Joe Rocket Manta Tail Bag
Good bag, but doesn't fit Nighthawk 250
I got this little bag to stick on the back of my Nighthawk 250. Since it's a small bike, I didn't want any huge bags on it. It would have worked out except the straps are way too short. There is just no way to attach them in any configuration on the tail of my bike. I went to the store and bought some velcro strips to "extend" the ones built in, but I after getting it set up, I didn't trust that velcro to really hold at speed. So, now I just have it sitting on the back and held down by a cargo net. I will replace it with something better fitting as soon as I can afford it.
As for the bag, it's small, but I can fit the essentials in there. I have a knife, some snacks, a water bottle, a rolled up sweatshirt, a kickstand puck, and a hat. Everything fits--and it's full, but it's not bulging. If you were determined you could probably shove a few more things in there. I like the velcro attachment at the end of the zipper run for extra security so the flap won't work it's way open.
There is a rain pouch that is attached to the bag, and it is rolled up inside the bag. It takes up a very small amount of room. I like that it's attached because I would probably take it out and lose it otherwise. I haven't had to use it, so I don't know how dry it would keep things, but it seems like it would be fine for the occasional brief rain. I still keep anything I don't want wet in plastic bags, but I'm paranoid like that.
I like the profile of the bag, small and sleek. There is a reflective stripe on the bag that does reflect and looks like an integrated part of the design. Seems like a good bag other than the fitment problem for me.
August 22, 2013
happy with the bag
very good for small stuff like a small puncho, gloves ,air gauge
June 10, 2013
Matches sportbikes beautifully.
This tailbag looks fantastic and flows nicely with a sport bike (currently have it on my CBR600RR). It's the exact size of the rear passenger seat and seems to fit well with the style of the bike.
You won't be able to fit much more than a sneaker inside it, though. I use it daily for transporting my disc lock around and small essentials. Waterproof cover is quick, convenient, and... waterproof. Take a look at my picture (red cbr600rr).
May 20, 2013
Really this bag is awesome. It has fit a ton of different things easily in the last couple weeks. a big bag of chips and a drink, a 2 liter and my gloves. the sleeves that zip off my jacket. weed killer etc... Yeah i use my bike to get groceries, and run errands...why not?
but seriously, this bag is amazing. The waterproof liner that come out of the front and cinches over top is really a nice touch. I did spray the bag and cover with camp dry. but the first time it saw rain nothing got wet at all.
May 20, 2013
Great looks, not much space
This tailbag is a great bag for everyday use, packing work stuff etc not requiring alot of space. First and foremost it has great design that makes sportbikes still look sporty, unlike the larger bags, that will make any bike look boring.
April 29, 2013
Great bag for great price
I was skeptical when I purchasing this bag because there wasn't really that many reviews on it and I didn't know how much could be put in the bag. But for the price, i took the gamble. And i am glad i did. This bag fits pretty well on my 05 cbr600rr, really easy to instal/uninstall and stays very secure on the seat. The bag fits a lot in it for its size. I put a 2 litre soda bottle in it and there was a little room left for some smaller items with i thought was great. My main reason for buying this bag was because the 600rr had pretty much 0 storage space on it so this works perfectly.
March 21, 2013
Perfect for my needs! I would buy this again. 12345
August 13, 2012