I needed some secure luggage for my Tiger to take my laptop to work and for when I go touring. I hate wide pannier setups, I also hate adding excessive
weight, so I wanted something narrow and light weight. My aim was to have the centre of gravity in front of the rear axle and reasonably low. I also wanted
a unique solution to make my Tiger stand out.
My choice is a set of Krauser Skyline Panniers. The panniers are small in size at 21 Litres, their regular rectangular shape and top opening enable a
rucksack with a laptop to be safely carried inside. At the widest point the width of the panniers is 34", the same as my stock handlebars. To fit I first
replaced the standard exhaust with a Remus Power Cone this allowed me to reduce the width on the r/h side and keep the look symmetrical. I then
fabricated my own brackets from 30mm x 5mm steel (Inch by quarter in imperial). Total weight is 5 kgs for the panniers and 2.25 kgs for the brackets. Not
Replacing the Exhaust and adding the Panniers = Same weight as stock Tiger.
The Skyline Panniers give the appearance of being leather but are in fact waterproof Plastic. Off the bike they look like "Quality" luggage. I think they look
great, so does everyone who has seen them, even die hard BMW GS riders like the look. The latest Krauser K-Wing mounting system is well designed.
There is no need for inner bags as they are easy to demount. I bought the Skyline's from eBay.de (Germany) as no one seems to stock them in the UK.
Krauser Skyline Panniers fitted to the Tiger 1050 plus other luggage options
Triumph Tiger 1050 Tail Pack
A great bit of kit. The Tail Pack does
not effect the handling. However it
prevents me swinging my leg over the
TIP: The Tail Pack carry handle will
mark the finish on the tailpiece so you
must fix some clear film on to the
Tailpiece under the handle. (See
For my 3 week trip to Turkey and back I purchased a 60 litre waterproof
Tote bag from SW-Motech. The bag has good mounting points, comes
with straps and it is expandable. I inserted 3 pillows to fill it for the photo. I
prefer to avoid using a top box because I travel solo and the handling is
much better with the weight on the seat rather than hanging over the tail
My Wunderlich Evo Handlebar bag
offers space for the MP3, Camera, phone,
wallet, MP3 etc and it has an organiser
inside the cover flap. Not waterproof.
For long tours I fit 5Litre waterproof
Krieger bags to my crashbars. Good for
drinks, tools, gloves, food etc.
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