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    S1000XR Top Case Opinions

    I just bought a new-to-me 2016 S1000XR to use as my daily commuting bike (about 20 miles each way in the San Francisco Bay area). The bike currently has some large Givi Outback side cases which I’m planning on taking off to make lane splitting easier.

    I want to add a top case for storage, just for daily stuff (lunch, laptop, rain suit, etc.) and can’t decide between the small 30 liter Givi Trekker Dolomiti, or the BMW (or similar) more aero top case. I like the clunky look of the “off road” cases but I don’t necessarily want to look too much like a pizza delivery guy, either…

    I got a great recommendation for the BMW Vario Top Case (with an adapter for the S1000XR). Any thoughts on that? Seems like a good option to me.

    Opinions? Photos of your bike with options? THANKS

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    top case

    No answers yet, but I have a new XR and thinking of a Pelican case - thoughts from anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by david_dentry@mac.com View Post
    I just bought a new-to-me 2016 S1000XR to use as my daily commuting bike (about 20 miles each way in the San Francisco Bay area). The bike currently has some large Givi Outback side cases which I’m planning on taking off to make lane splitting easier.

    I want to add a top case for storage, just for daily stuff (lunch, laptop, rain suit, etc.) and can’t decide between the small 30 liter Givi Trekker Dolomiti, or the BMW (or similar) more aero top case. I like the clunky look of the “off road” cases but I don’t necessarily want to look too much like a pizza delivery guy, either…

    I got a great recommendation for the BMW Vario Top Case (with an adapter for the S1000XR). Any thoughts on that? Seems like a good option to me.

    Opinions? Photos of your bike with options? THANKS
    Quote Originally Posted by peterbonly View Post
    No answers yet, but I have a new XR and thinking of a Pelican case - thoughts from anyone?
    Just stumbled onto to this one. Y'all still looking for suggestions?



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    Givi 47

    I have the givi 47L top case.

    I like the top case but betwwen the cost of the case and mounting plate maybe a shad would of been less if it comes with a mounting plate.

    That is my wife pretending she could ride the bike and reach the ground.

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    BMW Soft bag

    I have found the BMW small soft bag is perfect. Clips on the rear tie downs and sits on the XR small rear rack. Totally waterproof, and unclips from the tie downs in seconds. Take in to work or you hotel room, etc
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    This is THE BMW MOA right? So, let’s see who is paying attention. I have a 28 Liter case from my 2010 12 RT that needs to see the west coast....Want it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbaker121 View Post
    I have the givi 47L top case.

    I like the top case but betwwen the cost of the case and mounting plate maybe a shad would of been less if it comes with a mounting plate.

    That is my wife pretending she could ride the bike and reach the ground.

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    Hey JB,
    The 47 is an excellent add on, I needed to put in my laptop case and a lunch so I went with a Givi 54L with brake lights, and love it!
    Ride Safe!
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    Givi V35 and V47

    Looked high and low...settled on Givi with quick release cases and quick release racks too. Side cases hold Arai Quantum II Medium and Top case will hold two med helmets. Just ordered a Shoei Neotec 2 Excursion modular so hopefully that will fit also.

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    Givi cases

    What is the total price of the side cases w/mounts & the top case w/its mount?

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    Total price for GIVI V35 side cases with quick release rack was about $700 this includes the standard push button release cases while the racks stay on and also a quick release rack system so the bike is back to naked with no racks or cases in two minutes.

    The Top case GIVI 47 with XR monkey metal rack / plate was about $ 465. Pops off in seconds.

    Totals for all three cases and racks incl shipping from Revzilla was about $1165.

    They look awesome imo and work flawlessly.

    Hope this helps.

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    Just another FYI regarding what helmets fit. A I said earlier the V35 side case each easily hold a med Aria Quantum II and now that I have my Shoei Neotec II modular in Med it will only fit in the V47 top case but I do believe it will hold two modular helmets in the V47 top case.

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    BMW Topcase. I don't remember what I paid for it because the dealer had to also ordered some ancillary parts the previous owner had removed.The dealer also gave me a nice discount. The case looks great and the ignition key works on everything. I think it cost less than what you guys are talking about with the GIVI.Attachment 68958
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