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."
Having just finished a three day dirt ride thru the Sierra Nevada mountains I can't wait to use them again. They were easy to install, slimmer than systems that go over racks, never moved and are really well thought out. We had some epic levels of dust and all of it was kept out of my gear. I'm certain it would do as well in the rain. The stream crossings were not very deep and only made the dust messy. If you can get out of the habit of putting your gear into stuffsacks before placing them into the dry bags, you will get a lot more in. With a little planning, everything you need during the day is readily available. I highly recommend the Reckless 80. Nitpicks? The tent pole bag could be longer. I can't use it for my tent poles, but they are longer than normal for some reason.
Also, be careful where you place the heat shield so the edge of a side piece doesn't rub against the edge of the heat shield. Other than that - zero complaints. Cheers, Dale H, California
I'd give this 4.5 stars if I had fractions. This is my first Mosko Moto product and the experience was great. I used the Reckless 80 on the WABDR mounted on a KTM 790 Adventure. The bags were easy to mount and stayed on really well, even though I had a couple of low-speed spills (one in rocks and one in the mud). As advertised, these bags are very tough and barely showed a mark even after some pretty rough treatment. They stayed waterproof and were pretty easy to get into. The beaver tail is a cool concept and I love it in actual use; I stored a flexible insulated food "cooler" from REI in the stinger and packed that under the tail. One tiny gripe is it's a pain to stuff that in and out of the stinger. While the roll-up dry bags are super tough and waterproof, they are not quick access; I can't imagine a good solution for this, but it's just one small area for possible improvement. However, they do go in/out of the outer bags really nicely.
The 790 has some storage plastics that flare out near the back of the seat, so the non-exhaust side got some wear; the exhaust side had no problem as the heat shield took the weight. No issues with this - it works well without a rack. The bags stay super close to the bike, but don't wobble or swing into anything. They were perfect for the "overgrown but passable" section as they make for a very slim profile.
I didn't install any locks or cables, so I didn't have to mess with that; I stayed in a hotel one night at the end of the ride, so I had to unload everything. It's a bit of a pain to unmount the bags from the bike (compared to cans), so I just left it on - empty - and hoped for honest people. No problems in a small town :-) But if there were an easier mounting system I'd give that half star back. It's a bit like saddling a horse. E.g. the Nomad tank bag is designed to be easy on/off and it's great. perhaps the Reckless 80 could use a similar system where a few tie-points remain on the bike while it's easily removed.
Owned for about 6 months now, and had several trips on the 690 using it. I'm very happy. 5 star happy, that's a rare score for me. Use so far has been what's going to be the majority use, with just a weeks worth of stuff for touring on a mix of roads and trails and not camping, but with additional lock and chain for the bike. This means just 3/4 of each leg used and no Stinger 22 so an empty beavertail. Don't even know it's on the bike when riding, the seat's clear to slide back on too. Extended camping and all the gear fits into the 80 litres, including tools, oil and a bit of fuel, as well as the tent, cookset, sleep mat, chair etc. Solid fit on the bike with a cut out for easy fueling. Bags in and fastened down quickly, even quicker to remove. The beavertail is properly handy for layers, rainwear etc in changeable conditions, and invaluable for the food and beer runs. Construction is tough and well thought out. Literally no complaints from me. Brilliant kit.
Great equipment great service!
I sold my first R80 when I sold my KTM 1190R. Then I regretted it. So I invested again in the same bag with my new bike 790R.
This system just works! Fantastic system for those who don’t want the wide setup using racks. It’s cheaper and keeps the bike nice and narrow. It’s expendable so the possibilities are endless.
The R80 is up there With the best in my book!