Originally Posted by optimum_malarky
Anyone fitted hard luggage to their SV1000n? After going for a good ride this afternoon, I have a hard time imagining something better for quick sport-touring (especially on a tight budget). Rather than replace the bike, I'm thinking about fitting some luggage, a taller seat, Buell pegs, etc. to make the bike a long distance mile muncher!
Here's my SV1000 ST. SW-Motech quick-lock panniers and top rack, Givi cases, home made luggage rack and backrest.
IMO it makes a great sport-touring platform, with a definite emphasis on sport rather than touring. You might have to throw quite a few parts at it to get it comfortable. I added lower pegs for the pillion, Sargent seat and sheepskin butt pad, Heli bars, MRA vario touring screen.