Givi XS307 Tanklock Tankbag
Excellent, with one small problem
Just used this bag on my 2015 Monster 1200s with the Givi camera bag insert on a 1,000+ mile trip through Germany and the Swiss Alps to carry my Nikon DLSR with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens attached, plus a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, a GoPro, extra batteries and accessories. Overall, the bag performed flawlessly. The mounting system was the major selling point for me, and it doesn't disappoint. The front security strap is fully adjustable, so there is no problem with the strap getting in the way or letting your bag hang down the side of your bike like other reviews suggested - and I like the extra peace of mind with $5k worth of camera gear inside. My only complaint is with the integrated map pocket - the Velcro closure came unstitched from the bag after only 2 days of use - although I was using it as a GPS holder. I would still buy the bag again.
August 24, 2016
Easy on, Easy off! High quality design
After trying one two different tank bags, this one easily won out, took 5 min to install, and attaches and dismounts from the bike in seconds. Very efficient use of space and all the extra details make it a superior product by far...
August 10, 2016
Exactly what I expected
Fit and finish are better than other products I've bought. Works great.
August 9, 2016
Does What It Says On The Tin
Can't really comment on the durability yet as I haven't had it long but I like everything else about it.
I'm a techno-peasant so installing anything beyond a light bulb is a problem for me - and even that's hard - but I had no problem putting this on.
Not something I'll use unless on long trips but so far very happy with it.
July 28, 2016
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