2014 Honda Valkyrie Corbin Fleetliner SaddlebagsCorbin always brags about how its R&D department can design products that visually fit the lines of the bike – take a look at the Fleetliner Saddelbags for the 2014 Honda Valkyrie and you’ll see why! Notice how well the bags were shaped to emulate the tank and fender for total integration. This makes it hard to tell where the Honda stops and Corbin starts.
Corbin has taken approximately 45 liters of storage (22.3 liters per side) and smoothed out the lines to visually blend the saddlebags into the Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie fender. The esthetics camouflages the generous capacity of the bags and looks clean.Typical of Corbin engineering, the interior wall of the bag molds close to the profile of the bike to fit closer to the centerline than any other saddlebag made. This provides better load bearing, better balance, less width and a much cleaner look.Corbin’s Fleetliner saddlebags are tooled up specially for each bike model so they fit perfect. Both bags feature top loading so contents can’t spill out when opened and they will self-close in the wind if forgotten.Notice how the Corbin mounting system keeps the bags close to the bike. Corbin molds them around the fender rails and in tight to the fender. This allows the bags to carry weight in close for a better center of gravity and when loaded properly the bike remains stable at all speeds. This design also keeps a narrower profile for less width to worry about when lane splitting.Fleetliner Saddlebags will fit with virtually any exhaust system that is the same height or lower than the stock pipes. Fleetliner Bags fit perfect and install simply with all brackets included. In the front, Corbin’s bags are shaped to allow room for passenger’s legs on the rear footpegs and includes a heel pad to protect the saddlebag finish.Both bags come completely lined to protect your cargo and feature locking doors for security. The Fleetliner saddlebag set comes pre-painted to coordinate with your stock paint job with a single color on top and black trim at the bottom separated by a chrome strip. Heel pad comes standard with Asphalt material that is extremely durable and looks appropriate.For more information, call 800-538-7035 or online at www.corbin.com.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!