A motorcycle and a dream of adventure riding

I bought a motorcycle with a dream of riding long distance, of an audacious trip to southern Europe for a few months, maybe write a book along the way. Part of long distance adventure is carrying stuff, so I bought some panniers. Oxford First Time Luggage panniers are soft and attach with velcro straps over and under the seat. These panniers cost £38.99p inc. delivery, from Ebay seller Ghostbikes_uk Capacity expands to 48ltrs which has proved enough to fit a bag of wood kindling in each side. Here are the panniers fitted to my BMW R65.