Stable, versatile and adding minimal width and weight, Ventura’s Bike Pack System is the perfect match for BMW’s high performance S1000 XR. Combining a superbike engine with a dual sport chassis and riding position, the XR has the potential to perform on the twisties as well as on motorways; luggage for the XR needs to be just as versatile. The Ventura Bike Pack System has the best of both worlds: a sturdy rack-mounting system designed to hold the load safely and securely, and a range of soft and semi-soft bags that are lightweight, easy to handle off the bike and can be easily rolled up and stashed away when not in use. The Pack’s unique ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment eliminates the need for straps or bungee chords and doesn’t use a fiddly lock and key system, so it’s quick and easy to detach and reattach at stop-offs, and when the rider wants to try out the XR’s performance.
When the journey ends, both Pack and Rack can be removed from the machine 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, designed for transporting smaller loads. The unique rack mounting system attaches to existing points on the S1000 XR’s sub-frame, so there’s no drilling or cutting, and no extra tubing, brackets or fixings needed. It doesn’t add weight or width, like hard luggage mounting systems can. Packs come in a variety of styles and sizes – from a 35 litre weekend bag, to a massive 102-litre touring Pack. A typical system for the BMW XR 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 www.ventura-bike.co.uk.