Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Livin' in a Poor Man's Shangri, La. aka New Orleans
My rec is avoid GIVI.
I would never buy GIVI or recommend it to anyone that feels like they need to depend on it, and, it's integrity might be challenged somewhere along the line. I'm certain the brand has its fans.
I found the design of their topbox poor, with too short stays, so that the top would easily fall on my head while searching for something. I replaced those with my homemade stays easily an inch longer that eliminated that problem---again, poor design I think. Those stays were held on my tiny "wood" type screws into the bare plastic, just waiting to work loose and be lost
The GIVI plate that the topbox sat on had very poor (GIVI) support and one arm broke, just broke in half. broke off. When I got it welded they guy doing it said it was crap metal and that it was stronger after a remedial weld..
So, crap metal and poor design.
I called their customer service people to see if they warrant the crap metal for failing. The guy on the phone when I explained the situation said "Oh, yeah." Then silence... IOW, like he had heard of that failure before. I asked if they warrant the support that failed?
" Uh, no, I don't think we do that."
End of conversation.
So, materials, design and customer service failed me. I don't think I've had a brand that disappointed me more
Also, I think their appearance is way too bling.
Wolfman is more expensive, right? Probably for a reason.
rsgrandamerican's report is not the same as mine, but I am not surprised at all.