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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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If we made this for MV's, would you buy it?

We're about to introduce a new product, the SLS Sidemount Luggage System. It's a set of modern styled saddlebags, aimed primarily at sportbikes. The primary mounting point is the passenger footpeg bracket, and it does not touch any bodywork. You can see details at our website, (thecycleguys.com) or also see it at motorcyclistonline.com, look for the "best of Indy" products article. Unfortunately the SLS is not universal, one component is unique to each bike we intend to fit.

A very passionate and persuasive Brutale owner is encouraging us to make a fitment for MV Agusta's. I'm not sure that's the right move for us, as there are a relatively small number of MV's in the USA, and also I'm not sure MV owners tour very much. The flip side is that there are very limited luggage options for MV's, so maybe we'd have a nice little niche. So I'd like to get your opinions.

Does this product hold much interest for you? Do you think we'd sell 50 a year?

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Those of us that tour have other bikes for that.

That's not to say no one might be interested in this system. Brutale, possibly. F4, not likely and they won't work on a mono.

The bags are universal so weigh the cost of designing the MV mounts and call it a special order one off item.

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I wouldn't buy it, because I don't tour my F4, but I bet there's a market for high quality panniers that fit the F4 without doing damage and without ruining the lines of the bike. I don't know how big of a market it is, but I wouldn't be surprised if you sold 50 a year.
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Maybe. When I was single, I did everything with my F4 -even touring. I think you can guage interest better if you had a design sketch of what the SLS would look like on a Brutale and F4.
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Not 50 a year, no way.

I for one have done long, multi-day tours on my Brutale and may have considered something like this, but for the number of times I would've used it and the relatively small capacity, I probably wouldn't spend $300 for a set.

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Hmmmmmmmm a saddle bags for a sport bikes ---- NO !!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Dion View Post
Those of us that tour have other bikes for that.

That being said, welcome to the world of MV enthusiasts. I hope you can find another niche product that might work for us. How about a tank bag mount that works for us?

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Originally Posted by Dion View Post
Those of us that tour have other bikes for that.
Not all of us have a bike dedicated to touring. My F4 is my only bike now and luggage gear is limited. I do tour on it a bit, but I tend to pack light and use a tank bag and backpack.

I probably wouldn't be inclined to buy side bags or panniers for my bike, but Randy hit the nail on the head with his comment about a tank bag to suit the MV's. I am sick of trying to use a generic magnetic tank bag that doesn't sit on my tank properly. It works, but it can be a total pain in the arse.

I want a decent tank bag!
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