Modular motorcycle luggage has a few advantages. It means you can just fit as much as you actually need. And potentially only buy the extra storage in stages as you can afford it. If you’re looking to increase the carrying capacity on your bike, there’s a new choice with the modular SW Motech SysBag Luggage System for motorcycles.
The SW Motech SysBag Luggage System gives you the choice of 10, 15 and 30 litre bags which can be used on their own. Or you can put them together in more than 20 different combinations. And if you’re using a single bag, you don’t even need anything to mount your luggage on. Each SW Motech bag has integrated loop straps so you can fit them to a pillion seat or existing luggage rack, which is handy. And means no faffing around with cords and bungees to try to keep your valuables secure.
But what if you want to mount more luggage pannier style? Well, SW Motech offer discrete and secure SLC mounting rails for a wide range of motorcycles. The bags will attach with a ‘one-click’ mounting system. And with the modular set-up you can cope with high-level exhausts by using a smaller bag on that side.
So the SW Motech SysBag Luggage System gives you options for one bag or three. But there’s more. You can also attach the 10 and 15 litre bags to each other using the integrated straps, Sysbag hooks and loops. Useful if you generally carry a small amount of kit with you, but just need a bit of extra space.
The final selling point for the SW Motech SysBag Luggage System is the construction. The bags are made from a tough Ballistic Nylon material, with a double PU interior coating. Which means they’re sturdy and keep their contents safe, but don’t add lots of weight to your bike. The 10 litre bags weigh 0.7kg, the 10 litres come in at 0.9kg, and the larger 30 litre luggage weighs 1.7kg. Plus they have an integrated carrying handle and come with a shoulder strap to make them easy to manage when they’re not on your motorcycle.
As well as the Ballistic Nylon outer and interior coating, there’s also a removable, waterproof inner bag and an overlapping lid. So that should keep everything dry inside. But you can get stuff in and out with the roll-top closure system. You can choose any colour for the bags as long as it’s classic black. But they do have some reflective detailing to show up in low light.
The SW Motech SysBag Luggage System has bags starting from £79.95 for the SysBag 10 litre. So you can build up your storage over time. Or you can buy a set designed for specific motorcyles, like the Yamaha Super Tenere (£504.95)And the SW Motech SLC Mounting Rails start at £69.95 per side, depending on which motorcycle you’re buying for.If you already own a Sysbag and need Adapter Plates for one-click fitting, prices depend on the bag size and carrier rail being used, and cost from £50.95.