Givi V35 Side Cases
Excellent product at this price point.
Mounted quite easily. Bags seem high enough quality. However, my full face XL Shoei helmet does not fit into either bag...which, as in the ad, I thought it would. You need to modify ad regarding fitment of helmets to: Some helmet may fit in these bags. Good product, good price...excellent delivery time.
July 13, 2015
Good Bags for the Price
For the money and features this was the way to go on the CB500X
July 13, 2015
This V35 look great on my bike, the quality and finish is awesome. Took them on a 4000 mi trip with some showers and not even a drop of water could get in.
May 18, 2015
Great for the commuter.
Put them on a 2012 DL1000. They are big enough to handle the extra stuff I tend to want to keep on my bike during the daily commute with room to spare. They look great, and install was easy. I did end up watching Youtube videos as the included directions, while adequate, were not as in depth as I would have liked. The cases lock on, and feel quite secure. I have only ridden in a light rain with them once, but they did not leak. The cords that hold the cover from opening too far do seem fragile, but I have not broken them yet.
At speed I do notice some drag, but anything that increases your wind profile will do that. Very happy with them so far.
February 28, 2015
Great fit for my '12 Vstrom 650
I recently did a fly & ride from Boston to Dallas, then rode to Phoenix. Sure, Givi products aren't cheap, but they sure do look and work great. I saw pics of the V35's on another Vstrom and liked the look so I bought them. I had them sent to the guy's house that I was buying the bike from, which he promptly and easily installed :-) I paired the V35's up with the V47 top case and they worked out great. I loaded everything up and proceeded to ride 250 miles in a 40 degree rain to my hotel for the night. Everything crammed inside was bone dry and secure. I removed everything and brought it all inside the hotel to dry out. The next 2 days I rode another 900 miles to my final destination and the bags did not disappoint! The only downsides I could find were 1) Price of course 2) The V35's can take 2 hands to latch and lock if it's a tight load and 3) If loading them OFF the bike, the clamshell will not always stay open, but they do ON the bike. NBD. Would I buy them again? Absolutely! Next is trying to fit a light kit in them or at least some good reflective material.
February 3, 2015
Nice cases AND look great on the bike!
- Easy install
- Well crafted (quality, seals, elastic strap)
- Nice hardware (latches & locks)
- Look great
- Not quite as big as expected
September 1, 2014
Problems Manufacturing Defects
Several quality issues with these bags. The internal rubber strap that holds the cover from opening too far was broken straight from the Givi packaging. I see now on other forums that may be ‘common’ quality issue. The small screw was not installed correctly during assembly. The replacement bag had small, but noticeable scratches on the surface. Now after only a couple weeks of garage storage at room temp., I noticed the Givi logo is beginning to separate from the cover (both bags). It appears the adhesive is defective. For the $550 plus cost of these bags, I really expect better quality control. Very very disappointing Givi!
May 27, 2014
Easy access with a lot of capacity
Great bags for the money. I debated many options and went with these mostly do to cost. I like them more than I though I would. Fantastic capacity for storage. Easy on and off the bike with the key and a push of a button. Easy to get into with the key and a ouch of a button. Nicely made and seemingly durable. I like the increased visual foot print from behind with the red reflectors . I would caution on forcing them closed. If it will not close easily don't force it closed because it can make the case very difficult to open.
May 12, 2014