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Givi Monokey V46 Motorcycle Trunk Review

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Review by Olaf Wolff [This Givi Monokey V46 Motorcycle Trunk Review was originally published in the September 2006 issue of Rider magazine] Not all that long ago the idea of putting a trunk on my motorcycle wouldn’t even have entered my too-cool-too-fast conscience. Today I think my bike looks incomplete without one. Ride motorcycles long enough and many of your ...

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Rapid-Transit Recon/23 Motorcycle Tailbag Review

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Review by Ken Freund [This Rapid-Transit Recon/23 Motorcycle Tailbag Review was originally published in the August 2006 issue of Rider magazine] Rapid Transit is a catchy name for a motorcycle item, but also one we hadn’t heard before. It turns out that the Rapid Transit product line-consisting of a variety of innovative motorcycle luggage items-comes from a new division of ...

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Motorcycle Soft Luggage Buyer's Guide

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[This Motorcycle Soft Luggage Buyer’s Guide was originally published in the July 2006 issue of Rider magazine] Whether you call them seatbags or tailpacks, these guys can really haul. Often, our staff riders have been able to take an overnight (and sometimes a two-day) trip with just the gear we could pack in a tankbag and seatbag. When on tour, ...

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Chase Harper CR-2 Soft Motorcycle Luggage Review

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Review by Ken Freund Chase Harper, long known as a source of motorcycle luggage and accessories, recently introduced a line of soft bags called CR2 that fit and work well on sporting machines, or others for that matter. Chase Harper’s line of CR2 motorcycle soft luggage consists of a tankbag, seatbag and saddlebags, all made of non-waterproof 1,000-denier Cordura in ...

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Long-Term ’Strom: 15,000 Miles on Suzuki’s Adventure Tourer

It only took sitting on it to decide I wanted one. In a market saturated with bikes with punitive ergonomics, or blinding acres of chrome, or pavement-buckling weight, the V-Strom reminded me of the motorcycles I grew up on—light, narrow bikes with tubular handlebars and sit-up riding positions, and the willingness to go just about anywhere and do anything I ...

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