Givi XS307 Tanklock Tankbag
Tanklock is Awesome, Bag Durability is Questionable.
GIVI sent this bag under warranty to replace my discontinued T489, which had the main zipper blow-out within 2 years, so I was very excited and happy with GIVI for honoring their warranty (although they have a fairly involved warranty process which took several weeks for a final determination and replacement). I've now had the XS307 for 10 months, and the map pocket clear window literally shattered one day when I went to open the main flap. Needless to say, a shattered map pocket is no good when caught in any rain, so I'm back to GIVI with a second warranty request. Hopefully they'll again honor my request, but between this, and the fact that I'm already seeing zipper fatigue, I just don't see this bag as having the required durability, especially for the price, for routine use, therefore, I would not recommend this bag, unless you plan to only use it for the occasional weekend ride, and take it off your bike every time you stop/park/leave the bike. This is a piece of gear which will be exposed to the elements for extended periods, and which will be routinely opened/closed, yet I don't feel GIVI has designed this bag with these considerations in mind, which is unfortunate.
February 28, 2015
Great addition to my Suzuki DL650
Purchased the Givi XS307 and the matching tank ring for my Suzuki DL650A VStrom. The bag is just the right size, and does not interfere with seeing the gauges on my bike.
The tank ring took a few minutes to install, and does not stick up very far. No problem refueling the tank with the ring installed.
The bag is the perfect size for storing items for quick access. Even fully loaded, the bag does not touch the tank. I like the tank ring mount, as it will not scratch my bike, and I won't have to be concerned about magnets erasing my credit cards if stored in the bag. No need to dismount the bike to get to items in the bag.
February 23, 2015
Nice bag; strap could be better
Great bag; haven't had it long enough to speak to durability. I wish the security strap was different. I was surprised to see it, believing this was going to be clean with no straps, but it makes sense to have one as a backup to the flange and to have a way to toss the bag aside at the gas station, but they could have made it so the strap was permanent on the bike and snapped in instead of every time putting the bag on, you have to loop the straps down through where ever you can find on your bike that won't bind on the steering.
February 9, 2015
This is a bag for all of the little things
i use this bag for going to school. It isn't quite big enough for a dictionary, however, you can fit an 8 pack of Guiness in it.
The snap adapter is genius.
January 29, 2015
Great...best tank bag yet, IMO
Locks right onto bike...no straps, no magnets, no paint scratches...use same bag for my GSXR and my BMW...
December 1, 2014
The best tank-locking bag by far
This is about my 5th tankbag, that includes two Cortech Dryver bags. This one by far is the best. The locking system is very easy compared to the Dryver, and it also looks way better when the tankbag is not on the bike.
The bag itself is excellent quality and construction in all respects. I have no concerns about this bag lasting a long time.
The one design problem for me is I cannot use my Powerlet USB charging cable through the grommet in this bag because the size of the grommet is too small to fit.
September 29, 2014
This product works as advertised and seems to be well made. It fits nicely on my Vstromm 1000 without any issues
September 8, 2014
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