Okay let’s face it we all ride dual sport and adventure to get away from paved roads. The issues with being that far away from home base is packing enough tools and parts for any situation. I recently had the opportunity to try out a Viking Bags Enduro Handlebar Bag with hopes of allowing the bike to carry some of the extra weight vs my camel pack backpack. With winter in full force here in Indiana, this is a quick summary on how the bag fits on the bike and what it will carry. Once riding season kicks in again a full review will follow.
The Viking Enduro Handlebar bag was very easy to install on my KTM-350. It secured tightly to the fork tubes and handle bars and sits high enough to not block the headlight. Total installation takes about 5 minutes.
I will carry my KTM tool kit, spare brake lever, spare shifter, extra set of gloves, safety glasses, and a small towel as shown above. To give you an idea about space 3-17oz water bottles fit in this bag so plenty of room. A Velcro map holder is a nice feature for those who like old school paper maps or trail maps.
The Viking Small Enduro Handle Bar Bag is perfect for allowing you to pack those few extra items you might need without adding weight to your back pack. The way it mounts to the handlebars and forks will keep it secure to the bikes front number plate with little to no flopping around. It’s made using quality materials and at a price of around $50 it’s a great way to carry a few extra items. Also make sure you check out some of the other quality items like their Motorcycle Jackets.