Home > Motorcycle Parts + Accessories + Luggage: Reviews (page 2)

Motorcycle Parts + Accessories + Luggage: Reviews

Dowco Fastrax Backroads Tank Bag Review


Aren’t tank bags about the handiest piece of luggage you can put on a bike? They sit there, out of the way but within immediate reach, holding all the things you need to keep at hand. Dowco’s tank bag from its Fastrax brand’s Backroads collection did just that for me on a three-day, 1,600-mile California/Nevada tour aboard our long-term Kawasaki ...

Read More »

Tour Master Elite Luggage


Elite Luggage Tour Master Elite luggage includes a tank bag, tail bag and saddlebags. All are made of 1680 denier ballistic polyester and 1800 denier patterned polyester. The tank bag has a built-in, adjustable GPS pocket, removable map pocket, a hinged lid with underside pockets and includes a face-shield storage pouch and clear-window rain cover. Available in strap-mount ($129.99) or ...

Read More »

Scala Rider Packtalk by Cardo Systems


Group Chat The scala rider Packtalk by Cardo Systems allows group riders (3-10) to communicate in a fluid virtual network. In DMC mode, each rider acts as an autonomous hub that maintains simultaneous and distinct communication with everyone in the group, even after riders venture out of range or drop off for any reason. Riders can drop off and seamlessly ...

Read More »

Love Jugs Engine Cooling Systems


Hot Harley? Love Jugs manufactures engine-cooling systems for Harley-Davidson motorcycles that will improve engine heat issues, reduce oil temperatures and improve engine performance. The high-performance, waterproof fans concentrate air streams at the hottest area of your engine’s cylinders. The body of the two-fan system is made of aircraft-quality stainless steel with a high chrome finish. Three models are available (Slots, ...

Read More »

Throttle Brakes, the Next Best Thing to Cruise Control


Unless you ride a bike with standard-equipment cruise control, you’ve probably gotten an urgent message from your right wrist at some point during a long trip telling you it’s time to stop and take a break. Throttle brakes are a cheap and easy way to give those aching muscles some relief without stopping. Bear in mind that throttle brakes are ...

Read More »

Cortech Super 2.0 Tank Bag and Tail Bag Review


Cortech provided the on-bike storage for our long-term Honda CB1100 from its Super 2.0 line of luggage. The 18-liter tank bag with magnetic attachment sits atop the bike’s steel fuel cell, while a 24-liter tail bag rides pillion. Together, they provide enough hauling capacity for grocery stops or day trips. The bags share a host of design and construction details. ...

Read More »

National Cycle Street Shield EX Review


A bike like the Honda CB1100 is ready for action right off the showroom floor, but that doesn’t mean it can’t use a few accessories to customize it for an owner’s purposes. A lot of riders would start with wind protection on a naked standard. Why beat yourself up when a securely fastened slab of plastic can break the breeze ...

Read More »

AltRider Hemisphere Soft Luggage Review


Pulling the fuses under the seat is the easiest way to disable the ABS on a Suzuki V-Strom 650XT, but I found out you can also do it by crashing in 4th gear. Such was my fate when, cruising down a gravel road in Death Valley, I hit a pit of deep sand and started swapping bars, failing to keep ...

Read More »

Sena 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System Review


I’ve been disappointed by the sound quality of wireless, in-helmet communication systems. Sena’s 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth (4.0) Communication System has the best sound quality I’ve found in a wireless comm system, plus sophisticated features. You can make hands-free calls from your iPhone or Android phone, listen to stereo music, share music with another rider, hear GPS voice prompts and have ...

Read More »

BMW Pannier Protection by Wunderlich America


If your liquid-cooled BMW R 1200 RT tips over, contact with terra firma gets expensive. The valve covers and panniers stick out, and damage from parts gouged or broken due to impact quickly runs into four figures. Ouch. Engine bars that protect the jugs are common on boxer-equipped Beemers, but bars to protect the panniers are also available. BMW parts ...

Read More »