Well yes maybe those panniers are on back to front. Certinally the directions that cam with them from M G indicate they are back to front. Maybe the pillion would need to brake both legs to comfortably put their feet on the pegs, if I had a pillion. Maybe the sit more forward and look better when on back to front. So yes Caught our again they are back to front and only a true enthusiast would not this. But ....... the Eagle on my bike cover faces forward. The Eagle on the tank faces forward. The Eagle on the tappett cover faces forward. So ............ I say .... keep your Eagles faceing the right way !!!!!!!