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QBag Tail Bag 4 review | This top-quality motorbike luggage has a bargain basement price

QBag Tail Bag 4 review | This top-quality motorbike luggage has a bargain basement price

QBag are a German motorbike luggage firm that have won a lot of hearts with their ultra-low priced but quality kit. At £69.99, the Tail Bag 4 tailpack actually sits at the top end of the product range...

SW Motech Legend Gear Tailbag LR2 Review

SW Motech Legend Gear Tailbag LR2 Review

The SW Motech Legend Gear Tailbag LR2 line was specifically designed to complement retro-style motorcycles and sits alongside a range of luggage options such as tank bags, backpacks, saddlebags and...

Shad SW45 Rucksack Review

Shad SW45 Rucksack Review

The Shad SW45 Rucksack is a little bit like a roll bag that’s been transformed into a highly effective waterproof motorbike rucksack with a few adaptations. The main body of the rucksack is a...

Courier style: Best motorcycle top boxes

Courier style: Best motorcycle top boxes

Motorcycle top boxes are bought mainly for functional reasons. No-one buys a top box because they want to improve the look of their bike so functionality has to come first. While it may not be as...

Travel in style: Best universal motorcycle luggage as chosen by MCN

Travel in style: Best universal motorcycle luggage as chosen by MCN

One of the drawbacks of riding a motorbike is that you can’t carry as much with you as you can in other types of vehicles – but this can be improved with some luggage. Whether you’re commuting to...

Fully loaded: Best motorcycle luggage racks

Fully loaded: Best motorcycle luggage racks

Sometimes, you don’t want full-on fitted luggage on your motorcycle. Sometimes, you just want to chuck a bag across the back, strap it on and go. And while this can often be entirely possible with an...

Tried and tested: Royal Enfield official accessories review

Tried and tested: Royal Enfield official accessories review

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a great bike – but what about the aftersales accessories? We’re going to have a look at a couple of the more popular items here and work out whether they are worth...

Tried and tested: Triumph Tiger 900 official accessories review

Tried and tested: Triumph Tiger 900 official accessories review

There is a long list of factory fit accessories for the Triumph Tiger 900 family of bikes so we thought we’d give some of it a try, starting with the aluminium luggage set. If it’s one thing that...

Rok straps review: A motorcycle luggage essential

Rok straps review: A motorcycle luggage essential

One of the great things about motorcycling is the ability to chuck a bag on the back seat and head off into the sunset on an adventure. But before you do that, you need a few luggage essentials and a...

Luggage that delivers: Best motorcycle messenger bags

Luggage that delivers: Best motorcycle messenger bags

Motorcycle messenger bags are a firm favourite with bikers, particularly in an urban environment. They are the chosen way of carrying goods by dispatch riders and – you guessed it, messengers – as...

Tried and tested: Mosko Moto Reckless 80L Revolver review

Tried and tested: Mosko Moto Reckless 80L Revolver review

The Mosko Moto Reckless 80L Revolver is a rackless soft luggage solution that aims to give maximum capacity with minimum modification. Elspeth Beard rode around the world with a set of...

Case study: Best universal motorcycle panniers

Case study: Best universal motorcycle panniers

There may well come a time when you need to carry luggage on your bike and universal motorcycle panniers can be a cheap and practical option – whether you’re heading on a multi-day camping trip or...

Tried and tested: Givi Corium review

Tried and tested: Givi Corium review

First and foremost, the Givi Corium is a very nice-looking piece of luggage. Formed in a classic brown and in what appears, from a distance, to be leather but is, in fact, vegan-friendly PU leather...

Tried and tested: Kappa WA402S rucksack review

Tried and tested: Kappa WA402S rucksack review

This Kappa WA402S rucksack is formed from PVC tarpaulin, the material will prevent any and all water from entering, ensuring that your contents stay safe and dry whatever the conditions. There are...

Tried and tested: Alpinestars City Hunter review

Tried and tested: Alpinestars City Hunter review

If you want a motorbike rucksack that looks a little less ‘bikey’ but still lets you carry your gear in safety and to keep it dry, then the Alpinestars City Hunter is a good option. It is a truth...

Tank toppers: Best motorcycle tankbags as chosen by MCN

Tank toppers: Best motorcycle tankbags as chosen by MCN

Motorcycle tankbags are a great way to carry your essentials while keeping them all within easy reach. The’re perfect for things like maps, phones, keys, passports and wallets and particularly handy...

