Just to say we have now completed our prototyping of aluminium panniers for the new BMW R1200GS LC. These panniers are made of 2mm aluminium (powder-coated inside and out) and are top-opening. This has the added advantage that items can be easily removed from the pannier without everything falling out (which seems to be the common complaint with side-opening panniers). We have used the existing fittings on the bike so no additional frames are necessary and said panniers can be easily removed.
They will be on display at the forthcoming Bike Show at the NEC, Birmingham starting Saturday 23rd November. We will be exhibiting in Hall 4 Stand No E12 so if you are at the Show come and stop by. If you are not able to make the Exhibition there will be a full feature on them shortly on the Stahlkoffer website.