Our Retro Series V2 bags are now available for the 2018 Softail line. The same bag we've made for the Dyna's, this is one of the most reliable and functional saddlebags available. They sit tight and flat to the bike for a slim look, but they can be expanded out to have the largest capacity of any bag available for the 2018 Softails. They are also equipped with our patented Clamp-It quick release mounting system, so you can easily mount up the bags on the bike, or take them off quickly. We put quality first in every bag we make.
We are upgrading to 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon from INVISTA. This is a heavy duty American made fabric with a patented formulation to increase strength, abrasion resistance, and the melting point. Some people might try to tell you that 1680 Denier fabric is stronger, but it is made in China using inferior materials. 1050 Denier Nylon actually weighs 25% more than 1680 Denier Nylon. the bags are also available with a jacket weight leather exterior. The backs are molded from impact resistant ABS plastic, which allows the bags to sit much closer to the bike than a flat-backed bag. The lids are made from 2 layers of our thick 10 oz. leather to ensure that they keep their shape.
Our patented quick release mounting system is made from 12 gauge powder coated steel. Simple to operate just push down on the carrying handle to mount the bags, and lift up to unlock them and take them off the bike. All parts are laser cut and we used nylon bushings to make mounting smooth and easy. The brackets also include an integrated lock, so not just anyone can take the bags off the bike.
These bags are compatible with Fat Bob, Street Bob, Low Rider, Slim, Heritage Classic, and Deluxe 2018 Softail models. They can be used in conjunction with hard mount sissy bars, or Harley's Holdfast accessories. These bags require that turn signals be located off the strut, and exhaust must be lowered below the passenger foot peg. Bags may require additional shielding with some aftermarket exhausts to protect against excess heat. Use your best judgement when customizing your bike. Mounting hardware is included. Sold as a pair.