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Harley-Davidson's Best Motorcycle Bags and Backpacks for 2023

April 26, 2023

We’ve all been there: right before you leave for a trip, you find yourself wondering whether or not you have enough room for all the things you need.

With the right bags and luggage though, this realization doesn’t need to lead to a complete rethink. You can get the space you need thanks to thoughtful design that streamlines the way you pack and stow your bags. Learn more below in this guide to the best motorcycle bags.

On-Bike Bags vs. Off-Bike Bags

Harley-Davidson offers a wide selection of motorcycle bags and luggage that includes both on-bike and off-bike options.

  • On-bike bags : Designed to be conveniently attached to luggage racks or on an upright sissy bar and backrest pad, giving riders a variety of convenient options to simply travel with their luggage. On-bike bag options include a range of luggage types, saddlebags, accessory bags, swingarm bags, handlebar bags and Tour-Pak® luggage carriers.
  • Off-bike bags: include backpacks and duffel bags that, while not designed for inclusion on one of our bikes, offer travelers the ability to sport authentic Harley-Davidson® gear as they explore, wherever their travels may take them.

No matter which type of bag you may choose, you can trust that Harley-Davidson® luggage and bags are subjected to the same sort of exhaustive test requirements as we apply to our bikes. We test our bags for durability, water protection, ride handling, and vehicle balance, and these tests are performed in certified labs. 

No matter which type of bag you may choose

You can trust that Harley-Davidson® luggage and bags are subjected to the same sort of exhaustive test requirements as we apply to our bikes. We test our bags for durability, water protection, ride handling, and vehicle balance, and these tests are performed in certified labs. 

Best Motorcycle Luggage

Sometimes a little added storage capacity is just what you need to make your ride more enjoyable. Whether it’s used to stow rain gear, extra clothing, or basic supplies, our best pieces of motorcycle luggage make it easy anything you need along with you on your journey. Choose from an array of road-tested luggage options, including weekender bags, travel paks, and more, which can be attached with ease to a variety of locations on many of our most popular bikes.

Best Saddlebags

Keep your valuables secure while on tour in one of our best saddlebags. Potential options include soft saddlebags made from vinyl and premium leather, as well as rigid mount saddlebags, saddlebags made from durable fiberglass materials, and detachable saddlebags in a range of designs. The exact bags available will vary by model. With our saddlebag mounting hardware, Harley-Davidson® saddlebags are a convenient option for riders to unlock more storage space—and do so in style .

Best Tank Bags

Keep travel essentials on hand with the help of something from this selection of our best tank motorcycle bags.  Browse tank bags designed to fit the contour of your bike’s fuel tank, perfect for storing your wallet, keys, phone, and more. Clear top pouches on some of our tank bags provide easy access to maps and directions during your trip. Discover a durable tank bag that will be adding convenience to your time on the road for a long time to come.

Best Swingarm Bags

Save space in your pockets and eliminate unnecessary stops along your way with the addition of one of our Harley-Davidson® swingarm bags. These sleek, single-sided swingarm bags make a stylish addition to your storage arsenal without departing from your bike’s classic style. 

Best Handlebar Bags

Whether it’s for the rider in your life or for you, that very rider,  our high-quality and hardy handlebar bags make the perfect gift for any occasion (or no occasion at all). Who wouldn’t love the convenience offered by a stylish handlebar bag—it’s the ideal option for stowing away sunglasses, maps, and more in an easy-to-reach place.

Best Tour-Pak® Carrier Luggages

Outfit your bike with one of our best Tour-Pak® Carrier Luggage, each of which is engineered with a sleek profile and lightweight construction. Choose from Tour-Pak® luggage made from vinyl, leather, and durable water-tight composites, with ideal options for every rider’s needs—whether that’s carrying rain gear and camping equipment or shuttling the groceries home from a ride to corner store. No matter which Tour-Pak® luggage suits the way you ride, you can travel comfortably and without compromising the appearance of your motorcycle’s silhouette by opting for one of our elegant color-matched Tour-Pak® luggage carrier. Available in primed finish or color-matched to many factory color combinations, pick from solid colors, solid colors with complementing pinstripes, and two-tone finishes, which are available to match most late-model Harley-Davidson® color schemes.

Best Backpacks & Duffels

Take the beloved Bar & Shield with you even when you leave your Harley® bike behind with one of our backpacks or duffel bags. Head skyward with a wheeling, carry-on duffel that’s built to last through years and years of travels, set off on a day trip toting a ruggedly designed backpack, or fit everything you need for a long weekend in one of our virtually indestructible duffels.

Can't decide which bag is the best for you? Head to a local Harley-Davidson® dealer to check out the bags in person before making the ultimate decision. 

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