Givi 3D603 Tanklock Tankbag
I bought this bag because I didn't want to scratch the paint on my new Monster, it has plenty of space to carry things in and it doesn't even touch the tank at all. I rode in a rainstorm with the rain cover on and while it kept the top completely dry it was still moist on the bottom because the cover doesn't go all the way under. I was in a hurry putting it on so maybe I didn't do it properly but it's something to keep in mind. Overall I'm happy with it specifically because it doesn't touch the tank and it only takes a second to pop it on and off.
October 11, 2014
Identical to the Ducati bag, but $80 cheaper
Just bought a new Ducati Monster 1200S, and this fits perfectly. The Givi tank lock system is brilliant; the bag clicks on with no effort at all, removes by just pressing the lever. Holds just enough: radar detector, shield cleaner, patch kit, jacket liner. Very satisfied.
September 11, 2014
I have used it on two road trips. Carries everything I need for easy acess to thing I need on a road trip so I dont have to dig in to the other side bags I use. Wish it had a build in lock so I could lock to the bike.
September 8, 2014
Perfect function and size
I have the Triumph Explorer and find the OEM Tank Bag way too big for my needs. This little bag not only fits perfectly and does not in any way interfere with the controls or impact the auxiliary light switch or heated hand grip switch, but also provides just enough room for the items I like to keep close at hand. For super long trips I may still mount the OEM bag but for all other times this bag fits the bill. One thing - the OEM tang bag harness and the adapter ring needed for this bag cannot both be fitted at the same time - it is an either-or proposition without some modifications.
August 25, 2014
Excellent, functional, and a little pricey
The mount ring system by Givi is secure and stable. The bag is easy to mount/unmount and has a nice removable tray inside for glasses or other small items. It is formed of a rigid synthetic fiber material that looks nice and holds it shape. It comes with a rain cover that is very difficult to put on but does have a window in it to view your phone activity if you want. I bought this bag because my tank has a matte finish and magnets mar the paint and I didn't want to deal with straps. This is an excellent solution, but a bit pricey for a smallish bag.
August 21, 2014
Great bag for carrying small items. Phone, garage remote and wallet. Very easy to mount and dismount. Especially useful when refilling at a gas station.
I do not use the cell phone window as it's not at the right angle to view the screen on my cell.
August 11, 2014
This bag did the trick.
I was looking for a small bag to just hold a few things that I needed ready access to but don't like to carry on my person when I'm riding--sunglasses, a hat, my wallet, house keys, phone, etc. Magnetic tank bags weren't an option for my ABS-tanked BMW and straps are annoying to install and even worse to have to look at. I also didn't want a large tank bag since my clothes and gear were taken care of nicely by my saddle bags and tail bag, thank you very much. The GIVI Tanklock bag was just what the doctor ordered: easy on and off and the perfect size. I used it for the first time on a long distance charity ride and loved it. Held all my stuff and stayed out of the way. You do have to separately order a specific lock-ring flange for your given bike, but what do you expect? Every bike is different and magic isn't a real thing. The only potential issue MIGHT be durability, but I'll find out. On long, boring stretches, I am used to resting on the tank a bit. Now I have to rest on the bag. Since it is semi-rigid, I am concerned about it getting creased or otherwise misshapen . . . still talking about the bag here, 7th graders. I also need to position my arms differently, but it hasn't caused any discomfort. I am also slightly concerned that my weight, pushing somewhat forward on the Tanklock mechanism may eventually break something; it is only nylon or some similar plastic, after all. If I were in the market for a larger tank bag, I would also stick with this Tanklock business. Fiendishly clever, those Italians.
August 1, 2014
Good while it lasted.
I've had this bag for about a year and use it every time I ride. It's great for storing small items (glasses, hat, glove ect.) The smart phone pocket isn't functional and won't fit the larger modern day phones, but it's perfect for my garage door opener. I loved this bag, however, the zipper has completely failed and the bag is now unusable. I wanted to buy another to replace it, but the price seems unreasonable for the quality.
July 26, 2014