Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags
They fit nicely on a 1997 CBR
I bought these after buying groceries and discovered carrying everything in my pack was a pain.
I looked everywhere where for saddlebags but couldn't find one's that looked nice and felt good. I work at shop and I just started so I come and go with some of my tools and this does the job nicely I'm still getting used to having them on the bike but I'm getting confident that they will hold.
August 29, 2015
Worth saving for something better.
I bought these bags in preparation for a big trip and have been using them around town and for weekend trips. I don't like the way they fit on my bike. The way they rest, they become concave which eats up a lot of the storage space. Their one day in the rain with the rain covers on I ended up with water in the bottom of the bags after about an hour of showers. If I had the chance, I would sell these and buy hard cases instead.
August 17, 2015
Using daily for home to work commute and they have stayed on well. Look great on my bike. Yet to try them on longer rides and rain.
August 16, 2015
Already falling apart
Bought these for my cross Canada trip. That was 1.5 month ago, and it was no longer than 4 weeks before they started to fall apart. I did not buy it through revzilla, and I wish I'd save my proof of purchase. It is an easy process to put these bags on the motorcycle, yes. BUT, raincovers are not that easy to put on in the *right* way. After couple of days in the rain, these covers would start flaking off from the inside (like these old cheap backpacks usually did), therefore not providing much of the protection. After two weeks, the elastic straps holding the cover on the bag ripped off somehow (during the ride), so the cover flew away, and I did not notice that before the end of a day, when I finally stopped.
The zippers.. poor quality! Right now (after 1.5month) one of them is practically unusable.
Ballistic nylon.. well.. the fabric started to stretch,and separate it's threads around the zipper after like 3 weeks. Then it became so weak, that part of the zipper would separate itself from the fabric. I'll try to provide pics later.
The shape of the bags.. the way the bags are shaped makes them hard to use for anything than work commuting. You have literally no chance to stuff all these things you'll need for 1+month journey. I ended up using my old 55liter backpack as my main 'stuff container', and used these bags mostly for carrying fuel canister (1.24 gallon fits well), tools, chain lube.
Overally I cannot overstate how *unsatisfied* I am with these bags, and I certainly discourage you from buying them.
August 3, 2015
Overall a good product
I purchased the set for a 2013 Honda NC700X. The install was easy, however I had to make a bracket system to keep the bags from sagging into the wheel well. The slightest bit of rain will penetrate into the bags, so make sure you use the outer shell covers provided. I also noticed the bag had water resting on the bottom of one of the covers after riding in the rain. Needless to say the contents inside got a little wet.
Overall, they are a great commuter soft luggage system and not bad for the price. I would recommend these bags for someone who is a short commuter.
Stay safe out there....
July 8, 2015
With adjustments, just what I needed
These let me turn my VFR in to a great commuter ride. I added metal braces (arms) to the foot pegs that push out the bottom of the bags, thus eliminating that "sucked into the wheel" look. By running the top straps under my seat, the bags are basically locked onto the bike. Also bought the Cortech Super 2.0 tail bag. This completes the set up, but I leave it off as it easily and securely snaps to the bags when the need arises.
July 6, 2015
Great for the money.
Girlfriend bought these for me after some research. A bit tricky to get on, but hold in place rather well. They're also very durable.
The scratch/rub guards are quite effective at keeping your plastics in good shape.
The only thing I can't fit in there is my helmet, but that's only because I have a huge head and the opening isn't quite large enough.
June 15, 2015
Great product! Helps out a lot for daily drivers.
Lots of space. Easy to install. Has a nice soft interior that will protect anything you need. Straps leave many options for securing. If done right, very sturdy and hardly move.
June 9, 2015