Victory V92C Motorcycle Saddlebag Guide
Debuting in 1997, the V92C was the first motorcycle from the Victory brand. Introduced in a glitzy restaurant in Bloomington, the V92C has been a popular cruiser among motorcycle enthusiasts ever since. Commercial production of the cruiser commenced in late 1998, with a 92 cubic inch (1510 cc) engine being fitted. At that time, such an engine in a motorcycle was extremely rare, but the V92C’s introduction in the American market sparked a race among manufacturers to produce larger engines and more through-put. 15 years have passed since the classic cruiser was introduced, yet the machine remains a favorite with Victory riders.
Loyalists of the brand continue to own the V92C due to its rarity, even though its production was phased into newer models in 2003. The machine’s engine power is still quite adequate by modern standards, while style and elegance is maintained through the addition of accessories, particularly saddlebags. At Viking Bags, we understand the need of a premium bag for your machine and offer a wide variety which contributes in keeping your Victory V92C in style, while also providing functionality to carry your essentials while you ride. The array of available options ensures that one is able to find a bag which fits their needs completely.
Choosing a bag can be difficult at times though, especially when the available collection is so extensive and diverse as we have at Viking Bags. When making a choice, you should keep in mind 4 criteria that will help you narrow down your choice and ultimately enable you to end up with the ideal bag for your machine.
Often, people go for saddlebags due to the style they add to the motorcycle. Pick a bag with all the right studs and buckles to suit your aesthetic sense. Or maybe you simply need something plain?
Aside from the flair that a saddlebag adds to your vehicle, the primary purpose of a bag in general is to carry stuff that you need while you ride. Storage capacity of the bag should thus be considered when making a purchase.
Do you fear for the safety of your belongings? Fret not; we have a variety of locking options available with our saddlebags.
Our bags are available with a variety of mounting options. Choose from different permanent and temporary mounts as per preference.
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
Style is of considerable importance when choosing a saddlebag for your classic V92C. After all, one of the primary reasons for getting a bag is to accessorize the machine further. Whether you prefer plain black bags with simple buckles, or ones with flashy studs; you will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for from our collection.
The Studded bag lineup has been a popular choice among V92C owners due its upscale build quality. The studs are resistant to rust, and polished stainless steel has been used in their construction. On the other hand, the Plain black bag variety features chrome buckles, which provide a refined touch to the simple façade.
BUCKLE VS. NO BUCKLE
Not everyone wants to add flashy décor to their beloved V92C. Some people simply want the functionality and utility of a reliable saddlebag to enable them to carry their belongings wherever they go. For those who prefer the less is more appeal, our basic black bags provide an elegant solution, with no buckles or studs; just a simple yet sophisticated storage option to hang by the side of your motorcycle.
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.
Unless you are choosing a bag just for the style it adds to your V92C, storage capacity is probably a critical factor when considering a purchase. Narrow down your choice with the help of the available filters on the left navigation pane on our website by simply choosing the storage capacity that you need with your bags. Whether you want huge bags to store the stuff you might need for an overnight road trip, or just need to carry around the essentials, we’ve got just the right size of bags for you.
Depending upon the worth of your belongings, either in monetary terms, or sentimental value, security can be a critical concern when choosing a saddlebag. Bags with the option of padlocking are available, and our unique Victory keys ensure that intruders will not be able to break in to the bags. Both options, locking from the top, or from under, are available according to personal preference. Another alternative for those who fear for the safety of their belongings is to get a temporary mounting option which will enable them to simply detach the bags whenever needed.
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.
The standard mounting option that is proffered by Viking Bags alongside any bag purchase for your motorcycle! The Hard Mount Kit, as the name suggests, is a relatively permanent mounting option and is ideal for those who plan on leaving the bags attached to their machines. The mounting option is the strongest among the alternative due its rather permanent nature, and is attached by bolts on each side. This certainly doesn’t mean that you won’t ever be able to detach the bags though! The bolts on either side can be undone, enabling detachment of the bags if necessary.
For those who find it hard to resist the open roads and love to simply jump on their machine and take it out on a cruise without the hassle of bag mounting, our throw-over kit presents the ideal solution. Throwing away the need for a permanent mount, the throw-over kit is a simple frame that can be attached under the seat and taken out on an immediate basis. Those who don’t have the time, or simply don’t want to bother with the hassle of permanent or semi-permanent kit, will love the flexibility and convenience that our throw-over kit offers. The simple yoke system, as can be seen in the image, is meant to be a handy solution, and thus can only handle bags with smaller capacities. For those who need more space, our Quick Disconnect System (QDS) might be a better option.
INSTALLATION & REVIEW VIDEOS
VIKING BAGS MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAGS
THROW OVER INSTALLATION
VIKING BAGS SADDLEBAG INSTALLATION VIDEO
By now, we hope that we managed to provide enough information for you to easily choose the bag you want from our extensive lineup. Whether the flair that a saddlebag adds to the Victory V92Cre your motivation for making a purchase, or the utility the bags provide, take a look at our website and you are bound to find just the right type of bag for your machine. If you are still confused about the purchase, or have any queries, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.Our motorcycle luggage experts are there to assist you with anything you might want concerning Viking Bags for your Victory V92C.