Aug 26, 2013

Guide to Tank Bags

Motorcycle luggage is a world of its own with every solution having its own importance. The basic mode for carrying luggage is primarily same. Saddlebags, sissy bar bags and tank bags being most common are almost used on every make and type of motorcycle or cruiser to carry additional luggage. Saddlebags are considered to be more reliable and compact way of carrying luggage, whereas sissy bar bags are well known in bikers for carrying more volume usually in longer journeys. The concept of tank bags can be considered much newer to other luggage solutions and have grown mature enough to become one of important way to carry your accessories along.

The tank bag as the name goes are of different shapes and sizes the one for cruisers may differ in shape from that of other bikes. Usually tank bags are 12 inches in width, 10 inches long and are expandable. These are usually made in nylon 66 denier 1000 D fabric with two to three pockets and usually with a transparent map pouch. Getting a bag with transparent pouch helps you to view map or mobile phone while riding. One can get a bag with bottle holder on demand. They can hold up to 18 and are expandable.

There are various methods of mounting tank bags the magnetic bags being the most common and latest. Second most common method is mounting through straps and quick release buckles. Prices of bags range from forty to two hundred dollars, depending on their size. These bags come in various designs and colors with black being the most common. The hammer head design is most common design these days in the market.

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