This bag fits really nice on the FZ8. The protective piece that's located on the bottom of the bag is quite big but if you fold it over then you can have better access to the buckles when mounting it on your bike. This bag is strong, I forgot to strap it down and it fell off on the interstate and was ran over....twice. Only a couple of scratches appeared on the bag. For only $65 you'll get your money's worth!