Gloves for hot weather, a jacket for all sea­sons, ba­nana-scented chain lube.


wa­ter­proof Carry a roomy lots 40 in in­ners these litres (80 pan­niers, keep litres stuff to­tal). each dry. Two Nor­mally un­zip­ping sep­a­rate the to pan­niers wheel by are a metal held away frame, from but Givi a bike’s haven’t rear pro­duced frames for the 2018 Yamaha Tracer 900 yet. In­stead, I’m hold­ing them in place with the cen­tral vel­cro straps and two bungee cords that come with the packs. It’s bouncy, but struc­turally sound. Hard pan­niers are quicker to un­clip, but these soft ’ uns are lighter and will fit any bike. RRP is £115, but I’ve seen £95 deals out there. Ben Lind­ley

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