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#1 NVR2L8

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 11:41 AM

After reading a few recent posts about Givi sidecases, I decided it's time to stop procrastinating and just buy a set so I can haul stuff when I tour this summer. I got on the Twisted Throttle website, and noticed that Givi has a new sidecase called the V35. As you can see, these are molded so they hug the bike, and don't stick out as much as the other kits from Givi. The cases won't mount on other Givi hardware though, so you have to also buy the sidecase mounting hardware. One good feature is that the new mounting system does not use the grab handle bolts, so if you're like me you can still use these sidecases if you already have a topcase mounted on "Over-The-Seat" brackets or a SW-Motech toprack mounting system (FYI...I haven't ordered these sidecases yet, but had Givi email me the mounting instructions which I can forward to anyone who is interested).

PS: As of right now these are only available for a handful of bikes, and only for the 6th Gen (2002 and newer).

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 01:08 PM

I bought these back in November. Look good and serve there purpose well for me. No complains. They don't set as close to the bike as the picture above shows, but they aren't bad. Heres a couple of shots of the matte black ones.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 01:13 PM

Wow! Those look nice. Aren't they a lot like the OEM cases in form? I remember reading something about GIVI making the OEM cases, could they be the same thing?

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 01:31 PM

Those look great! What is the list price on them (without the mounting hardware)?

Did the indicate that there would be additional models applications in the future?

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 01:50 PM

Those look great! What is the list price on them (without the mounting hardware)?

Did the indicate that there would be additional models applications in the future?

Keith


The sidecases are $467.10 for the pair. That's for the Matte Black version though, and Satin Silver adds an additional $36.90, Gloss Black $55.53, and Gloss Silver $72.90. The mounting hardware is $153.00 Not cheap for the entire setup, but I have a V46 topcase and from my experience I think Givi stuff is top notch.

The guy I talked to didn't know if/when Givi would offer mounting hardware for other models. He did mention that SW-Motech was working on their version to work with the new PLX sidecases, but estimated it would be late summer before they would be available.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 03:49 PM

Thanks for the pricing info. :thumbsup: Great looking product.

If anyone near Atlanta has these I would like to meet for a ride somewhere and see how difficult they might be adapted (with custom brackets) to a 5th gen or if they even look right the body lines of the fat arse on the 5th gen. http://www.vfrdiscus...tyle_emoticons/default/wink.gif
 
 

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 05:16 PM

Wow! Those look nice. Aren't they a lot like the OEM cases in form? I remember reading something about GIVI making the OEM cases, could they be the same thing?

Yup, they are very similar to the OEM cases in shape. The OEM cases fit closer to the bike than the V35s, but the GIVIs are a whole lot cheaper!

And yes, the OEM hard cases are made by GIVI.
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 07:46 PM

Do the OEM sidecase brackets use the grab handle mounting bolts? Just curious on the differences in how the OEM and Givi V35 sidecases mount, and whether or not OEM sidecases can be used with the over-the-seat brackets.

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:44 PM

Do the OEM sidecase brackets use the grab handle mounting bolts? Just curious on the differences in how the OEM and Givi V35 sidecases mount, and whether or not OEM sidecases can be used with the over-the-seat brackets.

The OEM sidecase brackets bolt down to the passenger grab handle mounts.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:27 PM

I bought these back in November. Look good and serve there purpose well for me. No complains. They don't set as close to the bike as the picture above shows, but they aren't bad. Heres a couple of shots of the matte black ones.



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Has anyone else purchased these Givi V35 sidecases w/PLX166 mounts? I'm all set to buy them but after looking at this picture they seem to sit WAY far out from the bike. I'm not really diggin' that. Anyone else have input on this before I drop back and punt (I mean, get the Honda OEM ones $$$chachink)?

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