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Carry On The R1 With VenturaVentura has added the latest YZF-R1 to it’s Bike Pack System fitment list. The motorcycle luggage specialist has developed solutions for all models of Yamaha’s flagship superbike, since the first generation appeared on the scene in 1998.

Although the latest incarnation of the R1 is designed to perform on track, its MotoGP-inspired electronic rider aids and modes, plus refined ergonomics, performance and handling, make it an equally enticing proposition for the journey to and from the circuit.

Ventura has always been a popular choice of luggage for superbike owners, because it is designed to fit around compact seat units and doesn’t require secure strapping points or increase the width of the machine.

Unlike other soft luggage options, Ventura’s system uses a mounting rack, which keeps the load stable, secure and carried well clear of the YZF’s tail unit and exhaust. It attaches using existing points on the sub-frame and doesn’t add significant weight.

The Pack’s unique ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment eliminates the need for straps or bungee cords, so it’s quick and easy to detach and reattach.

The Rack can also be removed in seconds, leaving only the discrete L-Brackets behind. The rider then has the option of fitting a pillion Grab Handle or a Sport Rack, suitable for transporting small loads.

Packs are available in a variety of styles and sizes – from a 35-litre weekend bag, to a massive 102-litre touring combination – and come with carry handles and shoulder straps for easy use off the bike.

A typical system for the 2015 R1 costs £327.00, including L-Brackets (£125), Pack Rack (£52) and a 47-litre Mistral I Pack (£150), as pictured. For further details and a full list of pack options, call Ventura on 01256 704909 or visit

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