Finally, OEM soft luggage for the GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by GreyThumper, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. GreyThumper

    GreyThumper Been here awhile

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    "The Atacama Adventure Luggage System was developed by soft luggage maker Mosko Moto for BMW, and is only available through authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealers."

    http://www.advpulse.com/adv-products/bmw-atacama-adventure-luggage/

    It's great that there's an OEM option for GS owners who ride a lot of dirt, although I'm not sure what the advantage is compared to getting stuff from Ortlieb, Wolfman, or Mosko Moto themselves. IMHO, the main advantage of the OEM Touratech-made panniers is having one key for your bike and luggage; irrelevant with soft bags.
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  2. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    Glad to see they raised the price over and above the already somewhat expensive Mosko setup...
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    Good Lord that's expensive.
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    Damn, you can buy hard cases for less money! :eekers
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    They price them at that price because they are fairly positive enough people will pay it.
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  6. JimVonBaden

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    Of course. :dunno
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    The Disney logic, people will not only pay it but they will stand in lines to pay it.

    Nice bags though with the mount plates that attache to the OEM bag mounts, I'd like to see how it's constructed but I'll bet these sell fairly well despite the steep price of admission.
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    Good to have a really heavy duty alternative to cases for the few riders that will actually need such a heavy duty setup and willing to add on all that extra weight to get a bomb proof off road luggage system. Bet there will be more sales on this item for the bling factor rather than actual need for those bags.
    I use the SW Motec Dakar side cases they are VERY light and medium duty type cases that are more suited for the the sporty type motel hopping rider rather than the offroad camping rider. At under $700 for a complete set up they are a deal. also look great. 20140613_124205.jpg
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    The Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags fit perfectly on the GSA mounts. American made and about half the price.
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    filter wrench - "sporty type motel hopping rider" seeking "bling factor". Apt, but a little harsh.
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    Could have been more easily said; "If you like your BMW Rallye Suit, you're going to love these".
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    Spending the money others must be saving for their caskets. :)

    Of course not all sales are going to pass your rigorous "need" test. If that were a real thing most of you/us would be on Honda Rebel 250's except for the rare occasion.

    Like them? Buy them. Don't? Don't? Can't? Shouldn't. Haha
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    Heyyyy.....I resemble that remark! Good grief those bags are spendy!!! And I love my Rallye suit (when it isn't raining as well as because I bought it on clearance! :D) And for the record....I washed it for the first time in 30K miles and there isn't a fray to be found anywhere...easily a quality piece of gear that will last as long as most anything else out there. (but I sure wouldn't pay MSRP for it (or any other mfg's riding gear)).

    Anyway...back to these bags....I need to look at the wolfman's mentioned above. :photog
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  16. JimVonBaden

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    I wouldn't call it bling, nothing blingy about tote bags strapped to your bike. :-)

    If you are not off road riding with a need for them, IMHO, soft panniers have no advantages at all. They are more likely to leak, more likely to get damaged, fade, UV damage leading to failure, easier to steal, and not lockable. IMHO, if you ride on the street only, and do no backwoods camping, then riding with these is pure poser only. My opinion, don't like it? I don't really care. :deal
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    The fact they turn into backpacks is kind of cool. Wife and I do a lot of camping off the GSA and we used to do a lot of backpacking (before we got into motorcycle touring)...something like that could maybe make it possible to combine the two sports....depending how nice the backpack function is on those bags. A proper backpacking backpack would be an internal-frame pack with good hip-belts and shoulder straps. Maybe these would suffice for some weekend ultra-light backpacking.
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    Bugger off Jim. I'll tell you what you like and don't like. :-):rayof

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