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Tusk Pilot Pannier Bags

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    The Tusk Pilot Pannier Bags are ready to withstand any motorcycle adventure you want to embark on. Even though they are made of top-quality materials and workmanship, the Pilot bags are extremely affordable. The bags mount easily to just about any pannier rack and allow for easy removal of the entire bag from the motorcycle. Removable, waterproof liners not only keep your gear dry, but they make loading and unloading simple. These are the perfect setup for your adventure or touring riding style. These saddle bags are a great offering to those wanting to get into adventure/touring motorcycling at a reasonable price without sacrificing durability and quality.
  • Quality panier bags built for Touring and Adventure motorcycles with pannier racks.
  • Durable construction and materials that feature YKK hardware, 2520D Nylon body, TPU reinforcement panels, and nylon stitching.
  • Roll top design.
  • Reflective Tusk logos to increase visibility at night.
  • Removable waterproof inner bag liners.
  • Comfortable rubber carry handles.
  • Easily attaches and detaches to just about any pannier rack.
  • Sold in pairs (one pannier bag for each side of the bike).

  • Length: 16", Width: 7", Height: 13" but can be taller.
  • 35 Liter Capacity per bag.
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4.7 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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5.0 / 5
Durability
4.7 / 5
Ease of Installation
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4.6 / 5
Finish
4.7 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (11)
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Installation
3 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Finish
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great bags at a wonderful price.
Just got back from a 1200 mile ride. Only problem with the bags is now I want a quick detach mount! There are some small improvements I will make to them primarily dealing with velcroing the excess straps but what they provide does work.
March 2, 2020
Fort Worth , TX, US
Purchased
2 months ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Installation
4 / 5
Fitment
4 / 5
Finish
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great universal bags with a custom look and feel.
I have now taken these out on 3 off-road trips increasing the load in them each time. Gotta say I'm very impressed with these for as little as they cost and being universal fit. I mated these up to my F800GS with SW-Motech EVO racks. Even though those racks are not square, the provide extension straps took care of the issue. After 3 off-road rides (1 pretty brutal), I have had only one minor issue with keeping the top straps tight. I say this is a minor issue because they secure so well to the racks that I could have unbuckled the top straps and they would have stayed perfectly secure. Even without the dry bag inserts, my stuff stayed dry inside after crossing multiple rivers with one crossing reaching the bottom few inches of the bags.

-m-2017 BMW F800GS--
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February 7, 2020
Mesa, AZ, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Installation
5 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Finish
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best Bags for the Money!
I have the Pilot bags mounted on my 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports. The bags are attached to the Tusk mounting plates and then to the Tusk pannier racks. I challenge you to find a better set up out there for the price. Great quality for a great price. All ready to ride the WA and ID BDR's this summer!

-m-2018 HONDA Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT CRF1000D2--
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February 3, 2020
LYNDEN, WA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
3 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Installation
5 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Finish
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Very nice and great value.
You would have to spend a lot more money with other brands to get the same quality.
January 17, 2020
Wasatch Front, UT, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
4 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Installation
4 / 5
Fitment
4 / 5
Finish
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great, cheaper than others, works!
I wanted these instead of hard luggage on my 1090r. I got the soft luggage quick disconnect mount as well. Installation was ok but I was missing the larger top straps. No big deal. They're sending me some now. They hold up really well and the waterproof liner works. The bags feel pretty tough and on the heavy side with the metal plate. Ok by me. Keeps the weight down low. I am going to scratch them anyway.

-m-2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R--
January 8, 2020
Gresham, OR, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
3 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Ease of Installation
4 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Finish
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Tusk pilot soft bags are a good value
Just the right size for multi day camping trips. Holds my sleeping bag, air mattresses, cookware, clothes and more with room to spare. Seems to be very well made. My only complaint is the plastic buckles that holds the two bags together, when put over the seat the front buckle is in my sitting position. There’s plenty of straps on the bags to sinch everything right to limit movement. I’m very satisfied with the tusk pilot soft bags.

-m-2017 YAMAHA XT250--
Mounted to a precision motorcycle rack made for the Yamaha xt250.
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Loaded still don’t stick out too far.
December 29, 2019
Alma , KS, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
3 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Installation
4 / 5
Fitment
4 / 5
Finish
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great fit for my KLR650 and Happy Trail Pannier Racks
Initial fitment was completed today (Christmas). I'm very happy with the size, quality and how they attached to the existing pannier racks on my KLR. I stuffed them full of towels to give them some shape as I strapped them onto the bike. I think that helped. I will say that the paper instructions could use some improvement. The photos are dark and on a dark background it's just to hard to get the picture. However, the folks at Rocky Mountain ATV and Moto did a nice little YouTube video showing how to properly install the bags. It's important not to guess on how the straps are supposed to pass through the rings. I'll be out riding tomorrow with a light load. Looking forward to giving these bags a proper test when I ride the MABDR later in May.

