Motorcycle luggage specialists, Ventura, have added a fitting kit for Ducati’s 2014 Monster 1200 to their range. Luggage kits for Ducatis have been the most popular in Ventura’s range for several years, building a loyal following because they are lighter than hard luggage and better suited to the sleek Italian lines than traditional soft panniers.
Praised for its increased comfort and the added flexibility of switchable riding modes, the Monster 1200 has long-distance potential and the light and simple Ventura Bike Pack System adds serious carrying capacity to the big twin. The system consists of three, easy-to-fit elements: L-Brackets, Rack and Pack. Bolt the tailor-made L-brackets to existing mounting points on the bike, slide on the Pack Rack, then clip your chosen Pack in place.
QL clips hold the Pack firmly in place, so there’s no need for unreliable and potentially damaging straps/bungee cords, and both the Pack and Rack can be removed in seconds, leaving only the discrete L-Brackets behind. Fitting Ventura adds no extra width to the bike; when riding solo, the pack sits over the pillion seat to keep the weight closer to the bike’s centre of gravity, for a stable ride. When carrying a passenger, simply flip the bag round, so it sits on the rack.
L-Brackets for the Monster 1200 cost £116.00 and the matching Pack Rack is £52.00. Prices for Bike-Packs start from £90 (the 47-litre Mistral 1 Pack pictured sells for £150.00), all including VAT. Call 01256 704909 or visit www.ventura-bike.co.uk for a full fitment list and to view the pack options