High-Tech Bags: Motorcycle Luggage Buyers Guide | Rider Magazine. Very thorough run down on the luggage options for your bike. As kit technology improves our options the choices we have to make become more complex. So, amongst all this don’t forget the basics, weight up front is good; it balances the suspension and improves handling. Ted Simon knew this and had a great pair of cowhide tank panniers made in Nairobi – way back in the seventies on his first trip.
Peril and the Prize: The Dakar Rally « Gear Patrol. Grab yourself a long, tall drink, preferably with ice, and read on. The Dakar Rally began it’s crazy existence in the seventies and has seen fatalities, terrorist attacks, long distance heroes and relentless riding. Now held in South America due to the growing extremist threat in North Africa’s Sahel region, the Dakar continues to attract the edge riders, it is NOT for the faint hearted!