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Tuesday 31 October 2023


 "New and Improved" EXFIL-60

Bill Bryant, co-founder of Temecula, California based Biltwell, says "new and improved is a lame old marketing term that has lost any authenticity a long time ago. But in this case, it's actually true.

"We gathered rider feedback, documented our many miles with the EXFIL-60, and then tweaked this new 2.0 version to be even more functional than the original. Right in the middle of our line of EXFIL gear, this rugged moto-pack is right-sized for nearly any adventure. Features include a large main compartment and an expandable flap that can quickly hold a bedroll or outer layer." 

EXFIL-36 saddlebags

Universal mounting is easy with three built-in compression straps and two additional tie-down points. Version 2.0 upgrades include an improved cargo flap with a Velcro loop, laser-cut MOLLE on the outside, and a rugged rip-stop pocket inside. A new elastic shock cord on the sides of the cargo flap helps keep the gear tidy. Access to the flap and pockets is all done without removing or loosening the bag's built-in mounting straps.

Manufactured in UV-treated, 1680 denier ballistic-grade polyester nylon construction throughout, PVC treatment on exterior panels mean added weather resistance and a roll-top closure with reinforced nylon quick-release buckles keeps contents sealed tight.

Three 1.5-inch-wide removable mounting straps with reflective stitching offer mounting options and security. There are seven rows of laser-cut MOLLE webbing for mounting and secondary gear attachment, rugged SBS synthetic, weather-resistant zippers with knotted nylon cord pulls, and the removable padded nylon shoulder strap is adjustable and fastens quickly for portage.

EXFIL-80 2. sissy bar bag. Bill Bryant says this is the "most well-traveled bag in our line of EXFIL moto luggage. This new 2.0 version of this robust rucksack is custom engineered to hold everything you need for multi-day or overnight motorcycle travel. New features include a more rugged built-in tool pouch, larger padded backrest, larger straps and buckles, improved rip-stop pockets and the magic pass-thru that lets you unzip and fold down the internal backrest to get inside the bag without unbuckling it from the motorcycle." Manufactured in UV-treated, 1680 denier ballistic-grade polyester nylon construction throughout with PVC treatment on exterior panels for added weather resistance. Interior volume holds 80 standard 12-ounce cans (51-liter capacity); dimensions are 20.0" tall x 14.0" wide x 12.0" deep.

Per the standard Biltwell capacity calibration, the interior volume holds 60 12-ounce cans. Closed dimensions are 18" tall x 14" wide x 11" deep.

Also seen here, these EXFIL-36 saddlebags "are big enough to bring it all." Multiple pockets inside, a fleece-lined easy-access one on the outside and plenty of MOLLE and tie-down loops to attach extra gear to the outside makes the EXFIL-36 saddlebags unique. "We even sell the Drag Specialties mounts for most Harley-Davidsons."

"These are the biggest EXFIL bags we've made yet," says Bill. "Our first full-sized saddlebag system is the last word in utility and performance for motorcycle adventure. EXFIL-36 saddlebags feature hand-crafted construction and ballistic-grade materials - everything from heavy-duty polyester nylon and PVC-treated synthetics to heat-resistant canvas, nylon MOLLE straps, and molded quick-release buckles. Each hand-crafted bag's main compartment will hold 36 12-ounce cans. That's three cases for the pair - plenty of capacity for your next long-term bugout. Like every piece of moto luggage in our EXFIL line, EXFIL-36 saddlebags are engineered for easy installation and universal fit on a wide range of motorcycles."

EXIL-60 2.0 

Universal fit with a wide variety of aftermarket saddlebag supports, they are manufactured in UV-treated 1680-denier ballistic nylon exterior that resists moisture and fading. There is a PVC-treated waterproof security flap over main compartment which closes with 1.5-inch wide (36 mm) reflective polyester straps and Duraflex quick-release buckles.

This is the bag that started Biltwell's EXFIL motorcycle luggage odyssey, the EXFIL-7 bag - OD Green. "In military parlance, 'EXFIL' means to leave in a rapid, organized fashion - the way every smart bike rider likes to ride," says Bill. "The number means this EXFIL bag holds seven 12-ounce beer cans - a naming convention that carries throughout our moto luggage line." MOLLE system on exterior lets you attach and expand this bag with other bags and accessories; rugged, rust-free nylon zippers throughout; Duraflex quick-release buckles with adjustable nylon straps for speedy installation; UV-treated, 1680 denier polyester nylon construction; PVC-coated synthetic mounting straps with nickel-plated stainless buckles.

They are extra-large at 15" long x 7" wide (380 mm x 178 mm) with a PVC-treated main compartment door that features double zippers with single paracord pull for speedy operation and MOLLE system on exterior to provide options for attaching accessories and extra gear. A two-piece mounting yoke with adjustable Velcro panel fastens to both bags with heavy-duty nylon zippers. The bag bottoms are reinforced with heat-resistant, heavyweight canvas panels. There is a hidden cable port into the main compartment and waterproof nylon rain covers with elastic gathers and drawstring closure provide extra protection in extreme conditions.