The hard panniers available for this bike stick out a kilometer and a half either side of the bike and weight over 10 kg. We won't even mention what they look like after the inevitable tumble.
The aim at Strapz HQ was to get the whole set up as close to handle bar width as possible. The solution was to think outside the box (get it) and use our Traveller Pannierz.
By making a squatter frame and positioning the bags above the muffler, we have achived this. The challenge was then to get a bit more volume into the carrying capacity of the bike and again we jumped out the box. We combined an Avduro 2 Pannier on the left and a Traveller on the right - the Asymetrical Set.
As you can see by the photos, the bike is narrow when fitted with either pannier and the only choice you really need to make is whether you like symmetry or asymmetry. I prefer the Asymmetrical set as the rectangular left bag is a bit easier to pack.
Total weight of Traveller Panniers, 2 Liners and Frame set 3.6kg! That's everything required, both sides, all fittings, the lot.
To view and buy the frame set (required) go here
There are two choices in the KTM 1190/1290 package we offer.
You can either choose a pair of symmetrical Traveller Saddlebags (top), the same bag on both sides of the bike. For those who like the balanced look or if your idea is to pack a little lighter.
Or for a bit more room (about 10l) choose the Asym Set (this pic) which consists of an Avduro 2 Pannier on the left and Traveller on the right.
Traveller Pannier set - Left and Right bags, 6 attachment straps, 2 memory foam rear pads for bikes that need body work protection. Travellers can be used on many different bikes. This might sway your decision. More info here
Asymmetrical Set - An Avduro 2 pannier on the left (max 35l useable) and Traveller on the right. All Avduro straps sewn to bag. Traveller straps has separate attachment straps.
Packages include 2 of our Linerz one orange and one silver to help keep you organised.
Frames - Please note, bought separately and required for this system - 2 mild steel, satin black powder coated frames, spacers and bolts.
Made in Australia to the highest standards, meeting Military specs, CS12 T/S (tear stop) is 100% Corespun. This ensures that the fabric is suitable for any situation where great strength is required.
Tear Resistance: WARP – 250N, (AS 2001.2.10) and WEFT – 190N via a polyester ripstop thread
Breaking Force: WARP – 3200N, (AS 2001.2.3) and WEFT – 2870N
Hydrostatic Head: 800mm min, (AS 2001.2.17)
Unlike coated fabrics after weaving the thread into cloth our supplier immerses it in their chemical formula and then squeeze it through the actual threads deep into the fabric. This makes it waterproof and breathable. Specially treated to resist mold and mildew.
A traditional canvas thread comprises of a blend of fibres which can be all cotton or a mixture of polyester and cotton or just polyester which are grouped and spun together to create a single thread, which is then woven into a canvas. Corespun canvas is a much more complex process. Each thread consists of a strong centre core of polyester, which is then tightly entwined in a 100% cotton outer layer. This creates a very strong dense fabric that is considerably lighter and stronger, which achieves the better performance than a much heavier traditional canvas otherwise would. Some companies are known to just put a corespun thread in the tears top lines and call it a corespun fabric whereas a true corespun is where all the threads including the tear stop one are corespun . Defence Forces usually only specify the 100% corespun fabrics because of the strength and performance capabilities of these fabrics
The same set up is used on a few different bikes, the KTM system works the same.