Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
I have been waiting a long time for an Altrider luggage rack for the DVT. Altrider gear is hi quality, and all of my previous purchases from them came with excellent instructions.
I lost patience with Altrider, but did not want the large, wide rack that Ducati sells. I saw a GIVI E 251 Universal Monokey Top Case Rack mounted on a BMW GS and it looked compact and solid.
So last week I took a chance and purchase the GIVI kit, on sale for $60, to hold an older 40L GIVI topcase I have for my Triumph.
Surprisingly, the GIVI rack came with all of the hardware needed to fit on the DVT: I did need to place some black gorilla tape on the bike rack top surfaces (where the GIVI rack fits) to protect the surface from any rubbing. And it took about 1.5 hours to set up the most secure mounting location and button up the installation. It securely holds the old GIVI monokey case and it does not move around.
Overall, I like the look, the price, and the solid mounting. The only downside is that I mounted the rack as far forward as possible,, which did reduce the passenger seat space by about an inch.
I think the GIVI rack will work well until Altrider decides to produce a rack for the DVT Multistrada.