Givi XS307 Tanklock Tankbag
Great tank bag
I like the quick release system which also means that no part of the bag will touch my tank and damage it. The design of the bag is mostly well thought out and the two small side pockets are useful for on the road essentials like license and cash.
The interior has a waterproof liner that I didn't initially see the point of, especially as the the bag comes with a waterproof cover. The liner actually serves best as a divider for keeping items apart. The expanding part of the bag is typical for tank bags and needs a rethink as the bag just becomes floppy at that point when expanded, a stiffener would be a useful addition.
The only real gripe is the idiotically designed security straps at the front of the bag which are supposed to wrap around the headstock in case the bag falls off. Firstly if the bag does come off I certainly don't want is swinging down by my front wheel and would rather it just fell off. I cut the straps off and have more faith in the mount than the manufacturer does.
The bag is well made with a see through lid for maps and tablet pouch, and the bag is large enough but not too large.
July 5, 2016
Great addition to my '16 BMW R1200RTW
My 2009 RT had the (expensive!) OEM rack mounted tank bag. The quick detach, no straps, doesn't touch the paint feature was one that I liked and wanted to have on the new motorcycle but BMW dropped the concept on the water cooled RT's. This Givi XS307 system looked like a possible solution, one that would get me close to a usable quick release tank bag. The Revzilla video review further influenced my purchase decision.
After 2500 miles it's worked as advertised! The release lever is in a natural position on the right side of the bag and can be operated by feel. The bag mates to the lock ring with a reassuring "click". It holds all of the stuff that I carried in the old BMW bag. I used the included yellow rain cover in a frog strangler of a storm and it worked perfectly. I like the removable map case, obvious good build quality. The mounting ring on the bottom of the bag is adjustable by 2 inches or so making it possible to customize the fore/aft position on your bike. All of this at less than half the cost of an OEM bag...and no straps...no paint burnishing.
June 15, 2016
Birthday present from my wonderful wife. I love this bag
This bag has 2 narrow side pouches. They are big enough for my cable lock helmet lock and garage door opener on one side and my cell phone and mp3 player on the other. The main compartment (not expanded) holds my brake lock, canteen, snacks, side stand disk, charging cables and a few micro fiber cloths with some room to spare. This is the perfect for the essentials when you don't want to bother with side cases. I moved the ring back 1 hole and it fits great on my bike shifted slightly forward. No drilling needed. The ring lock is quick, easy and secure. My paint thanks me for the lack of contact, as the bag never touches the bike. I don't use the tablet pouch, as I ride with a map in the built in map case. I may see if I can rig it as a map case on a smaller tank lock bag in the future. Great value from a trusted company.
May 30, 2016
Just the right size.
I purchased this bag last month for my 2014 Kawasaki Concours 14. Givi does not recommend this bag for the Connie, but that was because the '08 & '09 models had a storage box on the tank. The placement of this bag would obstruct the storage on the bike. However, for the 2010+ it is not an issue. I simply ordered the flange designed for the Ninja 14. It fits the same.
The first thing I noticed when I got this was the quality. It is very well made, and has great features. It comes with a see through map section, an additional see through tablet section that is detachable, and a hi-viz yellow rain cover. The bag also has a built in rain cover in the main compartment.
The locking mechanism on the bottom of the bag is adjustable, and allows you to move the bag closer to, or further away from the rider. I have mine set to the furthest position away from me (as you can see in the photo below). The flange is easily installed, even for a completely mechanically inept individual such as myself. It took about 5-10 minutes to install the flange on the tank.
The bag itself locks in without any effort, and when the disconnect lever is pulled, the bag comes off just as easily. The bag also comes with a strap that wraps around the handlebars as an added security feature, so that is the lock failed the bag would not go bouncing down the highway at speed.
