Rodark panniers were originally made of metal and used an actual Triumph rear mudguard as the lid. Craven now manufacture these panniers in lightweight, durable fibreglass and rather than having the lock in the lid it is now mounted in the body of the pannier, for extra strength. The panniers themselves are not handed. They have stainless hinges with stops fitted to prevent the lids from falling and Craven has added an additional stainless wire strap to add another layer of support to the lid. The bottom fixing is a quick release secure push button. The handles were originally solid but these are no longer in production, so Craven have used the flexible metal and rubber handles that can be seen on their other luggage. These lie flat when not in use. Rodarks offer 20 litres of classic luggage capacity.
Craven is the sister company of Draganfly Motorcycles. All luggage pieces are made in-house and hand finished with locally sourced fastenings and decals where available. Each item is inspected thoroughly to ensure it is of the highest quality. Any items that do not meet this standard are sold at a reduced rate.
The cost is £154.95 plus VAT and shipping (free UK delivery). They’re available off the shelf in black, with special colours on request (usually take between 4-6 weeks for custom orders).
Craven Equipment, 01986 891096 / www. craven-equipment.co.uk