I kind of like the BMW sport panniers for the F800. They are the right size for me, well made, and excellent integrated into the bike – and you can code the locks for the ignition key 🙂

As everything BMW they are not cheap, but price and quality seems to match well here.

I also like that there's not much of a luggage rack visible on the side of the bike when the boxes are not installed. Well done !

But there was no way I could live with the clumsy cast aluminum topcase rack from the F800ST that is nexessary to lock the panniers on to the bike. So I had to modify the locking pins to fit the SW Motech topcase rack. Now that it's done it look quite easy, but it took a lot of belly-scrtching to get it right.

I'm very satisfied with the result.