We’ll take a look at the GW250 tank bag (Part #990D0-04140) via the photos below, but before we do, let me say that I think it’s a very nice piece of luggage.
The price is probably reasonable, although it’s interesting to note that at $149.95, it cost $10.00 more than the top case and the mounting hardware both.
I’ve been using tank bags of various types since, well…let’s just say the very first tank bag I bought was for a 1978 Yamaha RD400.
The GW250 tank bag, made by someone (?) for Suzuki, is a very nice piece; in fact, I’d have to say it’s one of the nicest tank bags I’ve ever tried.
It’s a semi-hard construction and the shape and lines fit the GW250 like a glove.
It’s one of the very few tank bags that “disappear” when you’re riding; that is, it doesn’t get in the way at all and you won’t even know it’s there (until you stop to fill up!).
The bag weighs about 800 grams (1-3/4 lbs.) and measures roughly 27 cm across and 13 cm deep at the front (~11 by 4.5 inches).
The main compartment has a removable divider and measures about 33 cm by 25 cm at the widest point (!13 by 10 inches).
The dual zipper cover has a cell phone pocket underneath with a clear window to the outside and a small separate key pocket is located at the back, facing the rider.
The bag comes with an adjustable security strap that attaches with two safety clips around the front of the triple clamp; a shoulder strap; a rain cover and a sheet of clear paint protection film (reviews).
I haven’t installed the paint protection film and not sure if I will.
The bag has 6 large 60 cm magnets under the rubberized bottom and they grip tightly on the steel tank. No other straps are necessary — a nice feature of using steel and magnets. Be careful of that electronic media though…
So let’s take a look via some photos:
The accessory Suzuki GW250 is a pleasant surprise, in that it is very nicely made and it’s a perfect fit on the bike.
This is a surprise because I can’t say the same for many pieces of OEM luggage, which sometimes seem to have been thrown into the catalog just so they can say they have it.
I especially like the clean look of the tank bag on the GW250; no extra straps are necessary because of the strong magnets in the base, which stick like glue to the steel tank.
While the tank bag isn’t the biggest by any means, it holds the basics — a pair of gloves, bottle of water and a sweater or even a windproof/waterproof jacket.
I’m assuming the bag is now ready and available much more quickly than the 3 months it took mine to arrive, and I can heartily recommend it for GW250 owners.
It’s just one more item that makes this gem of a motorcycle that much more enjoyable.