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Wolfman describes them as a duffel bag with legs -- a simple way to add capacity without requiring side racks. Beta Bags hug the bike via the seat channel, yet stay clear of the exhaust (on most bikes). The bags solidly mount by three quick release straps, one around the rear of the bike, the front each to a passenger peg/bracket or sub-frame.
A full access Crescent top zipper opening for full access to the contents. Wolfman added Non-skid/non-scratch material to the bottom (the same material they use on their Tank & Tail Bags.) Silver interior accents for better interior visibility plus new and improved raincovers. Wolfman kept the ever so useful side pockets, carry handle, duffel mounts and the 4 outside compression straps, and the ultra-durable Ballistic Fabric Body.
Seat Overhang: 5"
Overall Width: 29"
Height (from top of seat): 9 1/2"
Seat Channel Opening - Top: 10"
Seat Channel Opening - Bottom: 14"
45 Liters, 2750 cu.in.
Note: Additional contents and stuff sacks pictured sold separately.
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Mark T: I needed a large bag for camping and this Beta Plus bag looked like it would do the job. After a 3-day camping trip touring Vermont I can say that this bag is excellent and it works even better than I thought it would on my NC700X. I really like the "legs" on the bag, tools and other heavy items in the bottom keeps the CG low. Sits on the bike well, easy on and off, useful straps, great side pockets. It's not waterproof but dry bags/plastic bags took care of that problem.Aug 29, 2014
David M: This design fits my Triumph Scrambler, holds enough for moderate touring and is well made.Jul 2, 2014
Harold S: I researched tail bags online and based on the reviews I read, and feedback I received from fellow riders, I decided this is the best product to fit my needs.Jun 10, 2014
Des G: Quality product that was endorsed by a quality team at Revzilla that will hopefully assist with me having some quality adventures on my DRZ 400 in outback Australia.Jun 10, 2014
ANTON S: Need additional space for tent and other camping gear to fit on my BMW F650 Dakar. This seems like it will fit with my Wolfman Tail Bag and Expedition Dry Saddle bags mated to my Happy rails SU side racks.May 4, 2014
alejandro s: Combined with the Rain cover, it seems to be ideal for traveling light and confortable.Apr 12, 2014
A S: Great value, very affordable and offers versatility when combined with other Wolfman bagsApr 11, 2014
Anthony M: For a 3 week trip, good reviews, reasonable price.Mar 28, 2014
kenneth s: fits a massive amount of gear. easy to use, lots of places to mount other equipmentSep 8, 2013
Andrew L: Light and Cheap, with ample storage room.Aug 14, 2013
Kevin M asked:My girlfriend is looking for a bag for her 2002 SV650S and doesn't know whether to get the Wolfman Beta Plus Rear Bag, or the Wolfman Expedition Dry Duffel. She is concerned with how the bags will mount to her bike. What do you recommend?Aug 26, 2013
First of all I need to apologize for my terrible English. I have the Beta plus rear bag and it fits great in my BMW R1200R. Enough room for a short or medium trip it holds perfectly in the rear seat of my bike. At first I was concerned if it would hold still while riding in the not so smooth roads here in Brazil but it did. you choose to buy this item I think you will not be disappointed.
I can send photos if you want of the bag being used in real life conditions.
larry b:Hi. I recently purchased the Beta bag and have used it for two tours.The bag works well and will hold more than one would think. It needs to be fully loaded to be effective.I found the strapping system somewhat awkward and had to utilize a couple of heavy duty tie wraps to attach the bag and straps to my naked 79 GL 1000. I would think a more modern bike would negate this somewhat. The bag is well made and stable on the bike once secured. It is not a quick on/off bag. Hope this helps with your decision sorry about the tardiness in replying.Sep 10, 2013
Andrew P:I have no experience with the expedition but the beta rear will attach fine. They seem to work better when packed full to if she isn't carrying a lot of gear maybe get the smaller one. If the rear signals are on the stock fender then they should not be obstructed.Aug 27, 2013
kenneth s:The beta plus is a great bag. It mounts easily with a strap that goes under the rear fender and two more that attach to the passenger peg mounts. It has tons of room. Its not waterproof but is highly water resistant.
