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Deciding On Which Motorcycle Bags To Get

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What Motorcycle Bags Make The Most Sense For Your Ride?   

Tank BagMotorcycle luggage of some sort is generally something almost all riders will have to deal with at one time or another. The first time you decide to take a trip out of town on your bike you are going to have to decide on how to best haul your stuff, keeping it safe as well as keeping you comfortable on the road. Unless you have a touring bike with existing hard saddlebags or something of that sort you will need to decide on what type of motorcycle bag you want to use. The most common types are saddlebags or tank bags. You also have tail bags and handlebar bags as well.

In order to decide what is right for you think long term. I know it’s your first trip but if you are thinking of doing some longer trips think of finding a storage solution that will take care of things for you long term. Many of these types of luggage are adjustable to accommodate you best. This is generally done with a zipper that when unzipped increases the storage volume of the unit. Saddlebags do not tend to be as versatile but tank and tail bags are.


SaddlebagsDepending on your bike and how it is configured you might be limited in choices.

Depending on what you ride may also be factor in deciding on motorcycle bags that will fit the bike without obstructing rear lights or steering. Most sport bike riders will opt for a tank combination tail bag because of the configuration of the exhaust system saddle bags are not as commonly used on that type of bike than on cruisers. Cruisers tend to have a low slung exhaust making saddle bags a great choice for them. Plus the nostalgic look of that type of set up appeals to most guys that ride a cruiser. Sport bikes being built mostly for speed will be more likely to opt for something that is easily removable to free the bike up for carving up the road once you get to your destination.

So depending on what you ride the type of motorcycle bags you choose will vary. Mostly it’s a matter of personal choice and how you ride. There is no right answer and anything from a back pack to an actual storage unit that is designed specifically to carry gear on your bike will work. The key is to choose something you can live with long term comfortably. Choose wisely since most types of motorcycle luggage will last you for quite some time it makes sense to find something that will work for you for some time to come.

If you need help making up your mind or have questions about a particular type of bag please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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