Tour Master Select Saddle Bags
Very functionable, but lacks durability
These bags fit my CBR600 very nicely with easy installation and removal. I used them every day that I commuted with my bike and the size, function and usefulness served my needs very well. However, after 6 months of use both the main zippers began to separate from their seems and eventually one side had a complete blow out while I was loading up for my commute home, very inconvenient. I ended up replacing them too soon,(in my opinion), with some GIVI'S. In short, an OK bag if you are going to use them occasionally, but not an every day standby.
January 12, 2016
Day trip bags
They are not huge but for a day outing they would be fine. The rain cover is held on with a draw string. One of mine came of the first time I used it so be careful when putting them on.
November 26, 2015
Passenger seat and footrests are still accessible with the saddlebags attached
Easy to install and versatile. I can attach it under the seat and to the frame, allowing me to use the under seat storage without having to mess with the saddlebags. Has good reflectivity for nighttime visibility. The semi rigid frame allows you to use it even if it is empty. The neoprene padding protects the finish on my Suzuki. It comes with rain covers and a carrying strap. Slim profile doesn't result in a loss of MPG. I am not sure how well the rain covers would hold up at highway speeds. If not using the tail bag with it, then a passenger can still ride and plant their feet on the foot rest with the saddlebags attached. I have been pleased with all of Tourmaster's products in regard to the durability of their material and this product is no exception.
October 12, 2015
Solid bags for commuting and small trips
I pretty much leave these attached to my '01 SV650S all the time. They're a little on the small side, and are nothing amazing to look at but they ride well and stay in place.
The webbing between the two bags is fully velcro and super adjustable. It's also really wide, so I'm confident they won't be pulling apart, or away from the bags any time soon.
The last set of soft bags I had lasted about 2 years and 40,000 miles or so before they came apart at the seams... The beefier straps, more robust stitching, and smaller size of these tourmasters leads me to suspect I should get a little better life out of these ones. You practically can't "overstuff" these ones, which helps them last longer.
As of this review I've had them for a few months, and maybe 7,500 miles or so. So far, so good.
September 21, 2015
medium size throw over bags
Honda cb1100 mounted, perfect size for the weekend overniter. length of the bag meant I did not have to worry about rear turn signal relocation or cramped rider legroom. frame mounted bag supports not needed on my application build quality is good
May 4, 2015
Great Bags for the 'Bird.
The exhaust placement on my Honda Blackbird precluded lots of the saddle bags I researched. These Tour Master bags fill the bill perfectly at a realistic price point. Zipper placement ensures easy access and structural padding means the bags maintain their shape when underway. Lastly, installation was a breeze because the velcro bag yoke could be adjusted until the bags fit perfectly under the seat. Winner!
July 14, 2014
Small capacity with several install options
We bought this one for installation on a 2012 Honda Silver Wing scooter. We found the best option is to re-work the straps so that added patches on each strap allow them to wrap around the passenger grab handles and stick to themselves. We bought velcro strips at the cloth shop to attach mating pieces. We also added snaps available at Home Depot to each strap for added security. Complaint about the bags is the relatively poor quality of the supplied rain covers.
April 21, 2014
I was looking for a simple and functional pair of bags for a 1982 Virago 920 - a bike that (in 1982) was considered a poor man's tourer. Combined with a Tour Master sissy bar bag and a tank bag, these bags provided ample storage for my wife and I to take a long weekend excursion. We hit one down pour and the bags, with rain covers, kept things dry. I am pleased.
April 8, 2014