Cortech Super 2.0 18-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag
Let me be clear -- I am reviewing the magnetic version of the Cortech Super 2.0 18l bag. I have no reservations about recommending this bag. Expanded to 18l it holds a ton of stuff, and it grabs the tank securely every time, with no movement at any speed. If you aren't hauling a lot of stuff around, leave it zipped to the 12l size to save some space. The map window is fairly useless, as the entry opening is far too small to get a decent sized map in, but other than that, it performs great.
The same cannot be said for the strap version, which I also have (da** BMW plastic tank covers#. No matter how tight you pull the straps, the bag flops around even with a light load, but the same can be said about every other strap bag I've tried #a bunch). If you have a metal tank and don't need a map window, grab this bag. Otherwise, pass.
November 14, 2013
Lots of features/great versatility
I bought this to use on my 85 Magna V30, but was really happy to find that it also fits on my 03 Honda Rebel--no need to use those tiny saddlebags anymore.
Loads of space inside. Really like the handle to carry it when off the bike. Rain cover seems to do its job. Very happy with my choice in buying this--would recommend it to anyone with a magnetic tank.
October 21, 2013
Can't go wrong with Cortech
LOVE this thing. Has plenty of room, but doesn't cover my instrument cluster or any controls. I bought the magnetic one and the bag is plenty secure and aerodynamic. Only went on one 3 hour ride with it so far, but it was all highway (70-90mph) and it didnt move an inch. The included shield carrier is AMAZING and fits right into the corner of the bag to maximize the left over room, which is about 17.5/18 liters, so its very convenient and doesnt take up space. Plenty of pockets to fit stuff, small and big. EASILY removable for gas fill-ups and easily replacable. Strap that attaches it to your handlebars is a nice security-touch. I truely love this thing, along with the many great other Cortech products.
September 22, 2013
Do not purchase
Dont waste your 100 bucks. Not worth that much. Maybe 35 or 40 bucks tops. First of all, the "bag" needs a LOT of improvement for that a 100 dollar bucks. I received the strap mounted coretech today and was hoping for more room, more points to secure to bike, any type of remotely rigid contact point in order to lock to bike and much more. The "base mat" had two cheap plastic contact buckles at top near handle bars and one at base of tank by the seat. The "bag" slides all over the place and if you put anything heavy in it, like an 8x11 folder or a BOOK ( which BARELY fits in this bag) the weight of one book will cause it to list to one side of your tank or the other. (Im a premed biochem student and have tons of books. ONE book will barely fit and thats it. ) HUUUUGE let down. The base mat is terribly ill fitting, bunches at top on both sides and readily flares outward and upward like a flying nun hat. It looks rediculous. The elastic is thin and two of them were frayed at the edges right out of the box. ( those will last long, NOT) over all, its not much better than a fancy walmart bag with three straps and lots of zippers. The instructions were fairly inconclusive and leaves you guessing a little as to proper instal at handle bars and edge of the tank. ( this "bag" was installed on my 2007 CBR 1000. There are a few decent suggestions within the reviews to improve the bag. Those are obviously NOT being implemented so its a waste of time to suggest anything here other than DO NOT BUY this bag unless youre moving small items like sock bundles, a wallet, two pairs of sunglasses, pair of underwear and a t shirt.
HOWEVER, it does make a decent tank pillow to lean on with exception to the bulky buckle that ends up right at the front of your crotch so make sure you add some sort of padding of your own if you do waste your money on this bag.
Id recommend buying a half decent back pack from anywhere, strap it to your bike or use a Velcro system that allows you to buy and use the rare earth magnets and make your own tank bag. It will be custom, 1/3 the cost and probably give you triple the room.
See pics below. It looks like you know what & dorky.
September 12, 2013
Map users should not buy this
I use a GPS about 75% of the time, but I still like to bring a paper map with me. This tank bag does not work for maps. The top clear window is plenty large, but the opening tapers down to a narrow slot.
Other than that, it's a nice bag, but that flaw makes it useless for most of my travel.
September 2, 2013
Happy with tank bag
Good for stuff I want easy access to on longer rides with the Concours. Gives enough room for insulated lunch bag for the daily commute with the SuperHawk. Sticks good on either bike, doesn't move.
August 27, 2013
This bag holds a ton of stuff. I use it to store an extra visor, various chargers, and lunch.
Stays where you put it.
August 19, 2013
Perfect for a daily commute or for an extended journey.
I use this tank bag everyday for my commute to work. And recently I used it on my Ninja 400 for a 1200 mile trek. Tank bag never moved, magnets hold great and I was able to fit my rain gear and a small sleeping bag inside along with a few necessities. Only problem I experienced was my iphone would overheat using it as a GPS in the clear map compartment. Great overall product!
August 6, 2013