Look, I’m the first person to deride cars for the soulless metal prisons that they are, but you have to hand it to them in one area – cargo capacity.
I know, I know, the whole point of a bike is to be light, fast, and free, but most of us have at least a few possessions that we need to lug along with us – lunch, a laptop, maybe some tools to torque your Harley’s bolts every 50 miles. You know, essential stuff.
Panniers and saddlebags can do a great job for those biking vacations, but they are a pain in commuter traffic. Which is why the humble backpack has been a favorite of bikers for ages. Companies have noticed, and now you can get backpacks specially made for use with motorcycles. Which means you no longer have to endure strange looks from moms in the school supplies department of your local store.
I’ve had a look at some of the best and most popular motorcycle and powersport backpacks here. So hopefully you won’t have to worry about your spare underwear flying into some poor soul’s window at 100 miles per hour.