Rapid Transit Platoon Expandable Tail Bag
Great tail bag
Fits perfectly on my KTM 1190 Adventure. Holds my helmet when expanded, easily fits my mesh jacket when not expanded. Two decent sized zip pockets. Rain cover fits well and did not blow off
May 10, 2016
Excellent bag for the price
So I am a cheapskate, and wanted something to replace to topcase on my old scooter to carry groceries and small items on my new sportbike...but didn't want to fork out the moolah. The Rapid Transit bag seems the perfect solution for my miserly needs. Plus I got to use my Revzilla cash, so it really was a bargain.
I cannot speak to bag's durability, as I've only been using it for a few weeks, but so far it has held up well fully loaded and bouncing on speed bumps and racing down expressways. Fully loaded, the bungees hold it down very securely, although if the bag is expanded but not completely packed it will sag to one side (just a warning to not expand it unless absolutely necessary).
Installation was not rocket science, but there were no instructions with it, and the install videos I eventually thought to look for on the manufacturer's website mentioned rear anchoring points that do not exist on my bike. So, it took several minutes of trial-and-error and head-scratching to find a workable solution. I finally attached the front hooks of the bungees to the passenger peg mounts and hooked the back ends together underneath the rear fender. This doesn't seem like the most secure setup, but the bungees are far too short to loop around the fender and re-attach to the bag as some videos suggested. Still, it has held securely thus far and detaching the bag to carry with me is effortless.
Despite other reviewers saying it won't hold a laptop, I had no trouble sliding in my 15" Macbook Pro with the bag fully expanded. My one minor beef is that the bag does not really hold its shape (unless you put things in it)--the top does tend to collapse down. This does not affect its performance and would not even be worth a demerit except that it is advertised differently, so it gets a point off for not being completely truthful.
Overall, the bag is large and gets the job done. For the price, I really couldn't ask for more; so if you can put up with the slightly less-than-perfect install (or buy longer bungees) and don't mind your bag looking a bit squished when empty, I wholeheartedly recommend this bag.
May 10, 2016
Lots of room.
The bag straps down well and stays in place. It has a lot of room, especially when expanded. I have only had mine a month, but it seems to be holding up well. The plan is now to get the matching saddlebags and hope they are as good.
April 12, 2016
Just the right size
Very secure straps . Big enough for my rain gear , lunch box , winter gloves , and still has enough room for a few more things . Side pockets are great for sunglasses and rain cover storage.
April 8, 2016
Amazing and cheap bag
As a motorcycle commuter I didn't want to use my car to go to work and then go to the gym with all the stuff. So purchased this bag and I can now carry clothes, shoes, sneakers and other stuff, and when I am at the gym I can put my helmet in the bag (bell rs1, huge shell dude). I though it was going to see larger, but when you begin to put things you realize it is pretty large.
March 29, 2016
Big bag, easy attachment, and still a low profile
This tail bag is great. It goes on easily with bungees (although I also added some straps through the base) and stays put. My 'straps' took five minutes to add with some clips and belt webbing. This does not move at all when fully expanded and loaded. It zips down so it sits at a low profile on a regular basis, but when needed, and expanded, it can hold my full face helmet, gloves, and a pair of motorcycle overpants (it's tight but it works). I wanted something for whatever 'stuff' I might need to carry when commuting, but didn't wan to commit to a top box/trunk (really looks bad on my Triumph Bonnie) and it mounted farther back than I wanted. This sits on the rear of my seat where a passenger would be, so the weight distribution (although never really heavy) stays more toward the center of the bike, rather than behind the rear wheel.
March 22, 2016
inexpensive and durable
This tail bag was inexpensive. It has also been very durable so far. It is not a hard tail bag. I have not tried to fit a helmet in it but it holds my lunch box nicely. The bungee cords used to hold it to the bike are strong.
March 22, 2016
Perfect size fits so that my hard bags open with no problem
Love the bag. Went through some horrible rain and the rain cover did exactly what it was supposed to...kept things dry.
July 20, 2015