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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Nelson-Rigg tank bag

Tank bag displays GPS and phone

You can now view your GPS and mobile phone while riding with the American Nelson-Rigg tank bag, which is convenient but could also be a distraction. The GPS holder section has a multi-angle bracket so you can perfectly angle the screen to your vision. It sits inside a clear plastic weatherproof pocket. Your phone is …

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Burly Brand magnetic tank bag in waxed cotton and leather

Burly tank bag adds flexible style

The Californian Burly magnetic tank bag is not only practical and convenient, but also stylish and flexible as it can be used as a tail bag or separated into two. There is a clever little detachable magnetic screen section which can be used for a map, GPS and/or phone. You can place that on the …

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Touratech Endurance soft bags

Touratech soft pannier system

Are you a hard or soft pannier adventure rider? Each has its virtues and each has its disadvantages. Hard panniers can be locked, offer better protection for contents, can withstand high impacts, are easily accessed, they are quick to release and lock on, and they can even be used as camp seats when taken off. However, they are …

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Dowco Willie & Max leather saddlebags

15 new Dowco motorcycle luggage items

Wisconsin motorcycle luggage manufacturer Dowco has launched five new Willie & Max leather saddlebags and 10 complimentary accessory bags. The 100% leather cruiser-style bags have a universal fit and function to integrate easily with most motorcycles. Dowco claims they are easy to install if used with their universal hard-mount system. They are Finished off with chrome …

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Mrs MBW manages a smile despite the lost luggage and reduced shopping capacity. long tour

How to pack for O/S motorcycle tour

It is amazing how little you need to pack when going overseas on a motorcycle tour. Mrs MBW and I have done several epic trips in recent years to the USA, New Zealand, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Belize, Sri Lanka and Guatemala with a combined 16,000km travelled, hiring bikes and staying in hotels/motels, not camping. One thing …

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Dowco Iron Rider motorcycle Bag

Dowco motorcycle bags for trendy riders

The ubiquitous army surplus shoulder bag is being replaced by more trendy and useful motorcycle bags with special compartments and extra features. Riders love a one-shoulder bag because it is easy to access, but they can also tend to flap around and get in your way, and they often don’t have many compartments or much …

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Wheelrider top box

Motorcycle top box converts to wheelie bag

https://youtu.be/H4_59Nmd8Ko This is the ultimate motorcycle luggage for people who travel as this top box converts to a wheelie bag, leaving a rack to secure your helmet, a USB to charge your phone and rain covers for your seat and helmet. So far the Wheelrider is only a prospective product, but the inventors are running …

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