Originally Posted by Rick West
Yes, having racks that stick the luggage out so wide is not right. The boxes look great, but the rack needs a redesign.
Absolutely concur. The goal is to keep the bags to around the width of the handlebars. Plus, with a detachable rack, you can remove the entire frame if need.
Two additional pictures:
First - R1200GS with the OEM pannier frames, front and rear. It's narrower than the bars:
The F800GS is in pretty tight as well - just a bit wider than the bars:
Every bike is a bit different. Apologies for the so-so pictures.