You’ve all asked who makes the best pannier racks, and we finally have that answer for you. It’s Outback Motortek.
Their racks are beautifully engineered, super rugged, and installation is a breeze. Constructed of mild steel, they bend rather than crack during a crash. In the unlikely event that you do manage to break one, it’s easy to find a shop that can weld mild steel – no matter where in the world you go down.
Mosko’s Outback Motortek racks come finished in long-lasting black powder coat, and the best part is that they’re fully compatible with our Backcountry and Scout panniers.
I replaced my existing pannier racks (SW Motech) with these. The racks that Mosko sells and made by Outback Motortek, of which I have their crash bars and skid plate on my bike, so I may be a bit bias. Construction, fit and finish will not disappoint. So there are no printed instructions included (no big deal), so I watched the video (linked on the product page). I saw someone else say in the reviews below "The online video is NOT for the actual product sent." True - however the rack in the video are their "X" framed racks but the install is exactly the same. Speaking of install, it is super easy, It took me 30 minutes to remove my old racks and install these on my KTM 1290 SAR.
The online video is NOT for the actual product sent. Apparently Outback Motortrek redesigned the product. Okay, so please include instructions! I do not understand why companies are too cheap to included printed instructions. Ink and paper are going to bankrupt the company? The online video is no good because it is the wrong design product and different parts included. If you are too cheap to update the video and print real instructions, then at least have actual instructions available to download!!!! I also ordered the Mosko bags but, again, NO INSTRUCTIONS and NO Parts List. Why are you so CHEAP!!!!!!???
These bags are exceptional. I’ve used many hard and soft setups through the years and these are the best for me. I feel confident they will get me to Alaska without issue. The racks are super stout and look excellent. I love all the attention to detail right down to the Velcro covering the external pocket screws. They also look great on my GS! These are obviously the product of serious riders, worth every penny, and I’d also note the delivery was faster than expected. Shout out to Sandia BMW for the recommendation!
Outback Motortrek pannier rack is an outstanding product. the workmanship, quality and fit was spot on. The racks fit was perfect and bolted right up. My nit pick is the hardware that came with the racks (really Chinese junk hardware) no up to the quality of the racks ( I replaced the hardware). 5 stars all day long except for the hardware.
This pannier rack is a great fit for the T7, it's simple, effective and looks good. The build quality is fine and does a fantastic job at keeping my panniers in place. Additionally, they are sturdy providing an excellent handle to help wrestle the bike out of a muddy situation. If your looking for a clean looking, easy to install and burly rack you found it.