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ADV NewsNelson Rigg Launches Quick-Release Soft Pannier Mounting Plates

Nelson Rigg Launches Quick-Release Soft Pannier Mounting Plates

New mounting plates let you quickly install or remove your saddlebags in seconds.

Published on 02.12.2024

Nelson Rigg’s extensive line of off-road durable adventure luggage continues to expand with the release of an all-new set of mounting plates for soft saddlebags. With the new RG-QRP quick-release mounting plates you get the convenience of being able to install or dismount soft saddlebags in seconds, just like hard panniers. Sold as a pair, a quick “set and click” latches them into place and simple “pull and lift” removes them from your pannier racks.

Rigg Gear Quick-Release Soft Saddlebag Mounting Plates.

The new mounting plates were specifically designed for the Rigg Gear Hurricane and Sierra soft saddlebags but any “throwover” or “strap-on” soft panniers should work, thanks to a wide range of slots to strap onto. A set of adjustable sliding hooks make them universally compatible with most round-tube pannier racks from various brands with a diameter up to 18mm. For 20mm racks like those from Tusk, there is an optional replacement latch available (#RG-QRP-20mm).

The new mounting plates also work with racks that have an offset design that wraps around the exhaust (typical for OEM BMW GS racks). For offset racks, an optional extension block (RG-QRP-EXT) makes for a perfect fit.

Nelson Rigg Pannier Mounting Plates Extension for offset racks
An optional extension block (RG-QRP-EXT) allows you to use the mounting plates with offset rack designs that wrap around the exhaust muffler.


The mounting plates come with a lockable top release latch that makes it easy to secure the plates to the racks using a padlock or gun safe lock. Of course this won’t prevent someone from rifling through your bags but it will make it much more difficult for a thief to walk off with your luggage. In addition, the plates are pre-drilled for RotopaX fuel containers giving you the option to safely carry extra fuel for those longer journeys.

As for their construction, the new Rigg Gear mounting plates look quite robust, made with thick aircraft grade aluminum that is powder coated and anodized for a durable finish. Stainless steel hardware is also included to resist rust. Each plate can handle up to 30-pounds of gear, which is roughly 2 bowling balls per side, although you still have to heed the weight limits of your soft bags. And if there are any issues with the plates that occur over time, Nelson Rigg offers a lifetime warranty.

The new mounting plates from Nelson Rigg are definitely worth a look for those who like to quickly remove their luggage after a ride to carry to a hotel room or camping spot. The new plates are currently being sold on pre-order with a price of $329.95. The expected delivery date for the first batch is this March 2024. For more details, check out the Nelson Rigg website.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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February 13, 2024 7:55 pm

I think it was Mosko Moto that had this idea originally, years ago. (Patent Infringement anyone?).

I looked at the idea and thought: Hmmm, $500 for a couple pieces of flat steel and some latches. Brilliant! Heavy! And No Thanks.

The idea has not grown on me through the years.

Neil Stoddart
Neil Stoddart
February 15, 2024 9:23 am

Well when I started following this site I was hoping if more exciting news than something like this. But Hey Ho

Eric Altman
Eric Altman
February 15, 2024 2:34 pm

Like the fact that it has a lock!


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