I needed some storage/hauling capacity for my KLR 650, but didn't want to add much to the weight or width of the bike. The tail-bag I use on my C-14 was too small to haul groceries in so I decided to try the Medium Motofizz Seat Bag. This thing is great, the unexpanded footprint just covers the stock luggage rack on the KLR. The bag is tall enough to hold a six pack of bottles or gallon milk jugs. It is wide enough to carry anything I normally buy on a quick grocery run. There are lots of tie downs on the top of the bag to lash on items like a foam camping mattress. The bag is very well thought out, right down to the tethers on the end flaps that keep them from flopping all the way open. It really doesn't look too big on the KLR, it is well worth the cost. (Posted on 1/14/12)
I have the medium bag. I have used it as checked luggage on my way to Alaska to rent a motorcycle for a week, and I've taken it on the back of my KLR for other long trips. Holds a lot of stuff. Lots of compartments and hold-down options. Simply the most versatile packing option I've come across.
As to the complaints about the instructions, come on guys, It's a bag. It's held on the bike with straps and buckles. What's so hard to figure out? The rain cover is another matter. I too was afraid that it would blow off, but it didn't. "Nuff said.
This bag is great, I wish I'd found it 6yrs. ago when I first got my KLR. It holds my helmet, winter coat, coat liner and all the rest of the gear for the long day rides I like to take on weekends. It is also about 25lbs. lighter than the hard luggage I was using,which makes the bike alot more fun to ride. (Posted on 11/9/11)
I recently took a 4000 mile trip from Phoenix to Winnipeg on my Triumph Sprint. I have to be honest and say I am far from rich and was a little hesitant on slamming down close to 200.00 on a bag, boy am I glad I did! I hit wildfires, 55mph gust, and rain for 2 days and this bag took it all in stride. I did not use the raincover while riding and everything still remained dry. It held my tent, sleeping bag, camp shoes, camera and extra water in the outside pocket along with some other extra gear I cant remember now. If your a student like me and cant afford multiple bags and you need something that will last, this is your bag! Get it and you wont regret it. (Posted on 10/7/11)
I recently bought the medium size motofizz and found it to be a great bag and it was extremely versatile. There was no problems whatsoever with the instructions even though they are in Japanese. (never did find the aerostich instructions) Once I got the hang out it I was able to position the bag where it was correctly balanced, provided backsupport and provided easy access to my frequently used items. The only downside has been mentioned in other reviews. et al; the raincover. It was too small and would've blown off if I hadn't used bungees. I brought a backpack cover to add to the raincover and it was sufficient to keep my stuff dry. (Posted on 9/22/11)
I bought this bag to replace the insanely expensive but seriously ugly BMW 49L Top Case for my R1200RT. The medium MotoFizz is a bit larger (volume) but looks smaller & packs my stuff easier. Easy on/off the bike. Good to toss over the shoulder for soft luggage. I can fit a week's worth of clothes & toiletries, etc. into this bag. Or a weekend for two (including her shoes).
Did I mention the high quality, easy to follow, crystal clear instructions? No? Didn't think so because those must be on some other bag. This one comes with a big sheet of pictures & a lot of foreign language (Chineses? Japanese?) writing. Don't think there's a single word of English on it. So I'm guessing that I've got it strapped to the bike correctly and pretty sure I know how to use it but not sure where the "custom pocket" for the rain cover is or what the X-strap is for.
I'd buy it again though. I also recommend it to all my riding friends. (Posted on 9/17/11)
I just used this bag on the back of my seat for my Triumph Bonneville and I couldn't have been happier. It was so easy to snap onto the seat and snap off of the seat. There were smaller pockets on either side of the bag for items i needed access too often like my camera and my wallet. It also provided a little bit of a backrest for those 100 mi. stretches. I got the medium and had more than enough room for all of my gear. Great product, highly recommended. (Posted on 9/16/11)
I have both the medium and the small. I use the small for my daily commute but the medium works out great for motorcycle camping trips. I ride a BMW F650GS twin. The rear rack on my bike is 17 1/2 inches wide and the medium fits on it perfectly (unexpanded). Expanded it hangs over bit on the left and right but not much. It holds my sleeping bag, tent, sleeping pad, and other gear with no problem. Very secure on the bike. I carry a cargo net that I can throw over the waterproof cover to keep it in place and with that -- this is a go anywhere grab bag. (Posted on 8/22/11)