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Rapide motorcycle saddlebags

4.82 out of 5


Tough, good-looking, spacious universal saddlebags that are compatible with almost all motorcycles, the ViaTerra Rapide is the perfect solution for exploring the unexplored on two wheels (comes in a pair with rain covers)


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  • 2 main compartments with wide top U opening for easy packing and access
  • 2 outside zippered pockets to keep documents, papers etc.
  • 2 outside Mesh pockets, each can carry 1 liter bottle
  • Re-enforced center bellow and side panels with PP sheet for better shape retention.
  • Long pullers on all zips for easy operation even with gloves
  • EBC cord on top flap to stove away quick access items.
  • 4 Carrying handles for easy movement off the bike
  • 3M reflective tape on rear and sides for added visibility in low light conditions
  • Soft plush interior lining

Designed for:

  • All motorcycles


  • True zero-displacement system with innovative mounting
  • Adjustable width using the straps and D rings to fit any motorcycle
  • 8 Point anchoring system makes it a breeze to load and unload
  • 2 loops that go under the tail
  • 2 straps latch onto the pillion foot-pegs
  • 4 loops through the which the bags are connected together
  • No need for any additional stays/racks


  • Tough denier fabric exterior for extreme durability
  • Triple stitch on all stress points for added reinforcement
  • Raincovers constructed from single fabric piece
  • Foam padding on all sides for better shape retention
  • Tough, long-lasting plastic reinforcement on corners
  • Tough, tear-resistant webbing used all through
  • Heavy duty YKKTM zippers and sliders


  • Capacity ~38 liters (combined)
  • Weight 1.7 kg
  • Dimensions Long edge: 39 cm, Wide edge: 30 cm, Height: 27 cm
  • 1680D x 1680D outer fabric with ULY coating
  • 150D x 150D inner lining with PU coating
  • YKKTM sliders and YKKTM zipper chain, with ViaTerra branded metal pullers
  • 3MTM ScotchliteTM 8906 silver fabric trim reflective tape (RA=500 cd/lux/m2)
  • Fittings from an ISO 9001 certified vendor


  • 1 year warranty against material or workmanship defects & lifetime repair support. Please read our warranty policy for more details.


  • Color of rain covers may change without prior notice.

Care Instructions

Here are some easy ways to clean and take care of your equipment. If you want to learn more, feel free to send us an email at info@viaterragear.com


Please use a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent to gently wipe the bag clean. Hang dry out of direct sunlight only. Dry-cleaning or machine washing or using a clothes dryers or hand/dhobi washing or soaking will void the warranty as this will damage the special coatings that the fabric has. It will also result in your bag losing its “water-proof” coating.


When you are storing the bag, please do not fold, or roll or otherwise stuff the item into a smaller space/container as this will damage the item and void the warranty. Do not alter the bag or get it repaired at an unauthorized repair centre as this will void the warranty.

11 reviews for Rapide motorcycle saddlebags

  1. 5 out of 5

    Avalok Sastri

    Rapide range of saddle bags are an ideal companion for a biker for its quality, compactness and stylish looks. I also would like to add that the folks at Via Terra are extremely customer friendly and are encouraging a lot of adventurers to hit the road by sponsoring their gear. Kudos to them!

  2. 4 out of 5


    Good material quality and stitching. I’ve had a fall with it, which the material shrugged off quite easily without tearing.

    However, the rain cover does not cover the inside of the bags, which are exposed to water splashes from the rear wheel. There may be a tendency for the lower part of the bag to get rubbed on the wheel, which I experienced (but only once) when i loaded up the bags.

    Good quality, easy to use. I would gladly recommended it for anyone. I wish there was a waterproof version!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Vivek Kavadia

    These saddlebags are bang for the buck! When I received the package, I was a bit sceptical about the volume of the bags. Would they be able to carry enough luggage? 2 or 3 week rides warrant multiple changes of clothing and various miscellaneous items.

