My previous 1200GS had some nice handles for the pillion, my current 1150GS came with nothing as the bar at the back had to be taken off to fit the top box. My girlfriend reminds me this design shortfall every time we ride. At times she does so repeatedly over the shortest amount of time. I do perform at my best under pressure so when she pointed out again "I've got nothing to hold on to on this thing" I had a strike of genius and thought to myself "Let's Google it!" 30 min later I bought a set of used bag mounts for the R1150R, apparently they need just a minor modification to be installed on the GS. Google said they works. If that on the internet it must be true! Now I just have to wait for them to come all the way from the US & A.