Givi 3D603 Tanklock Tankbag
Dosn't Work well with Ducati 848 Superbike
First of all this is a great product and looked great on my Ducati 848 Superbike. The staff at Revzilla was excellent when clarifying a discrepancy between Givi and their website when it came to the tank adapter. Once that was ironed out I ordered the adapter and bag. I already have the Ducati branded tank bag but wanted a tank lock bag for convenience. Now the rest of the story! PROBLEM with this tank bag is if you don't have long arms the bag hits you in the chest and prevents you from reaching the bars safely and is impossible to get low on the bike for anyone. Would probably work on other sport bikes which you don't lay so low on the bike. Even the Ducati spec tank bag allows that. Probably awesome for an adventure bike
November 9, 2014
Perfect size for a Monster 696
I quite liked the Motocentric magnetic tank bag I used on my previous Suzuki GS550, but my new Monster 696 has a plastic tank, and even if I knew where the straps were for the old bag, I'm not a fan of straps rubbing against my tank anyway.
Enter the Givi 3D603, which is easy to install/remove via a tank ring. Installation of the tank ring was easy, though the 3 inner bolts look a bit unfinished without the bag attached. The mounting system seems secure enough; the bag vibrates noticeably at idle, but that's probably just the nature of the Ducati L-Twin. The bag stayed nice and secure at non-go-to-jail highway speeds, so I'm not too worried about it coming off.
While fairly expensive compared to my old tank bag, the Givi is comparably priced to the SW-Motech quick lock bag of similar size, with which the bag is cheaper but the tank ring is more expensive. Ducati Performance sells a bag which appears to be identical apart from Ducati vs Givi badging, but costs $50-60 more.
The windowed phone pocket is big enough to hold my Nexus 5 without a case, but larger phones are unlikely to fit. I would like a slightly larger bag, but this size appeared to be perfect for the bike and myself. A noticeably taller bag would block the view of the instruments for me. If you're taller than me and/or ride with a bar riser on your Monster, you may be able to get away with the larger 3D604 bag.
November 5, 2014
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