Givi E450 Simply Monolock Top Case
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
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