Givi XS308 Tanklock Tankbag
large tank bag
had it for 6 months now went to alaska with it, bug dope leaked in bag and soften bottom material and rubbed hole in bottom of bag. 1 of the zipper pulls broke inside rubber pull tab still attached but I'm guessing will eventually fall of when rubber pull tab that surrounds the zipper gets tired. large bag means you dig for stuff. i wish it was water proof without the supplied cover
July 16, 2016
Fantastically Huge Tankbag
I was going back and forth over the decision to buy a tankbag and once I decided I needed one, I had to figure out which one to buy. After reading numerous reviews, product descriptions and watching Revzilla's video reviews, I landed on this one. I don't know what the opposite of buyers remorse is but I totally have that. It is huge and the install of the tank ring couldn't have been easier. It is easy to remove to fuel up and literally holds almost everything. I doubt I would EVER wear the "fanny pack" because it is totally ridiculous but the pockets attached to the tankbag are great for small stuff like keys, cash, pokemon etc...
May 24, 2016
exactly what i was after. great.
This is exactly the solution i was after. Perfect for a small laptop and some shoes among other things.
April 26, 2016
A good tank bag that keeps the paint nice
I was looking for a tank bag that would carry the essentials for a day trip without having to deal with straps or magnets for both security and aesthetic reasons. This bag has made me happy so far. Expandable for when you need the space but compact for most of your daily needs. Installation of the tank ring is under 5 minutes and then you can easily move the bag on and off quickly. When attached the mount seems fairly solid, there is no wobble or play. Visibility over the bag is great on a V Strom and there is no interference from the handlebars. I haven't had it in the rain yet so I can't comment on that.
March 10, 2016
Haven't had a chance to tour with it (the day i put it on my bike for a test ride, I lost 2nd gear). Will be touring with this bag in early April. The construction of the bag is top notch though! install is very easy. Wish they make some kind of locking system for theft prevention. Great product, worth the money.
March 8, 2016
Summary of GIVI Bag - For weekend day trips only.
I had bought a GIVI tank bag in 2012 I just threw out in 2015.
It was very similar to this one with a map pocket, side and rear pockets, and a waterproof cover.
At first it seemed great, but for a few things. First. Water always crept in from the bottom up. The waterproof cover only keeps water out from the top and sides. NOT waterproof. Anything in the bottom gets soaked.
Second, the model I had wasn't a tank lock, it had straps, and you had to run them around the center of the triple tree. Not so good really, and there was no way to get it tight. When riding spirited or off road the bag moved.
During a 8500 mile ride I lost the waterproof cover somewhere along the way, and when I contacted GIvi Spring 2015 they said they couldn't sell me another. I told them the bag was only 3 years old and their response: "Well you can buy a new tank bag." Givi Sales rep at Americade. 3 year old planned obsolescence doesn't do it for me. Short, little, dweeby Sales rep with reddish brown hair for Givi at Americade in 2015, you should do something else for a living, you are not good at your job.
Finally the main zipper crapped out and there was no way to close the bag, so in the garbage it went.
It is very disappointing to spend nearly a couple hundred bucks on a tank bag and after 3 years and 62,000 miles it is junk.
If you want a tank bag to ride to a coffee shop and look pretty, buy GIvi, but if you are a real rider that rides in all weather and conditions, look elsewhere.
So now I'm off to find a decent size WATERPROOF tank bag. I am not a sunny day rider, I ride year round in all weather in Upstate NY (and 41 other States so far.)
NOTE: This review has nothing to do with Revzilla, I've had nothing but positive experiences with Revzilla , it is only about my experience with Givi and their lack of quality tank bags.
November 10, 2015
After looking a several tank bags for my Multistrada 1200, I decided to buy the Givi bag. Overall I have been very pleased with quality, ease of attaching and detaching the bag and the size. The bag is large enough and fits the multistrada tank perfectly. Looks good too. Haven't tested in rain yet but I am sure it will do just fine. Everything on the bag seems to be good quality. Very happy with the purchase.
September 14, 2015
Great tank bag
Have tank bag on a 1200 Gsa works great. Love the tank lock system. Bag is well thought out with many features.
August 10, 2015