Our Retro Series bags have earned a reputation for being the best T-sport bags on the market. We've designed these bags wtih superior materials, a stupid simple yet rock solid mounting system, and expandability that makes Baggers jealous. We've always pushed to make the best bags on the market, and we aren't letting up any time soon. We knew we had a great design when we first made these bags, but we've managed to squeeze in some improvements.
Let's Talk Fabric
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. Also available in a full leather version where the outside of the bags are made from jacket weight leather. The lids are made from 2 layers of our thick 10 oz. leather to ensure that they keep their shape.
Our patented mounting system is a big part of what made our bags great to begin with, and we've improved it. All parts are laser cut, and moving parts are lubricated with Teflon washers to ensure the clamping mechanism is smooth and precise. We've beefed things up a bit and made it adjustable and removable without using any tools. These are true quick release bags.
One of the things we've heard from a lot of owners is that they wished the bags came with a lock. Well we've heard you. Your bags can now be locked to your bike using an integrated lock. No padlock required. This also cleans up the inside of the bag so there's more room for your stuff.
We built our original bags to work with stock exhausts, but that's just not your style! We've added a dual layer heat shield to our bags to help dissipate the extra heat from most upswept 2-1 exhausts like the Bassani Road Rage. Still use caution when customizing your bike though. We can't guarantee it will work with every pipe under the sun and additional shielding may be required. For those of you running the TBR or similar pipe that blows exhaust at the lower front corner of the bag, we recommend our add-on adjustable heat shield that is on our accessories page.
Mounting and Compatibility
These bags are compatible with all Dyna models 1991-2017. Turn signals will need to be relocate off the strut, and if you have a side mounted license plate it will need to be relocated as well. All mounting hardware is included, and will work with detachable backrests.