Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags
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
Right size and great workmanship.
This set of bags is the perfect solution for being able to carry my stuff. They sit on the bike maintaining their shape and can be easily expanded for more space. They go on and come off easy enough, which is what I was looking for.
June 1, 2015
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