SW-Motech launches Pro Micro Tank Bag for Ducati DesertX

SW-Motech has launched a new, small clip-on tank bag accessory for the Ducati DesertX, called the SW-Motech Pro Micro Tank Bag.

SW-Motech Pro Micro Tank Bag on Ducati DesertX

SW-Motech has launched a new add-on for the Ducati DesertX in the form of a clip-on tank bag offering additional storage capacity. 

The Ducati DesertX is arguably one of the most interesting motorcycles in the Bologna brand’s range as its first real attempt at a proper off-road-focused adventure bike.

DesertX’s interesting character - combined with its solid specifications which include the 937cc Testastretta engine, which is also found in the Monster range, including the Ducati Monster SP - makes it a relatively popular choice, even if the Multistrada remains Ducati’s best-seller. 

As a result, there is decent scope for aftermarket modifications for the DesertX. Previously, we have written about an exhaust from SC-Project designed for adventure and rally bikes which was made available for the DesertX, and SW-Motech has now launched a new tank bag for the bike.
The bag is a clip-on-style, making use of SW-Motech’s Pro Tank Ring system, and is called SW-Motech PRO Micro Tank Bag.

The bag is expandable from its standard size of 3.5 litres and “offers a handy spot to stash essentials like a smartphone, credit cards, change for tolls, documents and more,” an SW-Motech press release reads.

Its shape remains intact thanks to the bag’s laminated EVA shell, which also helps to protect the contents stored within. Protection from water comes from a water-resistant inner coating, as well as a rain cover in times of heavier rain. 

Further, the contents can be separated inside the bag with mesh-divided compartments, while access to the bag has been designed to be ‘glove-friendly’ with large zip pulls, which also feature a padlock loop for additional security.

To the top of the bag it is possible for the rider to mount their phone thanks to what SW-Motech describes as a “military-inspired MOLLE attachment system.”

One particularity of the Ducati DesertX is its off-centre fuel-filler cap. This is something which has required a revision of the aforementioned Pro Tank Ring system. SW-Motech has adapted the design for the DesertX so that it carries the Pro Micro Tank Bag centrally. 

Including VAT, the SW-Motech Pro Micro Tank Bag retails for £112.96 and comes with the Pro top ring and rain cover. For the Pro Tank Ring for attaching the bag to the tank, the retail price is £51.84, including VAT.

Find out more on the SW-Motech website.

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