    These saddles really surprised me. They were able to soak in multiple shirts, jeans, books, chain lube, chain clean, shampoo, soap, shaving kit – and all this in one bag. The other was still empty! Even fully loaded they don’t jut out of the sides of the bike and make minimal difference to handling.

    Mounting is easy and smooth as butter. Two D-ring straps on the side and one buckle at the back. Becomes second nature after a while.

    At one point during my maiden ride with the bags I had a low speed fall off road. We’re talking gravel and rocks here. The left saddlebag took the impact and to my complete surprise had nothing but a couple of shallow scratches. That’s it! Speaks volumes about the material being employed.

    “Tough, good-looking and spacious” is indeed accurate. The included rain covers are an added advantage. Would recommend!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Arko Roy

    It’s perfect 🙂 best in it’s class….has a perfect finish, straps are good, chains are good, has a waterproofing ability…has fulfilled all my requirements…

  5. 5 out of 5


    Got these saddle bags a week ago, along with the tank bag (review for tank bag can be found under the reviews section for that product).

    Firstly, the product was delivered to me within a day of the order (I chose expedited shipping). Secondly, it was good to see one of the guys from Viaterra send me an email asking if I had received the bags in good order. Customer service and follow up has impressed me. This is my first time buying from Viaterra.

    About the saddle bags, I use them on the Yamaha R3. Firstly, a stay is needed to keep the bags in place and to prevent them from swaying and touching the rear tyre. This is very important.

    Regarding the bags themselves, they feel very good and very rugged. The ruggedness was further confirmed when I trial ran them with full load on a 600km roadtrip in rain, cold and some nasty off roading.


    The capacity of the tank bags is quite good (~38 liters) should suffice you for a good 15 days on the road if you know how to pack effectively. The way the bags are designed make it good for upswept exhaust bikes. The zero displacement system is effective in that the bags never moved regardless of all the bumps and off roads that I put them thru. A stay is necessary however.

    The reflective tapes are visible well.

    The additional water bottle holders at the front are spacious enough to keep 2l bottles if necessary. These are very spacious and helpful.

    The side compartments are big enough to keep smaller items such as rain covers, towels, slippers etc.

    The rain covers themselves are quite good and provide a ample amount of waterproofing. They do not cover the bags on the inner side.


    The straps for the zero displacement system feel strong enough, but the Velcro layer on them is simply not long enough. For bikes were the rear seat tapers off, the amount of Velcro is hardly sufficient to keep them secured. I had to get additional Velcro stitched to get the bags to mount properly on the bike. A longer Velcro attachment is necessary. It will be good if Viaterra addresses them in future products.

    The straps that are used for securing the bags to the foot peg mounts could have been a little longer.

    The strap that secures the bags at the rear could have been a little longer to accommodate different bikes.

    The bottom of the bags is not waterproof. I’ve noticed that the rain covers do not completely cover the bottom, and hence, the bottom tends to get damp. This issue can be solved by keeping your luggage in plastic bags. They might feel damp, but will not be wet.

    One thing that is missing are straps on top of the bags themselves to hold additional equipment such as tripods. Some sort of an elastic band/ straps would’ve been helpful for holding additional equipment. A sort of a X – loop system can help to keep such things in place and could be thought of in future designs.

    A thing to consider is to load the bag a little heavier on the left side so the right bag does not weigh down too much to be near to the exhaust. Some sort of heat proof material at the base would also be a good addition.

    Overall rating:

    Quality: 5/5

    Space: 5/5

    Feel: 5/5

    Features: 4/5

    Pricing: 5/5

    Practical usage: 5/5

  6. 5 out of 5


    its just awesome! perfect size for my RS200 !! <3
    love this !
    and the quality.. 10 out of 10!
    i would gladly recommended it for anyone!

    • Alex Joseph

      Thank you so much for your kind words.

