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BRIEF HISTORY

The Intruder is a classic fusion of retro style with a classic cruiser blueprint. The Intruder was the precursor to the very popular Boulevard models and was in production from 1985 until 2007. It’s unique design with its wide tank and chrome spoked wheels make this bike a classic machine for any biker. These bikes were designed to be flashy and reliable machines and pure joy for any Intruder owners. The Intruder helped solidify Suzuki as a major player in the cruiser motorcycle marked and we understand the loyalty that comes with owning a part of owning a bike with such a strong legacy.

Here at Viking Bags, we understand that with a strong legacy comes a loyalty for Intruder owners who continue to eat up the miles on their machines. We have a wide variety of saddlebag styles and options that will help you add both storage and class to an already classy machine. Whether you are a no nonsense rider looking for storage with minimal flash or if you like to turn heads at every stop light, we have the right bags for you.

We feel it is important for all customers to understand 4 crucial dynamics when choosing bags for your Intruder.

Viking Bags feel it’s important for our customers to understand 4 factors in choosing the right bag.

1. STYLE 2. CAPACITY  3. MOUNTING  4. SECURITY

Style: Do you like to turn people’s heads as you ride by or do you prefer a little less attention? Do you want to compliment the classic look of the Intruder? Would you like buckles, studs or just a plain, sleek look to your bags? Would you like options as to how your bags open?

Mounting: Are you looking to permanently mount your bags? Would you prefer a less permanent option?

Capacity: How much storage do you need? A week? Two? Maybe you need enough to store gear for work as part of your commute?

Security: Do you need your bags to lock or not? Viking Bags are easily secured with our own innovative Viking Bags key, which is unique to only our bag systems.

1. STYLE:

 STUDS VS. PLAIN

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Suzuki Intruder bags come in a variety of options and styles. One of the more popular accessories on cruiser motorcycles is to have studs on your bags, seat and other places. Viking Bags provide you with the option to create this classic look with our bags. However, we also understand that some Intruder owners like a less traditional look and for you, we have plain faced bags as well. We designed our bags with the rider in mind and we understand that you crave options when trying to create that storage, fitment and look you want for your ride.

As mentioned above, all Viking Bags saddlebags for the Intruder come plain or studded. Our studded bags will give you that classic cruiser look that the Intruder built its foundation upon. Our studded bags are rustproof, polished stainless steel that will add a little classic style to your motorcycle. If studs are not for you, our plain faced bags with chrome buckles offer the same storage options while maintaining a tidy look without all the flash. For all the riders out there who don’t want any chrome, we also offer basic black bags in ourPrima and Warrior models without any chrome or studs.

BUCKLE VS. NO BUCKLE

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The Intruder is indeed a classic machine but that does not mean that all owners wish to compliment this classic design with traditional styled accessories. We understand that with motorcycles, sometimes less is more. We offer the option of having buckles on your bags or without. For those who do not want any buckles, our Prima and Warrior model bags provide you with all the storage options but without any of the shine. Just pure black storage goodness.

2. MOUNTING

Now that you have decided which bag will fit your bike better the next step is to choose the right mounting hardware.

There are 3 types of mounting hardware’s available to you and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

1- Quick Disconnect System (QDS)
2- Hard Mount Kit
3- Throw Over Kit

QUICK DISCONNECT

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Viking Bags offer an option for mounting your Intruder bags which we call theQuick Disconnect System (QDS). If you are a rider who is constantly drawn by the pull of the open road yet need the security of being able to take your bags inside at the end of the day, this option is ideal for you. The added security is not the only benefit to our QDS system. Since the bags are quickly detached, cleaning and maintenance needs are easily met vs. bags that are permanently mounted. Just unlock and remove the bags and you’ll have easy access to components that might otherwise be inaccessible with the bags still on. A final benefit is the ability to take the bags off and store them at home when you are on short trips or when bags are not needed.

 
 
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HARD MOUNT

rc dyna hard mount brackets

We at Viking Bags have not forgotten the minimalists out there who want the ability to throw bags over the fender when needed and to keep leave them at home when not. We utilize a very simple yoke system that attaches under the seat and secures to the temporary frame that easily mounts to the rear fender. This is the ideal option for Intruder owners who need a cost effective way of storing their belongings while out on the road or who have fitment issues with the other mounting options. This kit is only available on our smaller capacity bags which do not need a more solid mount.

 

THROW OVER

rc dyna throw over brackets

We at Viking Bags have not forgotten the minimalists out there who want the ability to throw bags over the fender when needed and to keep leave them at home when not. We utilize a very simple yoke system that attaches under the seat and secures to the temporary frame that easily mounts to the rear fender. This is the ideal option for Intruder owners who need a cost effective way of storing their belongings while out on the road or who have fitment issues with the other mounting options. This kit is only available on our smaller capacity bags which do not need a more solid mount.

 

3. CAPACITY:

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Viking Bags is the world’s largest manufacturer of saddlebags, this allows us the unique ability of providing a wide variety of style and storage options to our customers. With over 200 bag options from small to extra-large, we have the bags with the right capacity for your needs. We understand that it might be difficult to navigate all our options and, in anticipation of this, we have designed filters on the left side of our website to make navigation and selection of the perfect Intruder bags a snap.

 

4. SECURITY:

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Viking Bags understands that storage and security are not mutually exclusive. We offer 2 separate locking options on our bags. With the first option, our bags lock from the top and with the second, they lock under the buckles. In addition to these options, most Viking Bags have the ability to be padlocked as well. Our QDS system is beneficial for your security needs since you can simply detach the bags and bring them inside with you at home or on the road. We also sell non-locking bags for our customers who do not want the locking options but we do recommend that you not keep any valuables in non-locking bags overnight.

 

INSTALLATION & REVIEW VIDEOS

WARRIOR MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAGS REVIEW

VIKING BAGS MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAGS THROW OVER INSTALLATION

 

VIKING BAGS SADDLEBAG INSTALLATION VIDEO

Hopefully you have found this article interesting and helpful. If you are interested in purchasing saddlebags for your Suzuki Intruder, you can select your model and browse through our selection on our Suzuki saddlebag page. If you have any questions about any of our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our Motorcycle Luggage Experts will be happy to give you any help they can. For further information, Contact Us