I am trying to solve the luggage problem with the SS and I'd rather not spend the $1300 plus on the Ducati hard cases, nor have something I'd have to bolt on/off depending on what I'm doing with the bike. I'm interested about your experience with the Kriega system. I've had some limited experience with it, but not a lot. It does seem like the best looking stuff out there for a sportbike, but I see some drawbacks. What would you say are the pros and cons (other than the max capacity)? Did you have any experience with its tank bag system?I had a Speed Triple a few years back and it was awesome (hindsight being 20/20) but touring with Kreiga luggage wasn't ideal and I was limited to 40 liters. I think the hard cases by Ducati are 25 liters each and you could strap a bag to the seat.
For those of you who have thoughts on luggage solutions for this bike, feel free to share. I'm not trying to make this wonderful piece of machinery a hard-core tourer, but I'd like to make it useful for day-to-day riding while not ruining its Sophia Loren-style looks. I'm not a backpack fan either, but I suppose that's a possibility.