Givi Monokey 52 Liter Trekker Case
A really good product, easy to use & install
This is a very different experience than what I'm used to for a top case. My previous was the stock BMW top case for the R1200RT. That top case was heavy, thick, robust, and bomb proof. When a hand grenade would go off inside the case, it would really mess up the contents, but that's about it. (that's literary license, I never really set hand grenades off in my top case, or anywhere else#.
By comparison, the Givi is much lighter weight, but then of course does not have that bomb proof feel.
For most bikes, the Givi approach is far preferred, unless you plan on laying down at speed. This case easily swallows 2 size large modular helmets. It secures easily and firmly to the Monokey rack.
Installation is far easier than easy, Givi does a great job with design, fit, and instructions.
The only thing I do *NOT* like is that you have to lock the case. You cannot remove the key from the case without locking it, so there's no option to just leave the case latched but unlocked. :-# That's a really small nit, and it's probably better that I'm forced to lock it any way.
August 22, 2015
Very practical fitting 2 helmets, easy to operate and still looks great after 2 years. Never used it off road though…
August 9, 2015
Love this case.
One major complaint. Givi needs to learn a better way to package this product. The case ships locked and the key is wire tied to the handle. Unfortunately, because it is a loose tie, the key moves around during shipping and scratched the aluminum on the lid of the top case. They should tape or attach the key in a method that does not allow movement and scratch up the lid.
July 13, 2015
Nice top box,plenty of storage room
Nice large box with plenty of room for storage. Mounted on my GS1150, looks good and should serve well. One minor issue.. the thickness of the walls seems a bit on the thin side. I mounted the back rest pad too. Will have to see how it holds up to use as a backrest.
May 4, 2015
This is the 2nd bike I've outfitted with Givi cases. They are a bit pricey but I love how easy they are to put on and take off the bike, and swap them around. The 52l top case looks great on my new Suzuki vstrom 1000 and can hold a TON of stuff! Love it.
April 2, 2015
Nice top case
I like the style and color of the case. It is expensive next to the others but it is the style that I was looking for. It holds two Bell EVO modular helmets so it is sized right for my needs.
March 16, 2015
Superb top case
this is my first purchase and experience with cycle luggage and cases. Install went perfect and the way it locks in is wonderful. So far so good. Watertight with good seals. I think all luggage is overpriced, but if your going to buy something, Givi makes a very quality product. I actually installed this using the Two-up bracket from happy trails on my '06 KLR.
February 27, 2015
This box looks giant and funky but it holds my helmet and jacket perfectly. The locking mechanism seems solid both on the rack and to open the box. My only complaint is the price. If this box was sold at a home repair type store for storage, it would cost $40. ALL of these motorcycle storage boxes are hugely overpriced, but we don't have much of a choice. Overall I'd recommend this box if you need to hold lots of camping gear or your helmet and jacket.
January 5, 2015