With the Reckless 80, we wanted to replicate the traditional three-bag organization and packing system of a touring bike (two side panniers and a rear duffle) on a bike that doesn’t have pannier racks. We wanted it to be 100% waterproof, and easy to get into, so you don’t have to unstrap everything to get at your lunch or pull out a jacket.
The R80 is 100% waterproof, with three removable 800D polyurethane coated (PVC free) drybags that slide/strap into an outer “holster” that stays attached to the bike. If you’re setting up a new bike, the Reckless system saves you the added weight and expense of metal pannier racks, while still providing a traditional 3-bag organizational system (i.e. two side panniers and a duffle).
All three drybags have roll-top closures, and they can be easily accessed throughout the day, so you don't have to mess with the holster attachment straps to access your food, clothes, or tools. The rear center bag is our Stinger 22 drybag, which has stashable backpack straps, and works great as an airline carry-on or as a day pack for short hikes or trips to town. The side bags are interchangeable, and include a clear panel on the front so you can easily find your gear.
The Reckless 80 has separate rear pockets on both sides, which are perfect for storing extra gas, water, tools, and tubes - anything you need quick access to throughout the day. It features two panels of two-column MOLLE webbing on the legs, and one panel of three-column MOLLE webbing on the rear beavertail, so the bag can easily be expanded with a wide variety of MOLLE attachments.
The overlapping rear beavertails are a perfect spot to tuck a motorcycle jacket when it’s not in use, or to store wet things - like a tent rainfly, towel, or campsite garbage – that you don't want inside your drybag. The inside panels of the beavertails include a tent pole holder, a removable map pocket, and a mesh pocket for wet/dry items like toothbrush/toothpaste.
The Reckless 80 includes:
In 2016 we redesigned the R80 harness as a 3-piece system, which can be disassembled for an international fly-to-ride trip. The entire system fits conveniently in a rollaboard. If you have a crash on a long trip, the various components can be repaired or replaced individually, saving cost and hassle.
To expand the capacity of your Reckless 80, add a Tracker 10L drybag to the back with a set of Simple Cinch Straps. There are two aluminum d-rings on the rear beavertail of the Reckless 80 which are specifically designed for holding these two bags. Run the Simple Cinch Straps through the webbing pass-throughs. See this picture, this picture, and this picture for examples. On the Tracker 20, leave the removable beavertail at home when you're mounting it on the Reckless 80.
For more pics of the Reckless 80 on various makes/models of bikes, try searching on google, or visiting our advrider.com thread (in the 'Vendor' forum).
Included in your order are two pieces of Velcro. Use these to put on the underside of the Stinger 22 when used as a backpack to prevent Velcro from catching on your clothing.
Download a PDF for Reckless 80 V2 below:
Click for Assembly Instruction Booklet
a) Every Reckless 80 and Reckless 40 comes with an included heat shield. Please use the heat shield!Exhaust and exhaust heat burns are not covered by your warranty. Before you leave for your trip, we recommend checking and double checking that no part of the bag or your bike's plastics are contacting the exhaust. On dual-exhaust bikes or bikes with especially high/exposed pipes, you will need a second heat shield, which is available for purchase in the 'Hardware & Parts" section of our website. When installing the Reckless system on your bike, please make sure the exhaust is not blowing directly on the bag. In general, make sure the bag is not touching or close to extreme heat; go physically around the bag daily, cinch it tight, and make any necessary adjustments.
b) The Reckless 80 and Reckless 40 were designed for rugged riding. They have a durable hypalon and ballistic nylon backing that can rub against the plastic parts of the bike, resulting in minor abrasion. Please take precautions if you do not want your bike parts marred by placing a clear adhesive sheet to where abrasion may occur on your motorcycle. Some examples of protective products are listed below. We suggest taking a short test ride with protection applied and with a loaded Reckless installed on the bike to assure satisfactory results.
d) There are many "wear points" on the Reckless system that are different on every bike. See this videofor examples. These could be on the bottom of the bag - where the harness touches the bike or luggage rack - or on the drybags themselves, where they contact the harness, tent poles, or other items. After your first day or two of riding, please inspect the bags carefully, identify high-friction wear points, and either remedy the friction or apply a sacrificial 'patch' that can be periodically replaced before the bag itself is damaged. In particular, it is normal for the fabric on the bottom of the harness to show wear, and this does not affect the structural integrity of the bag nor its waterproofing.
e) KTM 690 & Husky 701: While it is possible to mount the R80 on a 690/701 without any kind of rear luggage plate, we advise against it for offroad riding, because the bag will move around a lot, and may contact the swingarm when the suspension is compressed. For a tight fit, we recommend the Perun Moto rear plate with the Perun extension plate added on top. Please read Pete's post for this fitment by going to the following Blog Post and scroll 3/4 down the page to 'Reckless 80 Fitment: KTM 690 & Husky 701'
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“You have to actually see this bag to fully appreciate the build quality and the cleverness that went into conceiving it. It's everything I ever wanted for long travels on trails. Soft but hard, light but heavy, this thing is a paradox made in motorcycle heaven. It is so practical, that it couldn't have been imagined by anybody other than true riders.”
Luggage arrived on time and as expected. Very well packed and in perfect shape. The reckless 80 is the perfect back country or travel bag. I will using the bag on the TAT in 8 weeks and can’t wait. I’ll give a better report when I return. Safe travels!
The R80 is amazing, very well thought out
I’ve been riding the world on my DR650 with the Backcountry setup for many months now, which has been amazing and I have no complaints, I just wanted to lighten and tighten my load. I went with the Reckless80 due to its tight design and the fact that I could get rid of my side racks which meant shedding weight! It was the perfect solution.
I had to get rid of a bunch of stuff but now my bags sit higher, my bike weighs less and well it just looks a lot more badass. Also much better for the off-road trails that I take! I feel alot more confident since I don’t have so much luggage to lug around!
The bag design is smart as hell. I love that the top bag, the Stinger, can be removed so easily. Normally I pack my day clothes and regulars in the Stinger and throw it on my back when riding is over for the day. It’s very easy to expand the setup for a little extra space with all the attachment points and the side bag design is very clever. You can take out the inner dry bag and use main canvas part to hold all types of big things! I’ve used it for transporting metal, beer, things from the junkyard, animals hahah it’s great!!!
I’ll be doing a vlog on my Mosko bag reviews soon haha and you will see what I mean. I’ll post it here later! But anyways, these bags are amazing. Don’t hesitate to make them your own! A great option for minimalist RTW travel!
After owning hard panniers for several years and enjoying the ability to just throw gear in a box I was a little hesitant to go with a piece of kit like the Reckless 80. However my goal was to keep the weight down, still have something bombproof, and not lose the capacity to carry equipment for any length of journey, I have not been disappointed. The Reckless 80 fits my 2017 R1200GS Rallye perfectly and keeps the weight down. From daily commuter riding to BDR prep rides I don't think I'll be going back to hard panniers anytime soon and I look forward to using my Reckless 80 System on many future two wheel journeys.
My last bike I ran aluminum panniers which did there job ,but when I got a newer bike I had my eyes on the Giant Loop or the Wolfman soft bags until I saw the Mosko Moto bags! They are so awesome !!! My girlfriend says I love those bags more than the new bike.....which is hard to say because they are one with my bike now. They are so thought out in real life detail , go on in five minutes, built to last my next few bikes! Don’t hesitate buy Mosko Moto products worth every penny.