Hard saddlebags Why the Need

Katrina By Katrina, 20th Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3gpnglwu/
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Hard saddlebags Why the Need

The world inflation level has grown so much in the recent years that it is very hard now, for everyone to own a car. Even if one buys a car from his life savings, he needs fuel to get it running. However fuel prices are also so high that it is very difficult to afford them within an average salary. Therefore more and more people are buying bikes every day. There are cheaper to both buy and operate. But this benefit comes with its cost. The biggest disadvantage is that one has almost no storage capacity in his or her vehicle. If you need to carry some documents to your office or if you need to carry books to your college there is no place where you can stack them.

Most people therefore use bags which are mounted on shoulders. Not only does this affect your efficiency during driving but it also affects your long term health. Regular exposure to this weight increases the risk of a long term lower back and spinal cord injury. To deal with this, the concept of a saddle bag was introduced. A saddlebag could be attached on the side, back or front of the motorcycle and could carry heavy loads easily. When the motorcycle was invented, it was meant to be a means of transportation for short distances. Not because it could not travel far but because it was not comfortable enough for long trips.

However with passage of time manufacturers like hardly Davidson introduced bikes which were larger and more comfortable than normal bikes. They were designed especially for large distance travel. When such heavy bikes were introduced, people started using their bikes to travel from one city to another and city, even countries. Therefore the need for hard saddle bags arose. A hard saddle bag is a variation of the normal saddle bag. Durability is the most important factor than differentiates it from a normal saddle bag. Fiber glass is used in the manufacturing of hard saddle bags instead of leather or polyester.

Hard saddle bags were initially introduced for major bike brands. These brands usually pre installed such accessories on their bikes. This way the cost is saved for the consumer. Some bike manufacturers also have joint ventures with certain saddle brands and thus offer discounted prices for their customers. A thing that everyone should keep in mind while selecting a saddle bag is the purpose for which they will use it. If the purpose is more hardcore than the choice should be based on durability and reliability rather than beauty. If you require a saddle bag for an average usage then you can go for normal brands. If one wants professional opinion on saddle bag selection, he can visit various websites and forums on the internet. Reviews about particular products are also available on the internet. By reading them one can learn of any faults beforehand. One can also visit the showrooms of various saddle brands and check their products himself.

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Hi, My name is Katrina. I love to write since it allows me to express my feelings and thoughts. I am enjoying writing here on Wikinut. I also write articles on HubPages, Triond, and Squidoo.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
20th Mar 2013 (#)

Good article, Katrina. I just want to point out that buying a new motorcycle is not necessarily cheaper than buying a new car. A decent motorcycle will cost around $12, 000 to $14,000 dollars, more than a bare bones, entry level sub compact car. Even a new motor scooter will run you around $6,000. Motorcycles are more inexpensive to operate, as far as insurance and fuel is concerned, but they are necessarily more inexpensive to maintain unless you can do the work yourself.

I speak from experience owning off-road bikes, street bikes, ATVs, cars and trucks.

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author avatar Katrina
20th Mar 2013 (#)

Thanks Jerry for such a great comment. Actually bikes in Asian countries are very cheap. You can buy a good bike even in $700 to $1000 but yes there are few heavy bikes which cost you hundreds of dollars.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
20th Mar 2013 (#)

Perhaps in Asian countries but you wouldn't even find a used motorcycle in decent condition for $700 in the United State or any European country.

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