All that's listed is really just generic gear available for any bike. Hopefully they'll not be too long getting specific farkles designed and ready for sale.
AT frm GS said:So sw-motech told me on
the phone ... That their alu boxes and other frakles are gonna come out some time in March '16.
I guess it becomes quick drop off. :wink2:That is indeed nice! But I guess bad from a security point of view, plus how well would the quick release system survive a drop?
They have lock bolt available called QUICK-Lock Anti-Theft DeviceBut I guess bad from a security point of view, plus how well would the quick release system survive a drop?
So their web-page gives us wrong information; "Deliverable in 1 - 3 working days."I emailed SW Motech about @ pannier carriers and this was their response:
Side carriers for the Africa twin are in development, We are expecting them to become available around March.
Yeah, these bigger pannier set all seems to be within 106-107 cm wide. Holans are 98cm something. Cutout style panniers (H&B, Holan) looks better, more "balanced".I'm still not sure about the width of third-party options. I hate the "fat ass" look of some adventure bikes - especially when the exhaust-side pannier appears suspended in mid-air. The pictures of these ones appear to show a wide backside.
Hmm... This is now a more interesting option now I know there's some security available for it!They have lock bolt available called QUICK-Lock Anti-Theft Device
So don't drop your bike! :laugh:
I'm more worried about how panniers survive after drop, not the rack system.
It's all a matter of what kind of riding you plan to do. If you're only riding on-road then the OEM panniers are a no brainer due to closer fit to the bike and no additional mounting scaffolding.I'm still not sure about the width of third-party options. I hate the "fat ass" look of some adventure bikes - especially when the exhaust-side pannier appears suspended in mid-air. The pictures of these ones appear to show a wide backside.
The Honda ones (top-box aside) aren't as grim as all that - I thought they felt more or less as strong as a pair of Givi E41s I used to use on a VFR (talking of wide bikes...)
My dealer (UK) said they might have a SHAD option soon - but didn't have any precise details. I've no idea what they are like.
I'm looking forward to seeing a few installed options before I make a decision. I won't be doing longer trips until later in the year fortunately.
BMW make excellent panniers. If you have the money and can find a way to fit them to the AT they would make a really good option too.why do bike manufacturers make such crap oe panniers , the only brilliant ones I've ever had are the oe triumph tiger ones