Cortech Super 2.0 18-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag
Excellent Tank Bag
This bag works great on my CB500F - I have the magnetic one but/& I tie it off to the handle bars too = but really it doesn't need it. Lots of space and its expandable - nice!!!
The side pockets are convenient too. Material strong and well stitched. Zippers work with ease. The handle, back straps (if you want to use it as a backpack) and the rain cover are all nice features. I now keep It on the bike almost all the time. AT
May 15, 2015
Great Tank bag
Construction is solid, the magnets are really strong and it has a LOT of space.
May 4, 2015
Great bag, but make sure your tank is metal
2012 Honda CBR600RR has a plastic tank cover. The magnets that secure this bag are not strong enough to reach the metal tank underneath. I liked the bag enough to glue my own magnets to the inside of the tank cover though. Problem solved, but pain in the neck. Just make sure you've got a metal tank.
May 2, 2015
Perfect tank bag
I use this on my Versys. It sits perfect on the tank and the magnets hold it in place. I've been using the leash but I'm not sure why. On a cross country trip it held my rain gear, tablet, warm gloves, glasses, wallet, phone--everything I didn't want to have to dig out of the Givi box. I haven't used the map cover or the visor case that came with it. The rain cover is a little awkward to put on but it stays put and keeps everything dry. Zipped down to 12 liters it works and looks perfect. Opened up to 18 it's a little tall and bulky, but it sure is nice to have that extra space when I need it. Nice quality construction, nice access to the compartments, nice carry handle. Haven't used the backpack straps.
March 29, 2015
Yes, that backpack good, many pockets, variable volume, good quality.. But bad news for me was my 15" laptop can't enter to this backpack... In all other that great value for your money!
March 2, 2015
Massive Tank Storage
I had the Cortech 12 liter bag and that was fine until I needed more room for stuff. Having the extra space, if needed, is just a flip of the internal side risers or flaps.
I trust Cortech gear because I use it and it is very durable. The best thing about the 18 liter bag is that it is collapsible.
Pricey, yeah, but most motorcycle gear is that way. Cortech is a great product and for those those that need that last minute run to the grocery store for some small items.....
January 19, 2015
Great quality and excellent fit and finish
This bag is made of quality components and seems like it will last a long time. The description for this product is spot on and I would recommend it.
December 1, 2014
Good Tank Bag But Not Perfect
I wanted a tank bag that was easy to take on and off, had enough capacity to hold my bike cover, and something with enough room that on long trips I could move some of my excess luggage from my backpack into the tank bag. Overall this definitely fits the bill! I use my bike as a mode of transportation between home and college (round trip of 240 miles) and this tank bag has proven its worth. Overall I've probably ridden about 1200 miles with it. As far as the specifics:
-Magnets work well on my bike (when the bag is not overloaded). I ride a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 650r. I've ridden on highways and side roads and the bag stays where it lays.
-A fair amount of capacity. I can fit my bike cover and cram in 2 chain cleaning/lube bottles.
-Seems to be very durable construction. Nothing cheap about it.
-The backpack feature is pretty cool. I haven't used it much but I can see how it would be useful (it's not just a gimmick).
-Although it is nice to have the option of expanding the capacity from 12 to 18L, in practice it doesn't work so well because the side flaps, containing some of the magnets, don't have enough contact with the tank for a good connection. Thus, it's not possible to use all 18L of space. If Cortech had just made the flaps a little longer maybe this problem could have been avoided.
-The map case is OK, and I've definitely used it, but you have to fold up the map quite tightly to get it to fit.
-I think the bang for the buck of this bag is OK, but I think that $125 is a little steep considering that Cortech sells the Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags for a little over $140.
Definitely a good little tank bag. Solid construction and magnets work well as long as the bag isn't stuffed to capacity, in which case the bag may shift a little. If your in the market for a tank bag which has decent capacity and is easy to take on and off, then this bag will work well. If your just concerned about the amount of storage, I would look at the Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags which are only about $10 more expensive, has more storage, and definitely better bang for buck.
October 31, 2014