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Tested by: Roger Jones RRP: £118 Info: www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk or call 0800 777155

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I’d tried and tried to find a tank bag to fit my 1997 BMW F650ST – with a plastic tank, the magnetic versions would be no good, and due to the layout of the filler cap, the nifty tank-lock systems wouldn’t fit either. Fortunately, BMW’s retrofit tank bag works a treat. Simply remove the seat, fit the fastening hook at the rear of the tank and then clip the two side straps round at the front of the fairing. With a maximum capacity of 15.5 litres when you unzip the expander, there’s plenty of room for waterproofs and packed lunches. When it comes to refuelling, just unzip one of the sides and lift the bag up.
It comes with a waterproof cover for heavy rain, a transparent map pocket in the top cover and a space for spare maps. It’s great quality and fits on the bike perfectly – it’s now one of my favourite travelling companions.

Tony Carter

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