RRP: £119.54 | www.ktm.co.uk | Tested by Carli Ann Smith
I’ve always used rucksacks as I thought that non-magnetic tank bags would require a whole load of fitment and hassle. Now I’m a tank bag convert and proud to admit it. Fitting was simple, and didn’t require any tools as the straps wrap around the frame and clip into place. After taking advice from the guys in the office, I took the seat off and also secured it from under the front of the seat, and now it’s not going anywhere…
The material section that’s strapped to the bike clips in place, so when filling up you just have to unclip the two near the seat and push it up – easy.
The black and orange bag itself connects to the holder with an all-round zip, and there are pockets galore – three on the outside, and the inner section has a net in the lid for anything you want to keep separate. The transparent zipped section on the top comes in handy as a sat-nav holder, and also a place to keep my phone in sight. There’s definitely enough room in there for everything you’d need for a weekend away – it’s expandable up to 18 litres.
I thought that it might get in the way of the dash but its slanted design ensures the speedo stays in view – it’s the perfect size to lean on at traffic lights too. There’s a carry handle on the top and also a shoulder strap for use off the bike, which zips away when not in use.
It comes complete with a rain cover with a transparent top which covers the bag and is held in place with two pull cords. Having been ‘lucky’ enough to try it out, I know that it does its job to keep your gear dry.
It’s a high quality bag with plenty of storage space for me to carry my many belongings in – I love it!