I also like that the bag is expandable, but even when expanded it's not too big/bulky. Also, when fully expanded the bag does not flop around, or lose it's rigidity. My only complaint about the bag is that I wish it had a divider inside the main compartment. One that could be adjusted to different configurations depending on what you may be carrying. This, however, is just a personal thing, and I would highly suggest anyone looking for a good quality locking tank bag consider the Givi XS307.
***Side note: The only reason I didn't give this bag an excellent rating for durability is because I've only had it a few weeks, and I haven't used but a handful of times as of yet. I will be taking a 3 week cross-country trip in June, and will be able to give any other +/- I see with the bag.***
May 20, 2016
Great everyday bag
This is a great everyday bag, a purse, if you will, for all the things you absolutely have to take along on every outing: sunglasses, water bottle, phone, wallet, visor cleaner, tire pressure gauge, etc.
There are a couple of things I might change; the second clear-window tablet pouch seems superfluous, a single, larger map pocket that would fit a paper map or a tablet would be sufficient, but I don't see the need for two map pockets. And the safety strap, while a good idea, could be designed and engineered a little better. Rather than having a sewn on strap, I'd like to see a few more buckles incorporated that would give the rider more options for securing the bag. I didn't want to cut it off so I wrapped one side up tightly with zip ties and used the other as a safety strap utilizing one of the female buckle parts on the bag as a receptacle for the strap's male buckle. This won't work if you're using the tablet pouch, but as I've said, I don't see the need for two pouches.
The draw-string bag inside the tank bag is a little cumbersome to use and I've read many reviews where the user has cut this out completely. It does serve a purpose to keep the contents dry when the rain bonnet is not in use, but it's a bit of a hassle.
As for overall durability, time will tell. I've had other Givi products and similar luggage and I've been generally happy with the build quality and the durability. I log thousands of miles per year and have had several pieces of good luggage last six or seven seasons and I find that acceptable.
A side note: I ride Moto Guzzi's and Givi does not make a quick-release tank ring for any Moto Guzzi models, but there is an engineer in Turkey who has created tank rings for several MG models and the quality is top-notch. Search for Givi Tank Ring for Moto Guzzi on ebay:
April 27, 2016
Great bag, good size, adjustable.
I bought this bag (and mounting system) after using a magnetic bag for years. I saw it installed on a friends bike and immediately saw the value and convenience. The lock system is quick and secure. The bag is a good size - I fit a flashlight, GPS case, sunglasses, rally placards, a couple bottles of water and a snack without issue. The window is large enough for a 8.5x11 piece of paper folded in half - you can see the entire sheet that way. The bag has a liner on the inside that I find marginally annoying since it doesn't seem to serve me any purpose.
The bag is not waterproof unless you install the included rain cover. I kind of wish it had a few pockets on the inside to stash stuff like keys, cell phone, etc. Also wish the hole for a power cord entered through the main part of the bag instead of the map compartment on top - I just want to charge my device, and don't need to see it.
Bag interferes with full lock on handlebars on my 2014 FJR. I have the mounting plate on the bottom of the bag adjusted all the way forward (so the bags sets as far back as possible). The handlebars can go full lock, but the horn switch and hazard button may be actuated by the bag, and I had to slightly reposition my GPS mount to keep it out of the way. Something to consider - not a show-stopper for me but minority annoying.
Like others, I cut the strap off the front of the bag.
Overall, great bag with very good capacity.
April 5, 2016
GIVI XS307 for Multistrada
Good fit and great amount of space on the tank. I love being able to ride without a backpack.
March 15, 2016
Great Bike-Specific Tank Bag
I bought this tank bag for my 2015 BMW S1000R and I have been very pleased with it. I use the bike for daily commuting and it is the perfect size for fitting everything I need in the bag and can actually be stuffed with a lot more than you might think. I would definitely recommend this bag if you need a great around town bag. I haven't done any long trips yet but I've already used the bag to rest my chin on while on long highway stints (gotta love cruise control).
January 23, 2016