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2019 New Panniers from Honda

SoCalEddie

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Was watching a video on the 2019 Africa Twin at EICMA 2018 and noticed Honda equipped their 2019 Africa Twins with what looks like new panniers.
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Did some research and found out they are Touratech Zega Pro 2 rebranded for Honda.

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Pretty cool panniers. Let’s see if these hit the market.
 
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May 6, 2018
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My riding buddy got a new set of the Tour techs, first trip to the gas station with the cases on he side swiped the pump post. Big crease on the left case. Poor guy, I thought he was going to cry!
 
May 6, 2018
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Soft bags... I say SOFT BAGS!!!
I opted for the 40liter Pelicans, I dropped my bike in the gravel parking lot the same day by not having the kick stand all the way forward that same day. Just a few scratches on the hand guard as did the pelican case. I think I like the plastic versus the shiny aluminum.......(a lot cheaper to replace as well)
 

belrix

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I have hard panniers and love them for commuting, they make picking up groceries and running errand super easy. But they stink when you drop the bike on a trail.

For Christmas I'm looking to add a setup of soft bags to my AT

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Likes: livingwellcfr
May 6, 2018
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#8
I have hard panniers and love them for commuting, they make picking up groceries and running errand super easy. But they stink when you drop the bike on a trail.

For Christmas I'm looking to add a setup of soft bags to my AT

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Yeah, first bike I've had panniers on, it is nice to tuck stuff away out of the elements.
 

Graves

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Aug 14, 2016
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#9
5 Or 6 drops on the soft bags, some with some speed, and the SW Motech Dakar bags still look new... no dents, no broken hinges, no smashed corner caps. My buddy just binned his high dollar KTM hard cases, there was nothing left of them.

I have hard panniers and love them for commuting, they make picking up groceries and running errand super easy. But they stink when you drop the bike on a trail.

For Christmas I'm looking to add a setup of soft bags to my AT

Sent from my SM-T713 using Tapatalk
 

Squily

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Feb 23, 2016
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#10
5 Or 6 drops on the soft bags, some with some speed, and the SW Motech Dakar bags still look new... no dents, no broken hinges, no smashed corner caps. My buddy just binned his high dollar KTM hard cases, there was nothing left of them.
I've had same set of home made panniers for almost 20 years now. Countless drops and falls (inclufing at speed), and never replaced anything on them (except the corner pieces where they scraped through from cornering in the passes :rolleyes:).

I don't think its about hard or soft as much as it is about quality. Unfortunately many top-brands now produce 'good looking' luggage which is not necessarily the same as sturdy and good quality.
 

Graves

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#11
Agreed. They don’t make things like they used to... wait... what? Are we showing our age here? We’re starting to sound like our parents.

I've had same set of home made panniers for almost 20 years now. Countless drops and falls (inclufing at speed), and never replaced anything on them (except the corner pieces where they scraped through from cornering in the passes :rolleyes:).

I don't think its about hard or soft as much as it is about quality. Unfortunately many top-brands now produce 'good looking' luggage which is not necessarily the same as sturdy and good quality.
 

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