This universal pannier kit offer a well-built, economical and downright classy luggage solution that’s worth considering for anyone who wants to carry gear on a motorcycle.
Each pair of 33-liter cases comes with matching automotive-grade lock cylinders. Solid aluminum rails mounted to the case lids offer additional tie-down points, or handles for a passenger—plus they help increase the structural rigidity of the system. The cases are lightweight and strong, and they won’t dent like aluminum panniers if, or when, the bike is dropped.
The overall quality and integrity of the design is confirmed with a reassuring a whoosh of air as the top lid’s knife-edge silicone seal swings closed.
The cases come with 5mm-thick powdercoated aoluminum universal mounting plates, that will fasten to just about any existing rack. The cases themselves come with clever proprietary mounting pucks that notch into the racks, and are held in place by an oversized thumb screw that goes through the back of the case and locates securely into the rack.
Removal is simple: just open the cases, unthread the locating screw by hand, pull the cases off and walk away.
Acme also offers an optional range of good-looking (and American-made) waxed-canvas bag liners, which can pull out easily, leaving empty cases securely locked to the bike in the parking lot. The Acme specific waxed cotton accessories are available separately here, or at a 10% discount if purchased at the same timem as the panniers.
Acme also makes a helmet-friendly top-box liner, and a 44-liter liner that’ll work with larger BMW bags—all made in North Carolina. The cases themselves are injection molded in China from “Polypropylene Impact Copolymer,” which is lighter, more resilient, and generally better suited to the task than aluminum. Final assembly and QC is handled by company founder Scott Olofsen at ACME global headquarters outside Ashville, NC.
The $820 Univeral Acme Moto Pannier kit inclues:
> 2 Acme Moto cases (33-liter/each)
> 2 mounting plates and universal hardware
> 4 lock cylinders (2 per case) and 4 matching keys
*Kit does not include: a rack specific to your particular bike.. There are ready options for most models - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for with your bike make/model/year and we'll help you source one.