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GIVI CELEBRATES 40 YEARS Givi’s bikes outstanding in their field... G ivi’s history dates back 40 years. Ever wondered where the name Givi came from? Gi-Vi after its founder, Giuseppe Visenzi. Guiseppe, and it’s pronounced “gee-vee” rather than “give-ee” - no, we didn’t know either. Anyway, following a number of seasons as a MotoGP rider, which in 1969 earned Visenzi a Silver medal in the 350cc- class Championship, Visenzi stopped racing to become an entrepreneur. Ten years later, in 1979, Visenzi developed his first case, the GIVI E34, the precursor of a long series of innovative accessories for motorcycles. According to Givi, with the passing of time, stylistic lines and production technologies evolve, but the its values have remained the same; to provide safety, emotion and a sense of belonging for those riders who see the motorcycle as a lifestyle. “Over the years, the network of Givi branches, which buy and distribute the exclusive brand, has extended internationally: in France (Montluel Lyon), in Great Britain (Daventry), in Spain (between Olerdola and Barcelona), in Germany (Nuremberg) and in the United States (Charlotte - North Carolina and Reno - Nevada). The brand is also present in Brazil and in Asia, through a controlled partnership which is based in Malaysia. “The Givi brand is an Ambassador of Made in Italy and is a family that is steadily growing year after year and which remains faithful to its original values, despite its rate of growth. Behind the great commitment in designing cutting-edge accessories, is the work of a united team where unconditional love for two- wheelers acts as a unifying force. On the other hand, apart from the functional aspect, Givi branded products are jewels designed to enrich motorcycles of all kinds. For all those who are part of the Givi team, the greatest satisfaction is knowing that their branded products are considered the best travel companions by motorcyclists all over the world. “In order to satisfy an increasingly demanding, but at the same time stimulating market, today Givi offers a vast selection of products suitable for all needs, styles and motorcycle models which reflect the pride of the entire Givi team!” Givi’s importer in New Zealand is Eurobike Wholesale based in New Plymouth, which has been importing Givi’s products since the 1980s. Eurobike now has previous KR contributor Rodney O’Connor and his wife Jessie at the helm. Head to https://www. eurobike.co.nz/brands/givi/ for their full range of Givi kit. KIWI RIDER 75