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Hi everyone. I've been researching top boxes for the ss and arm the only option I can see is getting a Ventura rack and than any top box separate. Am I missing anything? Have anyone got one fitted or know of any other options? It seems like Givi and other usual suspects don't do it as yet. Kind regards, Rob
 

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If you don't have pillion, then it is possible to use a soft tail bag. These are available from many different manufacturers. I have a Bags Connection one and quite happy with that one. It has hook and bungee cord system that attaches underneath the pillion seat. That serves as an attachment point and will remain on the bike. Bag itself is then attached to the seat with another set of bungees. It is decently fast to attach and remove the bag and it is also secure at speed as it is in drivers slipstream.
 

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I think that you might find the responses very slow in coming. The SS is a very beautiful bike, far too beautiful to be fitted with a top box. The only Ducatis that I have ever seen with one is the old ST range and the Multistrada.
If you don't have pillion, then it is possible to use a soft tail bag. These are available from many different manufacturers. I have a Bags Connection one and quite happy with that one. It has hook and bungee cord system that attaches underneath the pillion seat. That serves as an attachment point and will remain on the bike. Bag itself is then attached to the seat with another set of bungees. It is decently fast to attach and remove the bag and it is also secure at speed as it is in drivers slipstream.
Well I can only afford one bike and use my as daily to get to work and back and as an weekend fun bike. I need a top box to keep my stuff in it so soft luggage is not an option. I've got 2 kriega bags for touring etc and they are gr8 but not secure to leave on the bike in the streets
 

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I looked into this early on and yes Ventura is the only system but you can get a Givi plate and top box to adapt to the Ventura frame. It gives you more options.
 

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The solutions for travel still disappoint me, I want to use this bike for medium range trips and I don’t want to deal with lot of straps, seat bags and so on, neither the factory sidecases, and I’m tired of the “oh you can’t fit a top case of this beautiful bike” and “you wanted it sporty? Well unless you are on a beautiful smooth road in a sunny day you have to cry” mantras...wtf there are moments when you want to be cool and moments when you simply need room for your stuff, this is what a sport-tourer is meant to be, even if it ours is more sport than tourer.
Also fighter jets mount external tanks when needed...

Anyway, I think that Ventura is not the only choice, since the SS tail seems similar to the Monster 1200/S 2016 probably this one can be fitted/adjusted

SW-MOTECH ALU-RACK Top Rack To Fit Many Top Case Styles for Ducati Monster 821 '14-'17 & Monster 1200 '14-16 | TwistedThrottle.com

I don’t like that you have to drill the bottom panel though, but it could be a good starting point for some self made solution not requiring that.

Also, playing a bit with the CAD I’m using for my job (and the 3d model I found in internet) I tried to design my own solution using the GIVI 780FZ support made for some older Monster versions changing just the two brackets that connect the tubes to the seat subframe, having the chance to optionally mount the two SHAD structures for the side bags (acting like simple spacers, not for hold weights).
I have a friend that can make them and I’m waiting for the samples for see if the thing works.
Posting a couple of pics FYI any comment is welcome.
 

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The solutions for travel still disappoint me, I want to use this bike for medium range trips and I don’t want to deal with lot of straps, seat bags and so on, neither the factory sidecases, and I’m tired of the “oh you can’t fit a top case of this beautiful bike” and “you wanted it sporty? Well unless you are on a beautiful smooth road in a sunny day you have to cry” mantras...wtf there are moments when you want to be cool and moments when you simply need room for your stuff, this is what a sport-tourer is meant to be, even if it ours is more sport than tourer.
Also fighter jets mount external tanks when needed...

Anyway, I think that Ventura is not the only choice, since the SS tail seems similar to the Monster 1200/S 2016 probably this one can be fitted/adjusted

SW-MOTECH ALU-RACK Top Rack To Fit Many Top Case Styles for Ducati Monster 821 '14-'17 & Monster 1200 '14-16 | TwistedThrottle.com

I don’t like that you have to drill the bottom panel though, but it could be a good starting point for some self made solution not requiring that.

Also, playing a bit with the CAD I’m using for my job (and the 3d model I found in internet) I tried to design my own solution using the GIVI 780FZ support made for some older Monster versions changing just the two brackets that connect the tubes to the seat subframe, having the chance to optionally mount the two SHAD structures for the side bags (acting like simple spacers, not for hold weights).
I have a friend that can make them and I’m waiting for the samples for see if the thing works.
Posting a couple of pics FYI any comment is welcome.
can you send me the 3d model? I wanna try some top box solutions too, in fact I will need it for my next trip to the mountains.
 

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@Mario Agree, would love an easily removable top case.

Would be great to have solution for shorter trips between panniers and backpack, in addition to Krieger packs.

Please keep us posted. I’d buy one!
 

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I have. Ventura was one of the first companies to offer some options. A few of them look OK (soft panniers) while others look rather rickety and/or incongruent with the bike’s styling (i.e, that tail box all the way to rear should be forbidden).

I have the Akra pipes so a hard pannier system is off the table for me. However, Givi just came out with a slick weekender bag that I’m picking up for the First Annual.
 

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I have. Ventura was one of the first companies to offer some options. A few of them look OK (soft panniers) while others look rather rickety and/or incongruent with the bike’s styling (i.e, that tail box all the way to rear should be forbidden).

I have the Akra pipes so a hard pannier system is off the table for me. However, Givi just came out with a slick weekender bag that I’m picking up for the First Annual.
If you can install the rack I suppose you can install any top box to your liking, with the help of a few holes drilled.
 

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Ladies and gentlemens
Let me introduce you the first Supersport with a top box!
Just kidding it’s a fake for now, the plates I designed need a modification and now that we are close to the holiday it’s almost impossible to have it done.
Anyway, I just wanted to see how it looked, using the Kappa 36litres “Manta” (monolock) I already bought for my white honda pcx and let you see.
What do you think? It’s not the best but not the worst thing neither... consider that in less than 5 min the whole structure comes out.
 

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If not riding with a passenger, I'd try to fabricate the rack such that the box comes forward and sits over the pillion seat.
 

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i would do it if your implying you can remove the mount too in the 5 mins. that would be the perfect setup for this bike. sport when it's short and when you tour it theres a place to store sh*t.
 

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i would do it if your implying you can remove the mount too in the 5 mins. that would be the perfect setup for this bike. sport when it's short and when you tour it theres a place to store sh*t.
Yes, 5 minutes include the removal of all the structure and the mount of the pillion handles, without hurry
 

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If you don't have pillion, then it is possible to use a soft tail bag. These are available from many different manufacturers. I have a Bags Connection one and quite happy with that one. It has hook and bungee cord system that attaches underneath the pillion seat. That serves as an attachment point and will remain on the bike. Bag itself is then attached to the seat with another set of bungees. It is decently fast to attach and remove the bag and it is also secure at speed as it is in drivers slipstream.
Which one do you have? Looking to purchase one!
 

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Which one do you have? Looking to purchase one!
Remembered the brand wrong, it is actually a Bagster Spider, which I can highly recommend. Bag is easy to detach and reattach, is compressible for varying size loads and doubles as a rucksack when detached.

Bags Connection appears to use a strap system for attacment, which I don't have personal experience of.
 

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Remembered the brand wrong, it is actually a Bagster Spider, which I can highly recommend. Bag is easy to detach and reattach, is compressible for varying size loads and doubles as a rucksack when detached.

Bags Connection appears to use a strap system for attacment, which I don't have personal experience of.
That looks like a very nice bag. I am not finding a US supplier, the overseas suppliers seem either sketchy or $35 to ship!
 
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