Originally Posted by FlyFishJeff
I disagree. If you have the bags, use them. You do not have to be on a 3000 mile adventure to appreciate the bags. I mostly commute to work on my DL650, but I never take the bags off. They make the bike a lot more useful in everyday life.
I use a top box for everyday riding. Quite popular in Europe but not in N.A. I guess it's not 'manly' enough for the weekend warriors. It also makes it easier to ride around traffic jams etc. without having to worry about scratching some persons car.
One thing I have learned about riding these big 'adventure' bikes is that they will get you into trouble a lot easier than they will get you out of it.