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Title: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on March 31, 2019, 09:42:48 PM
Hi all.
I'm getting myself a 2018 XCA. What are the lightest hard pannier options out there?
Much obliged.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: philmcglass on April 01, 2019, 12:05:30 PM
There is so much to choose from now.
Hepco 7 Becker
Givi
Shad
Krauser
SW Motech

All look a lot different to each other so aesthetics may play a part in your choice.
Do some searching and make your own comparisons.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on April 02, 2019, 06:20:01 PM
Ta
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: V2T on April 02, 2019, 09:48:04 PM
You did not get many replies - the data you are looking for is of obvious interest but hard to come by. You’d think manufacturers would list the weight.

I can tell you that I bought the Triumph Adventure plastic panniers and top box and it is much heavier than I expected. I think it will be durable for shure, but I had Shad on a previous bike and it was much, much lighter. If you are not looking specifically for adventure style luggage I would recommend you take a look at Shad’s products.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on April 02, 2019, 09:51:45 PM
Thanks. I'm going at it systematically, comparing capacity and weights of all I can find. So far there's not a lot of difference but a few kilos is a few kilos.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: tcbandituk on April 02, 2019, 10:55:25 PM
I found a 52 litre Givi Maxia top box weighs 1kg less than a 42 litre Expedition ally top box if that helps  :002:
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: V2T on April 02, 2019, 10:58:33 PM
Please share the results
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: K1W1 on April 02, 2019, 11:53:23 PM
*Originally Posted by TigerBaines [+]
Thanks. I'm going at it systematically, comparing capacity and weights of all I can find. So far there's not a lot of difference but a few kilos is a few kilos.

Typically metal panniers weigh around 6kg each. If you want to make substantial weight savings you either need to look a plastic panniers or soft panniers.
IMO I would be looking at the feature set over the actual weight. If I had hard panniers I would rather have good weather sealing, well designed mounts and effective locks over a few grams of weight saving.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: Bikerjimbob on April 03, 2019, 04:16:58 AM
*Originally Posted by tcbandituk [+]
I found a 52 litre Givi Maxia top box weighs 1kg less than a 42 litre Expedition ally top box if that helps  :002:

Agreed I went for a Givi 55 Maxia top box and top quality soft panniers lost a lot of weight and gained a lot of space perfect, sold all the Triumph expedition luggage and put money back in my pocket plus reduced the maximum width of the bike very handy for filtering.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on April 03, 2019, 06:44:22 AM
It's a toss up between security and weight for me. Might go for a combination of both as Jimbob mentioned.
Will let you know!
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: Bikerjimbob on April 03, 2019, 07:10:53 AM
*Originally Posted by TigerBaines [+]
It's a toss up between security and weight for me. Might go for a combination of both as Jimbob mentioned.
Will let you know!

Have a look at the Mosko moto soft panniers they can be locked to the bike are extremely well made and they have a video of them being attacked with a Stanley knife without that much success, not cheap but you get what you pay for highly recommended
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: RDH on April 03, 2019, 08:17:36 AM
Have a look at Shad SH36 panniers and fitment system. When I changed the Triumph 'brick' top box to a Shad SH48, I saved 4.5kg! It made a big difference to handling with a lot of extra capacity.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: Paulhere on April 03, 2019, 10:45:37 AM
I have these, wish I'd bought top loaders years ago. Weight 5kg/5.5kg + bkts.

https://bykebitz.co.uk/motorcycle-luggage/motorcycle-panniers/aluminium-panniers/complete-pannier-kits/trax-adventure-pannier-kit-triumph-tiger-800-x-xc-2010-onwards.html

Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on April 03, 2019, 11:52:56 AM
I'm thinking a safe and secure alu top case with a back rest for the missus, and some good quality water proof side bags which double as back packs to keep the weight down.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: Paulhere on April 03, 2019, 12:38:33 PM
*Originally Posted by TigerBaines [+]
I'm thinking a safe and secure alu top case with a back rest for the missus, and some good quality water proof side bags which double as back packs to keep the weight down.

