Givi V35 Side Cases
Best Givi Bags Ever
I have had Givi and other hard bags on a number of bikes. Have also had a couple of sets of aluminum panniers and one set of Ortleib soft bags. Compared to the others, these Givi bags have nice features. Not as durable as the Ortleib bags (indescribable) but still seem very strong and somewhat scratch resistant. Mounts are better than I have seen before from Givi. Fit contour of bike and extremely easy to mount (650 V-Strom). Bags are easy to mount and remove and latch securely on bike. Also, do not fall over when removed from bike and set on floor. Very pleased with these bags.
April 12, 2016
Great product. Worth the money.
Instructions are a little hard to follow as its one piece of paper with pictures on it.
September 1, 2015
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