The bag I was sent was the Viking Sport Seat Tail Bag. I have used the combine term of Seat and Tail as it is shown on the Motorcycle House website as Viking Sport Seat Bag and Viking Sport Tail Bag, the bags appear to be the same bag.
My immediate thought was, here is a replacement for my backpack in which I carry those things I like to have with me on a ride. First Aid Kit, wet weather pants, waterproof gloves, visor / glasses cleaner and cloth, waterless handcleaner, tissues, sunscreen, lip balm, food bar, water and a floro orange bag.
With my backpack, the main problems were, discomfort after just a day’s riding as my shoulders would ache and it had also caused irritation to my neck.
The other problem was my concern of, what if I fell off? Would the bag jag on something or would something within the backpack do some damage to me.
If I were riding one of my motorcycles I would carry the backpack in one of the panniers but I am not always riding my own motorcycles. With the Viking Sport Seat Tail Bag I just move the packed bag from motorcycle cycle and with the mounting system (bungee cords) this is very easy.
The bag’s dimensions are: 21.59 cm x 40.64 cm x 22.86 cm / 8.5″ x 16″ x 9″
Storage Capacity: 20057.77 cc / 1224 Cubic Inches
There is also a shoulder strap making it easier to carry the bag around when you do not want to leave it on the motorcycle. I store the shoulder strap in the zipped side pocket so it is easy to get to.
The bag is water resistant being made of heavy duty Cardura but to offer better waterproofing, a cover is supplied. This I keep in the other zipped side pocket.
First Aid Kit, wet weather pants, waterproof gloves, visor / glasses cleaner and cloth, waterless hand cleaner, tissues, sunscreen, lip balm, food bar, water and a floro orange bag all easily fit.
The rack on the Royal Enfield Himalayan are rated at 5 kgs / 11 lbs. This size bag keeps you mindful of how much you are packing.
So the conclusion. This size bag was something I had never considered as I always thought I needed a big bag to carry my stuff but the Viking Sport Seat Tail Bag has proved, with a little thought and planning a convenient sized bag that works. With this bag I know when I next ride a non panniered motorcycle, I can still take my stuff safely and comfortably with me.
I have made a video of ‘From the box to the Royal Enfield Himalayan’. Click here to view it.
For more information:
Motorcycle House Australia https://www.motorcyclehouse.com.au
Thank you for reading my story I hope you find it helpful.