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Using Motorcycle Bags: What Items Should You Bring?

Motorcycle enthusiasts – both men and women of all ages – absolutely love their bikes. If you are one of those adventurous people who love to feel the wind whip past as you travel down the highway, you know how special a bike is for its owner. You love to travel on long trips with your hog, but traveling by bike over longer distances requires several important supplies. These are items that you can’t do without while on the open road, and that’s when motorcycle bags like the ones available from BTO Sports come in handy. These important bags are needed to carry those essential items that bikers need on long journeys. No matter what type of motorcycle bag you decide to use, there are a number of necessary things to put into them.


Because space on a bike is limited, you need to remember that you should never try to take more than you really need. You’re riding a motorcycle, not a bus – and while motorcycle bags are a great way to take a few things along for the ride, the space inside of them is limited. Packs like the Nelson Rigg Spririt 50 touring bags will provide enough room to fit essentials for a weekend riding trip.


Use your common sense and make a list of items to bring before you take to the highways. Do your research on the weather that’s expected to occur on your trip, so you know what items you might need. Pack your jeans by rolling them. Have a sweater or jacket for the cold weather. Bring no more than three shirts, three pairs of jeans and the same amount of socks, underwear, and maybe long johns for a one week trip. Pack one of those handy biker raincoat packages for inclement weather. Besides the clothes, be sure to have wind and sun protection, water, and needed prescriptions. Don’t carry the house with you. You can find whatever else you may need on the road.

Once you’re packed up, all that’s left to do is travel, enjoy the miles and miles of road in front of you, and have a safe trip doing what you love.

Chris Chris Chris
Social Media Editor at BTO Sports
Known as "Doc" around the industry, Chris has been around the motocross/mountain bike industry for over 15 years. When not writing articles of excellence, he can be found riding his CRF450R at the many Southern California motocross tracks and local MTB trails around the Ventura County area.