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Mosko Moto Reckless 40 Luggage System Gets Key Upgrades in V3.0

The popular R40 rackless luggage gets a range of updates for improved versatility.

Published on 05.12.2021

Mosko Moto recently launched an all-new version of their 40-liter rackless soft luggage system — the Reckless 40 V3.0. Designed for longer day rides and short-term trips, the popular R40 has been around for several years but now gets even more versatile after receiving key updates. A redesigned mounting harness makes it more durable and repairable too.

One of the most notable upgrades in this third version of the bag is the ability to adjust the width of the system to your bike. The Reckless 40 has always fit a range of different motorcycle sizes but now that fit is even more precise with two seat width settings (narrow and wide) for either smaller enduro-style bikes or larger adventure bikes. This is achieved with a new three-piece harness with legs that are riveted on rather than sewn, allowing you to set the width in minutes with an allen wrench. The multi-part harness also improves the bag’s crash durability with the option to replace different components individually if damage does occur. Mounting straps and buckles have also been made easier to replace.

Mosko’s signature Beavertail top bag flap gets several improvements in the latest iteration of the R40 bag as well. For instance, its orientation can be flipped now to run your top bag parallel or perpendicular to the bike. To further improve its versatility, a built-in extender now gives you the option to expand its length to make it easier to accommodate a larger duffel like the Stinger 22 or other large items you want to carry on top.

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MOLLE webbing has been added to the exterior of the Beavertail to increase the range of expansion options.

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The Beavertail still includes a clear inner pocket ideal for storing maps, documents and other flat items but instead of an outer goggle pocket, MOLLE webbing has been added to the exterior to increase the range of expansion options with MOLLE accessories. Or you can remove the Beavertail completely from the harness and just run the side bags for a more streamlined design. 

Mosko Moto Reckless 40 V3.0
The default tailbag is the Stinger 8L, which also turns into a backpack or can be used as a stand-alone top bag.
Mosko Moto Reckless 40 V3.0
The Reckless 40’s capacity can be easily expanded by replacing the Stinger 8L with a Stinger 22L Tailbag. Also, the Beavertail can now be rotated to run your top bag parallel or perpendicular to the bike.

As before, the Reckless 40 includes three waterproof RF-welded 800D Polyurethane roll-top drybags (two 14L side and one 8L top) that fit into the harness. The harness is constructed of 1680D Ballistic Nylon with abrasion-resistant Hypalon panels on the sides that protect the inner drybags in a fall. The 14L drybags include clear side panels that allow you see what’s inside, without having to dig through your bags, and two small external non-waterproof rear pockets are ideal for storing water or dirty items (e.g. fuel, oil, a spare tube) you need quick access to. MOLLE accessories can also be mounted on the top of both holster legs for additional expansion options.

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External rear pockets on each side are ideal for fuel or water storage.

The top bag included with the Reckless 40 system is the Stinger 8, which mounts securely inside the Beavertail flaps and offers easy accessibility. This bag incorporates several unique features like its own mounting straps that allow you to use it as a stand-alone top bag or pannier topper. And it includes mesh straps that turn it into a backpack — perfect for quick hikes or two-up rescue missions.

Mosko Moto Reckless 40 Soft Bags
The 14L waterproof sidebags use welded seams and feature a clear window so you can see what’s inside.
Mosko Moto Reckless 40 Soft Bags
The Beavertail includes a clear inner pocket ideal for storing maps, documents and other flat items.

With this latest version of the Reckless 40, Mosko Moto strives to set a new benchmark for smaller-capacity, rackless luggage systems. And with a range of changes both large and small, the new R40 is now even more versatile and durable for light-packing adventure riders. The Mosko Moto Reckless 40 V3.0 soft luggage system is available now and currently in stock. For more information, check out the Mosko Moto website. 

First Impressions

Mosko Moto Reckless 40 Soft Luggage System

We recently got our hands on the new Reckless 40 V3.0 for testing and we were immediately impressed by the craftsmanship and well-thought-out design of the product. The compact system is ideal for the minimalist packing trips we often take on smaller dual sport machines, yet it has the expandability to increase capacity for bigger bikes and bigger journeys by adjusting the harness and adding a larger top bag and MOLLE accessories.

So far during our early testing, the R40, seems to have more carrying capacity than you’d expect from 40-liters. And we really like the versatility of the Beavertail for easily cinching down an extra layer, fire wood or supplies from the store. We look forward to getting it out on longer journeys, hauling more comprehensive camping gear, and we’ll report back with more details!

Reckless 40 V3.0 Specs

  • Approximate Capacity: 40 Liters
  • Approximate Weight: 7 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10”  L x 7” W x 9” H
  • Harness Material: 1680D Ballistic Nylon with Hypalon armor
  • Dry Bag Material: 100% waterproof 800D polyurethane coated with RF Welded seams.
  • Components Included: Harness, two-14L drybags, Stinger 8L tail bag, heatshield, and mounting cleats to create attachment points on bikes without a rear rack.

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Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Mexico, North Africa, Europe, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney
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