As some of you probably already know, I share just about every video that I make on Facebook, various Triumph, various Bonneville related groups and is a bit of a double-edged sword because they often get castigated by various group members. Because I always seem to be reviewing Motone products, In reality, it’s not a widespread thing, it’s often sort of five or six of the same individuals, each time plague on one group for a while, and then it seems that the group had blocked them and then the stop plaguing and yet on another grope for a while, and this vicious cycle goes on and on now I often try to explain to people why this is the case. and the initial and most simple answer is that most custom parts manufacturers only have a small range. and in comparison Motone is huge, and it’s still growing now a lot of those manufacturers who wanted to participate with me in reviews. I’ve already done most of the relevant parts that they make I do have something like two hundred and fifteen videos upon here now. so it stands to reason that with Motone evergrowing collection of parts I’m going to continue to reveal new product for as long as the coming out, and the other thing is quality, and I think to this review item is a typical example of why I often choose to fit Motone Parts than other manufacturer’s parts, don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticizing other manufacturers What I’m saying is, I know what I like, and I only put on my bike what I like I don’t see the point in reviewing something that really doesn’t light my candle that isn’t up to scratch and then taking it off my bike the next day because I don’t like it. although quite often Motone parts stay on the bike very long because they bring alternatives out to those parts in an effort to provide something for everyone, I think people often underestimate the amount of development that actually goes into these parts and after admit that before I got involved with Youtube and reviewing items and Motone I had no idea what was involved. Take for example, the new pannier rails. Now in the beginning, there was Triumph with that pannier rails There were the only pannier rails available for the T120 Chrome plated mild steel usual high quality related that you’d expect from Triumph but with a huge price tag. In fact, I think there are something like sixty-five or seventy pounds each, and you need two them now. I remember Motone fast talking about these about eighteen months ago, and in the meantime, last year, several companies released their pannier rails Now to me, they all looked exactly the same again. mild steel chrome plated but those that were appearing on Ebay, etc. from Chinese vendors looked exactly the same as those that have been sold by named parts suppliers, so it would appear on the face of it that these parts suppliers are just buying them in from China of putting their names to them. but round about forty pounds. They’re a good deal, a little bit utilitarian from our tests. But if all I had was forty pounds to spend on a set of pannier rails that probably the ones that I would have gone for now, the common factor with these particular rails was the top connection bracket that fastens answer to the head of the shock absorber is held in place by the shock absorber bolt these were a tubular flange which was welded on to the actual pannier rail. ninety degrees, with some self flanging side to hold everything rigid and hold it in place. Now this top connection is actually the most crucial connection in the whole of this part Freed of the weight of the actual pannier rails is usually bound by the actual seat, rail of the bike, and the function of these penny rails is simply to keep your luggage out of the back wheel and the rear shock absorber. Now the bottom connection is mounted onto the exhaust come rear foot peg mount which is rubber mounted and doesn’t provide any rigidity. So while your luggage is banging around on the roads day in day out against these pannier rails it’s that top bracket that is responsible for keeping everything in check, and it is put under a lot of stress and strain. Triumph chose to use an investment cast bracket, expensive and probably part of the reason they charge so much for those particular pannier rails But the Chinese manufacturers have used this other method of a tubular flange bracket. as I’ve described, it, will do the job but Motone recognize that it wasn’t ideal, it’s a potential weak spot in the whole construction of this part and if it fails, or when it fail that’s where it all fail . the consequences of a failure like this so close to your rear wheel, don’t really bad thinking about so fast. Motone experimented with using a flexible bracket, something that was less likely to break, but would allow some flexibility. This wasn’t particularly successful the considered using a thicker bracket so that it could still be flexible but would have more rigidity. But at this point they had a long hard think about it. What they’ve been aiming to produce with something that price wise could compete with the cheap Chinese rails, but that’s not really the Motone way, so they decided to do it properly. now they realized that it might be a little bit more expensive than the cheap Chinese ones, but instead of using mild steel have been Chrome plated but decided to go for 304 stainless steel instead, And they also decided to investment cast their own top brackets, but they took this a step further, the designed and cast these brackets with a spare or male part that inserted into the children of the actual rail This means that before you’ve even weld it on, this bracket is capable of taking the entire weight of the rail And in fact, it was virtually impossible for this bracket to fail and just after Christmas they presented me with what they said was the final prototype. Now I’ll let you lot know about this. As far as I was concerned, there were imminent and Motone have to look at it again. These rails and all the brackets concerned were already made of 304 stainless steel in this case, polished But they didn’t like the weld it didn’t look tidy enough. It didn’t look Motone enough now because of the way they designed that bracket to insert into the actual frame of the rail. This meant that could actually grant and polish that well down so that it was virtually invisible. It’s a small thing, But it does provide yet with a much nicer looking much stronger pannier rail than even the Triumph ones So an answer to all those questions that get on the first book This is why I do a lot of Motone stuff. This is why I prefer Motone stuff. if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right and that seems to be Motone’s motto with everything that they do and there are a lot of people have been waiting for these rails and have been a long time coming, but is also being a lot of hard work, a lot of investment and a lot of development put into producing some pannier rails that in my opinion, the best on the market and I’m even including Triumph rails in them. Unlike the rest, these are 100% 304 stainless steel, these particular ones of polished for in due course. Motone will release some black powder coated versions. There are also developing some for the Bobbers, Motone tell me that this particular version will fit the T120 the water cooled T100 and the Street Twin, Now price wise They’re about half the price of the Triumph once and yet the 20 30 pounds dearer than the cheap Chinese ones. But I know which ones I would rather have. I think they have a limited batch of these available on Motone website now, and I’ll leave a link in the video description down below once again. thanks for watching. I hope you found this video informative and that you’ve enjoyed it. If you have, please leave a lake and subscribe to this channel back on Friday, where a thing we’ll be looking at some photography equipment, so until then ride safely, and I’ll see you soon.