versy luggage - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Member Introductions Just joined? Tell us about yourself and your ride.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
versy luggage

Hard, soft, fixed or removable. I'd love to hear what's good, and not so good, so that I buy right first time, at the right price. In Australia.
Hurley is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 07:31 AM
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Vic, Australia
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I started with an soft Oxford Tailpack and it's fairly good, it straps under the seat and also has occy-straps. The only issue is throwing my leg over the bag when it is full. I have considered other luggage but keep coming up with issues.
1. Soft or hard?
2. Adding panniers will widen the bike, but saddlebags aren't as large as panniers.
3. Kawasaki brand are made especially for the bike, so will they fit better than other brands?
4. Large enough to hold a helmet or happy for something smaller.

I'd be interested in what you decided and any other opinions out there.
MotorNurse is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 07:32 AM
mikej's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA - south of the city
Posts: 383
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I have kappa 35L sides and kawasaki 33L top. They are great, but I now need a larger top case for new helmet. I love leaving all the gear in the cases when I go into work.
mikej is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 02:04 PM
ATYC's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: London, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,346
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Hi Hurley. Many factors to consider in deciding, but basically it comes down to:

How much do you want to spend?
How much do you want to carry?

Hard cases and racks are more expensive and range in size from about 21L to 40L or so. Hard top cases can be very large and convienient, top loading and sitting high for easy access.

Soft luggage is less expensive. You need little or no rack to support it and its generally more easily removed. Soft luggage is less secure and you'd probably want to get something waterproof so you don't have to fool with rain covers. Some soft luggage tends to be smaller, but there are some great options that sit on and hang over the pillion and have tons of space.

Some of the most popular stuff:
Givi E21s, or V35s (or the Kappa or OEM badged equivalents)
The new Givi Trekkers are great
Givi E360 and E41 are larger side cases, or big aluminum adventure boxex like SW Motec TraX.
And lots of Givi top cases in the 40 L range.

Soft luggage options include really solid and waterproof stuff from Wolfman.
Givi and Bags Connection make good dry bags for the pillion. The Gears Navigator tailbag is a good value option. Saddleman makes one of the soft cases available that sits on the seat and extends below on both sides.

Read this thread and you'll get a really good idea on what folks are using:

I have Givi racks holding E21 side cases and an E26 top case, and a 34L dry bag from Bags Connection for sitting on the pillion.

Always trust your cape.
ATYC is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome