Tents for motorbike touring Tents for motorbike touring always have to be a compromise. On the one hand, they need to offer enough space for stowing your luggage and clothes safe and dry while, on the other hand, they should be as light and compact as possible for carrying on your motorbike. Here too, the choice you make depends on your particular requirements. A single-skin tent saves weight and bulk, but is only recommended for touring in really dry regions. The shape of the tent is also a factor. Geodetic and dome tents are easy to pitch and, if need be, will even stay up without guy ropes. This cannot be said for tunnel tents, but they usually offer more space for the same ground area. When buying a tent, always check that the vestibule offers enough storage space for your luggage.