VIATERRA TRAILPACK FOR ROYAL ENFIELD HI­MALAYAN `2,299

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The mon­soons are here and thanks to us hav­ing an RE Hi­malayan for our longter­mer, I have had a chance to ex­plore a few trails around Pune. ViaTerra were kind enough to send across their Trailpack which was specif­i­cally de­signed for the Hi­malayan. Be­fore you go all crazy and call me a fool for car­ry­ing lug­gage bags for trail rid­ing let me clear up some­thing ba­sic for you – the Trailpack isn’t your takeit-to-Ladakh sad­dle­bag but more of a carry your tools and ex­tra socks kind of stor­age sys­tem.

The Hi­malayan comes with a jerry can mount­ing bracket on ei­ther side of the ex­ist­ing fuel-tank. ViaTerra have de­signed the Trailpack to make use of the same bracket to mount it mak­ing use of a dual vel­cro strap with an ad­di­tional sleeve to slide it into the said bracket. Like I men­tioned ear­lier, it isn’t meant to carry a plethora of items other than the bare ne­ces­si­ties. It gets nifty out­side pock­ets to place your mo­bile or your mo­tor­cy­cle doc­u­ments. Inside, it gets mesh pock­ets that can house your nuts, bolts, fuses and such small items. Each bag has a lug­gage ca­pac­ity of 6-litres which is more than enough to carry your tools and tyre-re­pair kit. Although one tip – bal­ance out the weight on ei­ther side, else the bike may lean over one side which may cause a hin­drance when you do hit the trails or dirt.

There is no rain cover for the bag as it was not de­signed to carry items which re­quire wa­ter-proof­ing. Thus, it would be bet­ter if you get a rain cover for your mo­bile and doc­u­ments or a proper rain-cover for the en­tire bag it­self.

Je­han Adil Darukhanaw­ala

(@bawabiker)

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