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Old 11-26-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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BMW vs Touratech Tankbag (R1200GSW)

I'm in the market to buy some of the few pieces I can find in catalogues and haven't bought yet (genuine BMW gear hoarder lol). I'm torn between the BMW and the Touratech tankbags. So I made a small comparison table here to gather info and hopefully, by the end of tomorrow, I'll make up my mind!



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Model---------------BMW-----------------Touratech
Link----------------Here----------------Here
Price---------------$346----------------$386 
Waterproof----------YES-----------------NO
Map Size------------A4------------------???
Expandable----------YES-----------------YES
Capacity (exp)------11 lit (15 lit)-----13 lit (20 lit)
Int. Dimensions-----???-----------------14.5" x 10.6" x 8.6" (12.6")
So here are my thoughts:

I'm not sure how did Touratech get to be more expensive than BMW. Oh, wait... that's always the case!
BMW: 1 / Touratech: 0

BMW advertises their bag as waterproof. For a company like BMW, this is huge statement. While Touratech, offers a cover that provides protection, it's a extra piece.
BMW: 2 / Touratech: 0

The looks is a hard one... I like them both, I'll give points to both. I had the chance of getting the BMW one on my hands. The feel is great, a genuine BMW product. But I don't like the blue letters... I'm anal, I know. The Touratech seems great. I'm kinda iffy about the elastic strap, not sure why and how I can use it. Other than that, I love the looks of it.
BMW: 3 / Touratech: 1

Size is a no brainer. Although the BMW looks bigger, we're talking about 2 to 5 more liter of capacity. Where in the hell can you fit all this in the Touratech?!
BMW: 3 / Touratech: 2

In a fair fight, with the ridiculously minimal information I was able to find, the BMW one would be the winner. But the size is a big thing. I'm torn, and by reading the interwebz, I'm not the only one. Sounds like the internal fights between rock climbers for shoes with laces or velcro...

So I'm looking for someone who has experience with any / both models. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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If it matters I will make u a great deal on a TT one, that expands about 3 inches over what you see here. Very cool and very tt like quality.

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