Givi Monokey 52 Liter Trekker Case
Hey it is a topbox
Fit: Top box is mounted to an Altrider plate with GIVI kit on a Super Tenere. Fit into the front slots was tight to the point I thought I installed the GIVI kit wrong. Nope it was on right but the case needed some pounding with the palm of my hand to insert the front pegs. The bag has loosened some and is not as difficult to put on now. I figure that this is more of an Altrider rack problem than a GIVI problem but everything is well.
Function: The case is 52 liters and fits my medium Bell Revolver modular helmet, gloves, and Olympia Transitions jacket. I see people stating that you can swallow more but they must not have armor in their gear. Two stuffed helmets and a few other items like liners and small odds and ends is all I would push it.
Construction: The box is by far the most robust of GIVI's big boxes. Many of GIVI's new stuff has all the lenses and optional lighting. IMHO that is just stuff to break or fall off. The Trekkers are free from all of that. I think I would have liked the black better but my other bags are silver and it matches good.
Overall it is a functional but pricey option. Not many other choices that fit 2 helmets.
August 11, 2014
KTM 950 Adventure
My trekker 52 case came in from revzilla really quick! Shipped to NY over the weekend!
I was worried about the fit with my Gobi [Stock] side cases for my 950 Adventure. The panniers measure 23" apart when mounted. Thankfully the 52L Trekker case fits beautifully in-between them. The top loading lids [with hinges on the inside edge of the case, next to the motorcycle] on the panniers even have enough room to lock themselves in their open position. Yeah!
However the universal mounting plate did not instal easily. The tubing on the tail of the KTM 950 is thick, and does not cover a large enough area. Plus the bolt holes on the KTM's tail did not line up with any of the holes on the universal plate. I used a large luggage rack plate, designed for the KTM Adventure with multiple tie down points, to bolt the universal rack onto. This took a whole afternoon to figure out. And now it's on.
I like the latching mechanism of the Trekker because it grabs the lid, then cinches down. I prefer this to a latch that needs the lid to fit into a latch because it's harder to do when the case is full of squishy things like jackets and pants.
The 52L trekker case will not open or lock without the key. However you can mount the case to the bike with out the need of the key.
The case looks durable and of good quality. However I have only had it one day, so I am being hopeful.
August 5, 2014
1 annoying flaw
The box is big and well built. I can lock in 2 full helmets and additional gear which is great. The only thing I don't like about it: You need to key to open or close the case....which is not a show stopper...just kind of annoying.
July 21, 2014
Excellent box that securely holds about everything.
I decided that what I needed was a trunk for my 08 KLR 650. I was a bit nervous that the 52 L top case was going to look awfully huge and that it might be way to big. However, I have found that if anything the case could be just a tad bigger but with some creative packing I can get about all I need inside of it. Primarily, I am using this bike for commuting to work which I then put my Klim pants and jacket, full face helmet and riding shoes all into the box. It all barley fits and I don't have to just jam the lid shut. Great box with many uses. I feel that it is on the over priced side but sometimes you just have to get what you need.
July 18, 2014
Perfect Fit for Super Tenere
I put this on top of a 2012 Black Super Tenere and I could not be more pleased. I replaced the OEM rack with the Altrider luggage rack and I used the Givi mounting hardware.
Installation was easy. It looks great!
I have factory side bags that don't open with this on but for everyday use I run with just the Givi Trekker topcase. It holds my Fred Flintstone lunchbox,ipad,rain gear, large thermas and large travel mug of coffee with lots of room to spare.
DURABILITY: I don't feel I can rate Durability but it is made of some tough plastic and the working parts ie: lock and hinges seem to be of good quality.
OVERALL VALUE: It Is Pretty Pricey but after a few weeks of use and one trip I am sure it is worth what I paid for it.
I wouldn't want to be without it!!
May 27, 2014
Install no great
Install was horrible.... directions were poor. Took only 10 min but should have taken 2. Its a good case but my XL Arai helmet XD4 barely fits and I feel I am scratching it when I close the case on it. It should be 1 cm taller. Not sure if a XXL helmet will fit; pending the brand of the helmet.
May 19, 2014
Cheaper than a HD Tourpak
I bought this box for a 3,500m tour around the mid-west USA. While it isn't cheap it's a lot cheaper than the HD Tourpak...half price in fact.
It's stable, solid, utilitarian and easy to mount to a HD detachable mount using the universal kit. A drill and a little patience is all that is required.
Plenty of space to my Jacket, laptop and helmet, didn't leak, easy to remove / reattach after a long day. Locking mech was easy to use and well thought out.
I fitted a triglide TP organizer to the the inside of the lid for and the optional E142 lid rack for more options.
November 18, 2013
Quick way to add convenient storage.
Out of the box this looked way too big, on the bike it looks great -- I'm glad I bought the big 52L and not a smaller one. It seemed cavernous at first but we all know how easy it is to fill these things up. Install was painless, it's really too new to comment on durability -- but so far so good.
My work laptop bag is fairly bulky, it just fits front to back and leaves less room than I expected side to side (again glad I bought the big one). Easily stores my SHOEI GT-Air helmet, gloves and boots with room to spare. Very pleased with the functionality. Only fair bang for the buck because I can't help but look at it and think it costs too much for the materials and manufacturing involved -- if the mounting plate had been included then it would be better bang for the buck.
It does hang off the back beyond the mounting plate more than I would've guessed, I'll be curious to see how it fairs long term given the bouncing it will take.
October 14, 2013