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Are you the proud owner of a Moto Guzzi looking to take your adventure riding to the next level? Look no further! In this article, we're going to show you how to choose the perfect saddlebags for your V7.

Whether you're drawn to your Moto Guzzi for its rich heritage, distinctive style, or powerful engine, you want luggage that complements its character. That's where Longride comes in. Cut from high-quality materials sourced in Europe, Longride saddlebags elevate your Guzzi's style while offering the durability and reliability that you demand. Whether you're planning a cross-country adventure or a weekend escape, Moto Guzzi and Longride are the perfect match for the ultimate touring experience.

Let's get started!  

 Luggage for Moto Guzzi V7

Saddlebags for your Moto Guzzi: which ones fit?

All Moto Guzzi models can theoretically accommodate saddlebags, but the optimal solution depends on your specific model: For the Moto Guzzi V7 III 750 and the latest V7 III 850, we offer tailor-made solutions with the Longride system (more on that below).

Designing a one-size-fits-all system for Moto Guzzi motorcycles is tough, as these Italian beauties come in various shapes and sizes. For example, we couldn't develop a saddlebag support that works for both the V7 II and the V7 III, which is why we don't offer supports for the V7 II.

But worry not, as we have supports that make saddlebag installation a breeze for the Moto Guzzi V7 III 750 up to 2021, V7 III Racer 2018-2021, V7 III 850, and the V7 III 850 Special. Click on your bike to check out the suitable spacers.

Is your bike not on the list? No problem. There are several options for attaching saddlebags to your Guzzi, and some techniques even let you skip a dedicated support or use supports from other brands.

Do you like your saddlebags with or without spacers?

When it comes to attaching side bags to a Moto Guzzi V7, there are two schools of thought - with or without dedicated supports.


Soft saddlebag for Guzzi Rough.

The cowboy technique involves throwing the saddlebags directly over the seat (or wedging them underneath), and resting them against the sides of your bike as shown above. In other words, they're supported by the suspension. This method doesn't require dedicated supports, but it has its limits and risks. You can see the method in action in this article, which includes videos.


- You save money.
- The bags are as close to the bike as possible.


- Possible abrasion on the back of the saddlebags.
- Limited to smaller saddlebags due to exhaust pipes.
- Much less secure.

Who is the cowboy technique for:
Your Moto Guzzi is a vintage or custom project on which it's not possible to install supports. You only take short rides. You're willing to invest the time necessary to secure the saddlebags and regularly inspect them (check for abrasion on the back and overheating on the bottom).


Saddlebag mounts for Moto Guzzi V7.

You'll install Longride spacers that are tailored to your Guzzi and choose your favorite attachment system from the 3 systems designed by Longride (shown above: the SIDEKICK system).
The saddlebag holders are considered a complement to your motorcycle's frame. Forged in black or chrome metal depending on the bike, you'll install these supports (also called spacers) on your motorcycle and leave them in place. Your saddlebags will always rest on them. They'll allow you to attach your luggage more easily and help you maintain a minimum safe distance from your exhausts.


- More secure.
- Quicker to attach and detach a saddlebag.
- Less risk of damaging the bags and the motorcycle.


- A slightly higher initial investment.
- Slight distance from the motorcycle - which is actually an advantage in most cases.

Who is the Longride system for:
We have the right spacer model for your motorcycle. You go on longer rides or road trips. You value the safety, ergonomics, and durability of your gear. Then the Longride system is the ultimate solution.
Once you find Longride saddlebag supports that are compatible with your motorcycle, you can choose the attachment system that you like the most. On this page, there is a video to see them in 2 minutes. The SIDEKICK system is a favorite, especially for our large Super Patriot saddlebags. But for medium-sized bags such as the Mini Patriot or Racer, our alternative systems (Saddleback and Loxx) are also valid choices.
Therefore, we do not have strict recommendations on the system to choose for a Moto Guzzi - except in the case of the Super Patriot, where we clearly recommend the SIDEKICK system.  


Retro side bag for moto guzzi V7 carbon.

The hybrid method is based on the same concept as the Longride system. That is, with spacers pre-installed on the bike - except that these supports can be purchased from another brand (as on the V7 Carbon above), or made by a local craftsman or by yourself.
For example, if you can't find spacers for your Moto Guzzi V7 II from us, you'll likely find them elsewhere. The main consequence is that you won't be able to choose Longride's SIDEKICK system. But you can opt for LOXX or SADDLEBACK, which are universal systems.
The pros and cons are comparable to the Longride solution mentioned just before.
Who is the hybrid method for:
Your Moto Guzzi is older or a custom project - you are looking for a compatible support online or having a custom support made. You have chosen Longride for your bags, but the supports for your bike are not manufactured by Longride, and you would like a secure installation. The hybrid solution is for you and can honestly yield optimal results.

How to install saddlebag spacers?

Saddlebag mounts for Moto Guzzi V7.

Regardless of which Moto Guzzi model you own, you'll need to locate two anchor points in the form of bolts and remove them. These anchor points are specifically designed by Moto Guzzi to allow for the installation of accessories, including saddlebag holders. To install them, simply remove the bolts, align your support, and put the bolts back in place. If the original bolt is too short, don't worry – your kit will include a slightly longer bolt to ensure a secure installation.
Instructions and sometimes visual guide are provided on the product page for your motorcycle's spacer. Although this installation is straightforward, it's important to take care and make sure the spacers are properly installed. If you have any doubts, don't hesitate to contact your local mechanic who can help you with the process quickly and easily.

What is the best saddlebag for my Moto Guzzi?

The best saddlebag for your Guzzi is a Longride - but the choice of model is up to you. None of the Longride saddlebags is more appropriate than another. The choice depends on your storage needs and aesthetic preferences.
To compare the saddlebags proportionally, we have photographed some of our iconic saddlebags on a Guzzi V7 III with the same perspective.
Note that the soft saddlebags are all available in 3 colors.



Sacoche vintage marron pour Honda Rebel.



Valise moto noir Honda rebel.


How to take your touring game up a notch:

Moto Guzzis are powerful and refined motorcycles that allow you to travel long distances. Naturally, you'll want to make the most of its carrying capacity.

In this case, you can add a bag in front of you and another behind you. In other words, a tank bag and a tail bag. While the tail bag doesn't take up any of your personal space, the tank bag finally allows you to easily access certain items during breaks, or to place a road map in front of you. It's so practical that for some of you, the tank bag should be the very first bag to add to your Guzzi.

Vintage luggage for Moto guzzi V7.

The V7's fuel tank capacity is ideal for a spacious tank bag. The Doko Tank Bag is designed to protect your tank with its large magnetic flaps and scratch-resistant coating.

For the seat, you can choose the Traveler duffle bag, available in two sizes. It is especially easy to install if you have saddlebags, as you can connect your tail bag to your saddlebags.

Guzzi soft tail bag.

The combination of side saddlebags and a tail bag will transform your Moto Guzzi into a true road trip companion. You'll have a sturdy and functional setup that's a constant pleasure for the eyes...

Best bags for Guzzi V7.


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