-m-2015 KAWASAKI KLR650--
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December 25, 2019
Raleigh, NC, US
Purchased
4 months ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Installation
5 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Finish
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Super impressive soft pannier system
The Tusk pilot bags are an incredible value the quality of the build is excellent I own a giant Loop Siskiyou bag and the Tusk bag seems to be on par in heavy-duty stitching and materials.the price is super hard to beat.

-m-2004 SUZUKI DR-Z 400S--
December 17, 2019
PNW, ID, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
4 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Ease of Installation
4 / 5
Fitment
4 / 5
Finish
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Seems like a great value
Since I've only had them for one ride, I can't comment on durability or longevity, but I'm hoping they'll hold up for a few years. Installation was no problem as long as you watch the video that Chase did on installation. I'm going to be testing them off road when it warms up, and will do a review to post on youtube. I hope the Tusk brand keeps coming out with quality luggage alternatives to compete with the big boys, like Mosko and Wolfman.

-m-2018 TRIUMPH Tiger 800 XCA--
Empty bags after installation
Empty bags after installation
December 11, 2019
Dallas, GA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
4 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Installation
2 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Finish
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Needs improved instructions
Pro-tip: the main top straps are unassembled and located in the bottom of one of the bags. They loop through the 2" metal strap rings on the bike-facing sides. It is a saddlebag setup with corner straps that wrap around the pannier rack tubes. The instructions and photos are poor. Once you reverse-engineer the strapping you'll be rewarded with a very good system. I did not need the included extension strap kit on my Vanasche racks.

-m-2019 KTM 690 ENDURO R--
December 6, 2019
San Diego, CA, US
Purchased
4 months ago
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Can we get more pictures and information regarding these please?? I’m considering purchasing but I want to see how they are mounted. Can I not mount them to the tusk pannier mounts?
Kevin S on Oct 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Kevin, since this product is fairly new, we are in the works of releasing more videos, pictures, and reviews. These should be releasing soon and I apologize for any inconvenience this causes. For mounting we recommend the Tusk Pannier Soft Luggage Mount Part# 1885080001, this uses the same quick disconnect system on the Tusk Pannier Racks that is used for the boxes. You can also mount it around the pannier bars and top rack with the straps that come provided with the bags.
When will you Carry the Tusk Olympus Pannier Bags and do you know what the price will be?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we do not have any information on when we will start carrying these bags.
What are the differences between these Tusk bags and the Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags? They appear to be very similar, at least from the photos.
A shopper on Sep 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Wolfman bags are 1"shorter, 1" wider and 2 1/2" taller (but the Tusk can be adjusted to be taller). Tusk is our in house brand, it is great quality and price.
What's the Carrying capacity of these bags each?
Steve C on Sep 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The capacity is 35 liters per bag.
Why is the Tusk medium aluminum pannier of about the same dimensions as this bag only 27L vs 35 for this and you have to go to the large which is quite a bit larger in every dimension to get a comparable 37L?
Douglas B on Dec 6, 2019
Do these have internal stiffener panels similar to the Wolfman Rocky Mountain bags?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do have internal stiffener panels on both sides of each bag.
Wondering how these compare with the Nelson Rigg?
Daniel P on Sep 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Tusk is Rocky Mountains ATV/MC in house brand and they build high quality products.
Does anyone have experience mounting the Tusk Pilot Bags on a BMW F800gs Adventure using the BMW factory rack? Wondering how well they worked. Comparing these vs Nelson Rigg Sierra Dry Bags.
A shopper on Feb 5, 2020
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Tusk Pilot Pannier Bags
Nelson Rigg Sierra Dry Saddlebags
Nelson Rigg Sierra Dry Saddlebags
BEST ANSWER: From your question I couldn't tell if you already had the Dry Sierra bags or not. I've got them and I really like them, however, like most things they could be better. I watched Ryan F9's review on the 800GS so I could get a look at the bag mounts. I've never mounted the Tusk bags so I can't talk about them, I know Tusk has good products though. The Dry Sierra bag has an internal stiffener that runs the length of the bag, picture end to end along the bottom, and they come with a pad which rests against the bag mounts. However, with the Gs's open frame mount design I'm not sure how good this would work with the Sierra's. The pad is not really that stiff so on the GS mount, it could possibly rest up against the side of the muffler and melt. My pad got a little to close at the edge on my KLR and it started to curl a little. You might take a look at Mosko Moto bag system. Spendy but the reviews are really good, I'd run them if I could afford them. I ran into a guy on an Africa twin last year and he rides all over the US every year, on his way to AZ from AK when we met. He really liked the Mosko Moto bags and they have an aluminum plate backer which mounts to the rack, lots of straps, and very modular. Good luck on your search and ride safe my friend, ATGATT.
I am wanting to install these pilot bags and the Tusk pannier racks on a DRZ400S.
Can you tell me the weight of the bags and racks combined ? Thanks
ken m on Jan 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Together they will be about 27 LBS.
How do these attach? Is it a hard back plate mounting system or is held on entirely by straps over the seat and to the rack? I can’t tell from the photos or the YouTube video from the KTM rally.
A shopper on Oct 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We recommend using the Tusk Pannier Soft Luggage Mounts Part# 1885080001. These are made for Tusk pannier racks, they will attach and detach with a quick disconnect system the same way the pannier boxes do. They can be used for other brand pannier rack systems but would need different mounting holes drilled out.
These Tusk Pilot pannier bags closely resemble portage packs. I was wondering if anyone has riden up to the BWCA, taken these pannier off their bike, installed backpack shoulder straps and taken them on the adventure canoeing trip?
Miles F on Dec 1, 2019
Are the buckles and attachment points plastic or metal much like the Nelson Rigg?
John M on Nov 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The buckles on the Tusk Pilot are plastic. I have the Nelson Rigg as well, but prefer the Tusk Pilot. I like the materials and shape of the Tusk Pilot more and consider it a great value for a basic soft pannier. It is great for short trips.

