Turn You Harley Dyna Into A Bagger

SUMAX just expanded its extensive range of hard bag options with the introduction of saddlebags and associated brackets for use on ’06 and Up Harley Dyna models. Sumax’s own bags are constructed from composite fiberglass, with the outside finished with a gel coat primer ready for paint, and the inside is finished with a charcoal colored trunk liner. The bag’s lids open from back to front with push button lockable latches and all hardware and hinges are stainless steel.

The brackets are powder coated black by Sumax and feature 1/4-turn quick disconnects with Dzus fasteners like those found on all H-D Touring models. These connectors allow the brackets to be used with either Sumax hard bags or H-D hard or soft bags from ’93 and Up. Among the options offered are extended and wide versions and pre-installed plug-in LED lighting featuring run,stop and turn functions. Stock Width Bag complete with all mounting brackets and fasteners. Nothing else to buy, 21″X 7″ x 14.5″ $1080.00. At SUMAX.

11 Responses to “Turn You Harley Dyna Into A Bagger”

  1. 1 John Y Nov 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    $1080.00 WTF??!!!!

  2. 2 Toby Nov 23rd, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    $1,080 unpainted!

    I am constantly amazed at the price for hard bags. OK, HD is HD and they will charge what they can, but aftermarket companies charge a pile too. I have ammo cans and custom air frame canisters that are made of the same tough ABS plastic and have similar, if not more complex, curves and hardware. They are about a third the cost of these bags. Bike bags are just not that hard to manufacture. I’m surprised that some company has not come in to the market and eaten everyone’s lunch.

  3. 3 Fritz Nov 23rd, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    While they are very nice $1080.00 unpainted is a huge chunk of change. It will be really interesting to see how many of these they sell in these economic times. When China clues in to this particular product, how much will they charge and what will be the quality?

  4. 4 Woody Nov 23rd, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Toby, much of the price difference is due to volume of sales and difficulty of design. Those ammo cans are going to be sold in tens of thousands and don’t have to fit perfectly to any certain vehicle. This lets the design stage be much simpler as well as taking far less time to amortize the tooling. Saddlebags are one giant pain in the ass to design from scratch and have look right, mount right, and work right.

  5. 5 deacon Nov 24th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    …and i still cannot find hardbags and brackets for an ’01 fxdxt

  6. 6 Matt Nov 25th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Pricy but still more functional then the toy sized Harley Switchback bags. And I am willing to wager are cheaper too.

  7. 7 Mike Tomas Kiwi Indian MC Co Nov 25th, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Tooling for alternative made materials are a huge investment up front but then the per piece cost is lower. Then big quantities have to be run. Or pay little for tooling up front but the per piece manufactured cost is higher. Its a balance manufactures have to weigh up which really depends on the anticipated market size.
    China is not a friend of the US or its manufacturers nor do they create good jobs in America.

  8. 8 Industry guy Nov 26th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Well put mike.

  9. 9 Chopperjohn Nov 28th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    If cars needed saddle bags these same ones would cost $150. Just because it’s for a motorcycle the price is inflated drastically. For instance, I was looking through Jegs Catalog. For those of you who are not familiar with Jegs, they are a company that sells parts/supplies/components for Drag Racers. They recently had a brand new Chevy 350 Crate engine listed for $1,399 !! A set of cylinder heads for a Harley cost more than a complete Chevy engine !! My 4-door Chevy Silverado only cost $20,000. And Harley convinces us that a 650 lb motorcycle costs more than that? The Motorcycle industry is such a rip off. But like all of us, we keep feeding the monster…

    Ride on

  10. 10 motorcycle medic Nov 28th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    well I would like to say that look at ness’s bags MADE in CHINA with no hardware and no LIDS and they are over 1100.00$
    Thats all I have to say about this one …keep it up sumax….MADE IN USA should be the ONLY point here!

  11. 11 Hdwrench Dec 5th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Over Priced Chinese P.O.S.

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