Givi Luggage - Monokey / MonoLock

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Givi Luggage - Monokey / MonoLock

What's the difference between Givi Monokey / Monolock systems?

The Monolock boxes seem a lot cheaper - are they significantly inferior?

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Olly wrote

What's the difference between Givi Monkey / Monolock systems? The Monolock boxes seem a lot cheaper - are they significantly inferior? :burp:

Monkey systems are always more sought after

do you mean kappa, kappa topbox will fit on on most givi racks.we sell kappa in the shop its a lot cheaper and fits well.

Givi as fitted to all the best supermotos:smoke::smoke:

egypt220 wrote

do you mean kappa, kappa topbox will fit on on most givi racks.we sell kappa in the shop its a lot cheaper and fits well.

No, if I meant Kappa, I would have typed 'Kappa' Fuck off with your 'in our shop... yadda yadda' bollocks'

Olly wrote

No, if I meant Kappa, I would have typed 'Kappa' Fuck off with your 'in our shop... yadda yadda' bollocks'

Painters in darling?

Good question, I dont think theres any difference in quality, just think they price one range for the scooter market which is more price concious, and absorbtion cost the original monokey marketbut i'm assuming stuff here

any deals on anywhere for a monokey one 46ltrs size, missed he deal from Deamontweeks, not of fleabay please, bad experience there!

Melons wrote

Good question, I dont think theres any difference in quality, just think they price one range for the scooter market which is more price concious, and absorbtion cost the original monokey marketbut i'm assuming stuff here

That's the way I understand it, monolock more for scooters.

wheelnut wrote

That's the way I understand it, monolock more for scooters.

But is there any actual difference, that would prevent Monolock being used on a bigger bike?

Don't think so, both the monokey and monolock boxes will fit the monorack rack ok.http://www.givi.co.uk/caschi_borse_bauli_accessori.asp?cat=122&lang=en

Note the Monorack is the supporting bars only, not the mounting plate.Monokey/Monolock plates are *NOT* interchangeable - you can only mount the appropriate box type onto the plate.

We've got monolock cases on the Multi's and they're fine. Dunno what the difference is, just went for the cheap option.

I think the branding idea is the monokey cases are tougher and meant for faster bikes and monolock cases for scooters that dont go over 40mph. Saying that I have tested the E450 monolock cases at sustained speeds of over 100mph, no probs whatsoever. Just make sure you get the right plate for the right type of case.

Monokey boxes are double skined and therefore "stiffer" for faster bikes. Monolock boxes are single skinned and more "flexible" so not suited for higher speeds

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OK, so I have to break up my answer to this one. So the threads a little old, but still comes up in a g00gle search, so I may as well chime in yeah... It's important to understand that there is a significant difference between Monokey and Monolock offered by Givi. Monokey is the patented locking system that GIVI uses. One key can be used to lock/unlock the case and remove it from the mounts with the added option of matching all GIVI cases on your bike to the same key. It is also the name used for Givi's premiere series of cases. The MonoKey series are actually the top of the line series with a more substantial mount, more features, and better quality construction being that they are maunfactured double skinned. Also MonoKey mounts are sold separately. By comparison, MonoLock cases are generally smaller and a lighter top case with a smaller mount and lock up. MonoLock cases are designed for “light duty” applications. MonoLock cases are sold with a universal mount. Monolock cases are single skinned with a lightweight construction so they are for perfect use on scooters and small mororcyclse and are not suitable for continued or repeated high speed use. Monolock cases come complete with a Monolock plate as well as a selection of generic fittings, so the case may be fitted to any tubular type rear luggage rack on a motorbike / scooter.Contd...

....Contd/Consequently Monokey and Monolock cases attach differently to the Givi top plates. Monokey cases are interchangeable and can be used as top or side cases whereas Monolock cases are designed as top cases only, meaning they cannot be used as side cases. Monolock cases come with their own universal mounting hardware/plate which is not interchangeable with the Monokey series mounts. Monolock cases are intended to be scooter cases but can be fitted to a MonoKey mount with the purchase of a special adapter. Hope this is helpful. 

No real biker would put a topbox on the bike. The weight is too far back, it's too high, and most of all it looks naff, I have to say. I don't use them, so why should you?  Learn lessons, look good, I say.

From reading this, it looks like I may have made a bigger mistake than I first thought...  I bought a Kappa Wing rack off eBay, for my Blackbird. It came with the fitting kit and original top plate ( The seller was keeping the pate he was using for another rack). I just had to grab some bolts from work to fit ti all together and have been saving up to buy some boxes. The rack can take a top box and side boxes.  I got myself a Givi 40L Monkey box for £80 and when it arrived, I found it doesn't fit my rack. the top plate and side mounting areas resemble a Monolock setup. It looks like Monolock boxes are dangerous at motorway speeds as they are too flimsy.  I don't know if I should sell the Monokey box and get some Monolock boxes ( I want to travel on the motorway, but will only be doing 70 to 80 mph with a passenger) or should I sell my rack and buy a monokey rack and fitting kit instead? 

I found this thread through Google while I was searching for the system used on my GTR1400. It is a monolock system for my large top box which, if you believe this thread, is for scooters up to 40mph. The Kawasaki branded top box on a GTR1400 is a monolock top box and I personally have used it at up to 160mph (on the autobahn of course) with no issues, although I would prefer not to have a top box of any construction at speed. I think the "up to 40mph" statement is marketing from Givi so they can sell their more expensive monokey systems.

I agree with Phill I think this is more a question of marketing. I use a Monolock with the Givi 30 on my BMW Adventure. Purely because I commute and I have no need for a 46 litre box to put a pair of shoes in. I was told I need a Monokey system with a £174.00 fitting plate. Which just makes the whole thing more expensive. I was told it could handle a 'spill' better. If I were to come off i would be more worried about other things than my shoes ! Anyway there is no doubt the construction of the boxes is relevant to the price but for me, for what I use the top box for I think the Monolock and Givi 30 is fine.  

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