5 Ways To Boost Your Bike’s Cargo Capacity

Our roundup of motorcycle luggage and cargo racks will let you haul more on the next ride

Packing for a long trip is always tough. Deciding on what to leave behind can be tricky; you shouldn’t have to sacrifice those few items that might make the journey more enjoyable, right? To try and remedy the problem, we’ve searched out storage solutions both small and large to help maximize your packing potential for the next ride.

From small bags and pouches that’ll better organize your personal items to bags tailored to fit clothing and accessories, they’re all here. Even if you already own luggage and are just looking for a rack to put it on, we’ve got you covered as well. Take a minute to check out these new products that could make your next adventure that much more exciting.

Saddlemen CD 3600 Sissy Bar Bag

Saddlemen CD 3600 Sissy Bar Bag

The universal mounting system that Saddlemen developed means its bags can be installed on just about any sissy bar, backrest, or luggage rack, which makes the CD 3600 bag a desirable addition to any cargo setup.

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The bag’s main compartment holds 3,600ci, and it offers just as much style as it does function. A removable and adjustable interior shelf allows you to separate your cargo exactly how you want it, and padded backpack straps as well as a shoulder strap system help you access and move your goods when the bike is parked.

Harley-Davidson 2018 Softail HoldFast Two-Up Luggage Rack

Harley-Davidson 2018 Softail HoldFast Two-Up Luggage Rack

If you need a method of transporting more gear on your ’18 H-D Softail, don’t sweat it—the HoldFast luggage rack is the ideal solution.

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The HoldFast rack’s exclusive latch system can be easily installed and uninstalled in mere seconds without the need of a sissy bar. The rack also features a flip design on the edge to keep your goods from sliding forward, which helps when also using the rack as a tie-down attachment. The HoldFast is available in chrome or gloss black finishes to best suit your bike’s flavor (though you do need to buy a separate bike-specific dock).

eGlideGoodies KU-89 Touring Storage Pouches

eGlideGoodies KU-89 Touring Storage Pouches

Designed to attach to Harley-Davidson models equipped with saddlebag guards, the KU-89 storage pouches offer convenient external storage for quick access to cellphones, wallets, firearms, or any other personal item you want to keep within reach.

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Sold in pairs, the pouches feature a large main compartment with heavy-duty magnetic closures and a smaller external expandable pocket with a high-strength Velcro closure. The pouches are constructed from UV-tested rigid vinyl that do well in the elements and retain their compact shape over time.

Harley-Davidson Single-Sided Swingarm Bags

Harley-Davidson Single-Sided Swingarm Bags

Designed for ’00–newer H-D Softail models, these killer single-sided swingarm bags let you empty your pockets and ride comfortably, knowing your precious personal items are stashed securely.

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Constructed of brown, pull-up leather that has been exclusively tanned by Milwaukee’s own Seidel Tanning Corporation, this bag has that instant vintage look and hugs the curves of your bike for a natural fitment. The pouch-style flap lid is secured with two traditional straps and buckles for a truly classic, old-school feel.

Kuryakyn Xkursion XB Fast Lane Saddlebags

Kuryakyn Xkursion XB Fast Lane Saddlebags

The convenience of extra storage space is invaluable when riding a motorcycle over an extended period, but not all saddlebags are designed for the same type of rider.

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Kuryakyn’s Xkursion XB Fast Lane saddlebags feature upgraded styling and offer the ease of a throw-over design, which eliminates the hassle of installing hardware or bulky mounting brackets. An adjustable seat strap allows for a custom fit either on top or under the passenger seat of nearly any type of bike. These bags are perfect for commuting or simply packing up and riding off into the sunset.