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Luggage Locker Motorcycle Tail Bag High-quality, custom designed luggage that can be secured to the motorcycle. This is a review of the Luggage Locker Elite Seat Sack. First off, let me say I have been strapping things to motorcycles since 1992 and this is one of the finest pieces of luggage I have purchased. These …

Rapid Transit Recon 23 Tail Bag Review The Recon 23 is an easy-to-use and inexpensive padded tail bag that goes on and off in seconds. Away from the road it looks like an overnight bag, and the shoulder strap makes it easy to tote. Comes with a waterproof rain cover that has its own pocket. …

Ixon X-Pand Motorcycle Tank Bag The Ixon X Pand Tank Bag is a low-frills magnetically-attached bag. In its smallest configuration it’s one step up from a map holder, but it expands to provide loads of space. The X Pand easily converts to a backpack, and comes with a rain cover. Editor’s Note: Ixon manufactures and sells …

Soft luggage with self-supporting main compartment for shape.  Works well on larger sport touring and on/off road motorcycles with excellent ability to serve as main travel bag for other ground or air travel. Depending on mounting technique, can be removed quickly (one to two minutes typically). Water-proof exterior, full rain cover included for extended periods …

Mobile Edge Backpack Review Mobile Edge may not be a familiar name to motorcyclists. But they’ve been a popular manufacturer of laptop backpacks, laptop slip cases, briefcases, messenger bags and all sorts of other carrying devices. I first became aware of Mobile Edge products when I purchased a laptop sleeve for my brand new laptop …

The Givi E52 Maxia Top Box Looking for more space on your ride?  How about adding a top case? Givi has the solution if you have a space issue – or if you just want to dress up your bike! They’ve created the “Mother Of All Cases” at 52 liters in capacity: the Givi E52 …

Marsee “Teardrop” Tank Bag I found the 20 liter teardrop tank bag by Marsee fits all of my needs. This is the first in a series of improvements to the new 2006 Yamaha FJR1300A in my quest to make it my “Ultimate Sport Tourer”. I elected to start with installing a tank bag because it can be …

SHAD E48 Semi-Rigid Side Cases Hold a Huge Amount of Gear The brand-new SHAD “Semi Rigid” collection includes tank bags, a backpack and saddlebags or panniers. These are relatively inexpensive but all nicely designed. They’re a good compromise between expensive and heavy hard bags and flabby soft bags. The E48 Semi Rigid side bags look …

Marsee “Rocket Pocket” Tank Bag The Marsee Rocket Pocket is a well made, smaller sized tank bag is just right for carrying a few items. But the zipper can be balky at times. Long-distance riders will probably laugh at the size of this tank bag. After all, it’s not uncommon to see 20, 25 and …

Marsee “Mighty Mini” Tank Bag The Marsee Mighty Mini tank bag is about as small as you can get. It should fit just about any size fuel tank. It’s fully lined, nicely made and the zippers have big pulls. The shape is narrow and tall, which maximizes the amount of internal storage space, but makes …

The BikeSeen High-Visibility Visi-Bag Several different types of motorcycle backpacks are available from a variety of sources, but most of them seem too large for casual use. Hard-shell backpacks are also available, but surely carrying something with a hard case on your back would be a liability during an accident. I also try to avoid …

Roadgear Luggage Review The Roadgear tank bag, tail bag set is soft motorcycle luggage that works well for sportbikes. The smaller capacity tank bag and tail bag are very easy to mount and remove from the motorcycle. Simple design means that they’re easier to use. But, they are not waterproof. Roadgear provides a 10-year warranty. …