I purchased this bag for two reasons. The first is that I was not happy with several other rack bags that I have used and wanted to try something better. The second was that I had planned a 5-day trip from Denver to sight see in South Dakota.
I really like the bag and it worked well, once I decided the best way to anchor it to rack on the back of my H-D Fat Bob. The mounting belt system seemed a little much for my applications, so I opted not to use it. I ended up using 4-cable ties. I ran one through the male ends of the buckles and then around the outside bars on the rack at each corner of the bag. Once they were cinched down, the bag was securely attached and travel was no problem.
I found the bag to be a little small, even with the ends expanded for the 5-day trip. I may end up buying a second small bag where I will have plenty of room for long trips. I think that I will be able to mount the second bag to the passenger seat when I need the extra capacity.
The single bag works great for day trips and long weekend trips around home. I highly recommend it! (Posted on 10/10/11)
I got this bag last week and immediately took it on a 2800 mile shakedown trip to the Indy MotoGP. I was concerned that it might not be secure enough but it was great and held plenty of stuff with room for swag on the return trip. I almost bought the next larger size, but this one fit just right on the radio rack of my Police model Roadking. (Posted on 8/31/11)
This bag is a lot bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. It seems to be extremely well made, and it's the perfect size and shape to serve as a backrest on my Vespa GTS 250. I leave my rain suit in it, and there's still plenty of room for groceries and other stuff. My only mistake was not buying the seat hooks at the same time as I bought the bag (found out about them a few days after I ordered); the seat hooks make attaching the bag even easier. (Posted on 8/22/11)
Its been a little while since I commented on one of these touring bags so I thought I would share my experiences. I have owned the large Motofizz for a few years now and love how much these bags can hold. They are built from the ground up to be mounted to your motorcycle or scooter. They are not cheap and they are built in Japan and made of very high quality materials. They have straps to secure to all 4 corners of the bag and the straps can be attached to the chrome railing on the side and back of your scooter. I hope I took some good enough photos for you to see them given it was a bit dark in the garage and I was using my iPhone.
It seems to use up exactly enough room to mount where a passengers backside would be and gives the rider lower back support if you remember to turn it around with the Motofizz label pointing to the back. The bag is made to be accessible from the side which quickly zips and unzips once you release the strap. You can also get to it from the top if you prefer and there is a net that will hold anything from a full sized helmet to some camping gear. The bag is really made for a rider who also likes to camp but I have found them useful in many other ways. In the large bag it will swallow up a 2.5 gallons of gas with all of my gear but this small could be good for anything from carrying your workout gear to extra helmets and jackets/gloves ect...
The large bag will run you $197 and is worth every single penny if you need to carry that much gear. The medium bag is $177 and is really the most functional bag if you are going to have one for your scooter and a motorcycle. It will fit the bike perfectly but might be too big on the scooter. The small costs $147 and will fit your scooter like a glove and remember there are expandable side on each of these that zip out to give you even more room. Perfect for those rides where you want to bring home some goodies for your loved ones.
Well I could ramble on all day about the functionality of these bags but I am sure you would prefer to see the photos. I am someone who loves to find things that are functional and usable on a daily basis. Almost forgot to mention it only takes seconds to un-clip the bag from the straps and turn it into a backpack or a shoulder bag and then re-clip it on when you come back. I know I will be using the coffee mug holder on both sides too for some warm coffee on the way to the office. Here is a link to the only place I can see to buy these bags in the states.
Here is a shot of the small on our Vespa. http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1104/img0189wf.jpg (Posted on 8/2/11)
This bag is a great fit for my dr650. It's the exact same size as my pro moto billet rack! With a little fiddling it straps down really good and tight. The bag seems well made, looks nice, and holds more than it seems. The instructions are hilarious...but it is easy enough to figure out. (Posted on 7/28/11)
This is my first bag ever, and first for my Triumph Tiger 800. The bag has four straps that nicely attach to the passenger handbars and allow me to easily clip and unclip the the four straps from the bag. So I pack what I need for work in the bag and when I get to work the bag comes off and I carry it in with the nice carrying handle.
Lots of storage for a small bag, plus it expands nicely and has quite a few compartments. The straps stay on my bike even when the bag it not in use but the bag comes with extra straps that clip to those straps so they are blowing around loosely in the wind when you aren't bringing the bag. Make sense? Hope so, as only disappointment was the Japanese instructions. I learned about how best to use this bag by reading online. Havent had chance to test waterproof cover but will soon as I ride on rainy days. (Posted on 6/5/11)
Fits better than the medium I bought in the first place, and as a result I leave it on all the time. I like this bag a lot, secure, never in the way, getting into and on and off is easy and convenient, love the 2 bottle/small thermos holders, and looks great. You can use some of the delrin locks for some low level security. Only prob is not made in the USA, but it should last about forever which is good. (Posted on 2/14/11)
Have had this bag for 3 years now and use it all the time. If it isn't on one bike, it's on the other. Not waterproof, but with silcone spray, it does well enough but still need rain cover. Wish bag had reflective piping. I have the small and can carry what I need, for a 5+ day road trip. (Posted on 10/14/10)