Beetle Bags for Honda VTX 1800 / 1800 T / 1300 Retro
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Just say "Wow".
Bold styling that compliments the unique line of the VTX-Retro... That's Corbin Beetle Bags. Specially sculpted 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 the "tail dragger" fender. As they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words," so why not just click through the images above and we'll get on with the specs.
Both bags are designed for top loading so your contents won't drop out onto the road when opened. If you've ever had your new cell phone or laptop drop out onto the concrete, you'll understand how important this is. The doors even hinge forward so they will self close in the wind if forgotten. Naturally they both lock too for secure storage. These bags were designed by the same folks that ran Hayabusa saddlebags over 180mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats... They work.
Beetle Bags come standard with all mounting hardware, turn signals, door locks and are fully lined to protect your cargo. Saddlebag set can be installed by an average home mechanic... really! Naturally we supply the set prepainted to coordinate with your factory paint job. Please note that due to the cost of the material, there is an upcharge to color match to Honda's "Illusion" paint colors.
Turn signal buckets are built into the saddlebag design and use the wiring from your existing turn signals (which are removed during saddlebag installation). Due to the shape of the turn signal bucket on the inside of the bag, there is an area that has limited access. Check out the grey shaded area in This Image for more info. This area is great for flexible items like gloves, tee shirts and such. Also, remember to be careful with heavy items like disc locks when loading painted bags. Dropping them into the bag could crack the paint on the outside.
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, Right side: 26 liters Capacity, Left side: 27 liters
Due to the way Corbin Beetle Bags 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.
Because of the cost of the material, there is an upcharge when color matching bags to Honda's "Illusion" paint colors.
On VTX 1300 models: In order to keep the aerodynamics of the bike, Corbin's Beetle Bags are designed to contour around and cover the stock helmet hook on the left side of the bike.
Some passengers may prefer to have the footpegs moved forward further when using our Beetle Bags. If you find this to be true with your copilot, you can use a set of passenger pegs available from Kuryakyn. We've been told that part number 8016 works great.
Corbin saddlebags are designed to work on STOCK exhaust system. They may work with other models, but we have not tested them and therefore cannot warranty suitability for any given aftermarket system.
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*
Want to test drive our Visual Seat Configurator? It's in Beta Testing now... Just click HERE.
Please select cover options from the drop down boxes before adding to cart. We will verify all selections with you before starting production. Have questions? Just click on the "Glossary" or "Materials" button for answers. NOTE: Drop down boxes do not default to descriptions shown on product above.
Beetle Bag set for VTX 1800 Retro, standard paint
Beetle Bag set for VTX 1800 Retro, Illusion paint
Beetle Bag set for 2007 VTX 1800 Retro, standard paint
Beetle Bag set for 2007 VTX 1800 Retro, 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.