Sep 4, 2013
Tony M:I have the beta bag....gret quality and enough tie downs to secure it to most bikes. It's one of those bags that needs to be filled to hold shape but once packed its great. I recommend it.Aug 28, 2013
Andrew L:Hi Kevin, I believe the bag would fit the bandit great. I had a 1200 Bandit and it would have fit no problem, the bag is a large bag and sort of flops around when unloaded. you can mount it a bunch of different ways if you buy about 5 bucks worth of straps thats what I did and am super happy with it. Get the straps at a local outdoor store. When loaded sits great and looks great, if your planning on a longer trip remember to get the water proof cover for it. Wolfman's luggage only down fall is that they don't include a rain cover for the product's that aren't completely water proof, other then that its a great product and I would recommend it. Mine is currently on a Yamaha Super Tenere
A shopper asked:If i were to leave this bag on my bike while im away from it, can i somehow lock it to my bike/lock it closed? i would assume a regular padlock or something would be ok on the zipper, but what about locking it to my bike somehow?Mar 19, 2014
Gene L: Don't know of a way to secure it to my bike short of wrapping a cable lock around the bag and the seat strap The bag is large enough that I think it would discourage a potiential thief from trying to take the whole thing. maybe a fine piece of fish line attached to the bag and the bike that actives a loud sonic alarm in the bag if some one removes it?IMar 19, 2014
Jeffrey S:Short answer is no! All a thief would have to do is cut the straps that secure the bag to the bike and it's gone in seconds. But that is also an advantage as the rider can remove the bag in less than a minute if he/she is worried about theft. That being said,, It is a great soft bag. Well made and It holds a lot of gear.Mar 20, 2014
"" ":I would use the lock for the skies.Its stainless steel cord that u can wrap around the bag and motorcycle bars.Btw the bag is great.I thought abot getting cases for my bmw f800gs,but this was much cheaper,and easy to put it on the bike,and take it off.Mar 19, 2014
Dennis W:It can be done but if some one wants to get in all it takes is a simple pocket knife. Hate to be pessimistic but thieves will look for the path of least resistance and a soft bag is no match. Love the bag, but it is not really secure. Good luck.Mar 19, 2014
A shopper asked:Hi everyone, I have a Triumph Street Triple and I'm planning on getting a bag (the bag can be anything from top cases to tail bags). I'll be mostly using it for small trips and grocery shopping (I don't have a car). I was wondering if this one is the right choice or if I should buy something else? Thanks in advance RogerAug 31, 2014
Jared M:The Beta Plus bag is great for trips of a few days to a week. It's a pretty big bag and I find it difficult to fill up properly for a short jaunt. I would, though, recommend it for any type of adventure because it's versatility. If you are going to pack groceries in the Beta Plus, consider finding a couple smaller Rubbermaid storage containers for delicate foodstuffs because the bag's compression straps will crush breakables. I have the Beta Bag Plus, Mini Beta Bag and a Wolfman Tank bag. The Mini Beta is about 500 ci smaller than the Beta Plus therefore probably better for shorter trips, depending on your packing needs. I use these bags on a '13 Scrambler and an '07 Tiger. Aug 31, 2014
Gene L:Roge I have this bag for my YAmaha Warrior. I'm really impressed with how it looks and works. it takes a while to get the straps alI adjusted but when you do its very easy to take it on and off. I just finished a 7 day trip out to Surgis and back (1538 miles) and the bag worked great. If your going to use it for groceries it should do well. it has handles on the top so you can take it off and take it in the house.
