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Innovative Luggage From Nelson Rigg
Nelson Rigg, one of the premier motorcycle luggage manufacturers around with 32 years in the business, has released three innovative pieces. The trio covers a wide range of riders, from the sportbike rider looking for a little extra space, to the cruiser rider who refuses to drive to the airport.
First up is the $79.95 CL-1060. The perfect companion for light traveling, its low profile, yet large capacity, satisfies the demands of the sporting rider who requires storage in an area that doesn’t interfere with rapid side to side rider movements.
Constructed of 1680D ballistic nylon with Fibertech faux carbon fiber panels and reflective piping, the bag maintains its shape even when empty and has a fully lined interior with a mesh pocket and organizer under the lid. The interior also contains an adjustable interior compartment divider making organizing simple. The CL-1060 also boasts an expansion zipper on the bottom allowing the bag to grow from its 8.60 liter capacity to over 15 liters when expanded.
A raincover is permanently attached via a tether and has its own storage pocket in the front panel. Each bag includes a protective bottom material that prevents slipping or marking. The CL-1060 can be easily attached using the self- adjusting hooks (with soft ties) which when attached to the 4 D-ring mounting points allows easy mounting to most convenient attachment points or they can be looped under the rear pillion.
Next is the CL-2020. Constructed from the same materials as the CL-1060 above, the CL-2020 features two zippered exterior pockets to fit both a GPS device and a smartphone. You’re still able to use your electronics thanks to a clear touch-friendly lens material that allows you to operate your electronics while zipped securely inside the two personal electronics pockets.
The front GPS pocket folds flat for storage when not in use, and the bag maintains its shape even when empty and has a fully lined interior with a mesh interior pocket. The CL-2020 has an expansion zipper on the bottom allowing the bag to grow from its 21.02 liter capacity to over 26.86 liters when expanded (large enough to store a full face helmet inside when expanded).
The base features a protective bottom material that prevents slipping or marking and included shoulder strap and also convert bag into a backpack. The GPS Sport Tank Bag is available in both magnetic or strap mount configuration for easy installation. A waterproof raincover is included and an optional hydration bladder is available. The CL-2020 retails for $119.95 for the strap mounting design, or $129.95 for the magnetic version.
Lastly, we have the CTB-1000 King Roller. Constructed of a rugged UV-treated 1680D ballistic nylon with subtle leather-like accents, the King Roller is built to stand up to years of rigorous use. To make handling a breeze, the CTB comes with a smooth guide trolley system with a telescopic handle which is concealed under a zippered pocket for a clean look. This provides the convenience of suitcase-like handling, and for most airlines, the main bag of the King Roller is carry-on friendly.
It maintains its shape even when empty and allows for easy packing and loading on your sissy bar. It boasts six easy access outside pockets for storing smaller, more frequently used items. The full Nelson mounting system slips easily over most sissy bars for easy, safe and secure mounting with a neoprene valance that covers the mounting system for a clean look and also provides additional comfort for your passenger.
When the 42-liter capacity isn’t enough, the integrated expansion zipper increases the bag to over 51 liters when fully expanded. The King Roller features durable lockable zippers with included security combination lock, reflective accents for greater nighttime visibility and two 100% waterproof rain covers for both the main and roll bag.
For even more storage the King Roller includes a flat bottom roll bag which can be attached to the main bag for the ultimate in sissy bar luggage storage or used separately for day rides.
When combined, the overall height of the King Roller is a modest 28”. All Nelson Rigg luggage is covered by our Nelson Rigg Luggage Lifetime “No Hassle” Warranty. MSRP is $259.95
For more information www.nelsonrigg.com.