Givi Monokey 52 Liter Trekker Case
I installed this on the back of my Triumph Tiger 800xc, I was originally worried about it being too big or looking goofy. Although its large it's a great size and doesn't look terrible, especially in the aluminum color scheme. It holds my full-face helmet and jacket or a couple of bags of groceries. The lock mechanism is solid and it mounts well to my altrider plate.If I had a criticism, its that you can't lock it without the key which I guess keeps me from locking my keys inside but it gets old in the mornings. Certainly not a deal breaker though.
November 3, 2014
Great size fits full size XL helmet
I bought this for my KLR650 to transport work stuff as well as be able to put my helmet in there. Wasn't sure the height is enough for an XL helmet but it works fine. I can even put my motorcycle jacket in there as well (I am 6'7" so the jacket takes up quite a bit of space with protectors). Everything works fine. I got the SW-Motech steel top rack and adapter hardware to fit the monokey cases. Very clean solution and much better than installing another rack/plate. Also looks a ton better than the OEM rack. I uploaded a picture so you can see just how clean it is. Also, there are 4 spots for hooks (see second picture). The additional rack that can be installed on this box is just ridiculous in terms of price and looking pretty flimsy. I like this box again and can highly recommend to anyone who is looking for some additional space and a good system.
October 27, 2014
Solid, thick, well executed Monokey box.
Big. two helmet box.
Looks good on big Adv bikes. The black one also looks surprisingly hipster chic mounted on a Bonnie. Kind of like an Italian design Milk crate :)
Solid. No small parts to break. Like older Givis, from before taillights, central locking etc.
Solid lock and latch. Easy to open/close and attach/detach.
Givis are, at least in my opinion, still the functionality leader in motorcycle luggage. They seem to have ironed out bugs and annoyances over the years. These aren't the screaming deal that the old 45 liter black plastic boxes were, but compared to the rest of the field, still the best of the bunch.
October 6, 2014
This case is great. The description is accurate, it holds 2 full face large helmets plus a jacket.
It seems fairly durable consideting the materials. I would not reccomend for offroad use.
Best price I could find.
September 15, 2014
Excellent quality product
Easy to install very roomy and great look on my bmw f650gs.
Sturdy, 100% water proof. carry about 20lbs. I´m very satisfied with my purchase.
September 15, 2014
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