So you don't want light panniers, you want light throw-overs? ….That don't leak....or melt?  :008: Been there, done that.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: cub800 on April 25, 2019, 01:01:47 PM
I think touratech zega might be the lightest
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: Rtwo on April 25, 2019, 03:47:21 PM
I reckon the Holan 31 Litre system is one of the lightest and certainly the narrowest out there
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on April 25, 2019, 04:09:44 PM
I went with the Mosko 35 soft sides and a H&B xplorer 45 hard top box. Keeps the weight down, provides some security and keeps everything dry.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: Paulhere on April 25, 2019, 04:33:20 PM
Are you camping? Or is this luggage kit for all wifey's clothes, toilet bag, makeup bag, hairdryer, 6 pair of shoes, etc.?  :492:
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on April 25, 2019, 04:47:27 PM
Haha the missus probably travels lighter than me. Well I can't travel without a good suit and shoes.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: V2T on April 29, 2019, 01:47:50 AM
What frame did you get for the Mosko panniers?
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: herdygerdy on April 29, 2019, 04:24:12 AM
The Mosko mounting plates fit easily and very nicely on to the OEM Triumph pannier frames once the cast alloy brackets (with 'Triumph' on them) are removed from the top rail of each pannier frame.  Be careful of flying tiny springs & doo-dads when removing them tho'...DAMHIK.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on April 29, 2019, 06:35:00 AM
Interesting. I'm buying new. The dealer said that the OEM racks won't take the Mosko soft sides so I've asked him to throw in some that will. We will see.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: herdygerdy on April 29, 2019, 06:37:49 AM
Happy to post pics of MM kit mounted on OEM racks when I get home in a few hours.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on April 29, 2019, 06:40:01 AM
*Originally Posted by herdygerdy [+]
Happy to post pics of MM kit mounted on OEM racks when I get home in a few hours.


Thanks 👍
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: herdygerdy on April 29, 2019, 06:47:33 AM
For clarity, the pics will be of the MM kit fitted to the OEM racks on an MY17 Tiger 800 XCA, not actually my own Tiger (that's an XRT) , but that of bikerjimbob, a fellow forum member here.

I have sent the pics to MM directly who adv. they will be including them on their fitment pages in due course.

There definitely WILL be a set of MM kit in my future.   Having seen it in the flesh, it truly is 'the dog's danglies'.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: herdygerdy on April 29, 2019, 09:07:52 AM
Here you go.  You just need to unscrew the two aforementioned alloy castings and doo-dads to make the racks 'bare' and you are good to go.

Enjoy!

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/IMG_3870.jpg)
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(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/IMG_3872.jpg)
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(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/IMG_3874.jpg)
(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/IMG_3876.jpg)
(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/IMG_3877.jpg)
(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/IMG_3869.jpg)
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on April 29, 2019, 09:16:28 AM
Excellent thanks Herdy
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: V2T on May 03, 2019, 06:08:41 PM
*Originally Posted by TigerBaines [+]
I went with the Mosko 35 soft sides and a H&B xplorer 45 hard top box. Keeps the weight down, provides some security and keeps everything dry.

Do you know the weight of the H&B explorer top box?
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: TigerBaines on May 04, 2019, 05:08:25 PM
*Originally Posted by V2T [+]
Do you know the weight of the H&B explorer top box?

Yes its 5kg. The lightest one I found of that size or similar, though I only looked at 5 or 6.
Title: Re: Lightest Panniers
Post by: V2T on May 04, 2019, 07:59:01 PM
Thanks. The original Triumph "adventure style", although admittedly very sturdy and waterproof weighs 7.9kg. Because of the position an additional 3kg makes a difference and I could feel it recently with probably a 10kg load in the box.

Additionally the OEM panniers are very wide.

I looked at the SW Motech Trax Adventure top box - that weighs 4.5kg. Also looking at the Kriega OS side bags to go with it, 32l on the left and 22l on the right.