Royal Enfield Saddlebag Stay

4.25 out of 5


High quality saddlebag stay for the new RE Thunderbird (350/500) from ViaTerra. Only available for one side(RHS)


SKU: VIA160014 Categories: ,

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Price for all:    2,598


  • Saddlebag Stay Made from mild steel
  • Laser cut and CNC bent
  • Powder coated
  • Available in Black only
  • High strength alloy steel bolt from Unbrako and Stainless steel washers are included with the Saddlebag Stay

Designed for:

  • RE Thunderbird (350/500) – 2013+


  • Additional bolt supplied with 4 Stainless Steel washers to replace the stock bolt on the rear.


  • Mild steel (20mm wide, 3mm thick)
  • Weight 0.3 kg
  • Dimensions- Height: 15 cm, Length: 22 cm
  • Powder coated in black


  • 1 year warranty against material or workmanship defects. The coating can get scratched when it comes in contact with other metal objects, this is not be covered by warranty.

8 reviews for Royal Enfield Saddlebag Stay

  1. 2 out of 5


    Very underwhelming. I only bought it because it looked like an OK solution akin to what I had been planning to get fabricated for a long time. Even after the price was arbitrarily raised from 750 to 1000 when it came back in stock (and 999 as I write this; what’s up with that!).

    Anyway, even with the incorrect pricing, I would’ve been happy it had been worth it but my first impression was, “Did I pay a thousand bucks for this thin piece of metal?” Moreover, the fitment was not as easy as they show in the video (on ViaTerra’s Youtube channel). It conveniently does not feature the tie-down loop that comes stock above the rear-right shock-absorber on the Thunderbird. This stay and and that loop don’t seem to fit together very easily. I just left it on since taking it out and putting it back in before a trip will waste my time.

    This flimsiness came to the fore when I used it on a long-ish (1500+ km) trip. Every day before starting, I had to pull it out, away from the suspension. It tends to bend in towards the tyre over the course of the day and it’s very easy to see why (the design). Very disappointed.

    I would advise potential buyers to only buy it if they absolutely cannot go to a local guy and get a better one made (and with a better design) for less.

    • Alex Joseph

      We get the stay laser cut, and CNC bent. Laser cutting and CNC bending are significantly more expensive than the local fabricator who does these operations by hand. But this ensures each piece is exactly the same as any other from the lot.
      Also, we included a longer bolt along with washers to accommodate the change in level at the rear anchoring part – without the use of washers, the stay would bend inward and also get deformed at this spot.

      We fitted the stay on a TB with the side grab handle and had no problem fitting it. You need not remove that grab handle for using the stay. We have sent the pictures to your email id for your reference. The stay is designed to be about 10mm clear from the suspension and that clearance is maintained along the length. At the rear, we had increased the length of the horizontal part from the earlier design so that the stay is flush with the edge of the rear grab rail. The thickness of the material used is 3mm, and yes, it does deform when you apply force on it. The purpose of the stay is to keep the saddlebags away from the rear tyre, and is not designed to test strength.

      We believe in our product, and the utility it offers. If you feel otherwise, and would like to return the product, we are more than happy to reimburse the amount that you have paid for the stay. Do drop us an email at, and we will help get this sorted.

  2. 4 out of 5


    Fits perfectly on my TB. Not a great hassle to fit on bike. Using it for last 2 + years. Does a great job to keep the saddle away from wheel & exhaust. Giving a 4 Star for its pricing.

    It is a permanent fixture on my TB now. Not much ride but completed nearly 4000 KM with saddles on – Viaterra Leh Model. Out of which done solo trips of approx 5oo KM ( x 2) & 720 KM ( x 2) one day rides (to & fro). Neither the saddles moved a bit nor the fixture bent.

    Seems some what pricier considering the thin section. That’s why giving a 4 STAR.

  3. 4 out of 5


    Nice product
    Easily fitted on my new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X. Easy to install without removing suspensions. Not necessory to remove Backrest. With Backrest it fits properly. And side logo of VIATERRA looks nice. My side bag is easy fits on that. Nice product n thanx for Viaterra to Deliver me product in two days.

  4. 5 out of 5


    I fits perfectly and the quality of the metal can be improved and i felt that the price was a bit high too,but over all its a nice product and i would recomend it .i havent started riding with it yet but i hope it serves its purpose..

  5. 4 out of 5


    Via Terra saddle stay proved to be very handy for me as there were no aesthetically and technically pleasing and useful saddle stay available for RE TB-X, even with Royal Enfield. Overall it’s a good product. Customer service and delivery turnaround was very much satisfying…Downside is that, it looks a bit pricey for a product like that. Keep up the good work Via Terra!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sandeep Kumar

    I’m really impressed by this saddle stay . The quality of the product and the strength is nice . And the paint quality also , this is perfect for any saddle bag …..

  7. 5 out of 5


    this saddle stay is very good quality and fits perfectly. customer service satisfying.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Perfectly fits my Thunderbird….

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Questions and answers of the customers

    can it fit on thunderbird twinspark old model 2009
  1. Qcan it fit on thunderbird twinspark old model 2009
    Asked by sudeep on March 2, 2020 2:17 PM

    Yes, It should fit. I would request to once share the image of the pillion grab rail on info@via... Read more

  2. Can it be made for the left side as well, since mine doesn't have a saree guard? Had it removed
  3. QCan it be made for the left side as well, since mine doesn't have a saree guard? Had it removed
    Asked by Benli Long on February 24, 2020 1:10 AM

    I am sorry, Making only 1 piece for the LHS will would be very difficult.

  4. It can be fixed in classic 350
  5. QIt can be fixed in classic 350
    Asked by Raviraj Shashikant Patil on February 6, 2020 11:08 PM

    I am sorry, It is specifically designed for the RE Thunderbird.

  6. Hi I have new Thunderbird X 500 Is Saddlebag Stay ok for this new model of Thunderbird? Thank you
  7. QHi I have new Thunderbird X 500 Is Saddlebag Stay ok for this new model of Thunderbird? Thank you
    Asked by Eugen on December 9, 2019 12:54 PM

    Yes, The saddle stay will fits the new model Thunderbird X 500.

  8. Does this fit the Thunderbird 350x? Pls note the rhs structure of 350x is different from the normal... Read more
  9. QDoes this fit the Thunderbird 350x? Pls note the rhs structure of 350x is different from the norm...... Read more
    Asked by Shailesh Sawant on October 7, 2019 1:12 PM

    Yes, the stay does fit the TB 350 X.

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