Editor's Exclusive: Ducati saddlebags

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The volume of Ducati's ST4s saddlebags is ample, but not enough to store everything for an extended trip across multiple foreign countries. To get all my stuff on board, some extra trunk space was necessary. Enter Givi's Voyager Bag (Purple Booth 5367).

The mounting hardware for the Ducati saddlebags provided the perfect anchor point for the Givi Voyager Bag. The adjustable straps, and quick release fasteners, allows prompt installation and removal - a strong selling point for any customer who's packed and unpacked a motorcycle every day for a month. The straps also have moveable protectors intended to keep the bike's bodywork scratch-free.

Of course, with the under-the-seat exhaust trend, attaching anything to the rear of the bike can be impossible, as I recently found out with Ducati's 749 Dark. So determine if your customer's bike is capable of utilizing a tail bag before spending the time selling him one.

The 48-liter Voyager Bag holds a lot of gear unnoticeably behind the rider - kind of an out-of-sight, out-of-mind situation. The expandable pockets on both ends are great for maps, chain lube and other incidentals. The bag also has four attachment points on its topside to bungee down souvenirs, roadkill or whatever else you pick up along the way.

The bag is adorned with a small amount of reflective piping and comes with a snug-fitting raincover to keep its contents dry. Once off the motorcycle the shoulder strap allows the Voyager Bag to be used like any common tote bag.

For your customers who enjoy long-distance rides, but refuse to surrender their high-performance mounts for the creature comforts of purpose-built sport tourers, a tail bag such as Givi's Voyager Bag makes for a good long-distance companion.

Givi T418 Voyager Bag
Dimensions:
18.5" x 11.8" x 11.8"
Capacity: 48 liters
Attachments: 2 adjustable straps with quick-release fasteners
Included: Shoulder strap and raincover

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