Givi E450 Simply Monolock Top Case
Easy to install on my CBR250R (w/ separate mounting bracket thingies). Has performed well in rain and hasn't gotten scuffed or worn out yet.
Figuring out the latching mechanism was a little tricky for me- if you think it is broken, it probably isn't. There are youtube videos out there demonstrating how it works.
The shape of the case means I need to put my helmet (Shark Speed-R) on its side pointing in a particular direction or else it won't fit.
April 19, 2016
Trunk latch does not work
I got this case on a used motorcycle. The PO couldn 't latch the case. I can't either. I contacted GIVI, and they forwarded me a copy of a video about how to latch the case; apparently a lot of people have this issue.
Except, I'd already seen the video, did all the pushing and pulling and everything, and the lid will NOT LATCH. I told the helper that when I contacted GIVI. That's all they've got. NO service. NOBODY to take it to. NO HELP except a stupid video.
I would not recommending buying this, or ANY GIVI product at this point.
March 22, 2016
Good but not great
I ordered this case for my 2007 ST1300 as it seemed like the perfect case for the bike. The case is fantastic...no issues at all about that. The only thing I don't like is the universal mounting plate doesn't line up properly so I had to do some drilling. As a result the case is a little further forward than it should be. This is NOT the fault of Revzilla though!
January 19, 2016
Great bang for the buck
Based on some of the other reviews, I was somewhat hesitant to buy one of these topcases for my KLR650 - I thought maybe I should spring for the fancier, more expensive monokey cases. But since Revzilla has such an awesome return policy ($7.50 to ship back) I figured I'd give it a try. Not disappointed. Mounting system is brilliant, really easy to install. Huge case, well detailed. Locking system seems quite robust. If I had to complain about something it would be the lack of straps or even tie down anchors inside the case. But overall I've been really happy with it.
September 14, 2015
Priced cheap and built that way too.
This is a cheaply made top case. Everything on it works OK, but it is thin-walled to the point that the top doesn't mesh with the bottom without pushing it into shape. The cautions say not to drive over 120 kph with it. That's about 70 mph. I gave it a weak recommend simply because if you want to go cheap, which I did, it will work.
July 7, 2015
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