Victory Kingpin Motorcycle SaddleBag Guide
Continuing its strong tradition of product innovation, Victory announced the Kingpin cruiser. The machine was fitted with a massive V-twin engine due to which the Kingpin received top honors from reputed auto magazines. With the new engine, Victory offered enthusiasts the perfect blend of performance and style. The iconic classic styling scheme was maintained throughout the production of the Kingpin, with various options to accessorize and further customize the bike according to preference. The motorcycle fast gained popularity among riders due to its highly customizable design, and more-than-adequate performance prowess.
Built for the long haul, the Victory Kingpin’s smooth handling and comfortable seating ensures that riders will not have any cause of complaint when taking the machine out for an extended road trip. All one needs to set off are some accessories, and they’re set to go! Touring accessories like saddlebags can provide immense utility if you are planning to take the Kingpin out for a lengthy spin; but like with all accessories that one chooses for a premium machine like the Kingpin, one must make sure of choosing high-grade saddlebags. At Viking Bags, we understand the need for a stylish, yet functional saddlebag to be the perfect riding companion for your machine, and thus, we provide a diverse range of options for riders. One can browse through our website and pick out just the right bag that suits your machine while providing the utility you were looking for from a saddlebag.
Decided to get a saddlebag for your motorcycle? The next step, of course, is to decide precisely what kind of bag you need. Some want style over utility, others want a ton of storage space; everybody has their own preferences, which is why we have made available bags of every variety in our lineup. To facilitate the choosing process, one should take a look at 4 major criteria:
The aesthetic appeal of a quality saddlebag cannot be denied. For a machine like the Kingpin, one needs just the right bag that complements the classic look of the revolutionary cruiser.
The original purpose of a saddlebag was to store stuff you might need while on a tour. Even if you are just buying a saddlebag for the style it provides, storage space is still a factor for times when you might need to take stuff along the ride. Pick a right-sized bag for your Kingpin!
Plan to store your valuables inside the saddle bags; or simply don’t want anyone prying? Our lock-and-key options ensure the safety and security of your belongings. You are free to choose from available security options.
Not everyone wants their bags to stay on the side of the machine all the time. Our varieties of mounting options ensure that everyone gets to choose how they want to mount their chosen bags on their motorcycle.
Bags come in a variety of different styles. Most riders will want the bags that will match best with their bike. The majority of our bags come in two styles, plain or studded. If your bike already has studs, you can keep the theme going by adding a pair of Studded Saddlebags. All Viking Bags studs are rust proof, polished, and stainless steel. Non-studded or Plain bags are very clean themselves and can keep the clean look throughout.
Plain VS. Studded
Appearance is critical when choosing an accessory for a machine like the Kingpin. Our saddlebags are thus available in quite a few varieties featuring different styles for each rider’s individual aesthetic preferences. Whether you want a flashy design with studs lined on the outer surface, or just a simple elegant bag without the flashy lining, we have it!
If you plan to go for the Studded options, don’t worry about the silver studs getting rust on them. Using upscale polished steel, the studs we use are stainless and rust resistant. The Plain variety showcases chrome buckles which bestow a sophisticated touch to the otherwise plain black exterior.
BUCKLE VS. NO BUCKLE
So you don’t want the flashiness of stud-lined bags? What about chrome buckles? Our Plain black bags are also available in buckle and non-buckle varieties to enable users to pick out exactly how they want their bags to be. Bags with chromed buckles are the ideal option for those who want just a hint of flavor. For the Victory Kingpin, Warrior and Prima series bags bring back the less-is-more look featuring a full black design without any chrome if that’s what appeals to you.
STANDARD BAGS VS. SHOCK CUT OUT BAGS
Standard bags are typically mounted behind the shock but in front of the turn signal. In some cases, larger bags will extend back of the turn signal, requiring that the signal be relocated. However, you can sometimes get around this by using our quick disconnect system, which will push the bag further away from the body of the bike, usually far enough to accommodate the shocks.
Shock Cut-Out Bags, by comparison, have a rounded mold on the front corner of the bag that shapes the bag to accommodate the shock while resting closer to the bike. This lets you mount the bags very close to the body of the bike, giving a clean –lined look and a custom appearance.
You’ll pay a little more and there will be some loss of bag capacity, but this feature is available in several large bag styles and sizes so space shouldn’t be an issue. If you can’t get a the bag size and style you want on the back of your bike without it, or you like that neat, custom look, Shock Cut-Out bags could be for you.
Hard VS. Soft
We also offer bags that are completely blacked out without any buckle. Take a look at our Warrior and Spear bags. They are two options for bags that have no shiny buckles or studs.
A bag is meant to store stuff; and thus, for a saddlebag that is meant to hang by the side of your motorcycle, storage capacity certainly matters since you are going to be storing all your necessary belongings within it. Bags with varying storage capacity are available at Vikings Bags, and if you want to sort out the listings at the website according to storage size, simply choose the appropriate filters on the left-hand side navigation pane.
Whether you want the peace of mind that comes with being assured of the security of your belongings, or are simply against the idea of anyone invading your privacy and taking a peek into your saddlebags, our security options are bound to be up to the mark as far as security goes. With our latest collection, bags with a lock and key mechanism are made available. For those who still fear for their belongings, temporary mounting options might be the best bet since you would be able to detach the bags and take them with you when you are off the motorcycle.
1- Quick Disconnect System (QDS)
2- Hard Mount Kit
3- Throw Over Kit
Upscale saddlebags for cruisers like the Kingpin can’t just be thrown over the seat; a mounting option must be chosen and fitted first. When a mount comes to mind, people generally tend to visualize a permanent steel frame on which the bags will be hung; that certainly isn’t always the case if you don’t want it to be. At Viking Bags, we bring to you a variety of both temporary and permanent mounting options for your chosen saddlebag. OurQuick Disconnect System (QDS) is quite the item with Kingpin riders due to its functionality and ease of detachment whenever necessary. The QDS mounting option is fitted using nuts and bolts that can easily be taken apart at will to enable easy detachment of the bags.
Want a solid mounting option for your saddlebags? Take a look at our Hard Mount Kit! Coming as standard with all our bags, the Hard Mount Kit is classified as a permanent mounting option, although it can also be detached if the need arises, albeit taking a bit more time compared to our QDS mount. The Hard Mount Kit is often preferred by those who tend to leave the saddlebags hanging due to its durability and intrinsic strength. In case you need to detach the Kit, simply undo the bolts on each side.
The most mobile mounting option available at Viking Bags! The throw-over kit consists of a simple frame, as can be seen above, which can be attached under the seat of your Kingpin without any hassle. This mounting solution is ideal for those who prefer flexibility over the rest of the factors. Owing to simple and light nature of the throw-over kit, heavier bags cannot be attached: the only drawback of the kit. But of course, people who generally consider temporary options like the throw-over kit tend to ride light, so the bag size isn’t too much of an issue. In case it becomes a problem, you can always opt for our Quick Disconnect System instead.
INSTALLATION & REVIEW VIDEOS
VIKING BAGS MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAGS
THROW OVER INSTALLATION
VIKING BAGS SADDLEBAG INSTALLATION VIDEO
At Viking Bags, we strive to not only provide top-notch saddlebags for your Victory Boardwalk, but also quality information to guide you in making the best decision when choosing a bag. The information provided in this article is intended specifically for this reason, and we hope it was beneficial to you. For further assistance, Contact Us and our motorcycle luggage experts will make sure that all your queries are resolved to the best of our abilities.