What’s the Difference Between the SLR-50 and SLR-55?

The only difference between the SLR-50 and the SLR-55 is the mounting system, on this page we will break down the Two mounting systems so you know which one is best for you.

The SLR-50 has the original mounting system that Nelson Rigg used for many years. It has a bungee style mounting straps along with quick release buckles for attaching to Nelson Rigg saddlebags (aka “Dual Mounting”) built right into the side flaps of the mounting base. If you aren’t familiar with Dual Mounting you can read more about it here.

Mounting Base side flaps on the SLR-50
Bungee style mounting straps for mounting the SLR-50 by itself and quick release buckles for attaching the SLR-50 to Nelson Rigg saddlebags

The SLR-55 has the Triple Threat mounting system. There are quick release buckles at each corner of the bag for attaching the hook and strap mounting kit that is included with the SLR-55. The mounting base does not have side flaps (like the SLR-50) and the mounting straps are an adjustable Nylon webbing strap rather than bungees. This bag can also be attached to Nelson Rigg saddlebags (aka “Dual Mounting”) but the mounting kit is not included and must be purchased separately. The TPKSB-MT-30 Tail Bag to Saddlebag Dual Mounting Kit can be found here.

Quick release buckles at each corner of the SLR-55 bag for attaching the hook and strap mounting kit that is included

In summary, the SLR-50 has a mounting system that allows you to mount it by itself, or attach it to Nelson Rigg saddlebags without having to purchase an additional mounting kit. The mounting system also utilizes bungees and has side flaps that are designed to wrap around the rear section of the motorcycle. So it if you don’t like bungees or you think the side flaps on the mounting base might not work with your motorcycle, then this tail bag might not be right for you.

The SLR-55 has a mounting system that allows you to mount it by itself, or attach it to Nelson Rigg saddlebags but attaching to Nelson Rigg saddlebags requires the purchase of the TPKSB-MT-30 Tail Bag to Saddlebag Dual Mounting Kit. The mounting system utilizes a hook and strap system that is made up of Nylon webbing.

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