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Kappa TKW746 DryPak Tankbag Review

Kappa TKW746 DryPak Tankbag

Greg Drevenstedt
November 27, 2013

Kappa is new, lower-priced brand of motorcycle luggage and accessories that is made in Italy and is a subsidiary of Givi. Tour & Ride is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Kappa products, which includes hard and soft luggage, apparel and bolt-on motorcycle accessories. One of Kappa’s more unique... Read more »

Giant Loop Donates Motorcycle Saddlebags for Medical Support Volunteers, Event Organizers

The MEDIC MoJavi Saddlebags from Giant Loop are available free of charge to qualifying volunteers and event organizers.

Rider Magazine Staff
July 31, 2013

Motorcycle soft luggage and gear packing systems innovator Giant Loop has produced a special limited edition MEDIC version of its MoJavi Saddlebag, with high-visibility yellow construction and graphics to immediately identify designated medical support riders. “This is one small way we can give... Read more »

Wunderlich Symmetrical Luggage Kit BMW R 1200 GS Review

Hepco & Becker Xplorer 40-liter side cases and 45-liter top case look the part on the R 1200 GS.

Mark Tuttle
July 9, 2013

BMW’s R 1200 GS is almost ideal for extended solo trips. For two-up riding, however, the factory’s expanding Vario luggage option doesn’t quite cut it, particularly if you’re camping. Space is robbed from the left bag by the bike’s upswept muffler so that, even fully expanded, the saddlebags... Read more »

RKA 24.5-Liter Expandable Shiloh Road Motorcycle Tank Bag and Saddlebag Liners Review

RKA 24.5 Liter Expandable Shiloh Road Tank Bag

Bill Stermer
June 26, 2013

The perfect traveling companion for any sport tourer is a versatile tankbag and a set of saddlebags liners. The former sits on the tank and holds extra gloves, a snack, energy drink and your map—or increasingly, a GPS unit and much more. The liner bags fit snugly inside your saddlebags, utilizing much... Read more »

Adrian Sports/Chase Harper 6XM Motorcycle Tankpac Review

Adrian Sports/Chase Harper 6XM Motorcycle Tankpac

Clement Salvadori
June 7, 2013

Riders have been carrying stuff on top of their gas tanks for as long as there have been motorcycles, and the array of tankbags on the market is large, everything from teeny-tiny to humongous. The latest from Adrian Sports/Chase Harper is a good mid-size container. Chase Harper is an old name, dating... Read more »

Mustang Shows off Products at Laughlin River Run

Mustang Motorcycle Products, LLC is at the Laughlin River Run in Laughlin, Nevada.

Press Release
April 26, 2013

The crew from Mustang Motorcycle Products, LLC is on the road again, showing off new seats, new luggage and a new catalog at their new big rig at the Laughlin River Run in Laughlin, Nevada. Just look for the truck at the Edgewater Hotel & Casino April 24-28, 2013. In addition to having seats for... Read more »

High-Tech Bags: Motorcycle Luggage Buyers Guide

Motorcycle Luggage Buyers Guide.

Bill Stermer
April 5, 2013

Some years ago, as part of the seminars I conducted at motorcycle rallies, I described how it was possible to carry many useful items on tour in a small bag affixed to your bike’s fuel tank. There would be a map displayed right there under your snoot in the convenient map pouch, and inside the tankbag... Read more »

Ventura Mistral I Bike-Pack Kit Review


Greg Drevenstedt
July 3, 2012

(This Gearlab review was published in the July 2012 issue of Rider magazine.) Last year I tested Ventura’s Bike-Pack System, with model-specific L-brackets installed on my 1998 Kawasaki KLR650, along with a multitude of racks and bags (Rider, April 2011). The high-quality system was easy to install... Read more »

Alpinestars XL Transition Gear Bag Review

Alpinestars XL Transition Gear Bag

Greg Drevenstedt
December 30, 2011

Everyone has luggage, and most of us have motorcycle luggage—tankbags, tailbags, etc.—to carry essentials while on the road. Gear bags are designed to carry a helmet, gloves, textile or leather apparel, boots, back protector, you name it. They’re popular among dirt bikers to secure all of their... Read more »

Shad SH-50 Top Case Motorcycle Luggage Review

Shad SH-50 Top Case hard motorcycle luggage installed

Rider Contributor
March 30, 2010

Story and photography by Rich Cox [This Shad SH-50 Top Case Motorcycle Luggage Review was originally published in the May 2010 issue of Rider magazine] When you start sport touring with a passenger, you soon discover that your bike’s hard saddlebags—which were plenty roomy for just you—have suddenly... Read more »

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