Ok these are all the rage in Europe. Bruce Armstrong our illustrious Sales Manager (you've probably read his literary rants in Cycle News Letters to the Editor) figured that everyone should have these. That's why ChaseHarper is the exclusive importer to the US of these German made luggage systems. The Tail Trunk part not only removes in seconds but also expands enough to carry all those parts that are falling off those Ducatis and Nortons! The Saddle Bags are roomy and easy to get into and easy to get off. If you are a serious rider than these are for you. But as Bruce would put it, "it's not for those mamby pamby Sunday ride to breakfast crowd". Yeah whatever Bruce, see you at the Rock Store for lunch.