Givi reveals 2013 line-up
MOTORBIKE INNOVATION: Motorcycle manufacturer Givi revealed its 2013 collection, which includes helmets, accessories and luggage.
Motorcycle accessories manufacturer Givi will be showcasing its 2013 collection at Motorcycle Live, at the NEC in Birmingham from November 24 to December 2, 2012. The new collection consists of helmets and a range of hard and soft luggage.
First up is a series of waterproof smartphone and navigator holders, with a new quick lock/unlock system, suitable for tubular handlebars. This series is composed of four models; S951 - A smart phone holder developed for iPhone 4S, and in general other smart phones with a similar size (12x7cm). It is designed for vertical screen viewing, but it is also possible to mount it horizontally by adjusting the fitting device. S952/S953/S954 models are specifically designed for horizontal screen viewing.
All these models share the following features: sun visor, zip opening, EVA vibration-absorbing devices, exit for cables, transparent cover for touch screen controls, anti-rain cover and fixing system.
The Trekker range introduces the new outback side case for 2013. More squared in design it's aimed at BMW R1200GS or adventure touring riders who prefer the rugged and boxy design. According to Givi the Trekker Outback is perfect for luggage with specific protection needs. It has a side opening with a security lock, which allows complete removal of the lid and full access to the case. Weather resistant and waterproof, the case can be fitted on its own or as a pair, using Givi's new fitting system Monokey Cam-Side. There are two models available - 37 litres (495 x 387 x 246mm), 48 litres (495 x 387 x 306mm).
The Easy Bag range of soft luggage has four new model, Givi offers seven types of Easy Bag with standard tank bags, small tank bags, side panniers, backpack and a scooter tunnel bag. EA103 is the biggest and more flexible tank bag at 42 litres. EA107 is a universal seat roll bag with a 33 litre capacity and universal fitting straps. It features three openings; one on top and two on the sides, making access into the bag easy.
The EA108 is a compact waist bag, with an inner document compartment and rear pocket. The waist strap is adjustable and has reflective trims. Last but not least is the EA109, an accessible leg bag, featuring two pockets for everyday items with reflective trims.
The Xstream Evo range has expanded from five to 11 models for 2013. The six new models are; an extra large 60 litre capacity seat bag XS305, which is adaptable to most sport tourers on the market. Two expandable side pockets give extra room and create a tight-wrap around the seat shape. It has a main compartment that is big enough to fit two full face helmets. XS306 / XS307 / XS308 are three new tank bags all featuring Givi's patented Tanklock fitting system that allows for an easy quick release with just a click, from a mounting ring on the fuel cap. The models are defined by their capacity 15, 20 and 25 litres.
The XS309 is a functional and useful waist bag with multiple compartments, ideal for touring or off-road riders. XS310 is an external cargo bag, originally designed to be paired with the new Trekker Outback case but is also suitable for any Givi top case with a luggage rack. It fits directly to a top lip and has a capacity of 15 litres.
Three new models have been added to Givi's helmet range; 10.7 Mini-J is aimed specifically at tall wheel scooters whose owners have to deal with limited under seat space, it is designed to be fitted in the smallest seat compartment. Weighing in at 950grams, it features an anti-allergy fully removable liner. Givi combined the need for improved safety and visibility with its high-visibility yellow helmet, 10.8 Urban-J. The bright colour is not the only selling point for this helmet, it is very light and has a unique sizing system.
The Street-J has the popular wrapping shape of the top-line jet 20.5, but not the fibre composite shell - a technical difference that offers a top-notch helmet, without breaking the bank. Weighing 1300grams, it features an anti-allergy, full removal liner, and is available in sizes XS to XL. A new model in Givi's full face/open range is the X.01 tourer. Any helmet in the X.01 family can be quickly transformed from a full-face to an open-face by removing the chin guard. A unique trait of the helmet is its top spoiler, which like the chin guard can be removed quickly. It also has an advanced ventilation system, intergrated sun visor and Pinlock pins on the main shield.