The Ventura Bike Pack System rolls the best features of hard and soft luggage into one: a sturdy rack-mounting system, which holds the load safely and securely, plus a range of lightweight, soft and semi-rigid bags that are easy to handle off the bike and can be rolled up and stashed away when not in use.
The Pack’s unique ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment eliminates the need for straps and bungees and doesn’t use a fiddly lock and key system, so it’s quick and easy to detach and reattach at stop-offs.
The system adds no extra width to the bike and is much lighter than hard cases. When riding solo, the pack sits over the pillion seat keeping the weight closer to the bike’s centre of gravity. When carrying a passenger simply flip the bag round, so it sits on the rack.
When the journey ends, and for daily/commuting use, both Pack and Rack can be removed from the machine in seconds, leaving only the discrete L-Brackets behind. The rider then has the option of fitting a pillion Grab Handle or a Sport Rack, designed especially for transporting small loads.
The Packs come in a variety of styles and sizes – from a 35 litre weekend bag, to a massive 102-litre touring combination – and the Ventura system can be used in conjunction with hard side cases or soft panniers.
A complete system for the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer, including L-Brackets, Pack Rack and 47-litre Mistral I Pack (pictured), costs £307.00 including VAT. For further details and a full list of fitments and pack options, call Ventura on or visit www.ventura-bike.co.uk for details.