Tried and tested: Oxford F1 18-litre tailpack review

Tried and tested: Oxford F1 18-litre tailpack review

If you have a small amount of gear to carry with you on your bike but don’t fancy – or like – wearing a rucksack, then a tailpack like the Oxford F1 is a great option. You can get all sizes of...

Tried and tested: Held Iconic Evo tailpack review

Tried and tested: Held Iconic Evo tailpack review

The Held Iconic Evo is a motorcycle tailpack with. aslim profile and tall design a bit like a top box. When it comes to carrying clobber on the bike, there are numerous ways to do it. A rucksack is...

Tried and tested: Lomo 20L Rollbag review

Tried and tested: Lomo 20L Rollbag review

Sometimes, if you’re heading out on a long trip or a short tour, you need some simple luggage to cart your stuff with you. You might not want to wear a rucksack or fit semi-permanent luggage, like...

Junk in the trunk: Best motorcycle tailpacks

Junk in the trunk: Best motorcycle tailpacks

Carrying luggage on a motorcycle is fairly straightforward and of all the options, many favour a tailpack. This is because almost any motorcycle can be fitted with one and assuming you get one with a...

Cap it all off: Best tank-ring motorcycle tankbags

Cap it all off: Best tank-ring motorcycle tankbags

When it comes to carrying luggage on your bike – as opposed to carrying it on your person in a rucksack – tankbags, which attach on top of your machine’s fuel tank, are one of the most efficient,...

Shoulder the burden: Best motorcycle rucksacks

Shoulder the burden: Best motorcycle rucksacks

From time to time, you will need to carry some stuff with you on your bike, and one of the most convenient ways to do that is in a motorcycle rucksack. It’s easy to get on and off, you can tailor...

Canvas opinion: Best motorcycle camping kit

Canvas opinion: Best motorcycle camping kit

If you’re heading off on a long, multi-day trip or tour, then you’ll need to stay in different places overnight, and motorcycle camping kit can be a great way to do it. While many people in this...

Waisting away: Best motorcycle waistbags

Waisting away: Best motorcycle waistbags

We all sniggered when we realised that Americans called waistbags (or bumbags, as they are better known this side of the pond) ‘fanny packs’ but a waistbag can be a really useful bit of riding kit. If...

Smoking rollups: Best motorcycle rollbags as chosen by MCN

Smoking rollups: Best motorcycle rollbags as chosen by MCN

One of the most versatile ways of carrying gear on your bike is with a rollbag. These are easy to fill, easy to fix to the luggage rack or pillion seat, will keep your gear safe and dry and are also...

The thigh's the limit: Best motorcycle leg bags

The thigh's the limit: Best motorcycle leg bags

Sometimes, the clobber you have to carry with you on your motorcycle gets in the way – and a motorcycle leg bag could be the answer. It might just be a phone, wallet, bunch of keys and a pack of...

Added extras: Best motorcycle luggage accessories

Added extras: Best motorcycle luggage accessories

Purpose-designed motorcycle luggage can be brilliant. Whether you use hard or soft panniers, a topbox or tankbag, all are brilliant ways of carrying your clobber around for commuting to work or going...

The winner takes it all: MCN's best motorbike kit bags

The winner takes it all: MCN's best motorbike kit bags

There will be times when you need to travel in a car or van or even, by train or air and need to carry your gear with you; you might be heading to a track day in the van, you may be heading off on a...

Oxford's Aqua Rollbags are a versatile, rugged and dependable luggage option for any trip | MCN review

Oxford's Aqua Rollbags are a versatile, rugged and dependable luggage option for any trip | MCN review

The Oxford Aqua Rollbag is a soft motorcycle luggage option available in four capacities, 20, 30, 50 and 70 litres. All are made from PVC tarpaulin outer with a rigid-edges roll-top closure that has...

Lifesavers: Best motorcycle first aid kits

Lifesavers: Best motorcycle first aid kits

It’s an unavoidable fact of motorcycling life that, despite whatever precautions we may take and whatever protective riding gear we wear, as motorcyclists we’re vulnerable to injury which is why it...

Self-sufficient touring: Best motorcycle camping tents

Self-sufficient touring: Best motorcycle camping tents

We said it recently when we looked at the basics of motorcycle camping but it really does bear saying again; your tent is perhaps the most important element of any off grid trip. It is your only...