The hard bags are from the Honda-line accessory catalog for UK fuel injected Birds. I did a couple of slight mods to fit them to my 1998 carburated machine. Easy peasy really. The kit is all inclusive as is normal for Honda gear. My install with photos is located here:
The complete kits are becoming harder to find new. Mine came from David Silver Spares in the UK shipped to Canada. They are spendy to purchase new,$1000.00 to $1200.00. You can find the bags often times but not the install kit.
Buddy of mine just bough the SP1...what a damn beautiful machine, the sound and the silhouette...I was never into bikes that much but apart from the NR that I remember as the "apex high tech bike" (stuck with me while reading car magazines in the 90s) and XX as the bike I want...the 3rd bike on the list was SP, 1 or 2 doesn't matter. I gotta get one
I realize that this is not my BB but my VStrom. I took it because I REALLY don't like taking my BB on gravel.
This is a favorite day ride of mine. Takes me into the first couple of ranges of the Rockies.
Starts with about 50 km of nice pavement.
Then there is about 50 kms of good gravel/dirt
Followed by another 40 kms of nice pavement
Then another 50 kms of gravel
And then it dumps you out above a nice mountain town. From here, I can take a pretty direct, hour ride home or continue on for some more pavement/gravel and take a few more hours to get home.
All in all, it can be a nice half day or full day ride.
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