Givi XS307 Tanklock Tankbag
GIVI XS 307: Worth Every Penny
I purchased the XS307 ahead of a 2900km (1800mi) ride into the Queensland, Australia Outback. Since we are in the middle of Winter I needed to take extra gloves, clear visor, camera, visor cleaner, snacks, etc.. I only used the TankLock to connect the bag to the bike tank, the system and bag worked flawlessly. I put my IPad in the top cover to play music over the five day trip as well as to review maps. It was very easy to change tunes and access information without removing the device. When taking a break I simply removed the bag and took it with me. Outstanding product and worth every penny!
July 14, 2014
Good tank bag
I ordered this bag hoping I could fit my laptop in it. I can't - the shape of the base of the bag is not rectangular, more like trapezoidal, so that the laptop only half fits.
Other than that, it is a fine tank bag. Installation was very easy, the fit and finish are quite good (one of the zippers feels a little rough upon closure, but I am hoping it will break in).
I can fit my lunch box, phones, wallet, and more in the bag with no problems.
It is secure with the tank latch, and the additional strap provides piece of mind.
Refueling means you will have the bag dangling off to the side of the tank, hanging by the strap, which is fine, but you have to be careful to not scratch the tank (although since the latch system is all plastic, the risk of scratching is pretty low.)
One more thing: if you plan on removing the bag and walking around with it, it's fine - but there will be the safety strap dangling in the front. I wish they have made provisions for that with a small pocket to tuck it in, or making the strap removable.
I personally leave the bag on the bike, so no big deal for me. Your mileage may vary.
Overall a good purchase, I am happy with it.
June 23, 2014
Nice product as expected from GIVI
The XS307 has very nice fit & finish! The only thing that had me scratching my head was the silver draw string thing inside the bag. It takes up too much room, so I cut it out with a razor blade. Now the bag is perfect! The side pockets will each hold a few things leather man tool, keys, aspirin, etc. The inside is perfect for your normal things that you need quick access to. Hat, sun screen, visor cleaner, etc. Another neat feature is the bag can be moved forwards or backwards on its pre-drilled plastic bottom, to accommodate any tank / bar combo, fits my 2012 Multistrada very nicely. All around great bag that Im sure will work for years to come.
May 27, 2014
Pricey, but great size and attachment
I love the tank-lock feature, but wish you could lock the bag to the bike. Size is great, I carry a small thermos, 2 quart tupperware, extra gloves and a spare helmet visor. Side pockets are small but I really don't use them except for my garage door opener. Bag has a nice taper to the rear which still allows for an except-able level of tuck behind the windscreen. Surprisingly, I forget the bag is there after about 1 minute. Still way overpriced for what it is, but it's a great bag.
April 16, 2014
Sturdy tank bag
I bought this for my 2013 Ninja 650. The ring installed onto my tank within minutes. When the tank bag is placed on the ring, it locks quickly and easily.
The tank bag can be moved forward or backward. In its default position, it blocks my ignition key. This isn't a deal-breaker since I can use my kill switch to turn off the engine, and the tank bag can be released and re-locked within seconds when I want to turn the key.
The side pockets don't expand and don't have much space. I use the right side to hold the extra batteries for my Drift Ghost-S camera. I use the left side to hold my parking garage's key card.
There's a silver lining inside the bag. It's spacious enough for all of my belongings. I like to put things outside of the lining (sort of pseudo-organization). I also keep a helmet visor and a visor bag inside this tank bag. I use my tinted visor during the day, and then I swap it with the clear one I store in the tank bag in case I don't get home before the sun goes down.
March 22, 2014
Givi XS307 - a very good tank bag. Could use a few tweaks.
The Givi XS307 is a very good bag. The tanklock feature is excellent - extremely easy on and off, and solid as a rock on the tank. No magnets, no slippage, adjustable, and expandable.
Comes with a neon yellow raincover, which makes me wonder why it has a waterproof liner internally with pulls, which basically gets in the way (for me). It has a slit in the front (handlebar side) for running a USB or power cable to the clear top pocket. Two side pockets for cables, keys, kickstand plate, etc. It expands nicely when you have to get that extra pair of gloves and balaclava in there. All in all, very functional and well designed. And, it's a good looking bag.
If I had to ping it at all, I'd like to see heavy duty YKK zippers, which will hold up better than what they have, since those things are opened and closed constantly. Additionally, I'd give it just a bit more of a concave shape underneath to be a bit more form-fitting to more tanks.
March 3, 2014