Using a Motorcycle as a Utility Vehicle

Nov 30, 2013 View Comments by

I know of several motorcyclists, all very serious riders, who rarely fire up their bikes unless there is a major riding event or tour at hand. The thought of hopping on the bike to perform mundane tasks such as stopping by the bank or picking up a loaf of bread apparently doesn’t cross their minds, […]

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Kappa Garda Adventure Luggage Review

Nov 12, 2013 View Comments by

Givi has been my ‘go to’ luggage choice for years. The Italian company has mastered both the design and execution of aftermarket luggage solutions for virtually any popular motorcycle you may ride. So when I started looking for a new case to mount on the Givi Monokey tail rack on my BMW R 1200 GS, […]

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More from the AIMExpo in Orlando

Oct 19, 2013 View Comments by

We first reported on the new V-Strom 1000  here, but we got our first look at the AIMExpo this week, check it out in the video below.     Moto Machines offers Hepco & Becker’s full line of motorcycle luggage, with storage solutions for virtually every motorcycle made. Take a look with the video below. […]

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2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Preview

Oct 11, 2013 View Comments by

With some skillful and well-chosen changes, Kawasaki has transformed the sporty 1000cc Ninja into a high performance sport-touring model that’s both good-looking and very capable. It didn’t hurt that the new Ninja version’s press launch was held in conjunction with the World Superbike races at California’s Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. Kawi’s top rider, Tom Sykes, […]

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Reader Review: Uni-Go Trailer

Sep 10, 2013 View Comments by

Editor’s note: When RoadRUNNER subscriber Francois Berger stopped by our offices while on tour, we instantly noticed the Uni-Go Trailer hitched to the back of his Honda ST1300, so we decided to ask him a few questions about it… RR: How many miles per year do your ride and on what bike(s)? How many miles […]

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Kriega UScombo40 Drypack

Aug 17, 2013 View Comments by

Kriega’s collection of modular drypack systems comes in a variety of configurations ranging from five to 70 liters in capacity. The packs work by combining various sizes of individual bags (10-liter, 20-liter, or 30-liter) to achieve the desired amount of storage. I tried out the UScombo40, which is a 20-liter pack with a 10-liter pack […]

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Ortlieb Dry Bag Saddlebags

Aug 08, 2011 View Comments by

For the rider who doesn’t want to invest in hard bags, or has several bikes that see occasional touring duty, soft luggage is the hands-down choice. The one glaring deficiency of most bags, however, is that they aren’t waterproof. This sounds like a good marketing opportunity to me, and apparently the folks at Ortlieb, manufacturers […]

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Bags-Connection City quick-lock tankbag

Aug 02, 2011 View Comments by

We have seen just about every type of tankbag pass through our office, and we have used them on tours. Quick-lock tankbags have made life easier for many motorcyclists, including us. The main reason we had not tried them before is we use the same tankbag on multiple bikes, so versatility is key. When we […]

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Large MotoFizz Camping Seat Bag

Jul 12, 2011 View Comments by

Loading camping gear onto a motorcycle is a challenging task. The standard routine involves stuffing all bag to capacity then securing them with various straps and nets. This task can be made easier, however, thanks to the Large MotoFizz Camping Seat Bag, available exclusively at Aerostich/Riderwearhouse. Measuring 14 inches deep, 14 inches tall and 21 […]

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