20 March 2007

Aluminium Panniers?

After a lot of reading through UKGSer forums to get hold of the necessary information on what are the best buy, I have settled on the Zega Panniers from Touratech.

I did toy with the more fitted set with the cut-out for the exhaust but at almost €300, more hardly worth it.

I even looked at the "Street" option that fit to the BMW Pannier rails, but they were discarded as the "future proofing" wasn't there. At some stage in the future I might want a new bike and it may be a Suzuki V-Strom or other make, and then I need compatibility.

I ruled out both Jesse and Metal Mule on grounds of price. Both at more like €900 to €1000 a set. Far too hot for my pockets.

Working through the TT website shows that orders over €500 are delivery-free in Germany.

The Zega 41/35 litre kit (01-052-0010-P) is €602. Enough of a pocket drainer but not that much different to a set of Givi luggage. I can get them delivered to a friend in Germany and he can pop them on the daily truck service that turns up at Claire's offices next day... and that won't cost anything either. Maybe a bottle of something!

I've heard that the instructions are in German so I might opt to pay the extra and have the pre-assembled set (01-052-2010-P) that come in at €649.


So one last look at Horizons Unlimited and EBAY and then buy them?



STOP PRESS: I had an email from TT in Germany, they are out of stock and will get back to me in two weeks.

2 comments:

Mike said...

Hi there.

I've stumbled upon your blog from Rigsville. Very entertaining.

I've had a look at Touratech panniers in the past and was very impressed by them.

Mike said...

Hi there.

I've stumbled upon your blog from Rigsville. Very entertaining.

I've had a look at Touratech panniers in the past and was very impressed by them.

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