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MobileEdge SecurePack Motorcycle Backpack Review

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Review by Troy Siahaan [This MobileEdge SecurePack Motorcycle Backpack Review was originally published in the September 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Being a moto-scribbler by trade means that my four-wheeled vehicle doesn’t see much action. Much of my daily commute is done on two wheels, but that usually requires carrying little things with me. Sure, tankbags, saddlebags, tailbags and other ...

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Givi T450 Trolley Motorcycle Bag Review

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Review by Olaf Wolff [This Givi T450 Trolley Motorcycle Bag Review was originally published in the January 2008 issue of Rider magazine] I’m OK that my perception of things continually changes as I get older. I prefer it that way, in fact. Once I viewed motorcycles with top boxes as bikes with big butts. Now when my Givi Monokey box ...

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Happy Trails Targhee Motorcycle Panniers Review

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By Dave Bucher [This Happy Trails Targhee Motorcycle Panniers Review was originally published in the July 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Our attempt to re-create the Euro look of metal pannier’d adventure touring began with a Suzuki 650 V-Strom and with a call to Happy Trails Products in Boise, Idaho. The firm makes a variety of accessories for the dual-sport ...

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Alpinestars Motorcycle Gear Bag Review

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Review by Troy Siahaan [This Alpinestars Motorcycle Gear Bag Review was originally published in the March 2007 issue of Rider magazine] The life of a motojournalist can be rough at times, but somebody has to do it. I mean, I have to lug my riding gear around the world and ride motorcycles, can you imagine? Thankfully Alpinestars feels my pain ...

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Wolfman Expedition Motorcycle Luggage Review

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[This Wolfman Expedition Motorcycle Luggage Review was originally published in the January 2007 issue of Rider magazine] You’ll never get caught with your zipper down using Wolfman’s new Expedition series motorcycle tankbag or saddlebags-among the three bags here there’s only one short zipper to be found. Roll-top panniers like the Expeditions aren’t new, but the zipless tankbag is a first ...

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Nelson-Rigg CL-150 Motorcycle Tail Pack Review

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[This Nelson-Rigg CL-150 Motorcycle Tail Pack Review was originally published in the October 2006 issue of Rider magazine] We regularly need to carry stuff on our motorcycles and it often seems to be a problem. Consider the sterotypical image of that ubiquitous midsized bike with a plastic milk crate lashed to the luggage rack. Pragmatic? Certainly. Attractive, not so much. ...

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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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