Vstrom 650 pics w/ bags (only please)

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by JJMSP, May 10, 2006.

  1. fsiul17

    fsiul17 Adventurer

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    I had the givi e21, but wanted something bigger.....so I went with the kappa Garda 33, they work with the givi monokey rack.....

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  2. Don T

    Don T Bike Addict

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    I have been riding with a Touratech Zega Pro 38L for the last year.

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    Top quality product, but on longer rides I could use a bit more lockable storage space.

    I have now replaced it with a Kappa Garda KGR 52.

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    It's similar to Givi Trekker TRK 52, but with a different look (less aluminum panels).
  3. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    ^^^^ Jesus CHRIST man, I didn't even know they MADE top boxes that big :huh

    I've got a fairly big (or so I thought, until I saw your pictures) Pelican wannabe on my Wee, and I thought IT was awkward and cumbersome!
  4. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Look at my Wee

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    Happy Trail racks and Soloboxes with DIY mounting pieces.

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  5. Don T

    Don T Bike Addict

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    A 52 liters case is big and a top case never looks good on a bike, but it's not as cumbersome as the perspective makes it appear in the pictures.

    Here's a better picture of the similar sized Givi Trekker:
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  6. fsiul17

    fsiul17 Adventurer

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    Has anybody try to install the luggage rack GIVI PL532 which is for the 04-11" version, on a 2012+ version??? Thanks
  7. frostbitevinnie

    frostbitevinnie Been here awhile

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    Question for y'all. The v strom I'm buying has a shad top box and givi e21 side cases that I'm not interested in since I have all givi on my bandit. I'm looking at this top case rack and wondering if this is all there is out there or do y'all recommend something different?

    Thanks!

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  8. Dirtmoover

    Dirtmoover Just a big boy

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    DL650 V-Strom 2012 with Givi V35 Tech side bags and SW Motech / Bags-connection top bag
  9. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Givi E22 bags:

    I saw a random post on StromTrooper inquiring if anyone had seen the Givi E22 bags yet, and that got me looking around at them. They looked nice, and came in at a price point just a little more than the E21s (around $225.00 pair).

    I decided to buy a pair.

    I bought them from Sport Tour Ltd - Adventure Touring and Sport Touring Accessories, for $224.10 shipped. They arrived a few days later - always good service from Sport Tour, and they are an Ohio company.

    The bags are similar to the E21s which I assume they will eventually replace, but they are slightly bigger and have a more modern styling. They are more sharply angular, which I guess is supposed to look better on more modern bikes.

    I have a set of E21s as well, so I figured this was a good time to compare the two, and take some pictures of the bags on two different generation Stroms.

    As far as obvious differences go, the 22s seem to be a better quality - the plastic is thicker, flexes less, seems to be "nicer" overall. The locks are better - they have positive detents unlike the 21s which just kind of rotate around vaguely. The release button is also gone on the 22s, to release, you press down on the key once it has been turned to the release position. The hinges seem better and the hinge pin is no longer exposed so it can't work it's way loose. The handles are integral and no longer those cheapy expandable strap types. The bags also have larger capacity, rated at 22 liters versus 21 liters for the 21s. This makes them a little bigger but still small enough to be fairly tight to the bike (high exhaust notwithstanding). They measure at 38" across when mounted to a 2012+ V-Strom on a Givi rack. Handlebars on mine are at 36" W, for comparison (Pro Taper ATV Mid w/ factory bar ends). Overall dimensions of the bags, taken from Givi's site, are 18.5" L x 8.9" W x 14.6" T.

    I like these better than the 21s and may well leave them on the bike all the time, as they are small enough to not be massive sails or look dorky like the E36 and bigger; but they are big enough to actually hold things of substance (a 15" laptop bag, for example). I also think they complement the styling of both generations of Strom better than the 21s. The tops also are flat in relation to the seat / luggage rack so there is more room to secure stuff across the top if needed.

    Also, the keys between the 21 / 36 / 360 and similar, and the 22, do not interchange. I have a few Ilco blanks that I like to get cut because the standard Givi keys are hard to carry, with their stupid oblong head and slot that basically accommodates a paper clip but not a freaking key ring... however the 22s keys, while they look the same, are not the same dimensions as the prior ones, so my Ilco blanks won't work. Both 22 bags are keyed alike, so at least you just have to carry one ridiculous key instead of two.

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    22 on 2007 Strom

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    22 on 2013 Strom

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  10. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    Hey ...

    Thanks for posting these ..... for years I've wondered when Givi would update the E21 look, your pics do a nice job comparing the old to the new ....

    The E22's Look GREAT !

    I know you have already posted a bunch of pics ... but how about one more --- from the top with the top open ??

    Thanks ..

  11. pblarellano

    pblarellano n00b

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    My first trip with full bags, givi pl532 rack and pelican case.

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  12. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    I never thought I would ever say this about luggage, but that if fucking beautiful. Doesn't hurt that I have some major love for the white Strom's for some reason.
  13. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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  14. oldNbold

    oldNbold Been here awhile

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    I thought the same thing. That luggage doesn't look like its just stuck on there. It blends in with the lines and belongs there. Not at all like my big square boxes.
  15. Motardhead

    Motardhead Adventurer

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    Thanks a lot for posting this review and all the pics. :clap
    These look awesome. I will definitely be picking up a set of these for commuting.
  16. Wlfman

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    Anyone know the liter capacity of the 650 ADV OE side cases?
  17. Dabber65

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  18. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    I decided to keep my 15 year old Zega's they have been on 4 bikes now. I got a full set of factory bags with the bike and need to dispose of them PM me if you are interested.
  19. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Those are BIG! Any problems with dragging corners in tight twisties? I know even my Seahorse 720's are only a few inches off the ground when I'm dragging a peg.
  20. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    I have had it leaned over as far as I like on the street with never a problem. The other side is a narrower bag to compensate for the exhaust.