Originally the Africa Twin has a 'plastic' luggage-rack at the rear. It is pretty good, mine lasted two years of rough roads while fully loaded. It broke at one place, but that did not do anything to weaken it. When I replaced my 'soft side bags' for aluminum panniers a friend (Christian Lang) welded a replacement rack. Strength is the key issue here as racks always seem to break. Made from 10 X 10 X 2 mm steel pipe Pam's luggage rack can not break unless she gets run over by a 200 ton haul-truck.