Givi V46 Monokey Top Case
Great top case
Was not planning on spending this much on a top case, but after much research I decided to go with the GIVI. Order came in three shipments with the first two arriving with two days and the last in a little less then a week. After installing the case I understanding why GIVI is one of the best cases out there, The fit and finish is very tight and once install it is solid as a rock. If you are looking at a top case I would definitely advice considering the GIVI.
April 13, 2015
Don't get this case if you want to use a backrest pad
Don't get this case if you want to use the backrest pad. The backrest pad comes to a point horizontally, which will be uncomfortable. I returned it and got the V47 case and the backrest pad that is flat.
April 8, 2015
Superior quality, expensive and worth it
Got the stop light kit with it, which complicated the install on a non-Givi rack. Extra hour to accommodate the contact button on the rack in exactly the right place and as flush as possible. Tricky, but the light works great and I'm sure keeps me safer from tail gaters. All Givi bags are first rate and look good. This one I have figured out is big enough for overnight trips, no side cases needed. The straps inside are stupid, they should be on the lid, I cut them off immediately.
March 16, 2015
Good but I hate the latch
It's a good size, seems durable overall and has some nice touches, but I really don't like the latching mechanism. I have stood there for minutes trying to get the stupid thing to latch. It's the kind of annoyance that builds up over time.
I have the case and I'll make it work but if I had the decision to make over again I wouldn't get a Givi.
January 5, 2015
Definitely worth the money!
I purchased the Givi V46 along with the rack (specific for my 13 Concours) and have to say - well worth the money!!! Have had several bikes and always added the top box but usually went with the less expensise "off-brands". The saying is it is hard to justify the costs if you don't see the value and can assure you that the value for both by far and away are worth every penny. Quit being cheap because with the Givi case and rack, you get what you pay for!
November 26, 2014
Second Givi - Don't get the light option
This is my second V46. Great bag, easy install, all really good. With that said, I ordered the one with the light kit, not realizing that the connection is dependent on installing the Givi rack. Unfortunately, I didn't like that rack, so I ended up having to rig the thing a bit on my Concours14. If I were to do it again, I'd get the one without Givi's proprietary light kit and get an aftermarket kit that has the running lights and the directionals. All in all, however, they make great stuff. The one I had on my BMW was excellent and this one is the same. The running lights are really bright, which is good as the Kawi is pretty dark back there. As far as Revzilla.....awesome. I remember meeting Anthony and his crew out in SFO, when they were pretty fresh and my buddies and I commented that they seemed both genuine and motivated. Looks like the hard work has paid off. The videos are so worth the time they must take to produce. It's become my top choice for online gear shopping.
November 15, 2014
Clearly better than the Monolock case from Givi
This Monokey case is well designed, easy to install, and use. Had the Monolock (lower price/value product from Givi) case before, and the Monokey is clearly better designed.
November 11, 2014
Great commuter option
I spent a lot of time looking at laptop-friendly cases because I didn't want a hulking box on the back of my hyperstrada. In the end, I went w/ a 46-liter moto topcase, not a scooter one, and am happy with it. Looks wise, it doesn't completely destroy the "cool" factor, but I wasn't super concerned about that anyway.
I can fit my work bag, TNF Surge, with a 15" laptop and a lunch box on my way to&from work. At work, my helmet, pants and glove fit in there, along with some extras like a grocery bag, bungee, straps, tire plugger kit, extra gloves, and sidestand plate.
I now adjust my mirrors to just see the sides of the V46, an extra convenience, and the finish is good but it does show scrapes easily (poly bag or rubber boot soles rubbing against it) but they can be wiped off.
The wind & water proofing is great and installation was very easy using the Givi mount for a hyperstrada - important if you really want the weight limits the case is capable of, without risking cracking the plastic side rails. I haven't yet installed the brake kit, but looks straightforward enough.
September 19, 2014