Givi E55 MAXIA III Luxury BA Monokey Top Case
Easily broken lock mechanism and hard to close lid on an expensive case.
Thinking this was a top end box and reading reviews I went ahead and made the purchase thinking most of the kinks were worked out of the product. The Monokey lock mechanism has broken twice. Revzilla was awesome in sending out a replacement for the first time it broke. Instead of sending back for a second replacement part I decided to epoxy the cheap plastic part that is the only thing preventing someone from walking off with your case and all of its contents. Anyone can push hard on the red button on the back of this case and steal your case when it is locked on the bike. It breaks off really easy. After some epoxy engineering, I think it should be more durable. (GIVI if you read this- This part should be made out of metal.) I would not store anything of value in the case if you are in an area with theft temptation. It is also very hard to close. You either have to slam it shut or press really hard on the lid of the case to get both latch mechanisms to engage. I'm guessing with use it will become easier to latch shut.
January 19, 2016
Holds (2) Shoei Neotecs.
Love this top case!!! Looks good and holds both Neotec helmets.
August 31, 2015
Givi is a gem
We love the Givi box for our Ducati Multistradas. The box is the perfect size and shape, has coordinated rear lights, carries plenty of what we need when we travel (heated gear, rain gear, tools, etc.) and fits well and looks great with the bike. We only wish they made panniers similar to the Ducati panniers because those are hard to find right now for our 2006 and 2007 Multis.
June 17, 2015
I am now sold on hard case concept
I have always been a Soft luggage on a sport bike type of guy. But I am doing a big trip this summer. And thought the hard case is just a bit more secure.
I ordered the SW motech rack for my ZX14R. that was a 10 week wait. But when it came in it mounted perfect. Then I ordered from Revzilla the Large Givi E55.
Mounted quickly. The hardest part like usual was plugging into the wirings and keeping it as clean as possible.
But then the rest was easy.
Its extremely solid. I don't even notice the case. And carrying my jeans and lunch to work is now much easier.
I am very glad I added this. I am now sold on the Hard Cases
April 13, 2015
Not as well built as the older Givi cases.
The new e55 case doesn't latch nearly as well as the older cases did. There are two small pieces that click in place when the lid is closed. I've had the case in place for a couple weeks and it has opened up once already. The older box I owned had a substantial lock which never popped open. I was expecting more from Givi. Even the fit and finish isn't what I expected. There are gaps in the plastic and the pieces still have ridges and lines from the molds.
The liner and the brake hook up are nice but the brake only led could be brighter and should include driving lights/turn signals. (but it doesn't)
I will be putting a strap around it for longer trips so I don't have to worry about it opening up. I'll also be removing it at night because the gaps in the plastic are asking for someone to pry it open.
August 5, 2014
Good solid bag once installed.
Was very excited about this top case. I heard so many good remarks about Givi. Well for one the brake kit that was installed works, but the wires aren't long enough and the connection ends that go onto the battery were too small for the screws. Also I have to press down pretty hard to get the lid to shut and lock. Same goes for locking the case to the plate. Oh and the instructions were ok, but incomplete. It took maybe a total of 16 hours to install, probably more not sure because it was split up over 3 days. Hopefully now that it is installed this should be the end of this juggling act.
Plus side I do like the remote that opens the case automatically. The brake lights them self are pretty bright. Admore lighting kit is very needed, running light should of came with this along with turn signals. Beats a backpack, and kinda nice to lock up all my stuff when at rest stops. Matched the paint job very closely.
Bigger then I expected, will need side cases to even out the look.
May 27, 2014
Style and space
Installed this on a black 2014 Kawasaki Concours and it looks like it's color matched, really nice looking. Very spacious and feels solid. I got the luxury model and the FOB is nice, the lights are great but not real bright. My only criticism is the latch is hard to close, my wife couldn't close it at first but after we figured the best way to close it she could. If you position your hands on the back with your fingers on the lid and your thumbs on the bottom and squeeze it shut that seems to work the best. Overall very happy.
March 17, 2014
Great product. I was afraid it would look too big on my street triple but it doesn't. Feel safe leaving my helmets and going into a store. Instructions could definitely be better and some of the factory install on the light kit had to get redone. Exact what I was looking for .
December 9, 2013