Ditch the Rack and Focus on Riding with Mosko Moto’s Minimalist Luggage

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When it comes to riding, we always want more. More miles, more dirt, more days in the desert. But when it comes to packing, more isn’t always the way to go. You generally need less than you think you need (with the exception of gas, water, and cold beer). Leaving the kitchen sink behind is always a good idea. So, why not lose those heavy panniers altogether and set yourself up with a super-livable rackless system from Mosko Moto?

Mosko designed the Reckless 80L with minimalist off-road riding and camping in mind. The system is perfect for hitting a BDR or an international fly-to-ride trip (whenever we get to do those again, that is). The Reckless 80 doesn’t require side pannier racks, saving significant weight and cost. Plus, it expands and contracts to accommodate a wide variety of loads, making it a super livable luggage system.


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I’ve been running the Reckless 80 on my BMW F850GS for six months now and the luggage is versatile in every way and bombproof to boot. The amount of storage is perfect for those of us with minimalist tendencies, but Mosko’s beavertail design and ample molle panels let you easily ramp up the carrying capacity for longer trips.

The V3.0 Reckless 80 ‘Revolver’ consists of a harness made of 1680D Ballistic Nylon with hypalon armor to protect your gear and an EVA foam pad on underside to reduce chafe to the luggage and the bike. The harness attaches easily to the passenger foot pegs and tail rack of my bike and, according to Mosko, the 80 makes itself equally at home on light enduros and larger ADV bikes alike.


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One of my favorite parts about the Reckless 80 is the drop-in drybags and the Stinger 22L tailbag. The rolltop, waterproof dry bags buckle into the harness, keeping the water out and gear in. The Stinger tailbag is the perfect size for day rides and can be lashed directly to the rear rack of the bike or secured in the Reckless harness. The Stinger also has backpack straps tucked inside, so you’re never without a daypack if you decide to wander away from your bike.

I paired the Reckless 80 with Mosko’s Pico tankbag to continue the minimalist luggage theme. The Pico is perfect for the essentials: sunglasses, wallet, chapstick, and phone. It doesn’t get in the way when I’m riding and it just sits there on the tank so tidily, a reminder that less truly is more. With notable exceptions, of course: more riding, more dirt, more days in the desert. 

I paired the Reckless 80 with Mosko’s Pico Tank Bag to continue my minimalist luggage theme. It is perfect for holding the essentials (shades, chapstick, wallet) and doesn’t get in the way. The Pico just sits there on the tank so tidily, a reminder that less truly is more. With notable exceptions, of course: more riding, more dirt, more days in the desert. 


Photo Credit: John Allen

Motorcycle Industry News by Eva Rupert. Follow Eva @augusteva.

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