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2012 Luggage Guide

Set for Adventure

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Tankset for Dual-Purpose and Adventure Touring
Bikerworld USA

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The FAMSA Tankset 260/9 is an integrated system of tank base, tank-bag
and side panniers that can be easily installed and conveniently removed
when needed. Specifically designed for dual-purpose and adventure
touring motorcycles, the Tankset is fully loaded in terms of features,
fit, quality and durability. Currently available for the BMW R1150GS,
BMW R1200GS, BMW F800GS, Ducati Multistrada 1100, Ducati Hypermotard,
Aprilia Caponord and Suzuki V-Strom 1000.

Retail Price: $299-$329


Detachable Leather Saddlebags
Boss Bags, Inc.

Boss Bags has engineered a new close-fitting, quick-disconnect detachable leather saddlebag (#32) to fit most H-D Dyna models. These new bags feature a one-piece molded fiberglass back and sides and a lockable Springer-style flap lid with dual metal zipper side entry. The leather-covered sides show no stitching on the body of the bag. Lids are reinforced with plastic and come in different trim options, including with and without fringe. Available in a variety of trim colors. These bags will work with a detachable backrest, and some models will need to relocate turn signals.

Retail Price: $1,250 (as shown; prices vary)


EDGE Personal Pouch
CAO Distributing, Inc./EDGE Products

The EDGE Universal Personal Pouch allows riders to quickly access and organize small personal items. Most riders will utilize every inch of space inside the saddlebags, stuffing them to the rim. The EDGE Personal Pouch will clip externally on the rim of saddlebag, expanding the capacity of the bag. The pouch can be “un-clipped” from the bag and clipped to a belt when the bike is unattended. This unique pouch will allow riders to increase on-the-go storage without purchasing larger bags. It allows riders to organize items they need instant access to and keep it safe and readily available on and off the bike.

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Retail Price: $36.95


Deluxe Cylinder Roll Bag
Castle Sales Co., Inc.

This deluxe bag is constructed of UV-, water- and weather-resistant 1200D nylon and synthetic leather PVC. Its 28-liter capacity measures roughly 17-by-11-by-9 inches. Its fully rigid construction looks great empty or full — no sagging! The Deluxe Cylinder Roll Bag also features a convenient top carry handle, two exterior zippered pockets, mesh elastic pockets inside exterior pockets and an expandable zippered end opening. Transporting it is a snap — it can be attached to top of Trek and Dragster sissy bar bags with included bungee cords, and a shoulder strap is included for easy toting off-bike. Lids close by lockable quarter-turns, and the end opening has lockable zipper sliders. It includes a lock and key, chrome-plated brass zipper pulls and a tethered rain cover to boot!

Retail Price: $99.95


Leather Motorcycle Saddlebags
First Manufacturing

First Manufacturing’s brand-new line of all leather saddlebags is made of superb materials by skilled craftsmen. The premium water-resistant leather is specially tanned to withstand the rigors of the road. All of the bags have quick-release hardware, reinforced back and rigid frameworks. Available at great price points, they are made to move. Both throw-over or bolt-on versions are in and fit most motorcycles. Toolbags, sissy bar bags and windshield bags in the same leather are also available.


Carry-On Duffle
FLY Racing/Western Power Sports

The carry-on duffle from FLY is ideal for air travel and perfectly sized for one set of riding gear. It has an ultra-durable 840D nylon construction, abrasion-resistant YKK zippers and comfortable molded rubber carry handles with a removable padded shoulder strap. It’s printed with a custom FLY print with embroidered logos and TPR accents. Other thoughtful touches include a clear exterior business card sleeve for easy identification and a separate shoe compartment to keep kicks separate from clean clothes.

Retail Price: $49.95


Super-Spacious Waterproof Bag
GIVI USA Inc.

The all-new TW04 waterproof bag offers a huge 80-liter maximum storage capacity, making it the largest waterproof bag in GIVI’s newly extended range for 2012. Made from TPU with electronically sealed seams, the waterproof line offers an extremely light, durable and fully waterproof soft luggage series capable of withstanding extreme temperatures from 150ºF down to -50ºF. The TW04 comes complete with reinforced base, shoulder and securing straps and reflective trim. Check out the full range of waterproof bags from GIVI, offering luggage solutions from 20 liters up to 80 liters.

Retail Price: $149


Custom Matching Seats and Saddlebags
The Leatherworks

The Leatherworks is offering a variety of ways to match saddlebags to seats. They’re currently working with Danny Gray Seats to offer brown matching saddlebags and seats. The colors available are tan, medium brown and dark brown. The Leatherworks can also use the same leather as Corbin or Danny Gray to make saddlebags that are an exact match to the rider’s seat. All saddlebags are American-made using heavy American-tanned leather. Leatherworks offers many custom options such as chrome studs, conchos, key locks, fringe, colored piping and hand braid and basket weave. The price depends on the choice of colored leather and custom options.


