AnswerThe Ventura Bike-Pack System is motorcycle luggage system that features a rack, packs and model specific bracketry.
AnswerYes, EVERY bike needs the L-Brackets to mount the Ventura Racks.
The time varies for each bike as each L-Bracket is custom designed to fit each model. Standard installation takes anywhere from 15 – 90 minutes. This includes reading the instructions, removing any bodywork (if required), and doing any moderate adjustments. If you are having a problem with the installation, please call our office at 800-688-6439.
The Ventura Bike-Pack System has been tested by independent journalists (on a race track) at speeds up to 180MPH (288KPH) with no effect on the handling. The journalist comment was, "I didn't even know it was there".
L-Brackets and racks are made from a Mild Steel Tubing. All L-Brackets come in either a Satin Black Powder Coat Finish or are specified Polished Silver/Chrome Finish (most cruisers). If no color is noted in the description, it will be the default which is the Satin Black Powder Coat finish. Note: There are a few L-Brackets that are available in both Black and Chrome and this is noted in the fitment description.
Yes. Our fitment list features many bikes dating back to the late 70s. We don’t carry these in stock but are happy to produce them. Contact us for Special Order terms and conditions. Please note that some models may have tolerances or variations between world markets, thus we cannot always guarantee a perfect fit. We will advise of any known model differences upon inquiry.
As Ventura items are fitted to bikes in New Zealand it is common that many of our fitments will have the European Model names. If you are unsure of the EU name, please give us a call and we’ll check for you.
The system does not fit every model of motorcycle. In some cases, such as with the KTM 690 SMC, it is impossible to fit a system. If the model was a USA specific model then it is unlikely that we will have a fitment.
Further, some fitments are LightGuard only Fitments. These include the Aprilia Futura, BMW K1200LT, BMW R1200 RT/ST, Honda Pacific Coast, Honda GL1800 Goldwing and many others.
Yes. Check out the range of Luggage Systems on offer.
The Ventura Pack/Sport Racks are not 100% universal. There are 10 sizes of Pack and Sport Racks and 5 sizes of Grab Handles. The Size of Rack depends on the motorcycle model. Check the Ventura Fitment Chart for Size specification! If you are buying or selling used Ventura L-Brackets, contact us and we can do the size check for you!
NO. Ventura Racks are intended for luggage only and not made to be used as a backrest or sissy bar. While some passengers enjoy the sense of security they offer, they are designed for luggage purposes only!
We recommended maximum weight capacity of 20 lbs for most Ventura Racks. Some racks may have a lower weight rating. Please contact us with your model and we’ll check for you!
It may be physically possible for the rack to be turned around but we STRONGLY ADVISE against doing this. Reasons for this include stability, bodywork clearance and model accessories.
Yes, contact us to order Locking Devices (LD001) and Locking Keyways (LK001). Locking Devices are $6.99 for Black and $7.99 for Silver, Locking Keyways are $1.69.
All the Large Ventura Packs (Aero Spada, Aero Delta, Mistral, Boa, and Euro Pack’s) use the Pack Rack to mount. The Sport Pack is the only bag intended for use with the Sport Rack.
The Aero range of packs are able to ‘zip up’ to one another. You can have a Spada/Spada Combo, a Spada/Delta, or a Delta/Delta combo. Please note that the Aero IV, V, VI, and VII will all zip together in any combination of Spada or Delta.
The Ventus range of packs, the Mistral and Bora zip together. These packs features a new extremely water resistant zipper and can zip together in any combination of:
- • Mistral/Mistral
- • Bora/Bora
- • Mistral/Bora.
The packs that we recommend for carrying one Full Face Helmet are the Aero Spada Pack, Euro Pack, or Mistral Pack.
According to www.Onlineconversion.com;
51 liters = 13.472 gallons [US, liquid].
45 liters = 11.887 gallons [US, liquid].
35 liters = 9.246 gallons [US, liquid].
10 liters = 2.65 gallons [US, liquid].
Ventura Packs are made with Kodra Fabric, a heavy duty ballistic nylon material. They are lined with a laminated waterproof PVC backed material. With light to moderate precipitation, you should feel secure in the water resistance of the packs. However, with age and use, the water resistance may weaken. Where the material is pierced, for example along the seams, water can get in. For this reason we carry six sizes of Storm Cover for additional protection! You could also check out other fabric protectors, but check the warning labels for compatibility with fabrics.
Storm Covers come in sizes to fit each pack or pack combo. For example, sizes are: Aero Delta Single, Aero Spada Single, and Euro Pack Single.
The material is known as Jet Cloth. It is what is referred to as waterproof to 1500mm. This means that it takes a head of water in excess of 1500mm (59") before water will ingress through it.
Ventura Bike Stands are Front or Rear Wheel chocks that simply allow you to hold your bike upright without much fuss. Just simply roll in and get off! The Bike Stand has three sizes:
• Sport/Road - BS006/C -For Tires 16”, 17”, 18” 110mm - 130mm wide; i.e.: 120/70-17, 130/70-18
• Dual/Custom - BS007/C -For Tires 18”, 19”, 20”, & 21” 80mm - 100mm; i.e.: 90/90-21, 100/90-19
• Rear Stand - BS008 -For rear tires 160 – 190mm ie: 180/55R17
Check your Tire size. If you are unsure of the size, look at the sidewall of the tire, or check your owners’ manual
The Ventura Bike-Pack System, unless otherwise specified, was designed to fit the bike in it's standard configuration. The fitment of non-standard accessories, such as exhaust systems, may affect the correct fitment and may render the warranty void. If in doubt please check with your distributor.
Should you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.