Tested for stability at an indicated speed of 135mph! Corbinís extremely popular line of saddlebags are now available for the VTX's little brother. Beetle Bags are sculpted specially to fit close to the bike for improved weight handling and to be aerodynamically silent. The flowing shape provides a bit of vintage Hot Rod styling to the bike and integrates the rear end into a more precise design. Both bags feature top loading so that contents canít spill out when opened and they will self close in the wind if forgotten. Designed by the same folks that ran Hayabusa saddlebags over 180mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats!
Corbin Beetle Bags mold around the passenger's legs to maximize capacity without creating an overbearing look on your sleek machine. We mold the interior wall close to the profile of the bike to keep them narrow and carry the shape around the rear fender. This also carries the weight of the bags and contents closer to the centerline of the bike for good center of gravity. When loaded properly, you won't even know they're back there while riding and the bike remains stable at all speeds.
Notice how the Corbin mounting system keeps the Beetle Bags close to the bike. We supply a rear fender that provides mounting points for the bags and a longer, more vintage look on the bike. Again, this allows the bags to carry weight in tight where it won't upset your balance. This mounting system and design also keeps a narrower profile for best possible aerodynamics and less width to worry about when lane splitting. Although you can't see them in this image, the bike is using a set of pipes from Cobra. Due to the design of the Corbin Beetle Bags, they will not install with the stock exhaust system on the bike. Many aftermarket systems will work fine as long as they run roughly three inches BELOW the passenger footpegs and have a smaller muffler circumferance.
Both bags come completely lined to protect your cargo and feature locking doors for security. Sure seal weather stripping and adjustable lock mechanism keeps them watertight. Our top loading design assures that contents won't spill out when the bag is opened while the forward hinge action allows the bag to self-close if forgotten. Corbin's Beetle Bags come pre-painted to coordinate with your factory paint job.
When loading items inside the bags, it is best to load heavy items closest to the bike for proper load bearing and balance. Also, because of the beautiful painted finish, it is important to load items like disk locks carefully. If you throw an item like this into one of the bags, it can create pressure cracks in the paint on the outside of the bag. Just place items in carefully and, when possible, pack around them to stop items from jumping around if you run onto some rough roads.
Manufactured of our durable Fibertech material, Beetle Bags come as a complete set with all installation brackets and rear fender included. Our rear fender is specially designed to work with our Beetle Bags, but can also be used independantly for a more vintage look at the rear of the bike. Corbin's fender flows off the back of the bike providing a nostalgic look. Mounts directly to your stock chassis without modifications. Requires the use of turn signals available from your local Harley-Davidson dealer (see below). License plate frame (not included) is a fairly generic model that we bent by hand to fit the curve of the fender.
Manufactured of our exclusive Fibertech™ material for durability and a clean finish. Specially formulated for Corbin, Fibertech™ gives us very tight tolerances with minimal shrinkage so each part comes out true to the original design.
We use a quality gel-coat for a nice finish that doesn't show material weave. When ordering parts in "primer gel-coat" you can expect a part ready for your painter's preparation. Most Corbin components are also available prepainted and ready for immediate installation.
Corbin Beetle Bags comes fully lined with a nice, thick grey liner on the inside to protect your cargo. Sure seal weather stripping around the doors keeps out the elements. Locking doors keep contents secure.
Capacity 26 liters per side Overall width 29 inches
Beetle Bags require turn signal kit (#68005-99) and two stand-offs (#68821-00) from your local Harley Dealer. Beetle Bags do not work with stock turn signals.
Due to the way Corbin saddlebags are designed to fit close to the profile of your bike, they will not work with the Honda sissy bar system or any other accessory that uses brackets along the fender struts on your VTX.
Corbin saddles (with very few exceptions) include Genuine Leather Seating to provide a luxurious look and feel.... don't let anybody tell you that vinyl is just as good! You wouldn't buy vinyl boots would you?
WARNING: Heater elements (when available) should never be installed in motorcycle seats that will be used by riders that cannot sense heat. This could create a hazardous condition.
Take good care of your new seat and the seat will take good care of you. Designed to help your leather saddle remain weather resistant and keeps the hide supple. This will allow the leather to break in and age gracefully. Great for boots, gloves & jackets too. Simple rub-in, buff out application. *More Info*
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Beetle Bags / Fender VTX 1300, standard paint
Beetle Bags / Fender VTX 1300, illusion paint
We do not always have a color match for all brands and models, especially at the beginning of the year when the new models come out. Please enter your bike year and paint color below and we will contact you if we do not currently have the color matched. A note about paint color matching: Please Read
PLEASE NOTE: Corbin products are designed to fit very close to your bike for a clean look. Due to this, other accessories or options can inhibit proper fit. As an example: Tank Consoles (dashes), ignition modules, exhaust systems, sissy bars, etc. If you have accessories installed on your bike, please let us know so we can verify the fit for you.
SADDLE WARRANTY: Basepan, foam and hardware of the Corbin saddle is warranted to the original owner for life. Cover materials, Heaters and workmanship are warranted for one year. Product will only be authorized to be shipped back, freight pre-paid, for refining of shape or to replace/rectify defective parts. In cases where the rework requires a new cover, a recover charge will be applied. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization number (RMA).
FIBERGLASS WARRANTY: Structural integrity of Corbin fiberglass components are warranted to the original owner for life. Finish and paint are warranted against manufacturing defect for one year. Damage to product and / or painted surfaces from outside forces or misuse is specifically not covered under warranty. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin receipt and a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number.
EXPORT SALES: USA pricing shown. When products are shipped throughout the world, you will see higher prices because of freight, customs, duty & applicable taxes. Please consider these costs when purchasing Corbin products outside the USA. If ordering direct from Corbin, we will compute freight charges and add them to the order. BUYER will be responsible for customs, taxes, duty or other charges.