I have two on my radar. The Shad SH48 is my front runner but if we can ever get it in the US the GIVI V47 looks really nice too. Is there any way to find out if GIVI has plans to introduce the V47 in the US?
Holy top cases Batman!
To each his own. I'm sure there's a degree of "you get what you pay for" but I opted for the Bestem 929. I can mount it without permanent drilling / damage on the bike and it will at least get stuff to work. I wouldn't plan a safari using it. But I did get the LED wiring option. No matter what case you opt for, more lighting is a good thing.
I know the design of the box, and the type of mount (mine is the stock quick disconnect that comes with the Adventure model) plays a factor too, but what is the largest of the common top cases available, that still allows the stock Trax side cases to open with no interference with the bottom of the top case?
Brand, model, and the mount used will be most helpful please?
I have the Canadian exp model. Top and side cases were included and installed by the dealer and this model was a great value. The top case is rock solid and there are no rattles. I normally ride with only the top case and use the side cases for longer rides. Top case is large enough for size large full face helmet with a lighter jacket, spare gloves. Others have had problems with the locks but I have added lots of graphite lube, have sealed the c-clips with loctite and rtv silicone and the lock mechanisms have all loosened up and are fine. Not sure you really want to spend the dollars that Suzuki would charge but the trax top box is identical. Check my profile albums for some photos.
If so I'll probably buy the same box without the "S" on it and save myself some cash.
My OE style top box can hold my Shoi Neotech Xl. As others have said, It vibrates and resonates the exhaust note. I wear ear plugs though and have gotten used to it. The vibration of the bike overall was bad until I removed the OE crash bars and replaced them with SVC sliders.
My wife likes the back pad on it when she rides with me. It was an option I got from twisted throttle.
If you go this route, get a six pack of locks so you are keyed alike. My bike didn't come with spares as others have..