V-Strom and Givi Luggage

Riding season is just around the corner, and I hope to do much of my Ohio River Towns photography project on the motorcycle. So, I needed to equip the bike with sufficient luggage to make it utilitarian.

I have always liked the Givi brand of motorcycle luggage. They are rugged and good looking. Secondly, I love the way you can use the same mounts to put different bags on the bike. Below is a great example of how that looks. First, the bike without bags.

V-Strom-Givi-Bags-02-27-2016-5

You can see the new engine guards and the luggage mounting racks on the rear. Next, is the set of smaller bags I purchased when I first bought the bike. Givi E-22s. These are great for around town and running small grocery errands. I have used the smaller bags to go camping, also.

V-Strom-Givi-Bags-02-27-2016-2

What about a top case? I decided to go with the Givi Trekker series of bags. The 52-Liter top case will hold a lot of stuff like camera gear and audio equpment, and it doesn’t look too bad with the E-22s—just a slight difference in styling.

V-Strom-Givi-Bags-02-27-2016-1

Or, how about riding with just the top case. Many do. Without the side cases, it’s a narrower profile.

V-Strom-Givi-Bags-02-27-2016-6

For the bigger loads, such as motorcycle touring and/or extended camping, the full set of Trekkers will do just fine—52L top case and 33L side cases, better known as panniers.

V-Strom-Givi-Bags-02-27-2016-9

That’s some serious load-hauling capability. Still, it’s best not to try to carry everything. Think backpacking or minimalist motorcycling.

See you on the highway … along the Ohio River.

Brent

One Reply to “V-Strom and Givi Luggage”

  1. Good job, Brent!
    The Strom looks great with the Givis and it seems very versitile from your description.
    Your new design on the site/blog is very enjoyable too.

    Your California sidecar moto camping buddies

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: