The 10 Best Motorcycle Panniers

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in April of 2016. If you prefer to commute on two wheels or ride recreationally on the weekends or during vacations, you may be interested in our comprehensive selection of motorcycle panniers. From the functional to the stylish, they will give you the carrying capacity to tote a lot of stuff, whether that be your gym clothes to and from the office or supplies for a long-distance road trip across rugged terrain. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best motorcycle pannier on Amazon.

10. Nelson Rigg Survivor

9. Diamond Plate Studded Set

8. Ogio Stealth Duffel

7. Vuz DSB

6. Spot On CrazyLeather Saddlebags

5. Nelson-Rigg RG-020

4. Nomad USA NO-25

3. Dowco Willie & Mx Braided Series

2. Stansport Saddlebags

1. Tusk Aluminum

Editor's Notes

March 17, 2019:

Motorcycles are tons of fun, but in truth, they aren't super practical. Not only are you exposed to the elements at all times, but they have no, or either very limited, storage space. To make up for that, you can get a pair of these handy panniers. For the cruiser riders out there and the hardcore Harley enthusiasts, we have included a lot of classic black leather and faux leather options, such as the Dowco Willie & Mx Braided Series, Nomad USA NO-25, and Diamond Plate Studded Set. For the sport bike riders out there, we have included the Nelson-Rigg RG-020 and Ogio Stealth Duffel. If you ride a vintage motorcycle or just want to cultivate that classic style, take a look at the Spot On CrazyLeather Saddlebags. They're the kind you'd expect to see hanging of a 1970s Triumph or Honda CB as somebody tours the deserts of India or the Ceuta to Marrakesh loop route. If you are taking an enduro cross country and expect to encounter inclement weather along the way, the waterproof Vuz DSB and Nelson Rigg Survivor are definitely worth considering.

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on March 20, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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