Givi E55 Maxia III Monokey Top Case
Room for a full backpack, boots/sneakers, and more!
I had the Monolock E370 - which is a great box. However, I always had to play 'clown car' to jam my backpack and sneakers in. It was a hassle. I researched the E55, gave a call to Revzilla to get a CSR on the line to confirm what top plate I needed, then it was off to the races. Love it. The only thing about the E55, and others rant about this - feel free to read elsewhere- is that the top clamshell's retaining straps are too short to allow it to tip back and remain open on its own. It's a minor thing, but dang, it's annoying. I went to my local Ace HW, bought some slim steel cable (for hanging prints and pictures) and fabricated my own slightly longer straps - bingo. Problem solved!
July 12, 2016
I had an E52 on my 2001 Concours (which I liked the size of a lot) so when I bought my new Concours 14, I wanted an equally large top case to hold my helmets when I rode somewhere. Quality product, installed easily. I highly recommend it if you need a very large case.
June 24, 2016
My second Givi Topbox, I just wanted a new one
I don't like to write reviews until I've ridden cross-country at least once with the gear. I accomplished that last summer. I had just gotten a new touring bike (R1200RT) and felt that my old Givi Maxia E50 was a bit too sun faded to mount on it. In all honesty I just wanted a new (and slightly larger) top box. I had ridden about 45,000 miles with the old Givi on two different motorcycles. My brother just bought a new 2016 FJR1300 and I am giving the old Givi to him with absolute confidence that he will use it without problems for as long as he chooses; my only regret is that I lost one of the keys.
Okay, so I'm really happy with the longevity of these things.
The Monokey system just works in the real world. It's easy to open or remove/attach quickly. My habit is to put my clothing in the clamshell saddlebags that every touring bike comes with and put my riding apparel in the topbox. That way I can get at rain gear, layered clothing, cable locks, flashlights, etc during the ride and just carry the saddlebags into the motel at night. The big Givi allows me to keep a lot of gear quickly accessible.
I've ridden through a lot of torrential rain with my two Givi boxes and absolutely never had a drop in either. This is why I always carry my laptop in the Givi.
June 14, 2016
This case is huge. But it's decently built and should hold p well if it's anything like Givis other cases. It does pair well with the v35s I have. Admore lighting was installed on all cases as well. It would quite out of place on the back of a smaller bike it looked ridiculous when I put it on top of my RSV4 for a moment. Lots of room for gear, food or beer. Heck, I'm sure I could use it as a cooler and throw a few 30 racks of PBR in there for all those campsite raves I host while motocamping... I could also see this being handy for the ability to hold two full size full face helmets. I added this to a zx14 set up for hyper-sport touring to take the place of another system. Thankfully the 14s already plump posterior along with the Givi side cases, it's not too bad.
February 4, 2016
BIG...and worth it.
I've had numerous Givi bags and I still think they're the best. This is my 3rd E55 and it's the best yet. The finish and function is better than the earlier models I had. It's super easy to use, air tight, and VERY roomy. I'd rather it didn't look so big, but it's always worth it when I use it. It sucks up 2 full-face helmets AND a bunch of other stuff w/ease. Other, smaller bags don't hold as much and you have to get everything just right or it won't shut. I have no time for that day-in and day-out. Give me the 55.
October 26, 2015
GREAT! A trunk for my motorcycle!
I use the Givi E55 Maxia III on the back of my 2012 Yamaha FJR1300. It is very large, easy to install, and just works great. Much more useful for everyday riding than the side cases.
Just remember that if you want to get a big case like this, I would definitely recommend getting the specific rack SR357 for the FJR from Givi. It gives a lot more support to the rear, preventing metal fatigue in the rear subframe.
October 12, 2015
Great big case
So far so good. I am very happy with the Monokey Maxia 3.
Very light weight, huge and easy to put on and take off my luggage rack.
I have only had it for a week so I cannot speak for it's durability.
October 5, 2015
Nice case but like the older style better
We also have an older style Maxia 52 liter. They changed a few things on the new 55 liter that is not as good. First, they put the lighting lenses on top half of the case which makes wiring a lighting kit more difficult. Secondly and most importantly; on the older style, you couldn't lock it with out the key in the keyhole. The newer one, you could unlock it, pull the key, accidentally lay the key inside to grab something out of your top case and and then lock it. Wha-lah! Your key is now locked in your Givi case! Hope you brought your extra key with you! But I do love shopping at Revzilla!
September 14, 2015