Well after months on deliberating on which bags to use on my bike I opted for the New HD Swingarm Bag which has just been released and I am very glad I made the purchase. I collected it yesterday from the dealer and fitted it the same afternoon.
Here is a brief description to help others make up thier minds.
The mounting Frame unit attatches to the bikes frame at 4 points so once fitted is very secure.
The hardest thing to fit is a round bracket on the upper part of the frame. If not careful could damage your frame when fitting as the two metal tabs are sharp. I placed some cling film on the frame first and then found I could only fit it by bending it and jiggiling it up into position to tighten with clamps.
Simple tools needed. A mixture of Torx and allen keys with a couple of spanners.
Here's the Bag Fitted
The bags shape and size is very practical for a side bag.
HD have used the most out of the space available and the bags sits well once mounted.
Quick release hidden clips make it easy to open/shut.
I can get a long sleeved hoody/fleece, small camera plus lightwieght waterproof trousers in mine which is all I need for a day trip.
The leather is good quality thick leather, I'm guessing 7/8 oz (approx 3/4mm thick) from experience.
Well made with a plastic back mounted to frame.
I think the price is comparable to the better made aftermarket bags.
This has a sturdy mounting kit whereas some aftermarket bags are only held on by zip ties or straps.
For me I like the looks and think it compliments my bike. I'm very pleased with the purchase. Hope this helps others.