Spirit Rigid Saddlebags
Nelson-Rigg

Spirit Rigid saddlebags are durable, lightweight and inexpensive. Made from top quality injection-molded EVA foam, these road-hungry saddlebags are the closest you can get to hard bags without the high price. They easily hold their shape when empty, are wrapped with a UV treated Tri-Max nylon and feature a universal quick-release mounting system. With a large top entry lid, reflective accents and heat-resistant under panels, these bags make the perfect touring companion no matter if you ride a sport, sport tourer or cruiser. A part of a five-piece collection and available in two sizes (Sport and Touring).

Retail Price: starting at $89.95


Road Companion Bag
Mustang Motorcycle Products

The Road Companion bag absolutely lives up to its name. With loads of easy-access storage, this bag makes the perfect companion for those extended road trips. Durably constructed and covered in high-quality vinyl to perfectly complement Mustang seats, the Road Companion bag is just one in Mustang’s full line of luggage, which includes a matching Journey Bag, Jaunt Bag, Sunsetter Bag and Throw-Over Saddlebags. The Road Companion measures 16.5-by-15-by-16 inches and expands to 20 inches wide. A free rain cover is also included.

Retail Price: plain, $155; with chrome studs, $172


Manta XL Tank Bag
Joe Rocket

Just like its little brother, the ultra-versatile Manta XL offers a surprising array of features, including an external quick-access mobile phone pocket, included rain cover and a “swept wing” mounting design, but with even more internal storage capacity. It comes with a wind- and water-resistant Rock Tex 680 construction, magnetic mount system, belt buckle guard, removable shoulder strap, hidden rain cover and reflective piping. This roomy bag measures 14-by-10-by-7.5 inches.

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Retail Price: $74.99


Legend Series Saddlebag
Power Trip

Classically styled, studded and made in the USA, the “Legend” Series (available in straight or slant design) has all the features necessary to make this a true road-worthy piece of Power Trip gear. It sports a water-resistant, heavy gauge, UV-resistant synthetic leather shell backed by a “soft-touch” interior finish to reduce wear on cargo. Heavy-duty, lock-stitched polyester thread and heavy-duty YKK zippers complete this long-haul package. Its sturdy, maintenance-free material will retain shape and resist stain and mildew, and its solid construction will hold shape for many miles with heavy loads. It has a two-year warranty on workmanship and materials. Available in three sizes: medium holds 11.2 liters; large holds 17.2 liters; XL holds 20.6 liters.

Retail Price: starting at $159.99


Invader 26-Inch Rolling Bag
Ogio

This 26-inch expandable upright Pullman-style bag has a durable 1680D polyester exterior. Its roomy, fully lined interior features a padded garment sleeve with strap closure and two side zipper pockets. The lid has two deep zipper mesh pockets for added storage, while the front exterior features two easy-grip handles and two large zipper pockets for quick access. It has plenty of handy handles, including a grip handle on the foot and soft grip handles on the side and top for easy lifting. Custom in-line skate wheels and locking retractable handles provide optimum mobility, and a shoe/laundry pocket in the interior back wall helps keep things clean and organized.

Retail Price: $209.99


Recon 19 Tank Bag

Sullivans Inc.

Motorcycling in the U.S. is no longer limited to recreation; it has become a legitimate transportation option. It’s with this in mind that Rapid Transit created versatile luggage like the Recon 19. Constructed with wind- and water-resistant 1000D nylon, the Recon 19 also comes with a scratch guard rubberized contact pad and magnetic or strap mounting system. And talk about versatile, the Recon 19 is also audio device/cell phone/PDA ready, hydration pack ready, has a large map window, plus storage for eyewear and an included rain cover. It measures 1144 cubic inches and is available in black or gunmetal.

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Retail Price: $79.99


BMW Hardbag Liners

RKA

 

These are perfect-fitting hardbag liners for the new BMW K1600GTL. RKA manufactures tankbags, saddlebags, rackbags and linerbags for nearly all motorcycle brands and models, and everything is designed and made in the USA.

Retail Price: $150


SH-48 Top Case

SHAD USA Co.

SHAD’s new SH-48 Top Case is now available to all dealers. This brand-new, modern styled top case is the ultimate luggage solution for motorcycles and maxi scooters, boasting 48 liters of storage capacity, enough to fit two large full-size helmets. SHAD’s SH-48 offers a one-of-a-kind double backrest, offering increased support and maximum comfort while riding. A variety of colors are available, including white, silver, titanium, gloss black and carbon. Additional accessories include SHAD’s patented LED light kit. A universal mounting plate is included for direct mounting to any flat surface.

