The bags on the Chieftain are big enough to swallow a couple of sacks of groceries and will hold three if I pack carefully. The leather bags on the Vintage model don't hold as much, don't offer as much weather protection, and they certainly don't offer the security or convenience of locking bags. The one-button-locking feature of the Chieftain, where you can lock or unlock the bags by pushing a button on the tank console or key fob, increases convenience. Because of this utility and convenience, I use the motorcycle more. If my dog were willing to ride with me, I'd probably never use my car. And I'm often surprised at how many people strike up a conversation when they see you loading groceries into a motorcycle.