Givi XS306 Tanklock Tankbag
Great overnight bag is you know how to pack
This is a perfect tank bag for the FZ8. So clean and sleek. Easy to put in and remove, Plenty of storage. I got the smallest Givi XS319 bag as well. Nice to have the flexibility of the two different sizes.
Neither bag is obtrusive to the rider,
May 24, 2016
GIVI quality, Tanklock system a winner!
The GIVI Tanklock system is the optimum solution for tankbag use. It's a secure connection to the bike, easy on and off during gas ups, and best of all, no straps or magnets to fiddle with. The bag sits proud of the tank so there's no worry about abrading the paint on your tank.
The XS306 expandable 25L bag is very versatile, it's adjustable both for and aft. (I had to move mine all the way back to allow for access to the ignition key port.) It swaps back and forth between my GRiSO and Stelvio whenever I need a little more room. The only negative is the security strap at the front of the bag. It doesn't stow away simply/cleanly when not used.
I'll likely add at least one more Tanklock bag to my kit. Likely one of the more compact units for those scenic day rides.
February 20, 2016
I'm impressed with the XS306 bag's quality, features and capacity. The mounting system is quick, solid and easy. The main compartment has all the capacity I need for the things I would like available without dismounting on a trip and the power cord port going into the GPS pouch works well. I haven't tried it on the rain to this point but with it's internal and external rain covers, I'm confident it will keep things dry. A couple of negatives. I would have liked to use the side pouches for glasses and the rain cover, glasses in a case definitely won't fit and the rain cover seems too large (in all fairness, I didn't spend a lot of time trying to stuff the rain cover in it). The safety strap, in my opinion, is not well thought out, to this point I haven't found a good way to attach it where it wouldn't be a pain. I haven't cut it off yet but that's probably where I'm headed. Negatives aside, I really like the bag and think it's priced very reasonable compared to other tank bags.
December 7, 2015
Well thought out bag system
This bag eliminates the deficiencies of my previous Givi bag. No more mounting magnets that can damage your tank's paint. No more mounting zipper to wear out. The bag is tapered at the front so you no longer risk turning on the warning flashers with full lock left turns or worse pressing the kill switch with full lock right turns. Builds quality is excellent. And the quick mount system is the Best. Not including the safety strap, 1 second to mount and 1 second to remove. The water resistant port to allow getting power to the built in map pocket is great and including an attachable tablet case is brilliant. It is not inexpensive, but there are much more expensive tank bags out there that are not as good as this one.
July 27, 2015
A little pricey, but a fantastic tank bag.
This bag is huge! I use it everyday to commute to work, it carries everything I need for the day. The tank lock mount is very secure and easy to use. My only complaint is the stupid strap on the front of the bag, it's supposed to go around the headstock of the bike, but it's not needed with the tank lock system, probably will end up cutting it off.
June 23, 2015
Givi XS306 Tanklock Tankbag
Great bag, lots of space and very convenient to use.
I commute to work and keep a pair of size 12 dress shoes, a water bottle, a cable lock and can still fit my lunch in it too. When I get to work I can fit my riding pants in the tankbag. I use the cable lock to lock the bag (through the bag handle) and my helmet to the bike so I don't have to carry everything around. The tanklock feature works great, bag is secure at all times and easy to remove when I need to fill up the gas tank. I really like the tanklock feature so the bag is not rubbing the gas tank.
Tanklock bag is more than a little pricier than magnetic mounted bag so slight ding in "bang for buck" catagory. I had a different brand tail bag and the zippers gave out on it so have a concern about these zippers too. In the 3 weeks I have used the bag nothing seems to be stressing the zippers so this might not be an issue, time will tell.
September 19, 2014
Great touring bag
It's a great tank bag that doesn't leave scratch up the tank. It seems like it will hold up( although it hasn't been rain tested). Has a great fixed internal bag that can seperate items or use it as a waterproofing shield. Outside pockets are small put hold a glasses case.
August 11, 2014
Pretty good finish
The locking ring is more than enough for me so I removed the front safety strap.
It's amazingly easy to connect the bag to the tank. Multiple placement is useful.
The next thing that I might remove is the internal rain/humidity cover. This piece of material is always in the way to access your stuff so I'd rather spray the material with some waterproofing spray than swearing every day about it.
July 22, 2014