Givi V47 Tech Monokey Top Case
Good, but could be better
The case is a great size for my v-strom 650xt. It looks nice, mounts well and holds my helmet and/or jacket (not both). I usually end up chaining my helmet to the bike if I have to stow the jacket.
1 - there is no document holder included (thought from the review that it was included with Monokey). Also, there are none available to order at this time:(
2 - it's not super visible. There's very little reflectivity. The lower metallic strip in the middle is not reflective. Also, the light kits only light up the top lights. I have no idea why there's a big "light" section across the middle that has no functionality at all.
Another thing I noticed is that sometimes it's tough no know if the case is really latched or not. It would be great to have a 2nd catch so I don't have to worry about the lid flying up mid-ride if I didn't close it properly.
I will probably purchase an admore led kit to make this more visible. Otherwise, the case functions really well.
They key and lock are large and sturdy - not like the ridiculously small key that came with my suzuki OEM saddlebags.
September 3, 2015
Very good build / durability
As far as build, stuff inside never gets wet. Durability, very good I pack it with 25 lbs of stuff on long rides!!! I got the brake kit its a great addition for added visibility, easy to install and has been working for 2 years now.
DO NOT but the Givi mount for the VFR800 2002 and up, it stinks and the internet is littered with stories of it cracking etc. . Instead but the genuine Honda top box mount, built great. Then make a simple flat adapter plate with top box and bottom Honda bracket holes and bolt em down, its easy.
I'm now looking into whether Givi makes smaller boxes with the same mount bottom for those shorter rides where a heavier front wheel is nice !! BWAAP BWWAAPP
July 23, 2015
Just like every other Givi product I have owned - very well made and very functional.
July 20, 2015
I bought this case for my new R1200RT since I had been pleased with the Givi V46 on my old R1200RT.
The special adapter plate required for this case on the RT is expensive and hard-to-find, but that's my only complaint.
The fit and finish have been improved over the V46 and the locking mechanism is much better.
I spent about $480 for the case and mounting adapter. The price for the equivalent factory top case is $1,345. !!!!
June 22, 2015
It is a little bigger than the E460 that I was using and now everything fits in this top case now.
June 16, 2015
Concours 14 ultimate upgrade.
This is the best trunk for the Concours 14. Went to Americade in Lake George New York this past weekend putting over 1000 miles, and I couldn't be happier with this trunk. Plenty of space, and I didn't even know it was back there. I used the Phils Farkels luggage rack with this trunk and it is awesome. Revzilla's price was better than anywhere else for this trunk, and it shipped fast.
June 8, 2015
Nice look, Nice size feels good on the bike, I have not noticed the sail effect like with other bags
April 21, 2015
Great product and nice styling
I was looking for something for a trip to yellow stone to pack for a day long road trip. It has plenty of storage and looks good. I also bought the back rest pad to keep my wife happy on the ride.
April 20, 2015