Givi WP405 Waterproof Side Bags
not suitable for long journeys
I have used them for a month on a trip of 10,000 km . They are not comfortable to open and close , nor to remove the bike. Hi Viz color degrades over time. They are good for short trips weekend . Resistant in case of falls.
May 17, 2016
Not a good value, but a decent product
They're simple to use and if used correctly they will keep your stuff dry. Mounting options are simple but a bit limited. After playing with it I found a good solution. The biggest problem is the plastic stiffener that goes into the bottom. It's too flimsy and doesn't help the bag keep it's shape. In the end, I ended up mounting some MCM cases to a DIY rack. Much better solution.
May 3, 2016
Great bags at a great price
These are very nice bags. The strap system was largely unnecessary for me due to the type of racks I have, but they went on easy and have performed very well. There are removable formed liners to help them keep shape, which I found useful. The order process was painless, and the bags arrived earlier than expected.
March 29, 2016
Easy to install, no additional hardware required. Hi Viz looks good.
Have had 2 sets of aluminum hard cases in the past and didn't like the process of installation/removal. Wanted to try this option but didn't see anything out there that really matched up with the more sport look of the new BMW RS. Until I saw these on Revzilla...
Installation was fairly easy and the right bag cleared the top of the exhaust (within the recommended spec clearance).
November 3, 2015
Brand name bags with good quality
Very high quality bags that put up with all the miles I throw at them. I haven't had a problem with them keeping shape at all, and they are as waterproof as I expected.
Be mindful of your exhaust placement. I did get a little bit of heat from my exhaust against the backing, so I added some reflective heat tape to help insulate a bit.
August 24, 2015
These saddlebags are more than I expected.
Although I thought long about purchasing these bags, they far surpassed my expectation. They packed well with camping gear and while taking another M/C class, I left them on and there was no noticeable factor with them on. Then coming back home that day, it poured and poured but no leak. They also seem to form around the frame, appearing flexible on the inside. The outside retained their shape and looked good.
As I unfolded the tap seal, their was minute particles of road sand that never reached the inside. I would certainly recommend these for long and short trips while carrying items.
June 8, 2015
More than enough room for a 3-day 2-up getaway...
I just returned from a 530mi 3-day 2-up getaway with my girlfriend from Boston through the White Mountains along twisty's, packed dirt roads, and up Mount Washington. One bag for each of us was more than enough needed room for what we needed...I think a 4 to 5 day trip would be possible with careful packing. Nice quality product, performs well and doesn't move around, looks nice, and installs easily with velcro straps which easily fit under the seat...(does need a frame to bungee strap the bottom too) (2010 BMW F650GS Twin)
June 8, 2015
These will be replacing my Wolfman's on my next Alaska ride.
I witnessed a riding partner go down with rear hard cases and it ripped his ankle apart. It confirmed what I was already thinking that soft side luggage is safer in a fall. These bags are equal to my Wolfman's in build and design. They work well on my Dr650, WR250r, and my R1200GS. They hold a little more than my Wolfman's and the shape allows my tent and sleeping bag to fit inside. A matching pair of the similar Givi tail bags are going to become my new tank panniers. I feel the Givi wp405s will give a little more function and a different look to the R1200gs on my fourth ride to Alaska. Sold the R1150gs.
November 10, 2014