When I picked up our Triumph Tiger 1200 for a 900-mile trip up to northern California’s Monterey Peninsula, I had really hoped Triumph would have outfitted the big adventure touring bike with the OE luggage. Alas, the big trumpet was devoid of storage, save for the impressively large underseat compartment and a not-so-impressive rear rack. Thankfully, Evans Brasstacks always has a backup plan. No sooner had I called Evans whining, he was on the horn with our friends at TwistedThrottle.com working out a solution. Enter the new DRYSPEC H35 waterproof cases.
To some riders, adding a centerstand to a bike is heresy; to others it makes perfect sense. If you’re a member of the latter group, you’ll want to take a look at TwistedThrottle.com to see what centerstand options they have. As the exclusive U.S. distributor of SW-MOTECH products, TwistedThrottle sells centerstands for more than 75 motorcycle models. Since we’re beginning a project to turn a 2009 Kawasaki Versys 650 into an urban warrior for the mean streets of Los Angeles, our first step was to install a SW-MOTECH centerstand. The ease of chain maintenance that a centerstand offers at the end of a day’s long commute can’t be understated.