Why are panniers on motorcycles so expensive?
- bikerwoodyLv 66 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
- FredLv 52 weeks ago
Look into textile panniers! Get a set and wonder why you even entertained buying a leather or hard set!
- River EuphratesLv 73 weeks ago
Things cost money.
- Abe GippeauLv 43 weeks ago
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- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Because they're not produced in the quantities needed to bring production costs down.
- adamLv 54 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.
- ScottLv 74 weeks ago
Everything for motorcycles is expensive.