The Touratech Zega Pro pannier system is the best motorcycle luggage solution for your BMW R1200GS or GS Adventure. Many years of experience and testing have been put into the design of the Zega Pro panniers so you can know you have the ultimate hard luggage system mounted to your GS.
Touratech Zega Pro panniers have provided secure dry storage for adventure riders the world over. The body and removable lid feature rounded lines with rugged corner protection that is easily replaceable. Low profile anchor loops provide a flat surface that makes the pannier a good seat at the campfire. Crafted with 1.5mm aluminum and welded/stainless steel rivet construction these sturdy panniers are available in 31, 38 and 45 liter sizes.
NOTE: A T40 (or T45) Torx L-wrench is required to install the right-side rack on the Water-cooled R1200GS. It's not possible to use a ratchet, you must have the L-wrench. Early waterboxers use a T45, later models use a T40. See the CruzTools 070-2101 kit which includes this tool. Or item CT-TRX2. Be sure to watch the install video.
Technical Specs and Engineering Details:
Structure: The Touratech mounting system is the strongest in the industry with German-built 18mm diameter tube racks with 2mm thick sidewalls that form a rectangular "hoop" on both sides of the bike to support the panniers. The Innovative cross-braced rack system bolts directly to the motorcycle sub-frame transferring the pannier load directly to the bikes chassis. Mounting systems from other manufacturers emphasize a "minimalist" look when the boxes are off the bike. The sacrifice, inherent with those designs, is the compromised safety and reliability that often results in critical failures. Pannier racks are available in electro-polished stainless steel, black epoxy-coated stainless steel, or standard black powdercoated steel.
Quick Removal: Touratech Zega Pro panniers attach to the steel mounting racks using heavy-duty composite and steel mounting brackets in four locations. This design offers a very secure fitting and can be quickly released to take the boxes off.
Waterproof: All Touratech panniers have a deep groove aluminum interface with silicone seal. This provides dust proof and waterproof storage even in driving rain and water crossings. Some pannier makers cut corners with a plastic interface between the lid and box. This creates a weak link and often results in breakage and water intrusion.
Dual function latch: This latch will function as release or hinge. It allows quick access by releasing one side while the other functions as a hinge. Release both latches for complete lid removal for easy packing or lid use as a utility tray for camping.
Security: A spring loaded safety latch ensures that the lid stays closed and its discrete location enhances security. Add a set of optional Integral Locks to each pannier for even more security. Click HERE to watch a video of the lock installation process.
2005-2012 (Oil Cooled): The overall width of the 31/38 liter system is 37 inches. The overall width of the 38/45 liter system is 40 inches. These Zega Pro Pannier systems feature a narrower case mounted offset on the clutch side of your BMW to compensate for the exhaust. If you'd prefer a setup with an exhaust cutout for symmetry, order the Zega Pro Special Set.
2013-on (Water Cooled): The overall width of the 31/38 liter system is 38 inches. The overall width of the 38/45 liter system is 41 inches.
The high ground clearance of the boxes allow you to negotiate sections of deep sand or ruts. The high ground clearance also helps with cornering at speed. The 45 Liter size case can fit a full sized helmet for storage.