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 Givi SR312 Topcase Rack Multistrada 1200/S 2010+
Givi SR312 Topcase Rack Multistrada 1200/S 2010+
Givi SR312 Topcase Rack for Ducati Multistrada 1200 2010+ Strong, functional, and well-tested Monorack-style toprack for a Givi Monokey topcase. The light design allows the perfect adjustment of the plate to the motorcycle using unique adjustable fasteners. Includes fitting kit and all hardware needed for mounting. All hardware needed to mount the Givi Monorack included. Installs quickly using simple hand tools. No welding or cutting of existing frame or body parts required. Tough black enamel finish with some gray fittings or hardware as applicable. Please Note M5 plate included, rack is compatible with the original side case holder and topcase/sidecases sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellence in Engineering
PostedApril 19, 2012
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Rog42
From Sydney, Australia
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I bought the V46 Topbox for my last ride, the BMW G650GS. When I traded it in for the Ducati, I had a choice of getting a Duc Topbox for $1000!! (pretty sure these are OEMed from Givi) or the bracket for the Multi for $150.
So I think $150 is probably a bit steep for something that should just bolt onto the bike, right. Still, it's a LOT less expensive than paying the Brand Tax.
Also Givi gives a lot more options for different luggage if I want to head off-road, or to the airport with a carry-on bag.
The bracket has a couple of metal struts that attach to the underside of the pillion seat. This allows the bracket to extend out beyond the back of the bike. Ultimately this gives the pillion more room. This is a good thing.
Once these struts are attached (remove 2 screws on either side, replace with the longer screws from Givi supplied with the bracket) and attached to the aft of the grab rail; you simply screw on the plastic baseplate.
The baseplate was a little disappointing on one hand. The BMW plate was metal. On the other, it has a pop out hole so you can attach the brake light kit. Sweet.
All in all, fitting took about 20 mins. The top box needs a little more force to attach to the plate than I'm used to. But once it's on, it's solid. There is no budging it.
So there you go - if you have a Multi, the Givi Monokey topboxes are better value for money, with more versatility, and a stronger bracket, than the branded ones. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Top box off, the bike still looks great. Most people won't even notice the base plate attachment, and the panniers still fit fine.
Rides: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fly Trekker Face Shield Replacement face shield for Fly Racing Trekker Helmet
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
All Kinds of Awesome
PostedApril 19, 2012
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Rog42
From Sydney, Australia
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Ironically, because I bought my helmet 6 months before my current bike, the Gloss Black Fly Trekker matches my new bike perfectly. The angular shell, aggressive jaw, and dual-sport peak, match my new gloss black Ducati Multistrada.
However, the helmet is not brilliant in the bright sunlight, so here's where the Iridium Visor comes in. Besides making me look all kinds of awesome on the bike, the tint is really strong and makes visibility great on long Australian summer rides. I don't know how I rode without it. Sun glasses are uncomfortable in the helmet, grease up, and restrict vision.
The visor protects your face from sunburn as well as your eyes, frees you from discomfort and gives an amazing amount of distortion free vision. Did I mention is looks wicked?
The visor is a cinch to install, but it is a semi-permanent install, not a snap like on the more expensive helmets. Still it seals well.
The best thing is this visor comes in at just $23!!!! I could almost buy 4 for the same price as the Shoei.
One caveat is that with the visor up you may notice some occlusion at the top right and left of your field of view. This is because of the angular shape of the helmet.
The only pity is that Gold and Dark Smoke are out of stock.
Overall, if you have a Fly Trekker and ride in the sun - get this shield
Rides: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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