Kriega Tank harness, £19
Time tested: Four years
What’s good? I have strapped this tankbag base to the petrol tanks of a KTM Super Duke (990 and 1290), a Triumph Speed Triple R, a BMW HP2 Sport, a Suzuki GSX-R750 and 600 and a Kawasaki ZX-6R. It is truly versatile. Fitting is good too; a 15-minute job at most. Velcro strips attach to the back of the tank and anchor the harness’s tensioning straps while the front straps loop around the bike’s headstock or fairing-stays etc. The tankbag itself, either a Kriega US-10 or the larger US-20, is then clipped into the harness by a pair of loop straps fed through eyelets on the harness base. The base of the harness is a soft and non-slip and hasn’t left a mark or scratch yet.
What’s not? While you can achieve decent tension in the harness itself, there’s inevitably a degree of sideways movement in a fully loaded bag compared to more structural, bespoke tankags.
Quality rating: 4/5
Value rating: 5/5
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