Have you ever purchased a piece of bike soft luggage or saddlebag that looked great on the shelf or in the catalogue, only to find that it seemed to have been designed by someone who had never seen a motorcycle?

The SW-Motech range of motorcycle saddle bags and rear seat soft luggage neatly disposes of these issues with designs that spring from real-world experience rather than from the mind of some marketing consultancy. Designed and engineered by motorcyclists for motorcyclists, resulting in a product with enhanced intrinsic value and functionality.

Think of it as freedom to ride with complete peace of mind.

SW-Motech Speedpack wide on KTM 1190
SW-Motech Rear bag zipper

It’s hard to fathom why more motorcycles aren’t sold with some form of luggage, hard or soft. Motorcycles have very little room for taking along even the most basic life sustaining items. And it goes without saying that any type of bike touring requires packing space to stow the essentials.  Yet motorcycle manufacturers overlook this vital element.

The SW-Motech award winning range of saddle bags and soft luggage systems are the modern answer to a perennial problem. Intelligent self-supporting luggage that requires no racks and will fit many different motorcycle types including touring, dual purpose, naked and sports bikes.

All SW-Motech soft bags and saddle bags are engineered in Germany and hand-made from an industry leading 1680 denier high-tenacity ballistic nylon yarn which surpasses leather, Cordura and nylon in strength. Ballistic nylon is approved by the U.S. Military for use in bullet-proof vests. Tough enough for the military and adventure bike touring.

In abrasion tests conducted versus. nylon and leather, Ballistic scored highest. Leather scuffed at 25 cycles, nylon failed at 295 cycles, while Ballistic was only affected after 3000 cycles.

In tests to measure tear resistance, nylon started tearing at 5 lbs, Cordura tore at 74 lbs, but ballistic held strong at 250 lbs!

Over and above the use of ballistics nylon as the base substrate, SW-Motech only use the most durable zipper technology in the world, manufactured by the Japanese company YKK.

YKK is known world wide as the pre eminent zipper producer and to this end Bags Connection use the flag ship model in the YKK range , the YKK RC-Fuse zipper.

If you sand or cut the threads off the surface of a typical zipper, the zipper will fall off of the backing material, making the zipper useless. YKK RC-Fuse zipper technology is unique in this regard. Even after you sand or cut the surface of the thread off of a YKK RC-Fuse zipper, it will still stay attached to the backing material. The secret is that the sewing thread attaching an RC-Fuse Zipper to its backing material is fused together with heat, not just sewn together.This superior abrasion resistance makes YKK RC-Fuse zippers the most durable zippers in the world.

Speedpack wide motorcycle soft luggage

Use of RC-Fuse zippers is just one more way SW-Motech motorcycle luggage systems deliver outstanding durability for many kilometers of bike travel, on and off- road.

The Range of Saddle bags include


The Speedpack is a rear seat bag with a unique self-supporting construction offering a massive 75 to 90 liters capacity. Purposely designed to reduce drag. The semi-circle design with removable bottom side bags enables the system to remain within the air stream of the bike.  Adjustable volume via built-in compression straps further minimizes drag as the luggage is never larger than it needs to be.

SW-Motech soft luggage Speedpack wide
SW-Motech rear seat soft luggage cargo bag


A 50-liter soft luggage tailbag that fits over the rear seat and has adequate capacity for a weekend trip or longer. Separate access to main and side outer compartments. Integrated carrying handle and solid hold four point fitting


The Rearbag attaches to your rear seat or carrier and is ideal for weekend or day trips. It can also be used as a backpack thanks to included back straps. Expandable from 24 L – 36 L liters of storage volume. Two outer side compartments. Solid hold four point fitting with all mounting hardware provided.

SW-Motech soft luggage Rear Bag
SW-Motech Soft Luggage Rackpack


The Rackpack fits the passenger seat, rear luggage rack, or sissy bar of almost any bike model.  A large size tail bag at 36 liters expandable to 45 liters.  Suitable for day and weekend trips. Supplied with a convenient shoulder strap, making it a versatile multi-purpose luggage bag, both on and off your bike.



One bag. Many uses. A rugged off-road motorcycle rear bag, back pack & aircraft cabin luggage compliant bag all in one.

The Kalahari comes equipped with integrated back pack straps that tuck away neatly into the base of the bag.

The base of the rear bag is also padded for additional comfort, when in backpack mode.

Dual side openings allow access without having to remove the bag from the bike.

  • 6061-T6 heavy duty aluminium buckles.
  • 1680 D Ballistics nylon construction.
  • Removable 500 D inner
motorcycle rear bag ballistics nylon
best adventure bike tail bag


An ultra light Ballistics nylon tail bag that will not place strain on your luggage rack.

Ideal for weekend & daily rides.

  • Secure 4-point mounting system via sturdy aluminium buckles.
  • Removable inner bag: 500 D high frequency welded seams ensure the contents 100 % waterproof . No need for a rain cover. Simply remove the inner bag at your destination.
  • Expandable from 25 -30 L

Luggage Features Include:

  • A world first “built in” aluminium self-supporting construction which requires no hard luggage rack and maintains its shape
  • Racetrack tested
  • Separate access to main and side compartments
  • Waterproof, seam sealed separate inlays
  • Purposely designed to reduce drag
  • Adjustable volume via built-in compression straps further minimizes drag ensuring the luggage is never larger than it needs to be
  • Shoulder straps for off bike use
  • Reflective webbing ensures bike is conspicuous at night
  • Heavy Duty Zippers with oversize pulls for easier manipulation with gloves
  • Quick release buckles for easy removal and fitment.


The  range of motorcycle soft luggage/saddle bags fit a broad spectrum of models.

1. The Cargobag , Karoo, Kalahari, Pro Tail bag & Pro Rear Bag will fit virtually any model. No racks are required.
2. The Speedpack is designed for bikes with a tail section width up to  42 cm. No racks are required.
3. Optional – Tentbag. Fits the Cargobag or Speedpack.

SW-Motech Rear Seat Luggage Range

R 4,820.00

The SW-MOTECH Pro Cargobag motorcycle luggage system is a  50-liter tail bag suitable for long weekend trips. Fits on most adventure motorcycles.

R 8,110.00

A motorcycle touring luggage offering 65 litres of capacity, for the super prepared rider.

R 5,570.00

The SW-MOTECH Pro Tail-bag Rear-bag motorcycle luggage system can be attached to the passenger seat or rear rack of any motorcycle.

Desert Fox Rear Luggage Range

R 3,200.00

One bag. Many uses. A rugged off-road motorcycle rear bag, back pack & aircraft cabin luggage compliant bag all in one.


Desert Fox Karoo Tail Bag

R 2,260.00

An ultra light Ballistics nylon tail bag that will not  place strain on your luggage rack. Ideal for weekend & daily rides.  

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