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.
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'
Product Creation at Mosko is an effort born of necessity. Everyone on our team rides – and time on the trail translates to an innovative, always improving product line. Crafting gear that will outperform in even the most harsh riding conditions means we make no compromise, ever.
“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.”
Attention to detail, craftsmanship, materials chosen, design and amount of thought that went into the product can be seen in each part and detail of the luggage.
I am happy that I will be using the bags for our expedition tours and also for recce-ing the tracks for our own use in the Balkans but also for recce-ing new tracks for Trans Euro Trail.
Keep up with the great work Pete and the team, thanks for making our adventures more comfortable even if we choose these moments to be the total opposite as we like to explore the world and ourselves.
Dubravko Primorac/Dooby - Lobagola MotoTours and TET Croatia linesman
Very good bags,, strong, waterproof, easy to install, good capacity
My new Reckless 80 luggage not only met, it actually exceeded my already high expectations. The folks at Mosko Moto not only understand what it takes to design great luggage, they know what's most imporrant... their customers. I have never dealt with a better group of people, the personal touch they give has you feel like your dealing with old friends, a rare feat nowadays. Happy to say I've since placed 2 more orders in as many weeks, a Nomad tank bag, nothing less than amazing, will literally change the "competition" starts to make them, also have a few smaller bags to go with my 80L, can't wait to add them to the group! Keep it up MM, can't wait to see what you come up with next.
This system is excellent. Craftsmanship, quality and ability to stand up to some rigorous riding really has me sold on Mosko products. Thank you for making such exceptional gear!!!! Customer for life.