Hey Cranbo, In my opinion, for this type of trip the Givi Cases are excellent. If necessary, we can leave the moto unattended with the luggage on it. No problems. And there's plenty of space for 2 UP. Also, we are taking a lot of Photo Equipment with us (Paula is a photographer) so the GIVI Cases are hard and protect the gear. The tank bag is touratech and the tank panniers are aerostich - very good for bits and pieces, parts (tools, filters etc.), bottle of water and things that you are going to use while riding. We are very happy with the selection of cases and the things we brought with us. 2 addtional suggestions, which I learned by reading other RR here on ADV Riders : 1. Don't leave home using 100% of your luggage space. Especially if you are riding in cold temperatures at the beginning. As soon as you get to warmer temps you will need to remove the inside linens of you riding gear and will need extra space to store them. 2. We decided not to carry camping gear with us (tent, stove etc.). Instead, we brought only 2 sleeping bags. We are staying at small hotels or hostels. If the place is not very clean, we use our sleeping bags at night. Also, in an real emergency or romantic situation, you have the sleeping bags to keep you warm to spend the night watching the stars.