Givi E450 Simply Monolock Top Case
Givi makes a great product. Easy to install and good quality. I would recommend this to everyone.
June 15, 2015
Flimsy and hard to install
This top bag is pretty, no doubt. Unfortunately, Givi's definition of "universal" needs some work. The only way I could mount the base plate on my R1100's tail rack is to position it so far forward that the only pillion that could possibly fit between me and the case is a little kid; any further back and the release button interferes with the rack. Repeatedly installing and testing and relocating the base causes the nylock nuts to strip out. Otherwise, if I want to mount it in a more reasonable position, I have to perform major surgery on the rack with a dremel.
The case itself feels flimsy (Givi warns that max speed with it installed is 120kph, or about 70mph), and latching the lid is nothing like "just press to close" as described in the manual. It took me a good 30 minutes of fiddling and swearing before I figured it out.
I probably should have spent the extra $300 for a Monokey case and dedicated base plate, but this case will do for now.
June 3, 2015
Easy to use, functional
Wanted a moderately sized case, big enough for at least one helmet but not too large for bike. Was easy to install and does the job, also good backrest for passenger.
September 15, 2014
Excellent product especially considering the price and that it comes with the mounting plate and hardware that are sometimes optional. (Speaking of options, it can also be had with a brake light kit and a passenger backrest.) The trunk is easily removed with the simple turn of a key and then used as luggage which is incredibly useful when you don't need it on the bike such as when off-roading. I have a 2013 Honda CRF250L with a ManRacks rear rack. The hardware didn't quite fit the design of that rack so I bought two pieces of steel at the local hardware store and drilled the appropriate holes in them. Installation took less than an hour (including the trip to the store) so I really can't complain. As far as durability is concerned, I've only had this for two weeks so I really can't say yet.
June 12, 2014
great and stable case (lightweight)
can only say good things about this top case.
Easy to mount on my Tiger Triumph and does the job of holding my bag and two full face helmets without the Bluetooth navi.
Just installed the intercom systems and will have to see if the helmets still fit.
I have some trouble at times opening the secured lid as one has to hold down the lid slightly and then disengage the hook that keeps it from accidentally opening by itself but otherwise a great case for the money!
February 3, 2014
Great Product, plenty of space
Fast shipping, the product is high quality and fits my Piaggio BV500 perfectly.
January 13, 2014
Nice to have the luggage space, and it was also the cheapest way to get a backrest on the bike.
August 19, 2013
Biggest topcase you can put on a scooter!
My Honda Elite 80 is a fun scooter, but it needs storage space. I was looking around to find out what I could mount on this where I could store my helmet and a textile jacket while it's parked during the day, and I kept hearing good things about Givi. Shad cases are less expensive, but you have to buy a mounting kit separate.
I had questions about installation and returns, so I emailed Revzilla customer service. They got back to me in an hour or two, with useful answers. When I asked if I could just open the box to see if the mounting plate would fit (because Givi's instructions are a bit lacking online) he said I could still return it.
I ordered the case at around 3 PM on a Thursday afternoon. It was delivered by 4 PM on Friday. As in, THE NEXT DAY. In 25 hours. Since I live in NJ and they ship from the Philly area, it was quick as the dickens. I was stunned at how fast the free shipping was.
It took a few minutes to find where on the mounting plate I could put the bolts and brackets to mount it, but once I IDed them, it was just a large Allen key and crescent wrench to tighten everything in.
After trial and error I had the mounting plate in the right position, and I clipped the trunk in place with zero issues. After I figured out the weird means of latching the trunk closed, it was second nature.
There's zero issues with visibility, which is a pleasant surprise given that it's a 45-liter top case. It's easy on and off, and it looks like I can still have my wife ride 2-up with me while it's on.
I definitely recommend this case even for tiny scooters like mine. If you've got a 5" by 6" rear rack you'll do just fine. You can still grab the grab bar to maneuver the scooter should the need arise. For the price I paid, it's a darn fine bang for the buck. Seriously, get this for your scooter and carry ALL the stuff!
June 28, 2013