There’s one constant that remains true in motorcycling and it’s this: All of us have different tastes and opinions about what we ride. Just read the biker forums and comments on Facebook and you’ll see constant buzz about what somebody rides or what they should do to their ride.
I’m certainly among those with an opinion or two. Just take a look at my bikes and you’ll see a theme. These motorcycles are all purpose-built to be quick and agile, with no added radios, cup holders or luggage — pretty much just keys and a seat. The problem with this, of course, is that when I’m out all day or on a long trip, I generally end up having to bungee cord my gear to random locations on my bike. Not the best way to cart stuff around.
Enter Ogio, a company that has a few solutions for those of us who choose to travel around on motorcycles rather than rolling filing cabinets. The Super Mini Tanker is a sleek tank bag with 371 cubic inches of space with a magnetic 3D clip system to secure it quickly to your bike. And as fast as you can clip it on, it’s that quick to take it off. This good-looking bag also has a shoulder strap so you can sling it over your back and take it with you. The bigger and badder Tail Bag offers a whopping 1,274 cubic inches of storage with a top organizer pocket and dual-molded side accessory pockets. It even has an integrated rain hood. The universal web mounting system makes attaching it to any bike a snap. Both motorcycle bags feature a streamlined design so they don’t get caught in the wind or stick out like a sore thumb.
And the best part is, these bags can be yours for less than $75 each. If you’re looking to hit the road and travel light, this dynamic duo is just what the doctor ordered and will not cramp your style.