Why are panniers on motorcycles so expensive?

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  • 6 days ago

    Because they are often used at high speed whilst dangerously overloaded. Manufacturers may stipulate a 10kg weight limit, but know you will cram a carton of beer in each one, and then do 160kph home. They have to over engineer these things for weight and performance, as well as safety and aesthetics.

    Source(s): Owned a BMW
  • Fred
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    Look into textile panniers! Get a set and wonder why you even entertained buying a leather or hard set!

  • 3 weeks ago

    Things cost money.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Good question!!

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Because they're not produced in the quantities needed to bring production costs down.

  • adam
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    saddlebags? Hard bags I guess you mean. Cost of manufacture. Shipping. Dealer mark up. taxes. Go to swap meets. Find a pair . Even if its not made for your bike you can fabricate the mounts and make it work. Save money. 

  • Scott
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Everything for motorcycles is expensive.

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