The currently made "Enduro-style" versions --made by Oldtimer-- look sensational but are seriously expensive--around $900 with paint, lights and mounting hardware.
The flimsy lids and bazaar shape of the Enduros, while streamlined, lack the simplicity of a standard briefcase design, have low volume and aren't easily loaded. The mounting brackets are ugly and look absurd without the bags mounted.
If you're getting bags for aesthetics only, then just pick whichever you fancy, if however you're planning to use them, it's gotta be Craven.
88' R100RS - 06' K12R
I like them because they are original or at least original after-market accessories.
The reproductions are built much, much better and the hanging hardware is excellent. Some folks have bought the hanging/attachement hardware only to use with the original bags, that's how good the new stuff is.
At $900.00 for the brand-new reproductions... not really much in comparison to what I'm seeing originals going for, $1500 to $2500.00 on-line. And the sellers are getting their asking prices if in decent shape. Crazy.
You can get a lot of stuff in the Enduros and the look is ridiculously modernistic nostalgic. Certainly unique.
So silly looking:
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1969 BMW r60/2, US Model, 1995 BMW K75, 2006 Yamaha TW200, 2007 Ural Patrol, 1991 Honda XR250L
I bought a set and I am impressed.
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