Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

You don’t tend to think about how much an empty box weighs, but BMW’S Vario top­box is a porker. My Rallye’s Dy­namic ESA au­to­mat­i­cally ad­justs to the load, but mass is mass – and less is bet­ter. It’s a big box with a back­rest, su­perb build qual­ity, and BMW’S clever 25-35 litre Vario ex­pan­sion sys­tem (for £348). But 6.9kg is a lot of weight. How­ever, BMW do a very tidy semi-rigid tail pack that of­fers an equally use­ful 30-35 `clitres of ca­pac­ity – and weighs 5.4kgs less. It mounts in sec­onds, is weath­er­proof, costs just £125 and while it’s not as rugged or se­cure as a top­box – it’s a win­ner in my book.

The soft op­tion is a huge 5.4kg lighter

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