I’m contemplating one of these myself…they are the only company that makes a rack for my MT-01…no one else makes anything…I can’t put on soft bags because of my exhaust, but Ventura makes a system for my bike…thank god the Aussies imported my bike!
It’s a little pricey BUT if a guy isn’t farting around with a mickey-mouse set-up…it’s worth it !! I hate at the end of a long day of travel….spending 10 mins get your “stuff” off the bike !! I just want to rest !!! LOL
I would like hard-bags BUT this system would proably be better because of the wind-resistance factor. There is quite a bit of wind resistance with soft saddlebags hanging out each side….so this might work !!
After much thought and desire……………….I ordered my “ventura system” yesterday. Should be in next week…… I will let everyone know how I like it. I still have a couple of trips to B.C. planned before #%*^$ happens !! >:( (code for winter LOL) I know its a little late in the season to be buying it BUT at least I will give it a try and be ready for next year !!!
Back from my trip AND…………………………….. I love my “Ventura” system !!!! ;D A little pricey but super-slick to use . Fits great on the bike and it seems like its not even there. Luggage is all behind me and can’t even be seen in my rearview mirrors !! Did a quick trip to Radium and Golden and then home……it was great. Good weather AND good roads !!! Hope to get a few more miles on the bike before W%^t*r is here !! Man, I hate the white stuff !!!!