Oliver H:I bought this bag for my son to use on his BMW 650 X country. He used to travel to Newfoundland and back with me this summer. It held up very well He had to support it under neath on the exhaust side to keep it from touching on the muffler shield.Aug 31, 2014
Shawn C:It definitely has lots of storage! The bigger question I would be asking is if your bike will be garaged or not as attaching and removing this bag can be a hassle if necessary on a daily basis.Aug 31, 2014
Joseph A asked:I will be doing a 10 day road trip around Nova Scotia (no camping) on my 2010 Triumph Bonneville. This seems like an excellent alternative to getting hard side saddles installed (I already have a rear top box installed). Wanted to know if I should go with the Beta Plus model, or the mini Beta Plus? I know the measurements are different for each bag as to where they lay across the rear saddle of the bike. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks :-)Feb 20, 2014
Brett V:For a 10 day trip go ahead and get the Beta for the volume. I own it and it is well made and attaches securely to the bike (Triumph Tiger 1200). Be sure to include a rain liner or cover in the purchase. Over a 10 day ride you will surely get into some foul weather. If I'm not mistaken the new model comes with a waterproof liner. Hope this helps. Have a great trip.Feb 20, 2014
David D:I bought two of these and my son and I like them very much. We took some day rides and weekend rides last year and they seem to work best fully loaded. They are built well. Also bought the rain cover, just in case. We plan on taking them on our CDR ride this July. I just bought the Wolfman Expedition saddle bags and have not used them yet but they also look well built. Been happy with both purchases. The Beta plus was our choice. DaveFeb 20, 2014
Thanks for the response, David. I'm leaning towards the choice you made (Beta Plus), since the channel dimensions on that one seem a better "fit" to the dimensions on the rear seat of my Bonnie.
Feb 20, 2014
Matthew S:I would go with the larger bag. if you don't use the top box at some point this bag has plenty of room for everything. It straps on/off quickly once you adjust it for your bike. it might hang down about five inches on the sides, check that you have the clearance. have fun on your ride!Feb 21, 2014
Oliver H:I bought the Beta Plus bag for my son who is doing the Trans Labrador to Newfoundland trip this summer with me. He is using it on a BMW F650 GS and needed lots of storage since we will be doing some camping.Feb 20, 2014
A shopper asked:I have a 2013 Vrod muscle. Will this bag be ok on the rear fender without scratching the paint? I"m trying to find a storage bag that can also be used as a back rest for rear passenger.Nov 14, 2013
Troy S:I cannot respond to your question concerning a Vrod Muscle. I mounted my bag, padded with a folded bath towel, across the rear fender of a 2001 Honda ST1100. I then rode the bike from N.C. to Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, back through Colorado to New Mexico and Home. We experienced nine straight days of rain, out maneuvered three tornados (Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas), experienced high cross winds across New Mexico and an additional two days of rain returning out of Tennessee into mid-North Carolina. Our 14 day trip was extended to 17 days due to inclimate weather. The bag was stuffed with a waterproof liner and all the contents were off-loaded and re-packed in a motel each night. We had no problems with leaks with the waterproof bag liner. The Wolfman Beta Plus Rear Bag performed flawlessly. I would be hesitant to strap the bag directly to the rear fender without some type of padding. Sand from the roads out West (particularly in Wyoming, South Dakota, and the desert areas of New Mexico) can work their way between you bag and fender. Without some type of padding I think that you will experience the effects of sanding between the surfaces. I hope this information helps in protecting you bike and your gear. I don't think you can go wrong with the purchase of a "Beta Plus" but also add a bag liner. Cheers, Troy ShirleyNov 28, 2013
Kimberly B:I've never tried to attach a bag to a fender, so I can't speak to the attachment points stability of it. I also don't know much about the configuration of the back of an HD. I can say this though . . . Across the back seat of my Triumph Scrambler, it serves as an excellent backrest when full. When empty, the sides droop down and come close to contacting my high exhaust pipe. I have to use the side-cinching straps to carefully secure the sides of the bag.