  7. 5 out of 5


    The Viaterra rapide is worth every dime spent for.
    first things first it fits perfectly on the Apache 200!
    then the strategically placed strap mounts perfect. Everything is right in place for this product!
    Also, adding onto that the guys at Viaterra are extremely customer friendly. when my order was delayed they were very genuine about the reason and apologetic. something which you hardly find nowadays with growing companies! Kudos to Alex and the entire team!

  8. 4 out of 5

    ricky panggam

    Good product and quality is awesome and the design is fabulous👍.only demerit was the size and the luggage capacity. I bought it for my Himalayan bike but after fitting and installation it looks small and not much of an space for long touring stuff’s. In future if the company make it larger with large volume capacity it would be a best choice for up shift exhaust motorcycle like the tiger XC , Himalayan,etc…..

  9. 5 out of 5


    I bought for my Ninja 650, the size was exactly what I wanted. Fitting on three bikes is awesome. They almost look like fitted with panniers.
    For someone looking for 2-5 days trip, these are awesome. Best for someone looking for a sleek saddlebag.

  10. 5 out of 5


    The Rapide from Viaterra is my 2nd purchase and it continues my faith and confidence in Viaterra. The Rapide is certainly worth the money. I rate the bag as so :

    1. Design — 5/5 — Very well designed as usual. Looks and feels rich. The curvature given for the outer profile matches well with the Z900 exhaust tailpipe thus preventing exhaust blocking and also giving a very good aesthetic look.

    2. Quality — 5/5 — Very sturdy. Very good stitching. Zips work well with gloves on. Straps This is one durable product.

    3. Ride — 4/5 — Before dispatch, the customer care team checked with me as to which bike I would be mounting the bag on. The straps are sturdy. However, if if the straps can be coated with a softer outer layer, it will prevent paint damage from abrasion.

    4. Value for money — 5/5 — Easy to mount, Easy to carry around. All this at a great price.

    All in all, great and useful product.

  11. 5 out of 5


    These saddle bag is always a game player from viaterragear.. One of the best and comfortable bag am using it and it is compact and user friendly… Used to carry this bag for all my trips and also ride with my wife.. Yes ofcourse i used to travel with my wife always and it did’t make any kind of discomfort to her

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Questions and answers of the customers

    Which among these Falcon sport saddlebag or Rapide motorcycle saddle bag is best suitable for trium... Read more
  1. QWhich among these Falcon sport saddlebag or Rapide motorcycle saddle bag is best suitable for tri...... Read more
    Asked by bijuraptorz on July 15, 2021 11:29 AM
    A The Rapide saddlebag is now discontinued thus we are left with only the falcon as an option, which ... Read more
  2. Is this bag compatible with the RE Himalayan?
  3. QIs this bag compatible with the RE Himalayan?
    Asked by Jubin Sebastian on March 23, 2021 6:59 PM

    Yes, the Rapide was compatible with the Himalayan however we have discontinued the bag model. Read more

  4. Will this RAPIDE MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAGS be compatible with the Ducati Scrambler Icon 2021 version?
  5. QWill this RAPIDE MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAGS be compatible with the Ducati Scrambler Icon 2021 version?
    Asked by Anthony D on February 26, 2021 11:31 AM

    It would be an compatible fit if used with saddle stay.

  6. is it fir for Hero Xpulse 200 bike ?
  7. Qis it fir for Hero Xpulse 200 bike ?
    Asked by Rashmin on September 29, 2020 10:27 PM

    Yes, It can be used but only along with a saddle frame for the Xpulse.

  8. Is it suitable for Yamaha YZF R15-S version 2016 model?
  9. QIs it suitable for Yamaha YZF R15-S version 2016 model?
    Asked by Arijit Ghosh on July 19, 2020 12:16 PM

    The Rapide saddlebag is currently being redesigned. We meanwhile we would suggest the Falcon Sad... Read more

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