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
I bought these bags to use on a 2005 BMW GS650 Dakar (I didn't want to spend $1500 + on hard bags)
They hold a lot when expanded and fit securely to the bike; they don't bounce around at all. The retaining system is nice and super easy to setup. The sides are neoprene and are super grippy against the seat and bodywork (without rubbing or causing paint damage) They fit well and despite resting on the exhaust heat shields there has been no damage to the bags.
I have not used them in the rain yet so I cannot comment on how they perform in the wet but they do come with attached rain shields and I suspect they work just fine.
This is an outstanding bag and when you consider the price an unbelievable value. I would recommend these to use on any type of bike.
August 5, 2013
Nice Sportbike Bags
I can dump my ipad, jacket, extra shoes and helmet with room to spare. The pull out rain protector is a nice bonus.
May 25, 2013
Great look and features!
The ogio bag has been the one I've looking for quite some times. It has great design, storage space and sporting look when installed on my bike. It's easy to install and remove at any time I wish. Wonderful product for riders.
March 11, 2013
Vey well made!
Purchased these bags as I own an Ogio golf bag and am very happy with its quality and features. Mounts very nicely and quickly on my 2005 Yamaha FZ1. Exactly whay I was hoping for.
June 22, 2012
Solid bags from a reliable company
I like to support companies with great service. While I have rarely seen Ogio bags on a bike, I've been using their other bags daily for years and have replaced three well-abused messengers and backpacks under warranty with no hassle. They are a company that stands by their products.
So on to the bags. They're your pretty standard saddle bags with a couple inches of expansion. Nothing special there. They're very well made and have held up nicely. The capacity is sufficient for clothing, cameras, etc. and these combined with the Ogio tail bag carry enough to be very comfortable on a weekend trip.
The one beef I have is the mounting system. The buckles on the bag are poorly positioned and the stress on them being pulled sideways makes me question their long-term durability. However, I tie them down with some 3/4" webbing straps anyway through the D-rings and it's not really an issue for me. I just feel locating the front buckles toward the inside edge and angling the rears would have been a much better design.
March 19, 2012