Givi V47 Tech Monokey Top Case
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
Givi is a well known brand and makes excellent products. the V47 does not disappoint. It is roomy enough for my full face modular helmet and extra stuff. It pops on and off with a turn of the key and push of a button. A great product.
March 16, 2015
Great look !!!!!!!
I have a BMW K1200S 2005. i was looking for a top case with a nice looking style according to my bike style.
I really like the color and the design of this top case, is very light weight, when i was riding my bike i didn't feel any difference.
I have to say that in order to be able to install this top case in my bike, i bought separately a full mounting system. and has to be very specific for this motorcycle.
But, I'm very happy with the look of my bike with this top case
February 14, 2015
Roomy and easy to use
Easy to take on and off of the bracket using the key and the large button. There is a separate button near the bottom to remove the unit from the bracket. It comes with a pair of keys. So far it has made my daily commute so much easier because I bundle up in the morning and wear normal gear in the afternoon (Nor Cal) and toss all my heavy cold weather gear in the trunk on my way home. I won't likely use it too much when summer comes around because I have a NC700x and it has its own front between my legs. I will go over why I marked this trunk down in certain areas.
Bang for the Buck:
This trunk was one of the more affordable options. I am concerned about the latching system malfunctioning over time. The latch is a little hard to close. It takes both hands and the little lips to close it are tiny. Remember, you probably wearing gloves when you go to open it. There are little holes to add LED lights. Why sell half a product? Where are the lights? Well they are $130 and not included. While it was on the cheaper side, it was still over $250. Don’t forget you will need a mounting plate designed for your bike. Also not included for around $90-$130.
Ease of install:
So on my NC700X, the install was fairly simple. My bike is set up for a trunk and adding one on was really easy. The bolts needed to hold the arms on were already on my bike holding the little handle bars on the sides. I was able to purchase a set of "damaged" plate arms from Revzilla for much cheaper, it worked great thanks! Once you get the arms and the plate tightly secured, the trunk comes on and off in about 4.6 seconds. Pop the key in, turn, push release button. Now you have a plastic suitcase because the case has a handle built in. A nice touch.
Like I mentioned before, the door latching system looks a little fragile. So far, it's working but I feel like last as long as my bike does. My bike has a real time MPG meter and with the trunk on my MPG drops 15-25 MPG due to the added drag from the flat backing. Even so, my NC gets amazing MPG around 50 MGP @ 70 MPH with trunk on. Not a deal breaker for me, though 60-70 MPG is way more fun. I have no way to myth bust this, I'm just going off my own observation. I can feel the added drag at highway speed. Again, no lights?
Excellent! It looks great, no complaints. All good.
It's doing great so far. Not a scratch. I'd improve the latch system, too hard to close. I'm afraid it will break. I hope I am wrong.
Over all, I do recommend it because it really comes in handy. The ability to pull it on and off in seconds really makes this trunk an excellent choice for any bike. Maybe not a cruiser, I know you have to look super cool and all. This might look too dorky. One of these days I want to put the LED's in for more visibility.
2014 Honda NC700X
February 4, 2015
Givi V47 Tech top box for '12 Vstrom 650
I looked around at many options and finally decided to give the Givi V47 Tech top box a try. I have the E52 on my ST1300 that has performed great for 6 years now with no issues at all other than a very small piece of trim breaking off. I loaded up the V47 on a fly & ride and rode 1100 miles in 2½ days through 250 miles of rain and it never had a problem at all. It locks and closes and just plain works great. I can't wait to add lighting to the box! Highly recommended!
February 3, 2015
Great product with an a big problem
I really like Givi luggage. I have owned other brands (coocase, cheap box from Jcwhitney, etc.) and Givi has always stood out as a good design and value proposition. I do not know if they have changed their design, but the locking mechanism on this case is subject to the elements. What I mean by that:
I took a +2K mile trip through Canada this fall, and unfortunately it rained a good portion of the time. By the third day of riding, when I opened the top case to unload the top red button remained in the recessed position. It would not pop back out, and subsequently the key would not turn. The lid would not close and lock, and here I was in the middle of nowhere Canada at a campground in the rain. I took apart the locking mechanism and discovered that there was grit (sand, dirt, other road grime) in the channels that hold the button, which was creating too much friction for the button to release. I disassembled the mechanism and clean it to the best of my ability, and then lubed it with all I had; teflon based dupont chain saver. It is a dry lubricant. After two more days, the mechanism was sticking again, although not severe enough to require disassembly on the road. I was able to get it to operate smoothly after cycling it a few time. Not that it really would matter, but the trip was on paved roads (with the exception of going to and from the campgrounds).
I have completely disassembled it again and cleaned it once I got home, and I have had no more problems, but I have not ridden in the rain extensively either.
It looks great, it feels to be good quality, Unfortunately, I cannot recommend the product at this time based on my experience.
December 15, 2014
Expensive but well-made
This was the first GIVI topcase I have owned. Purchased it for both storage and for use as a passenger backrest (with the 134 backrest) when I bought a used 2006 FJR. Though I am "cheap" and think all these cases are terribly expensive, I find the quality of the Givi case to be excellent. The associated mount fit the bike perfectly and is very sturdy and the case itself clicks into place solidly. The case is well made and the lid closes securely with a great water-tight seal - reminds me of the sound you get when you close a well-made car door. I cut a couple of sheets of kitchen drawer liner to fit the bottom of the case to keep things from sliding around when inside and that worked well. If you need topcase, you can't go wrong with this Givi.
November 20, 2014