World of Triumph has some pretty deep discounts on triumph brand ThruxtonR luggage right now.
Shipping to the US is remarkably fast ( I bought lots of parts around brexit when the pound plunged against the dollar ) and when you checkout they automatically deduct VAT since it is going out of the country.
The attachment mechanism is not near as slick as the aforementioned SW-Motech gear -- I dont think I would want to leave the chromed pannier holders on all the time, but would consider it if I was planning to spend a few days traveling. Fairly easy on and off I suppose - probably about 30 minutes or so.... https://www.triumphinstructions.com/...9518092-US.pdf
Personally I would like to have some storage space occasionally, but just dont want to ruin the look of the bike.... Also none of the triumph bags looks big enough to hold my full face helmet...
You are correct, a full face helmet won't fit.
For solo riding tho, those small Triumph bags work really well.
I have done a couple of seven day trips with them ( find laundromat on day 3 or 4) and just had a 3 day 1800 km trip.
For the 3 day trip one bag was full and the other about half full. I'm learning to bring only essentials.
My Vincent has 110 litres of touring storage so I had gotten into a habit of throwing all kinds of unneeded stuff in the panniers.
Paring back to 30 litres was a good exercise.
Im going to order another set of those panniers as they also fit perfectly on the Nortons. I was planning to purchase just the hardware for one of the Nortons, but that was about the same bill as this complete set on sale.
As far as ruining the look of the bike with the little chrome rails, I don't even notice them on there, plus for convenience I often run with at least one bag on even locally.
How many times have you been out riding on a bare MC and wanted to haul some small grocery or other item home, but have no safe way of doing so?