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  • November 22, 2021 2 min read 0 Comments

    Enduristan is on the market for a long time. They are known for their simple but very functional and high-quality bags. I tried their Blizzard Saddle bags XL on my 2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

    As expected, the fit is great.


    Bags follow the lines of the 690 perfectly and fill the space below the line of the seat and just above the lower line of the fuel tank ("subframe").


    This is very convenient, as bags sits on the side plastics entirely and there is no overhang at the bottom. As shown on the photos below, Perun moto KTM 690 Enduro Heel guards provide great lower strapping point and fix the straps in the ideal position. 


    And, very important for KTM 690 Enduro/SMC-R or Husqvarna 701 Enduro/Supermoto, set like this, bags sit on the plastics, away from the silencer. Of course, it is advisable to use some kind of heat shield, just to keep the plastics away from the silencer. Enduristan offers Inferno heat shield. Haven't tried it, but it should work just fine. 


    Bike is still very narrow, and bags are way narrower than the handlebars. Very important for tight trails or passing through the busy traffic. 


    I was curious to see if the seat comfort would be compromised, because of the straps going over the seat. Luckily, buckles can be moved to the sides, so rider sits on the flat and wide straps. I didn't have any issues, couldn't feel them at all. Even when I was sitting all the way back. 


    At the beginning, I was a bit overwhelmed with the straps, as there is a lot of straps on these bags. But quickly I figured it out. Slots on the Perun moto KTM 690 Enduro Luggage rack SD (2019+) offers very easy solution. One strap can be pulled through the slots, as shown on the phot below, and used to fix the bag securely. And the entire top surface of the rear rack remains free. Plus, fuel opening is easily accessible, without moving the bags. 


    Bags have 17 liters capacity, per side. Openings are very wide, so it is easy to access the content of the bags. 

    They are declared as waterproof. I didn't have a chance to test it in the rain, but I am sure they will keep the water out. Material is nice and rubberized, and build quality is great. For longer trips, maybe getting an Inner bags would be a good idea. 

    When strapped correctly, bags are secure and they haven't moved at all, even after long day of fast riding over bumpy terrain, with full bags. I suggest taking some time to figure out the straps and to adjust them properly. Once set, installation and removing the bags takes no more than a minute. 

    I can also recommend getting additional Bottle holsters. I have them and they are great. Can holsters also looks very useful. 

    I can recommend these bags for KTM 690 Enduro R without hesitation.