Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Kincardine, ON, Canada
BMW Atacama vs Bumot Xtremada panniers
I just installed my Xtremada panniers and Bumot tool box.
Due to the recent cold and freezing rain there has been no test ride, so this is only my initial observations. Longevity and build quality cannot be determined.
very well made
can be synched smaller
superior method of using inner and outer bags
polished finished look to them
mounting plate is visible and susceptible to damage when the bags are removed
bags cannot be used in conjunction with a rack mounted tool box such as the Wunderlich or Touratech aluminum storage box
bag height interferes with the passengerís access to the grab rails
These last 2 cons are my reason for replacing the Atacama with the Xtremada bags. The Atacama Bags are listed for sale in the classified.....open to offers.
no additional adapter brackets required
basic simple design, doesnít have all the frills and attachments found on the Atacama
locks exposed to elements, no key flap or opening covers
inner bag looks like an afterthought, not as clean looking as the Atacama
Bumot tool box v/s Wunderlich
Wunderlich wins hands down:
better door design for weather protection
lock is covered by a rubber boot to keep grit out
more robust key
Had I know the Wunderlich tool box would have worked with the Xtremada bags I wouldn't have ordered the Bumot tool box, although it's nice only needing one key for all
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