Good summary. Interesting on the pricing of the KTM/TT re-brand, I didn't know that.
I just installed the HT rack on my 640A about a week ago myself. I agree that it's quite bomb proof. I haven't really used it yet except to prop up my bike when I dumped it on the ground the other night. But not a scratch on the 640!
I am waiting for my cases. I went with the Teton (33L and 33" wide).
I use HT mounts with Caribou cases on my F650, just as you plan to do, except I used a BMW OEM rack. It works pretty well. With clever puck placement you can make it really easy to get on/off yet still have a very secure pannier.
It's not clear to me if/how the SW Motech side stand will play nicely with the HT panniers on since the side stand swings so wide. I've read here that it doesn't work well at all with Zegas. I expect to fiddle with the Teton's mount points to find a good solution.
Tempo screwed with this post 11-21-2007 at 01:06 PM