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Retail Price: $285


Dyna Saddlebags and Brackets
Sumax

Sumax now offers saddlebags and brackets for all Dyna models 2006 and newer. Sumax bags are lightweight yet very strong and durable. The interior is finished with a rich charcoal trunk lining. The exterior is a sandable premium primer gel coat finish ready for paint. A push-button lockable latch opens from the rear with a stainless stay and hinge to the front. Bags and brackets are made at the Sumax facility in upstate New York.

Retail Price: brackets only, $319; bags with brackets complete, $1,080


Tour Master Select Luggage

Helmet House

The Tour Master Select Luggage line features saddlebags and a tailbag. Select Saddlebags boast heavy-duty, 600D Carbolex and 1680D ballistic nylon construction. An adjustable mounting yoke can be permanently mounted under the seat of some motorcycles, and removable neoprene layers help protect the motorcycle. Saddlebags also sport Phoslite reflective piping, convenient carrying handles, internal support panels, rain/dust cover and external side pockets. The saddlebag integrates with the Tour Master Select Tailbag. The 600D-constructed tailbag has an easy-access top-loading main compartment, a brushed fleece interior, built-in mounting straps and an included rain/dust cover. Select tankbags, sissybar bags, helmet visor bags and helmet pack are also available.

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Retail Price: starting at $119.99


Semi-Hard Aero-Mistral Bag

Ventura Motorcycle Accessories, Inc.


Ventura Motorcycle Accessories of New Zealand is now introducing the new semi-hard Aero-Mistral bag to mount on the Ventura luggage rack systems. It slides over the Pack-Rack and is secured in place with a quick-release strap/buckle system. Unique to this bag are three hard molded external pockets as well as a molded base and lid for a more ridged shape and increased protection. Made of PVC laminated ballistic fabric, the bag’s weather protection has been improved with the use of double-sliding, water-resistant zippers. It also features padded shoulder straps and padded carrying handle.

Retail Price: $210


MoJavi Saddlebag
Giant Loop

This minimalist daytripper for dirt bikes, supermoto and dualsport motorcycles is designed to carry just the essentials for single-day trips and trail rides. Riders can take the weight out their backpacks and put it on their dualsport motorcycle, supermoto or dirt bike. It’s the slim, trim bag for inner tubes, tools, fluids and other "save a ride" necessities. Named in honor of the great Mojave Desert and for adventure rider and motorcycle tuner Javier “Javi” Gonzalez of Trail Tricks in Frazier Park, Calif., one of the most enthusiastic advocates of Giant Loop’s "go light, go fast" designs. Giant Loop is the only saddlebag system that wraps the bike in a continuous biomorphic shape, requiring no sub-frame modifications, racks or braces. In addition, the MoJavi is waterproof and has a super-durable construction.

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Retail Price: $219


Wild Riders Express Saddlebags

Midwest Motorcycle Supply


WildRider Express Saddlebags for Cruisers are perfect for daily use and come in three different sizes to choose from. They conveniently mount to almost any motorcycle. The X-Large Saddlebag measures 18-by-11-1/2-by-6-1/4 inches. They feature composite construction, lockable roller buckles and chrome studs.

Retail Price: $158.36


Sixer Saddlebags

Hard Street/Drag Specialties


No bike is complete without saddlebags, and the Hardstreet Sixer saddlebags are the perfect complement to most Big Twin and XL models. Made from an injection-molded, hard ABS plastic, these sleek saddlebags are durable and will hold up in any type of weather. With a satin black finish, they can be left as-is or painted to match the rest of the bike. The bags can be secured with push-button locks. Each bag measures 12.75-by-18.5-by-8.5 inches and are made in the USA.

Retail Price: $399.95


Back Seat/Sissy Bar Bag

Saddlemen Seats and Luggage

This thoughtfully designed offering from Saddlemen offers great versatility: it can either be used as a sissybar bag or as a "back seat bag" set between rider and tour back on Dresser-style motorcycles. Two mounting systems are included: a seat harness or adjustable sissy bar strap system easily attaches bag to a motorcycle’s seat, luggage rack or sissy bar. Its rugged blend of fabric and leather-grained materials look great on any type of motorcycle, and the internal structure maintains bag shape even when empty. It includes an adjustable backrest pad and detachable backpack straps for easy off-the-bike jaunts. The spacious top-loading main compartment is large enough to hold one full-face helmet plus other cargo, and it also boasts a padded laptop storage compartment and organizer pocket. Plus, it’s constructed with UV-, water- and weather-resistant 1200D SaddleTuff and leather-like vinyl panels.

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Retail Price: $174.95 

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