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|12-22-2015, 05:31 AM||#1|
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Used Givi WP401 80litre waterproof saddlebag review
If it wont fit in this you don need it
Packed for the Africa Twin launch
HONDA’S Goldwing has a luggage capacity of about 150 litres. My SV650 has 153, with this 80-litre saddlebag bag added to my top box and tank bag.
It’s seriously capacious – big enough to accommodate my two-piece leathers, an adventure suit, off-road and on-road boots and a helmet for the recent Husqvarna 701 launch.
It’s really convenient if you’ve got a lot of luggage to take on a flight and you want to ride to the airport. It's got carry handles and a detachable shoulder strap.
Because it’s soft all over, with no hard frame or feet, there’s less potential for it to leave unwanted marks anywhere on your bike. It’s easy to fit - just stick an anti-slip matt on your pillion seat, sling it on and bungee it in place.
Alternatively, you could put it on a rack and have more luggage space for you and a pillion than provided by any top.
Because it’s totally waterproof, you can carry a laptop or phone in it, plus you know you’ll arrive at your destination with dry clothes to change into, even if the one’s you’re wearing get wet.
You could probably use it to pack for a round-the-world trip.
I’ve used it on several launches this year and have only the following very minor negative observations:
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