Touratech takes over the distribution of our motorcycle line from January 2016 on. From now on our motorcycle bags and tank rucksacks will be exclusively distributed by the motorcycle specialist Touratec located in Niedereschach, Germany, by further specialist retailers in Germany and by the worldwide distribution network of Touratec AG.
In close cooperation with Touratec we will optimize our motorcycle collection – as before with the Adventure Rack-Packs – in close cooperation with Touratec, and will supplement the line with new developments. The collection will include dry bags, duffle bags, tank rucksacks, water and document bags, outer pockets etc. The brandname “Touractec Waterproof Made by Ortlieb” bundles synergies: ORTLIEB’s knowhow in manufacturing waterproof gear and Touratec’s experience in adventure touring.
Touratech’s company history shows some parallels with ORTLIEB’s story: the first Touratec products were designed because of personal need – similar as ORTLIEB’s beginnings, when a product was made out of personal requirements and simply because it was not yet existing. Touratech founder Herbert Schwarz designed the motorcycle computer IMO 200T and built himself some motorcycle aluminum cases. Hartmut Ortlieb made waterproof bicycle panniers of truck tarp for his bicycle trip. Today both companies can look back onto an impressive story of success. For both companies “Quality Made in Germany” is an important issue, and both unite all divisions from product design to production, distribution and marketing at their company headquarters in Germany.
Our Motorcycle Side Bags are individually adjustable to various seat widths and frame constructions. However, highly positioned exhaust systems may cause problems in mounting the bags to some motorcycles, or the distance required to hot exhaust parts of the engine is not given.
Here you will find a list of all well-known manufacturers with numerous models where we checked compatibility with our bags.