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posted by | Comments Off on New Micatech Motorcycle Luggage Website!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the new Micatech Website. We’ve redesigned the website to make it easier to learn about the many products we make. The new site looks pretty slick and we think you’ll enjoy the new layout and all the organized content.

In addition to the website we’ve also launched the Micatech Blog. We’ll post updates about what’s going on at Micatech like new products, prototyping, specials and promotions, upcoming rallies, and interesting photos and stories from our customers. Speaking of photos, we love to see you out riding! Next time you’re out, whether it be for a trip to the grocery story or a trip around the world, send us your photos and stories and we’ll share them with the entire community.

You can subscribe by clicking entering your email in the box to the right.

What’s been going at Micatech you ask? We have been tucked away in cold and snowy New Hampshire winter. While the bikes have been resting we’ve been hard at work developing some new products. For starters, we just launched the new Micatech V-Pilot Cases. We combined our world famous Pilot Mounting System with our slender V2 Cases to bring you a luggage system that is spacious and narrow.

We’ve included a simple and rugged exhaust lowering kit so there’s no need for an exhaust cutout. This maximizes your carrying capacity without increasing overall width on the bike. The completely sealed waterproof gasket keeps out rain, snow, mud, dirt, dust, and sand. Parking lot tip overs, off-road crashes, not even Mexican taxi’s are enough to stop Micatech Motorcycle Luggage. These are RUGGED panniers!

Whether you’re commuting to work or riding around the world, the durable Micatech V-Pilots will take you there in style.

In addition, we recently launched the new Micatech Backrests. We know you love to ride and it’s a pleasure touring 2up. For your passenger, hours in the saddle will feel like minutes. The slick design and rugged construction are made to withstand rain, mud, snow, sand, dust and dirt. Whether you’re riding around town or around the world through the hottest deserts and the coldest mountain passes, the Micatech Backrest will keep your passenger happy and comfortably enjoying the ride.

Recently, we had a promotion for the brand new Yamaha Ténéré and now we are offering a $75 savings on a set of Micatech V2 Cases (and racks) for the new Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC. These are cool bikes and we know you’ve had your bike on order for some time. The bikes are starting to trickle into dealers now and we want to help  you set up your new bike.

Finally, subscribe to the blog and stay tuned. If you like what you see – share it on facebook and twitter with the icons below. We have a lot of exciting things happening here at Micatech!


-The Micatech Team

posted by | Comments Off on Micatech Testimonial: Rick Saba – Ontario

“When I purchased my BMW R1200GS, I wanted to buy strong, stylish, solid motorcycle cases that were easy to mount and remove, yet are water tight and dust free. Once the cases were removed, I did not want to have a bunch of metal tracks all over the back end of the bike, which would detract from its overall lines. The only cases available for the 1200GS that have an unobtrusive mounting system are the original BMW cases; however, these cases mount with four easily broken plastic hooks.

Then, I learned about the unique Micatech mounting system. It’s strong, yet elegant. Unlike other mounting systems, your mounts have the advantage of being made of aluminum and stainless steel and will never rust, plus I’m hard pressed to even see the mounts once the cases are removed from the motorbike. || Read more

posted by | Comments Off on Micatech Testimonial: Jeff Earls – Oregon

“I was given a chance to field-test a set of prototype Micatech saddlebags in the summer of 2003. This was shortly before the start of the 2003 Iron Butt Rally. I’m normally loath to make a major equipment change so soon before a big ride but the specifications on these bags intrigued me. The construction appeared as good as other major aftermarket brands and there were some innovative engineering features on the mount system. I decided to sell my BMW cases and give these a try. I was not disappointed.

The Micatech bags are cavernous. The right bag easily holds a full-face helmet. I found that I can fit all my riding gear in the cases (full-face helmet, Aerostich RoadCrafter(tm) suit, and Aerostich “Combat Touring” boots) without any problems. Despite this internal size, the bigs tuck in neatly behind my legs while riding and carrying a passenger is no problem. They look wide from the rear but do not extend wider than the cylinders so lane-splitting in California does not pose any additional challenges. || Read more

posted by | Comments Off on Micatech Testimonial: John Murray – California

“I love the cases and am delighted with how they have performed…. Still can’t imagine a better system than the Micatechs.”

John Murray – California

posted by | Comments Off on Micatech Testimonial: Bob Aylor – Washington

“I’ve read and heard great things about your customer service, but WOW, you are impressive!”

Bob Aylor – Washington

posted by | Comments Off on Micatech Testimonial: Jim Daniels – Washington

“I love the Pilot cases and they seldom come off of my 2005 R1200GS. On road or off, commuting or touring they are a great addition to my GS.”

Jim Daniels – Washington

posted by | Comments Off on Micatech Testimonial: Karl Marsh – Nebraska

“The bags are great. They work perfectly. I like everything about them. I have been telling lots of people about them. They are the best bags I have ever owned, hands down. Your bags make the competition’s bags look like high school metal shop projects.

Thanks again,”

Karl Marsh – Nebraska

posted by | Comments Off on Micatech Testimonial: Paul Corriveau – Quebec

“The cases are SUPER!!! The R1200 GS Adventure was built for these cases (that’s my way of putting it). They perfectly match the fat fuel tank in size, color, and texture. Installation was a breeze, top quality bracket parts.

These cases look great and work great and thanks again for the shop visit.”

Paul Corriveau – Quebec, Canada

posted by | Comments Off on Micatech Testimonial: Bobby Earnhardt – Georgia

“Bob, Well after 30 days on the road we’ve finished shooting Food Network’s Feasting on Asphalt 2. I wanted to personally thank you for allowing me to beta test your prototype Micatech top case. I’m very happy to report that it performed flawlessly under some adverse conditions. Not a drop of moisture inside despite the monsoon like rains we encountered on several occasions. The mounting system you devised remained rock solid throughout the ride. On two occasions I put a wrench on it to see what may have vibrated loose but could not manage to get even the slightest turn out of any part.

Needless to say the Pilot Side Cases were trouble free and afforded me the most luggage capacity of any bike on the trip. The capacity of the top case is massive and it sure was nice to have that much room for camera gear and everything else that I needed quick access to. Despite its size I noticed no buffeting or drag when on high speed runs. The three cases are well designed and seem to work in harmony with one another. I sincerely hope that you guys release this top case soon as anyone who appreciates the Pilot side cases will surely want to add the top case to their luggage set. Thanks for your dedication to quality products.”

Bobby Earnhardt – Georgia

posted by | Comments Off on Micatech Testimonial: Joe Hagerty – California

“I’ve put about 8,000 miles on the bike with the Micatech side cases. I’ve ridden all over northern California in all types of weather, traffic, and road conditions (including some off-road). The cases have been great! They are very functional, the mounting system is quite stout, and the installation directions are top notch.

Before buying, I’d had a concern about being able to split traffic with the cases. Without the cases my handlebars and mirrors were what worried me, with the cases, it is still just the handlebars and mirrors that worry me when lane splitting.”

Joe Hagerty – California

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