Givi WP405 Waterproof Side Bags
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
Does the Job
Compared to hard cases, these bags are a great deal. Rode second day of trip in rain and the bags performed as promised. The bags are a little hard to get in and out of because of waterproof design and it takes a little time to adjust them to the bike.
September 22, 2014
These bags from Givi, put the touring in my sport oriented bike!
These bags are easy to install and gives the ability to take carry enough for a multiple day ride out of town. A great idea was the heat shielding material on the back side of each bag, which helps against melting or warping of the material by heat coming from under tail exhaust systems. The stitching on the seams of these bags are of good quality. I would recommend these bags to other riders!
September 3, 2014