Givi V47 Tech Monokey Top Case
Very Easy, Very Secure!
I had a Givi Monolock topcase and got this Monokey to replace it. It is better in every way. There is no fussy latch to work with. Turn the key and push one button and the top opens. Push another and you can slide the case right off the bike. Engagement to the adapter plate is positive and tactile.
I wish that the interior had some setup to allow for dividers or tie downs. When traveling light the contents will jostle around from all the empty space so I can't put a cellphone or other fragile items in the case when its mostly empty.
My only complaints;
The top can scratch a little easily. My passenger rubbed her boot across the top when saddling the bike and scratched it a bit.
The case has a weatherstrip around the edge of the lower half that seals when the case is closed. This strip makes it somewhat difficult to close the case and my passenger usually cannot do it on her own.
June 28, 2016
Was a lil hesitant to make this purchase as I was considering a different set up, finally made up my mind and said I'd try it out. So after mounting it ... All 30 seconds of it, I was surprisingly pleased, fits great, looks good and extra storage. There were no negatives, no wind buffering no wobble no rattles nothing. I highly recommend this along with the phils rack for the concours 14... Excellent combo, very sturdy. We took a trip shortly after installing it and it performed flawlessly as if it were a normal part of the motorcycle.
April 26, 2016
I stressed about the V47 vs the B33. I went with the V47 for versatility despite concern that it might be too big on my Versys. I do not mind the size at all. Works very well for me. I can fit all my riding gear in there other than my helmet. Of course the helmet fits easily without my other gear. My objective was to be able to wear all the gear and then have a secure place to store it all when I get where I am going. Fits perfectly.
April 14, 2016
Expensive but great!
As with all things GIVI the box is expensive for what it is but despite that it is high quality construction, completely waterproof and it even looks good on my FZ6. Just some notes on size. I was hoping to have room for 2 helmets but with my XL Icon Airmada it will only fit one. If that's a concern for you, you might want to get the e55 but I've found this 47 to meet most of my needs since I rarely ride 2 up.
April 1, 2016
This case is awesome!
I'm so glad that I purchased this model of top case for my bike. It attaches quickly and perfectly to the bike-specific mounting plate. The shell is extremely rigid and the lock is very secure. It has a huge capacity both in volume and weight. I've been able to stop at the local market to acquire a load of groceries to cart home with ease. There is also a elastic hold-down strap inside to help keep things tidy. In the future I'll install the light kit to increase night visibility.
March 22, 2016
Great Top Case
My first top case for my bike (Honda NX400 - Falcon) from latin america market.
Great product quality. It has a great finish!
- Good quality build
- Nice look and finish
- Very spacey, plenty of room to storage things. This size for me is the best.
- Not water or dust get in inside, for the rubber borders.
- The lock seems to be a little plastic, I belive it can be forced or something and easily opened.
- It could has a ready-to-install light cables and holes.
February 17, 2016
Excellent case for commuting or traveling
I wanted the "tech" color so it would stand out a little more. The overall case/sidecases don't add too much weight but you do have to get used to riding a little differently. I have a 500x from Honda so the weight does change a bit compared to a larger bike. Overall, worth every penny (even it it's a bit much). I did have trouble finding some parts and had to go through a different vendor to get the special bracket for this though. No big deal. Waterproof is a must and they deliver!
February 8, 2016
I already had the Monokey base on my R1100S BCR and this just snapped into place. I use this combined with the tank bag and I'm all set to take more stuff and ride all day!
December 13, 2015