A case like that goes together with its plate and is very cheep in the European Union. In local (internet) market, GIVI E470 is available for less than 120$ including monolock plate and Kappa K46 for 90$ only. Nevertheless, thanks a lot for your suggestion.Costas, if you want to switch to Monokey I will have a spare plate I can part with. My Kappa box came with a Monolock plate and my Givi rack (which is currently on backorder) will come with a Monokey plate that I won't need.
Personally, I think the E52 is way too much money for a few extra liters.
Hi Jeff,[/U][/B]Does anyone have the Givi Rear Rack on the V? Seen the other brands and am still looking for some pics and reviews of the Givi Rack!
Do you need some kind of mounting bracket between the SW rack and the E52?I use the E52 with the SW Motech rack. Very sturdy. Travelled cross country with that and a small back pack bungee netted to the seat. No side bags. You pay a little more for the case (about $260) but when you need a couple of extra litres you have them. And you will need them. No side bags mind you. Don't bother with the E47, the 52 will take 2 full face helmets. The 47, only one.
Yes, there is an adaptor plate which uses three bayonet twist locks which mounts in 10 seconds by using a quarter as a screwdriver. The nice part is, when you're not using the case, the rack has a nice look which fit the lines of the bike. Plus you can modify the plate to also mount other brands of boxes or soft bags or even a basket. It all goes away when you take the plate off. Plus if you feel you need for the side cases later on you can buy the pieces and add them to the rack. Very flexible system. Go to twistedthrottle.com to see your options. I wouldn't mess around with anything smaller than the E52. Or, you can buy the rack and plate and search e-bay for the box. The plate comes from SW Motech / twistedthrottle and will mount either the monokey or monolock. Or Hepco/Becker.Do you need some kind of mounting bracket between the SW rack and the E52?
If so, does that come from Givi with the case?
If not, does it lock in place ok on the rack (with the Monokey)?