Cortech Super 2.0 Sloped Tank Bag
Great for Gen 2 FZ1
I reviewed every tank bag there was for at least 2 weeks. Decided to go with Cortech Sloped Magnetic and glad I did. Perfect tank bag for a gen 2 FZ1. Quality build, and is about 2 inches lower than my windscreen, which is a zero gravity smoked. THe bike remains sexy and sporty looking and there is a lot of room compared to nothing, a lot! I use this with the ogio mach 5 no drag back pack and a $12 elastic cargo net on my tail seat. Im a tourer but about the sexyist sport tour biker on the road. THe magnets are good, the stiching is good, the slope is good. The slope is adjusted by moving the bag forward or backward on the tank. Heard others say you can lay on it when travelling, I dont though. Putting my head on it as a head rest like a school desk akes the wind from the sporty windshield go over my eyes. Pull it off the bike and carry it with the handle. Didn't want to pay for back straps ill never use like a lot of the models had. Its rated for 10 lbs, who cant carry that? Great product.
September 11, 2015
Hard to get tight
I just picked this bag up and it's REALLY nice looking and appears very well build. The bummer is, the thing just won't stop shifting on my tank. It's as tight as I can get it but it stil moves around when heavier items shift in corners. The issue is most likely relate to the tank pad that comes with it. It just doesn't grip the tank very well. I'm guessing that's so it doesn't leave marks but it's a little frustrating to be honest. Regretting getting it, rather than picking up a Givi xs308 which has the tank lock on it. Oh well. Maybe when this thing is worn out, I'll make the upgrade.
August 13, 2015
If you are looking for something to lay on for a sport bike then this works well.
The shape lends itself well to lay on during long trips. I did 10 hours with some Harley buds and was able to relax on it. The upper ridge sits in your chest so it does take some positioning. Not bad at all with gear. Might be much worse with only a t-shirt. I would expect this to wear down.
I put my cell phone in the map compartment and was able to operate it through the plastic while wearing gloves. Not sure if this is a feature or not but it was convenient to swap music at a red light.
Works much better than my Kriega for that quick trip to the store. Magnets are self explanatory for this.
The zippers all tucking away make it very quiet.
The bag does seem well built and worth the money although it did not come with the straps after you pay extra for the magnets.
The inside is smaller then you think. I was told this upfront on a forum but I was still surprised at actually how little it holds. You should get a change of clothes and a shaving bag for a day trip in it but thats about it. Think maybe 10-15L instead of the advertised 18L. Also remember the bag is actually curved so you cant really stuff it and flat items like a laptop will have a rough time.
Putting another visor in it really takes up most of the room due to the direction it has to go. Cuts the bag in half.
A majority of the other zipper pockets are simply to small to put stuff of any importance. I was afraid of breaking my sunglasses in an outside pocket because they barely fit and left no room for movement. The inside phone pocket would not hold my note 3 phone. Keys dangling from the strap isnt a good thing so most of the little niche stuff is worthless.
Overall its a good bag for what it is. Used in conjunction with a Kriega 30L tail bag I could probably pack for about a week of travel.
March 2, 2015
Fits the tank's shape
I saw this in the catalog and ordered it. I like the fit, the magnets are super strong and it has a safety strap too. The slope design makes small items disappear into the narrow back end, it isn't expandable and has no backpack straps as does the regular 18L bag.
Quality is good and it acts as a tank protector that you can lean on in the tuck position.
February 20, 2014