Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Poughkeepsie NY
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I have both on my bike.
If I had to choose between one or the other that would be difficult. I prefer the look of the bike with just the side cases. But I like the functionality of the top case. I can fit more stuff in the 2 side cases together, but bigger things in the top case.
On my bike I have bolted the top case onto the rack(it had a tendency to fall off if I jumped the bike off speed bumps!
) I usually have the side cases on as well, but they come and go, while the top is always on even before bolting it. My side cases are no wider than my bars, so the width is not something I worried about.
Givi racks with V35 sides, and V46 Top-case, Garmin Zumo 450 GPS, Powermadd Handguards, Motowerks GPS Mount, Peg Lowering kit, Flat Foot, Arrow Exhaust, Adjustable Levers, GIPro Gear Indicator, Oxford Heated Grips