Meet Christopher Stallwood, a 22 year-old student of Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering at The University of Nottingham.

Chris is now undertaking his Final Major Project for his BEng Degree, and as he’s got his CBT, and is saving up for a Honda CBR125, he’s aiming to design commuter luggage specifically for 125cc motorcycles: “With more people seeing the benefits of small-capacity bikes for commuting, I think there’s a real need for a reliable, well-designed, and cheap alternative to carrying your kit in a rucksack.


“While I have a lot of ideas, I haven’t been riding as long as most of your readers, so would really appreciate their input. What kind of features would they be looking for in easy-to-use commuter luggage? How would they expect to attach it to the machine, and what would suit them best; hard luggage, soft luggage, or something else?

“It doesn’t matter if riders are on larger bikes now, but their experience could help me immensely.”

We’ll be following Chris’ project with interest, and will let you know how he gets on. Please post your ideas in the Facebook comments box below, or email me – the editor – at

Tony Carter

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