I picked this up some time ago but wanted to wait until I’d used it as is to give an experience based review.
1st off, this bag is small. I mainly got it to use on a daily when I don’t need to tote anything but insurance and registration....and maybe a sammich.
I think it works well for this. However, I really did not like the security strap as it does not work well with all or really any of my bikes.
After a week or 2 of use, I actually pitched it to the back of my gear locker. I didn’t even take it out again for several months.
Then, I had a rare moment of clarity and concluded that it would be a great tank bag if I ditched the strap. So I did.
I cut the strap off save for about 2” worth on each end. My thought being I may reattach it later if my solution proved ineffective.
That solution was to install some magnets at the front end of the bag.
The 1st attempt was not as effective as I’d hoped. I cut the seam inside the bag and pulled the foam bottom out a short way.
Then I cut 2 small reliefs and hot glued in a pair of thin powerful magnets. That worked but not as effectively as I’d like.
After some thought, I removed a large magnet from an old tank bag that hadn’t seen use in probably 25 years.
I installed it in the same manner as the two smaller magnets but farther forward and in between those 2.
The result is exactly what I was looking for as it now sits securely on the tank of all 3 of my daily riders. For the purpose I bought it for, it now works perfectly.
I just think that Givi should have made it this way in the first place. Given that they’re a premier luggage manufacturer and all.
I guess the bottom line is, would I recommend it? If you care to spend the kind of money Givi wants for it and are prepared to modify it; then yes. If not, then I’d say pass and choose differently.