Touratech waterproof bags

Touratech unveils waterproof bags

German motorcycle accessory company Touratceh has released a range of waterproof bags that fit inside their range of luggage. What surprises me is that Touratech tank, tail and saddle bags aren’t already waterproof. Ok, I can see the advantage in having gear in an easy-to-remove waterproof bag so you can take it into your accommodation …

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Kriega Max28 backpack

Kriega launches Max 28 expandable backpack

Motorcycle backpacks are becoming more technical, lightweight and packed with features, but they are also becoming expensive such as this Kriega Max 28 expandable backpack. Before we get into all the features, here’s the thing — it costs $385! I reckon you could go to an outdoor, camping, hiking, fishing shop and buy a decent, …

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MV Agusta introduces Piquadro smart luggage

MV Agusta has Piquadro in the bag

MV Agusta has collaborated with Italian travelware company Piquadro to introduce a stylish range of branded keyrings, wallets, backpacks and travel bags. The MV Agusta – Motorcycle Art collection in textile and leather will be available online through the official MV Agusta website in May and there are no prices yet. We checked out the …

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Andy Strapz Panniersky

Panniersky keeps your six-pack cold

The Panniersky cooler bag — an esky for your panniers — will keep your food and/or drinks cold until the end of the day’s ride, says Andy White of Andy Strapz. He’s been making adventure rider luggage and accessories since 1995, so he should know.  Andy says he developed the prototype on a few trips over …

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Nelson-Rigg Commuter Lite tail bag review

Nelson-Rigg Commuter Sport tail bag review

Motorcycle luggage has to be convenient, practical and attractive, and Nelson-Rigg Commuter Sport tail bag ticks all those boxes for riders on small bikes. And at just $A139.95*, this expandable commuter tail bag (16.5-22 litres) is great value. Tank versus tail bag I love a tank bag on a sports bike for carrying an extra pair …

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Kobe Smart Case smarter

Kobe Smart Case neatly secures your helmet

If you’ve ever had your helmet stolen from your bike or accidentally knocked or blown off your bike, then the stylish rear-rack-mounted Kobe Smart Case could be your solution. It electronically secures your helmet to your bike when parked and neatly folds away when not in use to be visually discrete and aerodynamic while riding. …

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Ashvault Backpack from Flying Solo Gear

Should motorcycle riders wear a backpack?

There are a lot of reasons why motorcyclists should not wear a backpack while riding, says Amanda Chan of Flying Solo Gear Co who has designed a special rider’s backpack.  “The average backpack isn’t designed to be worn by motorcycle riders,” Amanda says. “If a rider falls, the pack can catch and twist the spine, …

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