have a look ate the Turkish made GlobeScout system based in Istanbul, have seen them in Turkey this year on the Bursa-Enduro meeting (the biggest overland bike meeting in Turkey) where almost everyone is running them over there and laughing about flimsy Turatech Zega boxes, the GlobeScout superseding them big times, are made very solid, thicker aluminium, very secure with stainless steel secure locks tick-welded and watertight... most important they are way cheaper than anything else from the high-street or one of the big player's around.
This cases are hand made to the highest standard, designed by top engineers without compromise... but not very known in the west of Europe. Our Turkish riding friends do swear on this system which is very affordable.
Had a long chat with the owner of GolbeScout, he speaks very good English and German, is what you would call one of the small inventor, trying to get in to the market with a top product that do not compromise on materials like the big player's do... you even got the changes to talk to the guy and ask for customisation of the cases if needed. Yeah you can have this boxes in anodized silver or black too... the sealing edge profile is made from stainless steel and not from aluminium with a easy replaceable rubber lip... just in short.. this boxes are made and designed for offroad use and not for show in front of the Cafe around town.
by the look at the pictures of the Givi stuff it looks very similar indent... wonder if Givi selling the GlobeScout under there own name...
GlobeScout Adventure Equipment
the guy is working together with the Turkish Dakar rally team...
I was tempted to buy a top-box right away on the show, but now rather stick to my soft language style, using the new Kriga Overlander-30 throw over pannier bags, add on a US-30 with two US-20 of this bags now for light weight travelling... suites my needs..
Last edited by spooky; 31 Oct 2012 at 09:52.