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Dirt-Bagz Ranger Saddlebags Review


A lot of aftermarket companies make saddlebags and panniers for dual-purpose motorcycles. I’m a proponent of simplicity and softness—simple mounting and soft bags. I needed to give the Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition some luggage capacity for the Lost Coast story on page 36, and DBz Products has what I needed, with easily attachable metal brackets to keep the bags away ...

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Sedici Distanza Slant Saddlebags Review


Riders who want to mount the same luggage on several motorcycles or leave it off entirely can go with hard-sided bags at great expense, or take the inexpensive way out and use soft luggage. The Sedici Distanza Slant soft saddlebags from Cycle Gear ring the register at just $149.99 but are quite fully featured. Handsomely styled in black 1680-denier Hyper ...

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Happy Trails Gen 5 SU Luggage Rack

Happy Trails Gen 5 SU Rack

The new “Gen 5” version of SU Luggage Racks from Happy Trails Products take advantage of fabrication equipment upgrades by cutting custom-shape plates to secure their universal Point1 mounting loops to the motorcycle. The new plate mounting system increases the strength and rigidity of the luggage system vs. traditional steel tubing construction. The plate system also allows easier installations by ...

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Kappa TKW746 DryPak Tankbag Review


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 products is the TKW746 DryPak Tankbag, which combines the features of a ...

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


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 something back to our motorcycling community and the many volunteers who help make racing and group riding ...

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Wunderlich Symmetrical Luggage Kit BMW R 1200 GS Review


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 hold just 29 and 39 liters, and the top case 35. Moreover, ...

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Adrian Sports/Chase Harper 6XM Motorcycle Tankpac Review


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 from 1979, while Adrian Sports is new. That’s ...

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Mustang Shows off Products at Laughlin River Run

Mustang Laughlin Truck

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 most metric cruisers and Harleys ...

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