The folks at Viking Bags sent us their Viking 14 Large Tank Bag a few weeks ago and after thoroughly testing it I can report that I’m quite impressed. If you ride as much as I do you know the value of a quality tank bag and the Viking 14 really fills the bill for both the commuter and serious touring rider. The Viking 14 (the 14 stands for its 14 liter capacity) is well made with Cordura stitching throughout. It features a sturdy carry handle, hefty zippers (which can be locked and are large enough to make access easy even with a gloved hand), all the pockets we’ve come to expect in a tank bag and of course a removable clear map sleeve.
The strength of the magnets in the base actually surprised me. I ride a V-Strom and you can see from the photo that the tank on a V-Strom isn’t smooth and flat but the Viking firmly grips the tank and hasn’t moved once in the dozen or so rides I’ve taken with it.
Here are some of the Viking 14′s features:
- Heavy duty Cordura Construction.
- Organizer included inside for Keys, wallets, cell phones etc.
- Reflective piping for additional night time visibility
- Easy to remove snap Pocket with zipper entry.
- Duraflex® buckles throughout for added strength.
- Flex Buckles throught the bag for extra strength.
- Carry handle included.
- Audio Slot.
- Protective base.
- Rain cover included.
- Cell phone storage pocket.
- Magnetic Base.
I won’t miss the need to loosen and tighten straps when gassing up and the Viking 14 stows away nicely in my top box to prevent theft (it also features lock loops if you prefer a strap to deter theft). At $61.99 the Viking 14 Large Tank Bag is competitively priced and, in this rider’s opinion, an excellent bag for the price.
Please check out the video below for more information and, as always, ride safe.