Givi V46 Tech Monokey Topcase
Great OEM replacement
BMW top box is way too expensive and check all the forum comments on top boxes and Givi had great reviews. Checked Revzilla video and ordered. Once you get the key operating down, it is a great box. Also added the back pad.
November 29, 2013
Solid as can be
There's a reason everyone points to Givi when it comes to motorcycle luggage—their cases are just the best. This particular case has really impressed me, even though I knew to expect greatness. The interior size is great and the exterior size is no wider than my mirrors, so I don't have to worry about clipping anyone. I really like the document holder on the inside of the case for my registration and insurance docs. The interior lighting (with the optional kit) is wonderful and the extra tail light kit makes me extremely visible during night riding. Everything was very easy to install on my Kawi Ninja 650R.
The box itself is extremely sturdy, and the Monokey 3 point mounting system holds the case securely to the bike. No movement or "jiggle" at all when you try to move the case around on its mount. Through corners and at speed the bike is still extremely stable and the interior elastic straps definitely help to secure loads and keep them from flopping around. Also, the locking system seems to me to be very secure and I have a hard time imagining how someone could get through the plastic without an axe.
I'm extremely satisfied and would definitely go back to Givi again if I ever need another case.
November 10, 2013
Nice construction & quality, a nightmare to install!
Overall a very nice top case - looks good & reasonably good quality. The rack mounting kit for my 2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000 did not line up properly, had to jury rig it in order to get it installed. I suspect this may not be a problem on all bikes.
August 20, 2013
This case was very easy to install with the correct mounting plate for my ST1300. Looks good, functions well, holds a lot. What more can you ask? The only knock I have on it is that you must use the key every time you open the case so keep a key handy.
June 24, 2013
The Givi V46 Tech really is a quality product.
The Top case is well made.The V 46 Tech Looks sharp with the clear lenses and the red LED lights, I selected for tail,stop and turn signals.(used another well know manufacturer for light kit) The Top Box is larger enough for most travel, and perfect for daily use.I would recommend this Top Box.
March 25, 2013
I tried using a soft tail bag solution for years. I had original equipment BMW luggage rack and back rest. I at first didn't want to replace with Givi hardware. I am so glad I finally did. This is an excellent top case. Perfect for the extra waterproof storage. Looks great on the bike with original Sidecases. Plus a lot cheaper than the BMW top cases. Using on 2004 BMW R1150R.
July 2, 2012
Givi V46 Tech
It's not cheap, considering it's basically a locking plastic box, but it's probably cheap for motorcycle gear. I got this one instead of the red tail light version to run my own lights. Honestly, if this unit had a complete LED tail light setup included, it would be worth the price. Obviously, Givi knew their optional (insanely expensive) light mod is inadequate, so the released the Tech version with clear plastic so you can add your own LED light pattern.
Installation with the E250 mount is simple and it comes with the piece of mind and security of hard luggage. No more worrying about thieves snatching your strapped soft bags! Not quite as big as I was expecting. My Givi T477 fits neatly inside with a little room to give, so either its advertised 33 liters is too low or the V46's 46 liters is exaggerated. If you really need the extra space, I'd spring for the 50+ liter boxes (won't be much bigger). Plus, the lights are integrated.
July 2, 2012
Does it's job well, keeps contents dry and secure. Much Better quality than the bargain basement brands.
March 26, 2012