Good for Both Long & Short Trips
Got a set of saddlebags along with a tailbag for a road trip from Green Bay, WI to Muskegon, MI on my '06 CBR600RR. It fits a ludicrous amount of gear - pants, shirts, shoes, emergency kit, etc.
It's best for long trips; unless the velcro is an exact fit it shifts left or right enough to change your balance. The rain fly is great for keeping gear safe, though. My favorite feature is the compression - unzip it, pack it up, zip it and your gear is compressed down snug.
It was difficult to mount because the ends of the straps are just loops - my tip is to interlock each pair of loops into two continuous straps under the tail. The one bad experience is that my initial set had stitching ripped apart on both bags after the road trip but RevZilla has been nice enough to facilitate a replacement for me.
November 26, 2014
Fits my needs
Installed on FZ09. Fabricated brackets so lower part of bag would not swing inboard toward rear tire. Purchased mainly because just big enough to hold my Shoei, price, and narrow enough when mounted to squeeze bike out of storage area.
The Good: Just the right size for previously stated reasons. Simple, reasonably sturdy, easy to install, don't interfere with any lights or passenger access. Can use rear seat /tops of bags as cargo net area for extra....cargo. Less $$ than luggage rack. Look great on the bike.
The Not so Good: Not very big. Basically a little more volume than two full face helmets when expanded. Strap attachment points on front/rear of bags should be angled down more. Difficult to snap in strap connector with any tension on strap; they're always a bit loose. The bags will gradually shift to the heavier side if cargo weight unbalanced. Lost some directional stability with the bike, primarily at highway speeds when dancing with semi trucks. Slight shimmy from handlebars. Guessing the bags flap around a little at higher speeds. Not really a problem for me.
Overall, very happy with the bags.
August 12, 2014
Great solution! Didn't like my tailbag, because it was always sliding just far enough forward to annoy me. These saddlebags are so easy to install, hold so much stuff, and look so good that I could kick myself for not having ordered them sooner. Best accessory I've ever added to any motorcycle, bar none! Ogio hit another home run...I have their Mach 3 backpack and their tank bag, too. Very impressed with the quality and designs.
July 18, 2014
Good looks, decent value, easy install
Just want to say first, the volume is NOT accurate. I have a backpack that fits 20L from Columbia. These DO NOT pack close to 20L. Reason is that Ogio (and maybe other saddlebag manufacturers) just took the height, width, and length at the widest points. Guess what, these bags aren't rectangles. They're triangles. I wish these companies would actually test internal volume, not slap a Liter value derived by 3rd grade math. Anyway...
I bought these for a cross country trip on a Honda CBR600f4i. In retrospect maybe I should have gotten something that is a bit deeper (vertically) but I will keep these because they aren't too huge to be used for short trips to the store or the office.
Bottom line: built solid, mounts quick and secure, looks good. Never trust a saddle bag rain cover from any brand because rain can get in from the inside lip. I just pack my stuff in a medium white trash bag and boom! Poor Man's Kriega.
May 13, 2014
Light weight, great for long rides.
After owning this product for a few months now it has certainly stood up to rainy weather conditions. It's a great product for its price, I would recommend it to someone looking for durable and light weight bags.
February 17, 2014
Bought these for my '06 FZ6. The fit was a little off due to the flared bodywork on the bike, but I was not expecting perfection from a set of soft bags. They go on easily, hold enough for a few days on the road (I would need something a little larger for a week), and are built well. I do notice a little swing out when I lean over a lot in the twisties, so I supplemented the straps with a bungee under the bike's tail. Seemed to work fine after that. Definitely a good buy for the money.
October 21, 2013
Not made for rain at all.....
I first fell in love wwith the capacity and easy of storage, but until this morning I had only riden in light rain so I was unable to rate the durability. I have an approx. 30 min commute to work and this morning I found myself in a downpour and upon arrival I found a puddle inside the bottom of the bag. Keep in mind I had the so called rain guard over the entire bag and it still soaked through. Looks great and fits fine, but don't depend on it in wet weather.
October 16, 2013
These bags feel really solid and sturdy. Installation was straight forward and easy. I slap these babies on my bike 5mins after unboxing them and went for a 100mile ride.
August 15, 2013