We (Dyvking and I) are each taking one of these. Turned out we each already had one. These rev pack people made really good kit. And they are a family run business (though not my family) located nearby. http://revpack.com/motorcycle/main.html Some benefits of soft luggage: Lighter, more flexible, won't break off in a get-off. I think for the same storage capacity, they are less expensive as well Hard luggage is a little more secure in that they can be locked to the bike and while on the bike. Either way, ya pays yer monies and ya takes yer chances. Whatever works best for you.