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ADV ProductsBMW Announces New Off-Road Soft Luggage System

BMW Announces New Off-Road Soft Luggage System

Rugged new BMW soft luggage system for GS owners that ride off-road.

Published on 07.26.2016

BMW Motorrad USA has introduced a totally new concept in on-board luggage and personal storage. Intended primarily for use when riding BMW GS-model motorcycles off-road, the Atacama Adventure Luggage System provides more flexibility when piloting expert-level, back-country trails as well as continuing the expedition off the bike at remote camping locations.

The luggage utilizes the same case carrier system developed for the original BMW aluminum cases, giving riders an extra level of flexibility and security when navigating more challenging riding conditions, further enhancing the capabilities of the GS. The Atacama Adventure Luggage System was developed by soft luggage maker Mosko Moto for BMW, and is only available through authorized BMW Motorrad USA dealers.

BMW Atacama Luggage System
The beaver tail pouch allows you to quickly stash an extra jacket, shoes, etc. behind this panel. It also provides even load compression and abrasion/crash protection.

The Atacama Adventure Luggage System includes the Atacama Side Cases and Atacama Duffel. The side cases require the purchase of an additional adapter kit for each model installation. A unique feature of the side case system is the frame and wedge that provide a solid mounting to the motorcycle and easy removal and installation without the need for straps and constant adjustment. The Atacama Duffel serves as a top case and convertible hiking backpack. Cinch straps (included) are used to attach to the motorcycle luggage rack.

BMW Atacama Adventure Luggage
The Atacama Duffel serves as a top case and convertible hiking backpack.


Functional advantages of the off-road soft luggage system include:

• Wedge and plate mounting system – Unlike traditional soft luggage systems that use straps to mount, these mount solid to a wedge mounting system made from injection molded glass-filled nylon for one-click on/off mounting and removal from bike, just like a hard bag which attaches to the BMW case mountings. The benefit is no movement and an easy on and off application. The soft bags won’t bounce around in rough terrain like traditional “over the seat” softbags and strap-based connection systems.

• Offset side case sizes – 6.6 gal (25L) for the exhaust side and 9.2 gal (35L) for the non-exhaust side – allows for symmetrical positioning on the bike, while maximizing overall carrying capacity.

• Bag Compression – Soft bags require the ability to compress their contents to maintain maximum efficiency when riding loaded. The roll top, vertical and horizontal compression straps on these bags allow for compression at all axes. Four side-compression straps, one bottom-compression strap, and one large top-compression strap, plus a roll-top closure, allow for superior compression/expansion capabilities.

• 100% Waterproof Main Compartments – 22oz vinyl inner liners are radio frequency seam welded for maximum efficiency and 100% waterproof.

Atacama Adventure Luggage Technical Data

BMW Atacama Adventure Luggage

Atacama Adventure Luggage Part Numbers and MSRP


Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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  1. Hey guys and Gals I’m looking for the correct adapter kit that I need to Fit my New Atacama side bags onto my 2008 R1200GS. The BMW Dealer sent one plate that is supposed to fit the Left side but its the incorrect one, it doesn’t allow for Center bar on my Touratech Brackets and they didn’t realizing that I need one bracket for each side of my bike. I also have a set of ZEGA Pro 2’s that I intend to use for long, more highway than off-road adventures so that s why i need the brackets, exchange back and forth.


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