I have the three Vario cases in black on my F800GS and have been real happy with them. You can scroll down a bit and see a picture in this thread- http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....MOA-Forum-Team
I would have gone with the aluminum cases on a 1200GSA as I think the aluminum matches better on the larger bike.
Good luck. OM
Thank you for your response.maybe I will opt for a Givi topcase.
May you always have a great ride.