Givi Monokey Trekker Case
2 stars for Givi overall, 5 stars for Revzilla
Bought one each 33 & 46 liter, and the 52 liter Trekker top case along with the GIVI racks, aluminum top plate, and liner bags for all. I love the clever, useful design of the partial or full clam shell openings and the quick, easy, and generally sturdy attachment / detachment system. The racks are also of a clever design, strong, and super easy to attach / remove, though cheaply painted rather than powder coated. The cases look really spiffy on my 2014 R1200 GS. Construction and durability overall I’d say is as good as any non-aluminum box pannier systems FOR PAVEMENT USE. I plan to use some tough soft luggage (over the GIVI racks) for my off pavement adventures and the Trekkers for road trips. I did find a few spoonfuls of water in both Trekker side cases after the bike was parked at a hotel during a gentle overnight rain with the cases locked tight. Had taken the nice GIVI liner bags inside for the night and was unable to determine how the water had worked its way inside the cases.
Also, if I had it to do over, I’d get the all black cases, at least for the sides, because the silver is marred big time by even minor scuffing or scratching.
Otherwise, I’d give these 4 stars, except that I had to order six GIVI cases to get 3 good ones. One came with a dent, two arrived with the lock/latch mechanisms fallen apart within their housings in the cases. Either I was quite unlucky or GIVI has terrible quality control. I was mad enough to return everything with a GIVI label until I was able to determine that the cases and their lock mechanisms CAN be adequately durable and reliable when they’re properly assembled. A bit of thread locker around the nut holding the lock assembly together is a good precaution. Bottom line, I recommend these with reservations, as above.
Five stars for Revzilla, in any event. Fast initial deliveries, no hassle, helpful returns, quick post-return credits to my account. Bravo Revzilla!
September 11, 2015
I love it
I love it
Was easy to install, looks sharp well done materials..
September 1, 2015
I have a set of the 33's and a 46 on my F800GS, Got the black which really look sharp. These cases are well constructed and having a great looking finish. Have not re-keyed mine yet but do plan to get them all on the same key for convenience. I have these with the quick mount for the side cases. You can't beat being able to drop the bags and racks for a nice clean look in just a few minutes. For the tail I have the Altrider Luggage rack which with the Givi adapter works great.
June 10, 2015
I'd just recently purchased a pair of used 33ltr Givi Trekker cases to use as panniers so I bought this 46ltr to complete the set. I've been on a couple short overnight camping trips with it and I couldn't be happier. These very well thought out cases. The carry handle is comfortable, the latches work smooth and they're watertight and dustproof. To top it off, they look fantastic on the bike. My only complaint would be price. They're bit high for what they are. However, in the long run I should save money because these will probably snap right onto whatever bike I buy next and who wants to buy new panniers every time they switch bikes?
June 8, 2015
I installed these on my F 800 GT. The stock BMW panniers were not shaped for carrying my camping gear. These fit the bill well. The option to open only the top is great. They are very well made and mount rock solid to the PLR 5109 rack. The rack itself was a PIA to install but now it seems adjusted so that everything fits fine. They are quite expensive being the only drawback.
April 14, 2015
Better then BMW
I have looked into many brands of luggage before hand, including BMW motorrad brand. I also owed bmw luggage from my previous two bikes to know what I want from this set of luggage. That said, the product arrived filled all my expectations and more! Because I always thought bmw have always dominate the functionality aspects, but Givi came out just a bit higher at the end! Kudos to them!
However, I do wish they would offer re-key luggage to bike's key. That would be icing in the cake!!!
February 1, 2015
I love this box
Clean look, lots of storage space, don't even notice it is on the bike when driving. I am a commuter in Seattle and needed something that could keep my gear dry during our long and wet winters... This box is definitely made for it.
September 15, 2014
Easy to install and reasonable price. Glad I bought the 46L and not the larger 52L it would have been too large for my needs. No problems with the key locking assembly as noted by others but it does take a little force to engage the rear connector.
September 1, 2014