Well, having done my due diligence I went down to my local dealer today and plucked down my hard-earned dollars on a set of 'Adventure' cases, (Part # 600120251003000), 'Baggage carrier system' (Part # 6201202000) and a mysterious 'Adapter-Kit, Plastic' (Part # 60112025050).
Maybe someone here can shed some light on what this 'Adapter-Kit, Plastic' does...Just had to have it, whatever it is.
I inquired about 'Caribous', 'Peli-cant's' (which had a carrier conflict) and the SW Alums', which seem to get 'Lady-Bumps' in campsites when Sumos sit on them (no offense meant). This just seemed like the most likely solution to convert the bike from the overnight stock bags to something useful on a 3,100 mile upcoming tour of the U.S. NorthWest motorcycle wonderland.
Weight is a worry, I've lost 5Kg with a LeoVince but I'm about to strap, what, 13Kg (?) with the 'Adventure' cases. Easy wheely, price you pay for carrying an extra change of riding gear and a 52" LCD TV (Kidding!) Coming off my Ducati the look of these is rather...'Adventure, next stop Mozambique', but what the Hell, function rules, right?
Net cost...Ouch! US$1030. My dealer looked pretty happy! Well, doing my best to help the Economy, "money is like manure, doesn't do any good until you spread it around" and I hope, in the middle of this upcoming trip, I would have been happy to pay twice as much. That's how it usually works. Besides, it says "KTM" right on the cases, right?