I know the Monster is not intended to be a long distance tourer, but it certainly is adequate for weekend trips. I have an S4 with high pipes. According to Ducati, this means I cannot use their saddle bags nor the Givi Topcase and bracket, as these were intended for Monsters with low pipes only. What are people with high pipes using for extended weekend trips? I know a large backpack can be used, and I don't like tank bags.