I think some of you , I saying this politely, missed the point. When I designed this light touring set-up, the whole point was that it's remove able in about a minute. The second requirement was that my riding with the bags would not screw up the seat or the bodywork. ABS plastic scratch's very easily, and on this bike it's VERY expensive, check the prices for them in the OEM catalog. Saddlebags do not keep the mass & weight centralized, so handling is mildly effected. Honestly, to each his own, that's what bikes are all about. I like my design, you guys like your's, that's cool.