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molan 11-Dec-2015 11:29 AM (728)

BMW top case or aftermarket
 
I've just bought a 'staff' 2015 bike from my local dealer and they've offered me a 10% discount on a top case and rack.

However, here in the UK that's still over 400 which seems a lot of money for a case!

I've worked with BMW for quite a long time and I know they make huge margins on officials accessories so I thought I might look at Hepco or Touratech.

Just wondered what people here thought of the official case vs the aftermarket ones?

MotoMachines 11-Dec-2015 12:16 PM (761)

Quote:

Originally Posted by molan (Post 118442)
I've just bought a 'staff' 2015 bike from my local dealer and they've offered me a 10% discount on a top case and rack.

However, here in the UK that's still over 400 which seems a lot of money for a case!

I've worked with BMW for quite a long time and I know they make huge margins on officials accessories so I thought I might look at Hepco or Touratech.

Just wondered what people here thought of the official case vs the aftermarket ones?

Aftermarket cases would end up being less money, and a better quality. The Hepco & Becker dealer over there in the UK would be able to show you probably ~40 different Top Case varieties that H&B makes.

Speeddee1 11-Dec-2015 02:51 PM (868)

I can't figure out why nobody like H&B doesn't make bags that fit the stock mounts. I don't want the ugly racks on the bike on the majority of the days that I will NOT have the bags on. I think that sales would rock!

kurt1305 11-Dec-2015 03:27 PM (894)

I ordered a topcase for an RT from KFM Motorrad in Germany. Even with shipping to the US, it was half the price of what the dealer was offering. Just get the part number and enter it here:

https://www.kfm-motorraeder.de/cms/e...mw-spare-parts

At today's exchange rate, the Vario top case (77 40 7 721 037) is $227 cheaper from KFM as compared to a well known US vendor.



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molan 11-Dec-2015 05:10 PM (965)

Quote:

Originally Posted by kurt1305 (Post 118506)
I ordered a topcase for an RT from KFM Motorrad in Germany. Even with shipping to the US, it was half the price of what the dealer was offering. Just get the part number and enter it here:

https://www.kfm-motorraeder.de/cms/e...mw-spare-parts

At today's exchange rate, the Vario top case (77 40 7 721 037) is $227 cheaper from KFM as compared to a well known US vendor.

Great site looks like a third cheaper than UK dealer prices!

Ken 14-Dec-2015 07:06 PM (046)

Don'y buy a BMW top box
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by molan (Post 118522)
Great site looks like a third cheaper than UK dealer prices!

Hi old mate, don't buy a BMW top box. They are s... Buy a Givi or an Rjays. Heaps better and heaps more space.

Cheers

Aussie Ken :smile2:

MotoMachines 12-Jan-2016 08:10 AM (590)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speeddee1 (Post 118490)
I can't figure out why nobody like H&B doesn't make bags that fit the stock mounts. I don't want the ugly racks on the bike on the majority of the days that I will NOT have the bags on. I think that sales would rock!

They do...kinda. Some of the H&B 'Journey' top cases come with a relatively small adapter plate that bolts down on top of the OEM rack. Not exactly directly on the rack, but as close as they've gotten.
https://www.motomachines.com/assets/...sal%20Rack.jpg


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