The SW-MOTECH Bags-Connection Blaze Sport Saddlebag System offers an innovative way to mount soft saddlebags onto sport-style motorcycles. The system features mounting arms that quickly attach to the motorcycle and then slip into channels located on the backside of each bag. These arms ease installation and support the bags to prevent side-to-side movement and potential contact with the exhaust or rear tire. The mounting arms detach quickly to retain the stock look of the motorcycle when the bags are removed. The SW-MOTECH Bags-Connection Blaze Sport Saddlebags feature durable YKK RC-Fuse zippers and are expandable from 14 to 21 liters per bag.
- Made from high quality 1680 ballistic nylon
- Volume 14-21 liters per saddlebag
- Solid panniers prevent contact between saddlebags and tires
- Quick lock pannier bracket
- Main compartment with top loading function and outside pocket with side loading function
- Reflective trim
- RC-Fuse Zippers (RC-Fuse Video)
- 2 Year warranty
- Mounting hardware
- Waterproof inner bags
Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions on how the Sport Panniers system works.
Special Note: This product was designed for use with the original exhaust system (OEM). Any damage resulting from use in combination with a non-OEM exhaust systems is not covered by the manufacturer warranty.
Does not fit Honda CB500X. For Blaze Saddlebags that fit the X see part HTA.01.740.10900
- Review by Rev
These bags are probably the best you'll come to adding touring features to your sportbike while still being able to quickly revert back to the stock or more aggressive look when they aren't needed. (My bike is a CBR but I'm positive the results would be the same for any Ninja or GSXR etc).
Installation was simple. Assemble the bracket, assemble the rod. Remove stock foot peg bolts, attach bracket with (included) spacer bolts, then insert rod and attach bags.
Very simple. Very functional.
My only 'complaint' (if you would call it that) is that these bags are soft, meaning if someone really, REALLY wants to get in them, they can. You can put a lock on them to deter the laziest of thieves, but if someone wants in these, they will make it happen. There is a clip you can insert a cable lock (purchase separately) through to secure it to your bikes frame. However, the bags are easy enough to remove that you could also simply take them with you after you arrive at your destination. They do fold together with a carrying handle. If you are concerned about theft, you will need to look into a hard case option. These Sw-motech's were pretty pricey, but a metal case is much more expensive, and not as form fitting as these.
If you have a sport bike that is your daily commuter and you need to move your stuff, but you like to let loose in the evenings or weekends, this is a solid option that is worth the money. (Posted on 4/7/2016)
- Review by Carl
- Review by WayneInHouston
As soon as I got the bags I sprayed it liberally with ScotchGuard for an extra measure of weatherproofing. I also added the Frogg Toggs Smokin’ Toad Heat Kit on the underside of the right bag over the exhaust since that area tends to get warm (though not hot). That was an added layer of protection which is money well spent. Still have not properly applied the anti scuff paint film on the rear side cowls - hard to do properly due to the compound curves and non-stretchy film so there are bubbles and air gaps. Don't really care enough at this point to re-do.
Cleaning the bags so far has been just a wipe down with a damp cloth. That's it. I ride in mostly fair conditions so the bags never get fully dirty other than on the faces exposed to the rear wheel. Never had the chance to use the inner rain bags yet. (Posted on 6/15/2015)
- Review by Superfunkomatic