Praised for their all-round ability and comfort, Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F are set to become a popular choice for tourers and weekend explorers and SW-Motech have introduced a range of luggage options to suit.
Combining the Rearbag and Blaze® Panniers provides up to 78-litres of storage capacity. Blaze® Panniers use a clever ‘Quick-Lock’ rail mounting system, which clamps to the footrest hangers. Once in place, simply push in the rails, then slide on the panniers. The load is kept stable, secure and away from wheel, and doesn’t need extra straps or bungee chords. The rails can be removed in seconds, leaving only the discrete clamps behind. The Panniers are made from high quality 1680 Ballistic-Nylon, and feature a stiff construction to help maintain shape and make packing easier. They expand from 28 to 42-litre capacity (per pair), and come complete with waterproof inner bags, reflective detailing and an optional cable lock for extra peace of mind, selling for £190.96 (including VAT).
Complementing the Blaze® Panniers is the Rearbag, which can sit neatly on the pillion seat or luggage rack, offers 24-litre capacity as standard, and can be expanded to 36-litres. Large enough to hold a full-face helmet. Like the panniers, it’s made from a hard-wearing but lightweight fabric, reinforced for ease of packing. Separate integrated compartments make organising and keeping track of kit easy and the waterproof inner bag and zip helps protect them from the elements too. Four fitting straps keep the Rearbag secured and help stop the load shift whilst riding, and there are two backpack straps for use off the bike too. £129.35 (Including VAT)
For additional carrying capacity, the Quick-Lock Evo tank ring system is also available for the Suzukis. Once fitted, it serves as a secure mounting base for tank bags with the SW-Motech Quick-Lock Evo fastening system. These come in a variety of styles and range from 2.5 to 22-litres and 12V options enable charging of Sat Nav systems and mobile phones too. Tank rings cost £24.64 and prices for the tank bags start at £56.32.
A full range of useful touring add-ons are available for the GSX models too, including: mounting kits for GPS devices, smartphones and cameras – including the model specific Quick-Lock GPS mount with quick release fastener; Kobra Handguards; Mirror Extenders; Axle and Frame Sliders and a Sidestand Foot Extender.