I like the tailbag very much, and although the bike doesn't look as racy with it strapped on, I'm sure the bike is still as fast! Since the passenger pegs were the first thing to be taken off the bike, the useful addition of the tailbag made perfect sense. The bag seems almost glued to the rear seat, the fit is so good and the stiff rubber of the bag bottom stays nicely in place. I'd prefer to pay the $200 for a functional item rather than around $400+ for the seat replacement cover. When riding in Michigan, especially this time of year, it's always wise to bring along the rain jacket! Yes, 'mounting the scoot' is a little different with the bag in place, but bringing your knee to the edge of the seat, and then bending your knee to keep your lower leg vertical as it passes in front of the bag works with little effort.