Jon
How rigid are these bags? Do they maintain their shape even when empty?
Jessica H on Feb 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: They are obviously soft bags so no, they do not stay expanded when empty. I mounted mine on a 3/16” aluminum plate then attached the Tusk pannier rack mount to the plate. This holds the shape of the bag and eliminates the need for the straps crossing over the seat. Overall I am very pleased with these and believe they will hold up well.
Will a full face helmet fit inside these bags?
Richard L on Jan 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, my Arai full face fits inside. These bags are a great value for the price. I use them for day trips on my pannier racks. They are much easier to use when you do not need the room of full size alum. panniers

Jon
Can these Tusk Pilot Soft Bags be used with the Tusk Pannier Rack system for the 2019/2020 KTM 790 Adventure R?
Patrick G on Jan 4, 2020
Tusk Pilot Pannier Bags
Tusk Pilot Pannier Bags
Tusk Pannier Racks
Tusk Pannier Racks
BEST ANSWER: These bags will work with the Tusk Pannier Rack system but will work better with the Tusk Soft Luggage mount plate added. My question was why do I need the extra frames that come with the soft bag plates. My pannier mounts have a set that came with them.
Tusk Pannier Soft Luggage Mount
Tusk Pannier Soft Luggage Mount
What’s the shipping weight and dimensions? Thanks.
A shopper on Feb 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Length: 16", Width: 7", Height: 13" but can be taller. The shipping weight is about 9 lbs.
Can the tusk pilot pannier bags be used in the BMW 1250gs 2019 ? And do you have a rack system for this ?
Jorge A on Feb 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: These are not machine specific, however here are the specs for the bags: Length: 16", Width: 7", Height: 13" but can be taller.

Also, these bags mount to just about any pannier rack. We do sell the Tusk Pannier racks though!
Will the Tusk Pilot Pannier Bags work with the Kawasaki KLR650 side crash bars from Dirtracks?
Martin B on Feb 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. As long as the rack face is rectangular shape of some sort, the universal tie straps along with the extension kit (that comes with it) will secure it just fine.
please advise distance between mounting straps going around pannier frame?
dale r on Jan 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The distance between the straps on the back of the bags is 7" on the inside of each strap and 8" center to center. The straps are 1" wide.
will these panniers work with the stock racks on my 2018 KTM 1290 super adventure R? i would prefer not to buy another rack as there is one already on there.
A shopper on Dec 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you may use these bags with any pannier system because it comes with adjustable straps to mount to the racks.
How much does a pair of Tusk Pilot Bags weigh?
Rick B on Dec 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 8.7 LBS.
What is the warranty of these bags?
Scott H on Dec 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Warranty is typically within 6 months of purchase, but you can fill out the form below even if it has been more than 6 months. We will be more than happy to take a look at what we can do.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Product-Support
Does this come as a set of 2 bags?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are sold as a pair.
I would like to see a video done on this item. Is that possible?
John M on Nov 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There is a video available in the product details.
Will these bags mount on the hard box racks?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes they would, the bags have straps on the back that you can loop it through the rack.
How many liters of storage?
Paul L on Nov 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The capacity is 35 liters per bag.
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