My Wolfman tank bag has the same kind of rubber contact surface as this tail bag; and while it hasn't scratched the paint on my tank, the chrome gas cap has seen better days. Like anything, I think it mostly comes down to how clean you keep the surfaces that are in contact.Nov 14, 2013
EDWIN Z:The bottom of this bag has a rubberized texturized surface which might damage the paint on your fender. Honestly, I don't think this bag was meant to be used on a fender---it is way too big and has lots of straps and may pose a hazard of getting caught in your rear wheel thus causing a crash. I would use this bag only on a luggage rack or a passenger seat---definitely not on a rear fender.Nov 25, 2013
Matthew S:I believe this bag would not work as a backrest for a passenger. When full it might be eight inches tall where the passengers lower back would touch. Also, the bag is fairly long front-to-back when filled and from the looks of pictures I would guess that if you put this bag on your Vrod it would cover the passenger seat and your tail fender. Hope this helps. --MattNov 14, 2013
David P:These trail bags are excellent the drop down ends and the non slip bottom of the bag insure it sits very secure behind me on my Triumph America passenger seat, I imagine your concerns were similar to mine as tie down points were very limited on my bike. With a little ingenuity and the generous length of the straps on the bag you also will be able to enjoy the benefits of this great product travelling around on two wheels. Hope this has in some way helped your research. Thank you, Regards fellow motorbike camper there’s still plenty of horizons to eat up but it time that’s disappearing.Aug 6, 2014
Brett V:Yes they will fit, but, they will be very large on your bike. Unless you are going to take an extended trip (multiple days) I would go for the Beta Minis. I would also take a look at the Wolfeman side bags as well.. Those in combination with the Beta Mini will give you lots of carry room and places to lash other items to. Good riding to you and be safe!
Casey H:Should fit fine. I rode 2500 miles with one of these and the duffel on the back of a 2012 Bonneville through the smokey mountains, and it never moved. The rear section on a cbr600 should be similar enough. And it has plenty places to secure itAug 6, 2014
A shopper asked:Hello, my bike is ducati monster 696 2011. I don't know is this bag fit on my bike? Because of my bike's exhaust is pretty high (near the seat). However, I saw someone use mini one, and it is fit. I wonder I can buy the plus one, because I need to put a spare oil tank inside the bag. Thank you for your help!Jun 1, 2014
Anthony M:The over hang is about 5", so you'd need your exhaust to be at least 7" lower than the top of the seat where the bag will be. That would leave you with 2" between the bottom of the bag and top of exhaust. Not sure if that is enough but I personally wouldn't have it any closer than 2".Jun 2, 2014
Gene L:My bike is a Yamaha Warrior with low pipes. The bags hang down about 8 inches from. the top of my rear seat. You maybe able to position them forward for more exhaust clearanc. they make a great back rest for a long ride
Robert K:I roll around on a Honda CB500F and the smaller bag when filled is quite large. I would suggest getting whichever bag you needed to fit your needs, but the smaller is my main bag for a minimalist cross country (USA) trip. Looking at your bike I would agree with Brett V in that the smaller size is probably the better choice.May 18, 2014
Alex R:I would be worried about the edges of the bag getting sucked into the rear tire... if you could mount it on your rear seat, it would be better. This bag is awesome, used it on a KTM supermoto, and SV650. Super sturdy, and decently waterproof. (It has been through many storms) I would definitely recommend this brand, but maybe get a smaller bag so it doesn't overtake your rear fender and intreference with the tire. Other than that, if you do decide to go with this bag, it is big and has many straps so you can fit a lot of stuff inside it and strap it up so it stays in place. All just takes some trial and error. Hope this helps.Jun 8, 2015
kenneth s:In my opinion the bag will be too wide and unless you had saddlebag supports to prop it out you'd run the risk of it getting caught in your tire. I love this bag but I don't think that this is the right application for it.Jun 8, 2015