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Old 11-30-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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New Givi "adventure" Cases

I just saw a photo of Givi's vario style/adventure type bags but there seems to be no information available about them....Anyone else seen these??
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:33 AM   #2
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Givi adventure cases

Would these be the ones you were refering to?

http://www.givi.it/Side-hardbags/Mon...TRK33N-TREKKER
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:49 AM   #3
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They look pretty neat, but I haven't seen any of the usual suspects selling them in the US.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:49 AM   #4
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"elaborately trimmed in steel foil..." I wonder how many times I can drop my bike before all the "foil" starts peeling off? Once??
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:32 AM   #5
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I asked Twisted Throttle if they knew when they would be getting these, and as of a couple months ago, they had no info.

I think they're a nice set of cases for the primarily pavement bound adventurer, but I'm keeping the Strom sidecase free because it takes an awful lot of dirt naps lately.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:03 PM   #6
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they have been listed on givi.ca for a year now. The date keeps getting pushed but atleast the got prices now. not that's Canadian, drop 30% or more for the US.
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:07 AM   #7
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Top Case

TOP CASE

hopefully this bridges the gap between a pelican and the standard givi case.

Pelican Case

+ square (easy to pack items like a computer)
+ secure padlocking system
+ heavy duty
- can not fit a helmet
- pad locks are inconvenient and require two locks
- no high quality removable mount for a motorcycle

Givi Case

+ light
+ fits a helmet
+ 1 key unlocks the case and removes case from locked mount
- lock not very secure
- plastic not as heavy duty
- round interior with ribs makes for packing a laptop or other items not efficient.

I want a square taller pelican case that can fit a helmet, and uses one key to lock the case and remove the case from a solid steel rack.

Now that i'm thinking about it, Metal Mule makes one, but it's way too expensive.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:59 AM   #8
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I emailed Givi about US availability. The said not until 2011.
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:32 PM   #9
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I like the looks of those!
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:20 PM   #10
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Givi Trekker bags

YES Indeed...These are the ones I am looking at. I have a 2011 R1200GS
due to be "born" in February (red) and can barely contain myself. I have bought Vario side cases but am holding off on a top case until I see the Givi.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:09 PM   #11
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I've seen them up close and I'll be surprised if they stay water tight with all the different moving parts.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:21 PM   #12
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I've seen them up close and I'll be surprised if they stay water tight with all the different moving parts.
I was wondering about that top hinge.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:21 AM   #13
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I saw them at the Dallas International Motorcycle Show. They were very hard to open and close because of the complex latches. They had multi modes so you could either have a side opening bag like a Pelican or a 1/2 top opening bag (the top opened only on one side). The sales guy had to help me figure out how they worked and even he fumbled with them. They seemed a little flimsy and had too many moving parts that could break for any type of off road use.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:02 PM   #14
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In a catalog photo it looked like molded plastic (ie: Givi case) with stylized aluminum overlay. What good is that? Seems like just another plastic case, in the end. Oh, with complicated latches. My wife, btw, had Givis with the multiple opening options on her Suzuki. One of those latches broke pretty quick. They were very good about sending a replacement part (Twisted Throttle, I think); but it was still a PITA.
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