be rugged and a single solution.
Dollar for dollar the Holan Expedition cases are the best value and offer a unique undermount tool location area which keeps weight low and gives a great place to put simple hand tools.
I have the Givi Trekker top case you've ordered and it is awesome. It's massive and cavernous and holds two large full-face helmets.
Thanks for everyone's feedback.
Here's a picture of my current luggage solution with my Varadero and I think I'll do the same with the Holan on the new AT.
We've ordered Honda panniers and a Givi Outback 58l topbox in black.
The Honda panniers seemed ok. Not too rugged, but solid enough. We use them for longer trips, but otherwise they're not on the bike. The mounting system is neat and tidy, and when the boxes are removed there's no frame.
The Honda top box is poorly built and would not close. The dealer actually took it out of the showroom to avoid embarrassment with other customers. It will only take one helmet, too.
1984 Honda VF500 Interceptor, 2016 CRF250L, 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
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