Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags
These saddle bags are a good choice for some casual storage. Cortech also make some other bags that work well with the saddlebags, like the tail bag and tank bags. Their instructions aren't so good. The photos are very close up and b&w making it hard to tell what they are trying to show you. The text doesn't make it any easier. But the installation isn't that difficult so it is easy to figure it out. They don't affect the handling of my motorcycle and stay put and don't move around.
May 4, 2015
Good Bags for the $$$.
Just did first road trip with the saddle bags on my 2013 Z1000. Bags worked well, few things I didn't like. They sag down a bit more than I expected and getting the fitment sorted out is a work. With the bags expanded, getting the rain covers on is near impossible (in the rain is no fun) and once on, they don't totally waterproof the bag, due to how the bags hang over the seat, they only cover 3/4's of the bag. They actually catch water, so you end up with a puddle inside the bag.
I'm on the fence if I get the tail bag that attaches, or sell them on Craig's list and try again.
April 13, 2015
Better value than hard cases
I'm just not willing to shell out a grand for hard cases. Thats really what it comes down to. I gave these soft bags a try, and they are great so far.
December 15, 2014
Great product, but not 100% what I was expecting
First off lemme say that the quality and durability of these bags is extremely good! Bought it for my '05 CBR600F4i. Fits nicely and still has plenty of room in between the bag and my exhaust, which of course keeps the bags from burning....
Now my one and only complaint: my bike has a banana seat instead of the split seat. I was hoping to install the bags with the strap placed underneath the seat instead of on top as shown in the pictures. Because of the design of my seat and where the locking mechanisms are set, I had to do some adjusting. Basically, I faced the bags the other way, and placed the skinnier strap under the seat while I kept the thicker one on top of the seat. Still fits nicely and is still secured to the bike.
December 4, 2014
these install very easy and quickly on my Honda CTX700N.
December 1, 2014
2nd pair. Will be getting the tail bag soon
I had an older version of these a while back that I sold when I sold that old bike and I loved them. They are durable and roomy. On a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja 250 the rear binkers are a bit in the way, but the saddle bags still set fine. Now I have a 2001 Concours and need a pair of bags to replace the hard bags on the bike. Fits better than on the ninja and hold up to some serious shaking around and triple digit speeds. I can fit a tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, and camelbak in this to make a weekend camping trip.
November 10, 2014
Excellent bags, modular construction
I LOVE these saddlebags. The cortech construction is very modular, with a huge zip out expansion on each side to accommodate short, or long-term packing options. The install was incredibly easy, and took no adjusting to fit on my bike. However the massive velcro straps would definitely be suitable to be expanded or contracted to fit other models.
So far I have packed everything in here for a weekend getaway, to a 6-day tour, to a conference presentation ride. Also, for longer trips, they easily strap into the Cortech tailbag with no extra hassles.
And, to top it all off, they look quite good on my SV650. No issues with rubbing on the finish after 2000 miles of riding. Solid padding!
October 5, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for
I'll start by saying that I've only taken these out on a couple of overnight trips, with some longer rides coming up soon so I'll try to update.
Bags are well put together and really easy to install. My one gripe is that after riding for a while, the straps seem to loosen up a bit, but it hasnt caused any problems. With these, a tankbag and small backpack my lady and I can easy carry enough to get away for a few days.
Conveniently also fits a 6pack in each side with room to spare for snacks.
September 30, 2014