May 17 2007.

Norman Hyde has developed a modular hard luggage system for post-1999 Bonnevilles in conjunction with Italian luggage specialists Givi. This enables owners of the modern classic Triumph to fit a top case and/or side cases bringing total potential carrying capacity to a whopping 117 litres.

Not only does this greatly increase carrying capacity, compared to the soft luggage options currently available for the new Bonnevilles, it is also more secure, offers better weather resistance and allows a pillion to be carried in comfort.

Hyde and his team in Warwick have designed a classic chrome rear carrier rack and pannier frames that can be fitted individually or as a set. Both items fit directly to existing mounting points without the need to modify the machine and are manufactured in the UK to accept Givi's Monokey system hard luggage, which means that a single key not only locks the cases shut but also secures them to the racks.

The classically styled rear carrier includes an integral grab rail, which will be a welcome addition for pillion riders, and retails for £105.75 inc. VAT. The matching 45L Givi case (sufficient to hold two full face helmets) costs £151.57 including fittings.

At the sides are pannier racks, which have black "powder coat" finish and incorporate stems so that the cases do not obscure the indicators. They sell for £145.70 for the pair and can carry either 21 L Givi cases (£123.38/pair) or 36 L cases (at £246.75/pair). Owners of the Triumph Scrambler, with its high level exhaust on the right side, will be pleased to learn that the panniers racks/cases may be purchased individually, for fitting to one side only.

Call 01926 497375 or visit
www.normanhyde.co.uk  for details