I had the Givi soft bags (model T427 or "Scooter Bags") and returned them. More hassle than advantage. If you're thinking of riding 2 up, forget these bags. My passenger(s) had to hold the grab rails further back than is comfortable because the bags took up the portion of the grab rails where they'd normally hold on to. Also have to unstrap & restrap at least one strap each time you want to get/put something to/from the trunk. They also advise you not to exceed 65 mph with the bags attached...pauljo said:Thanks guys. I've been thinking that if I ever need to tour 2-up, sidebags might become necessary. Although lockable hardcases have advantages, the soft bags make sense for occasional useage from a cost standpoint. I'd certainly want to protect the paint though if I ever go that route. Somehow I missed that February post.