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Andy Downes  says:

Staff Blog: Solving the Ducati Multistrada luggage conundrum

A little while ago I rode to Italy and back on the Ducati Mulitstrada 1200 S Touring and as part of the preparation I wanted to take a tankbag because of the extra practicality they offer.I am a big fan of tankbags and have used them all my biking life as they put everything you might need on a regular...

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Andy_L

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Andy_L says:

How much?

£200 for a tank bag?  Is it gold-plated?

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Couldn't read all that bollocks

I have a robust, capacious expandable "B-Square" magnetic tank bag that also came equipeed with a plethora of clips and straps that I'd not needed on my metal tanked bikes.  It's currently sitting on my plastic "tanked" F650GS, with a headstock strap and two straps to the frame.  Nothing is fouled or covered, everything is secure, it still works a treat.

Did I mention that it was from Lidl and cost all of twenty quid?

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preunit

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preunit says:

What

200 sov's and no Chihuahua :shock:

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Ridefree

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Ridefree says:

£200? Do some of us perhaps have too much money?

I laugh at my kids looking at Mulberry handbags, but luckily they have more sense.

What chance has motorcycling when the bits and bobs cost more than an MP's wage?

I would imagine they are unbelievably cheap to manufacture in Vietnam.

 

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AndyDownes

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AndyDownes says:

The price

I think this was my point with the price of the Ducati tankbag. Not only was it expensive it was also useless and remains in my garage awaiting return to Ducati as it wasn't fit for purpose when used in conjunction with the Ducati satnav. It's almost as if two departments at Ducati developed items which would have to be used together but without actually talking to each other. The Bags-Connection system (at half the price) is however, excellent. Sadly most manufacturer official accessories are equally costly no matter which company is selling them. Andy Downes MCN Senior Reporter

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Wow, you must travel with next to nothing. Does this bike have panniers as well or is this tank bag all you have luggage? A better option would be a roll bag from Hein Gericke. You can get a 40L one for a tenner, lay over the back of your seat and loop a bungy strap over each side from under the seat or bungy hooks if fitted, and still keep your sat nav thingy! Or junk that too and get a good Michelin map. There, I've just saved you about 300 quid.

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azicat

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azicat says:

tankring mount load rating?

What's the load rating for those SW-Motech tankring mount things?  Givi does something similar too.  I've been interested in those for my plastic tank too but I wouldn't want to damage the fuel cap mounting by accidentally overloading it either.

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AndyDownes

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AndyDownes says:

Satnavsteve

The tankbag is added luggage to the standard Ducati panniers and a Touratech alloy topbox.

While the panniers and topbox are great for longer journeys I take the panniers off for day-to-day riding as it helps with filtering through traffic and I use the topbox for taking bigger stuff I need for work like my laptop, shoes etc. The tankbag is useful when all I need to take are wallet, phone and keys and on long trips where easy access to my wallet makes foreign toll booths an easier experience.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Fair point

Top box = stuff I need to get to somewhere.

Tank bag = stuff I need to get at somewhere.

I'm surprised that your old Givi bag didn't have a headstock and side straps though - perhaps you could have paid less and got more.

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AndyDownes

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AndyDownes says:

Rogerborg

It's more the shape of the tank that's a problem as it's tall and narrow and the Givi bag has no straps on the side at all as it was purely designed for the older style, flat-topped tanks and works with magnets inside the pockets that extend out.

I still use it on my own Honda CBR600F where it remains an excellent bit of kit.

 

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