New Motorcycle Tank Bags For 2016

Handy, portable storage for your daily ride.

New Tank Bags for 2016
Seven new tank bags for 2016.Animated GIF by Kathleen Conner

Even if you don’t pack a ton of luggage when you ride, there are some things you want to keep handy on every ride––sunglasses, a cell phone, maps––and a tank bag is the handiest way to carry them. Some use straps to hold them in place, others use magnets, and some come either way. For around $125 there’s sure to be one here that fits your bike and your budget.

Cortech Super 2.0 Tank Bag
Cortech Super 2.0 18LPhoto: Cortech

The 18-liter Super 2.0 comes in strap and magnetic versions, each with a protective non-slip, non-scratch, diamond-pattern mounting base. The main compartment is expandable, and includes a "zipper garage" for concealment of the zipper and pull tab. The top flap has an internal organizer and a removable map pocket, and inside is a stowaway rain cover, two built-in sip-tube/headphone ports, and hideaway backpack straps. ($119.95, www.cortech.net)

Dainese D-Tanker Mini
Dainese D-Tanker MiniPhoto: Dainese

Designed to carry just the essentials, the 6.1-liter D-Tanker Mini's main compartment has an organizer pocket and a special pocket for sunglasses. The bottom is made of non-slip textured neoprene for paint protection. A magnetic clip system ensures firm attachment. A shoulder strap for off-bike use and a reinforced handle are included. ($119.95, www.dainese.com)

Firstgear Onyx Expandable Magnetic
Firstgear Onyx Expandable MagneticPhoto: Firstgear

The Onyx Expandable has a non-slip bottom with heavy-duty magnets and a safety bungee. The mounting base can be used separately as a map holder, and there's also a clear map pocket with hook-and-loop in the lid. There's a zippered mesh pocket inside the lid, along with elastic pen holders. A rain cover and shoulder strap are included, as is a soft-grip carrying handle. ($109.95, www.firstgear-usa.com)

Givi ST602 Tanklock
Givi ST602 TanklockPhoto: Givi

The ST602 Tanklock uses a model-specific nylon mount attached to the gas tank's filler cap for secure mounting; the bag never contacts the tank. The 4-liter bag has side reflective inserts, a carrying handle, an inner case for sunglasses, adjustable shoulder straps, and a transparent window for smart phones. The bag is prepared for a cable port, and a high-viz rain cover is included. ($125.00, giviusa.com)

Icon Urban Tank Bag
Icon Urban Tank BagPhoto: Icon

The Urban is an all-in-one tank bag, backpack, and helmet carrier that you can use to stow essentials on the bike, and off it to carry your helmet. It uses four high-powered magnet for attachment, and comes with a neoprene helmet carrier/tank protector. ($100.00, rideicon.com)

Joe Rocket Manta XL
Joe Rocket Manta XLPhoto: Joe Rocket

The magnetic-mount Manta XL has a belt-buckle guard, an external quick-access mobile-phone pocket, and a removable shoulder strap. Reflective piping and a hidden rain cover are also included. ($84.99, joerocket.com)

Tourmaster Elite 14L
Tourmaster Elite 14LPhoto: Tourmaster

The 14-liter Elite has a built-in adjustable GPS pocket that also accommodates a variety of other devices like smart phones. The hinged lid has underside organizer pockets, and the interior is made of a soft liner material. The map pocket is removable, and a face-shield storage pouch and a clear-window rain cover are included. The bag can be converted from a strap mount to a magnetic mount with optional mounting bases. ($129.99, tourmaster.com)