I need to carry some stuff with me when I go on my trip, so luggage was a requirement. There are so many different options available that it makes it a pretty tough decision. I decided to go with hard luggage over the soft bags for the waterproof quality and the security of leaving it locked on the bike when I’m parked.
With that decision made, it was just left to choose the manufacturer and model.
I had seen some the the Touratech bags previously, and was familiar with the Micatech brand of luggage. The Micatech bags are well made, very solid, and the mounting system is really low-profile when the bags are removed from the motorcycle. The Touratech bags are kind of the “standard” that you see on a LOT of these bikes. I decided that, for me, the side loading and simple mounting system for the Micatech bags was for me.
I chose the Micatech Pilot bags, with the optional “roof rack”, and liner bags.