Nelson-Rigg Sport 40 Saddle Bags
Effective Commuter Storage!
I needed some external storage because I already carry a backpack with my laptop and work-related files and school books and I needed to carry cold-weather gear for the winter time. I initially was attaching a second backpack to the tank with a bungee net (functioning like a tank bag) but found that in inhibited my handlebar travel when performing tight turns.
I decided to try a set of saddlebags to ensure I did not crash from a tank bag hitting my handlebars. I spent about a month researching the different saddlebags and found these from Nelson-Rigg.
See pictures and a full review here:
September 10, 2015
Perfect for my purposes
I bought these to use during my commute. I wasn't looking for anything huge since I have a rather small sportbike. These hardly take anything to install. I just removed the seat to put the velcro straps under. If I had any complaint though, it would be that they don't have a lock.
August 7, 2015
Seem great for the price
I'm reviewing before actual use. I put them on my 13 Street Triple very easily. They fit nice for what they are, nice size, easy to attach. Don't expect perfect fancy like hard cases. I dont plan and wouldn't keep them on unless actually need them for the day. I feel they would wear out quickly if over used but that's just my guess. I wouldn't really know. Maybe I'll re review after they've been used a lot. I like them though, and would recommend them.
May 11, 2015
You get what you pay for.
I can't afford hard bags. This is the alternative that I chose.
I am happy with the performanse so far. I went ahead and ordered the water proof bags at the time of the purchase.
No buyer's regret here. If only they made these in a color to match my tank.
March 6, 2015
Small everyday bag
These bags fit the bill for what I wanted, they are small and unobtrusive but have enough space to carry a few extra things like my lunch and a pair of gloves. Definitely not a bag for touring but large enough for everyday commuting.
October 20, 2014
*Nice size bags* Great look* Good quality*
I had a set of these about 5 bikes ago and loved them! With these new bikes having such narrow tails, the sport 40's are almost the perfect size. I had enough room for a change of clothes, toiletries, tools and whatever else I need. I just ordered another set for my 954rr I like them that much.
Note* you can put the top strap underneath the rear seat instead of overtop (makes it comfortable for passengers) unless you have a banana boat seat like a CBR 600 f4 or f4i. It can be done but it is a pain to finagle the seat back on. Just a heads up!
March 13, 2014
Nice little bags that fit my daugthers CBR250R perfectly. Bags don't look bulky and are shaped to follow the tail section of the bike.
October 21, 2013
Great for a solo rider's weekend
The bags' holding capacity are a bit on the small side compared to the other ones in the Nelson-Rigg Sport line, but are still adequate to keep a few changes of clothes for a single person. The bags feel durable, strap down easily, and have a nice simplistic finish to them. They're wide enough to allow a dufflebag to be placed on top of them securely. Panels on the back side and the Nelson-Rigg logo are reflective to add some safety at night time. Only complaint is that the flaps are a bit stiff at the end, so the velcro doesn't always hold them closed, although the zippers to a well enough job of keeping dirt out.
May 21, 2013