The plastic “window” in the bag is the weak part. After two years of use they break very easily due to the material they are made of (thin and cheap transparent plastic).
It's amazing how much stuff you can cram in to this luggage! The various little bags and pouches are also super convenient. The set up was pretty straightforward and easy to figure out for your bike, even if the fasteners were a little fiddly. The construction is very heavy duty and the strap arrangement was very cleverly thought-through - everything stays exactly where you put it. One of my dry bags arrived with a pinhole, but Mosko customer service was phenomenal with making things right. Highly recommend.
Can accommodate a lot of gear without the size form factor of hard cases. A little learning curve for the actual packing. The system takes falls on a 1290 adventure very well. Did several tests in the last few months. Bought this replacement bag because I lost one.
Service was fast and painless.
It looks like the Reckless 80 and your KTM 1290 were made for each other! Glad to hear that you've been using them on some trips.
I somehow lost a dry bag from my reckless 80 and ordered a new one from Mosko. The service was top and as good as the quality of the products they sell and I received the new dry bag, all the way in Zanzibar, in a short and efficient time. I highly recommend the product as well as the service provided
I decide to run the Reckless 80 on my SA-R as my soft bag choice for trips where I’d be spending more time riding fire roads, trails and gravel. With my quick release pannier frames it was an easy swap to a tighter and lighter kit without sacrificing volume, maybe even increasing it with the way the beaver tail expands for that one add on that turns to a half dozen. The molle system can keep it expanding until you hit critical mass.
My kit had a tent, hammock, chair, table, quilt, pad, stove, cook set, two weeks food, clothes, rain gear, tool roll, filtration system, saw, hatchet, knife and 3 liters of fuel and was still under 70 lbs. including the Reckless 80 system.
The dry bags never weren’t, the denier never frayed, and the straps held fast no matter what the strain. I have rubbed, banged, scraped and pounded this system into the ground and it still looks and functions like I just pulled them out of the box.
It took me a moment to realize the packing potential since I had always used hard panniers but once I did everything had a place that kept weight distribution even and low without the compromise of scenting your tent and sleeping bag, making me smell like a midnight snack to Yogi and Boo-Boo. If you want to think, and live, outside of the box get a set of these panniers for your next off grid adventure.