So I am really eager to take the Vitpilen out on some summer weekend n week long rides but need some luggage big time. Has anyone found some solid options in the soft luggage arena for the Vit for here in the States? I am not enthusiastic for the $500 Husky option – seems both expensive and limited capacity.
After looking about, I’m starting to think the Oxford P50Rs might be a working solution. A pic of their version in blue is below (solid black also available). Stats include 38L total capacity (50L total expanded), 19-25L per bag and I think workable dimensions for clearing the exhust – 17.7″ L x 11″ W (14.5″ W expanded) x 11″ H. Clearly they’ll extend beyond the end of the pillion seat which would compromise the side angle visibility of the tail lamp but I think I have an easy solution for that.
So, what do you think? What are your choices? Thanks for your thoughts! ……….M
This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by DCMnPA.
Hi, I gave some ideas under the thread ‘Pillion bag options for Svartpilen’ on page 2 ( currently) so have a look there. Basically Givi tank bag plus Kriega dry pack on pillion seat. I think better and certainly cheaper than the Husqvarna branded luggage.
+1 to the Kriega Drypack on the Pillion seat. Got it and looks great. The straps fit under the seat so the install is really neat.
I was also looking at the Oxford side bags but was unsure if they would clear the exhaust. I was also concerned about the pillion footrests pushing the bags out to the sides too much. Would love to see some pics if you get them!
Hey Nick n SoCal………. so yea, +1 for the Kriega Drypack. If I didn’t already have a Wolfman Wolf Tail Bag I’d consider. As it is, she fits nicely on the rear pillion as well. I secure front straps to the pillion footrests and the rear down underneith and around to the other side of the bag. Seems stable.
As for the Oxfords, I opted to give them a try and placed the order yesterday. The issue will be overall f-r length, but I think I have a trick to allow them to be mounted adequately rearward just behind the pillion footrests. I’ll keep ya’s informed. But yes, not impressed with the OEMs.