I notice you dont have to take off the two back sides body work. I thought that being pointed it would rub against the bags. I found a set of KTM bags for sale on eBay for about $500 with mounting brackets, new. these are $452, not sure whats the better buy. I wish I could find these used to save some bucks. I have a 30 and 10 liter Kreiga bags which I mount using the rear pillion straps,, However the bag encroaches me, takes up some room while riding, plus I am always checking the cinches when stopped to make sure the bags are secure, another pain. I like the idea of having the bags secure with easy on and off and not bugging you while riding. On this trip the bags will stay on all the time, unlike my other trips where I could take them off at a central location. I wish I could have bought the GT but it didnt come out in Feb of 2016 so I went for the SDR. The GT has a few pluses over the SDR, however not sure the extra expense right now is worth it.. By putting on some nice saddle bags, I am getting much closer. I do like my SDR, love the motor, etc. The sport touring is my type of bike and the GT or fitting a SDR makes it work as a all around bike for me.