Ortlieb QRL motorcycle panniers or alternative opinions?
I have had it with hard panniers - tired to repair them after falls, to find twisted supports later on and to have them impacting bike performance...
Another problem I had on Sardinia and Corsica was that my Suzuki DR800 had to be leaned to no avail to go fast in twisty roads because hard cases made it's a bit too top heavy - even empty they weight a ton. Thanks myself for installing sticky supermoto wheels and all-singing suspension I made it, but my friend was scared to look at me taking corners and scrapping asphalt
So, I want to put some quick-release soft panniers on, specially since in all honesty I do not drive more than 6000 km in one trip and not on "wild" territories
After spending hours searching I found that only alternatives I have (quick lock-release onto my pannier frames is mandatory) is Ortlieb QRL panniers, ridiculously expensive and not waterproof Givi "trolley bags", weak-looking and not waterproof SW Motech stuff.
And only Ortlieb is waterproof and click all "boxes" for me as it SEEMS.
But I never even seen them in real.
Hence the question - can you point me to other make/model to broaden my choice or share experience with Ortlieb QRL bags?
Thank you in advance.
Requirements are - kinda semi-rigid design, e.g. tougher rear plate with locking mechanism, 25+ liters capacity, no more than 200 mm deep, rest does not matter. Ah, forgot - should cost less than those aluminium tin boxes. Bike: Suzuki DR800, usage 90% (very agressive riding) road 10% offroad (very slow riding), pannier frames in place. Not afraid of any fabrication work it may require to perhaps make custom solution for that.