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ADV NewsAll-New, More-Versatile GIVI Trekker Alaska Side Cases Are Coming

All-New, More-Versatile GIVI Trekker Alaska Side Cases Are Coming

 New cases feature maintenance-free release, improved repairability & more.

Published on 07.08.2020

GIVI originally introduced their new full-aluminum Trekker Alaska cases at the Italian EICMA Show in 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed production. Now the first shipments are finally on their way to the US from the Italian manufacturer and will soon be available for sale. 

The whole project for a new adventure case kicked off when GIVI decided that they wanted something a little more affordable, modular, and easy to repair when in need. The Alaska cases are exactly that: well balanced, less rivets, less moving parts, a streamlined design and some very cool features, like the fully-serviceable and replaceable mounting blocks at the bottom, where the case sits on the two prongs located on the rack.

With the Trekker Alaska cases, GIVI now offers a new set of rugged panniers that sits in the slot right under the top of the line Trekker Outback series, with a lower price to match. They are also lighter than the Outbacks and Monokey compatible (Trekker Outbacks require the Monokey CAM system). Standard Monokey is a more prevalent rack system, available for a huge number of makes and models, sometimes dating back to the early 90s!


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Like all the other cases in the GIVI lineup, the Alaska boxes are secure, weather resistant and quick to snap in place and/or remove from the racks. The Trekker Alaska panniers are sold in pairs and they come with matching keys, plus an extra lockset for an existing or future top case. Read on for more details on some of the unique features available on the new Trekker Alaska cases.

Trekker Alaska Cases Highlights

New Twist Release System

GIVI Trekker Alaska motorcycle side cases

The cases are detached from the side frame by turning an external knob that is placed directly under the Security Lock. The handle operates a steel cable that is hidden and protected inside the case frame. This way not only the mechanism is neat and smooth, but it’s also reliable and maintenance free and all moving parts are protected from the elements.

Spring-loaded Safety Hook

GIVI Trekker Alaska motorcycle side cases

The back of the case is equipped with a spring-loaded hook that locks into its slots whenever you don’t want to use it or you are carrying the case off the bike. When deployed, it prevents the bag from dropping on the ground in case you activate the release system with a little “too much enthusiasm.”  Also, it lets the partially-released side case sit tilted to the side so that its top has more room to swing open when you are using a large top box or top bag. No more twisting or turning the lids, or removing the lids to get access to the contents of your side cases.

Easier to Carry

GIVI Trekker Alaska motorcycle side cases

The new Alaska cases are designed with better balancing in mind. GIVI wanted to create a box that would be easy to carry, without hitting your legs or forcing your wrist into an awkward position. They achieved this by changing the weight distribution and by adding an integrated handle in the molded frame.

The price for the US market has been set at an MSRP $795.00 for the brushed aluminum version, and $825.00 for the black powder coated cases.

GIVI Trekker Alaska Features

  • Aluminum and reinforced technopolymer construction
  • Stainless steel hinges
  • Compatible with most Givi Monokey racks (aside from those made for the Trekker Outback or V35 and V37 series)
  • Ergonomic handle integrated into the lid hinge
  • Four belt-strap loops integrated into the structure of the lid
  • Strength and structure of the hinge allows the lid to be opened completely without retention straps
  • Tilt assist for loading and rack attachment
  • Replaceable components: rack attachment points, handles, hinge and lock assemblies
  • Keyed alike, includes an extra lock cylinder for a top case
  • 56.2cm L x 37.4cm W x 26cm D (22.1″ L x 14.7″ W x 10.2″ D)
  • 36 liters/each
  • Made in Italy
  • Sold as a pair

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GIVI Trekker Alaska

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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9 thoughts on “All-New, More-Versatile GIVI Trekker Alaska Side Cases Are Coming

  1. 900.00 US for the powder coated style – softbags hold more, take a better beating and guess what some are 1/3 of that price. In Canadian dollars add 33.50 to the 100US $.
    Will look nice on a Starbucks adventure machine lol.

  2. The best bike luggage ever made was the Dan Gurney/Samsonite system. I had them on my 1976 BMW R90 and I have never seen any luggage since that looked that classy.

  3. I don’t see anything about volume. Outside measurements are in the article but that’s only an approximation of the interior volume. Only thing I noticed in the Amazon link that were sort of comparable were the Wolfman bags, which are approx. 1/2 the price. To be waterproof, they’d be fully rolled, so 60 litres. They’re not lockable and would not attach as securely as the hard bags and would not be as conveniently removable, so apples-to-apples comparisons would be difficult. I went with soft, sort of, and bought Lone Rider bags, which are even more expensive then most hard luggage. They do look good on my 1290 Super Adventure R, although I haven’t had a chance to grab a pic at a Starbucks yet.

    • Cube the dimensions and divide by 61.02 to get litre volume
      Patagonia – NSR – Arkel all make good quality waterproof soft bags not related to the motorcycle industry that have quick release frame attachments at allot less cost. Like Wolfman they are diversified. The Adventure Motorcycle Accessories market of lately is well over priced or priced according to the sale value of the range of models sold.
      All boxes that are constructed in separate panels and fastened with rivets will eventually leak, the gasket to seal the seam is very thin rubber membrane and that is why the company offers waterproof inner bags. Traxx being the worse.
      The other info that wasn’t mentioned or listed was the thickness of the aluminum material being used. The majority of hard case shells are 3mils except Jesse or Hepco Becker Gobi which was exclusive to KTM on earlier models.
      Riding the Copper Canyon MX. or Dempster Hwy, on a rain soaked surface is where soft bags will survive on any type of bike.

      • Good information, thanks. I’m not disagreeing with you by the way, just not a fan of generalization. I prefer soft bags but I don’t love the way they look, which is why I decided on the Lone Rider bags. There are less-expensive alternatives but after spending what I did on the bike, it seemed silly to nickle and dime on the accessories. Lone rider also had racks, which I liked because, to be honest, trying to figure out which rack went with which hard cases was confusing the crap out of me.

        I still think your volume measurements will not be accurate without knowing the interior characteristics, but you’d be close. Also agree that the price of motorcycle stuff is crazy. I’m actually going with a Nanuk 918 case from Amazon for my top case. I’m getting too old to get my leg over the large and odd-looking top cases that are out there now.

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