The difference between Boxes: Givi Monokey and Monolock cases.

Givi box : Monolock or monokey - huh?

For some reason they have decided to created two different types of Givi Box, the Givi Monokey range and the Givi Monolock range. Let's look at the main differences, slight as they are:


Monolock RangeMonokey Range
  • Less expensive.
  • More expensive.
  • Max designed load 3kg.
  • Max designed load 10kg.
  • Designed for 50cc up to mid sized bikes.
  • Designed for the biggest of bikes.
  • Back boxes available.
  • Back boxes available
  • Side boxes available.
  • Side boxes available
  • Nearly always needs fitment parts.
  • Nearly always needs fitment parts
  • Slightly more basic parts used
  • A real high quality feel to the parts
  • Uses Give MM and M5M plates.
  • Uses Givi M5 and M3 plates.
  • 33-52 litre back boxes available.
  • 33-55 litre boxes available.


You're probably starting to see a pattern, they're extremely close.


The Monokey (more expensive) range are heavier and more secure. For most big bikes Givi have made the fitting kits so that you can only fit these boxes which can be frustrating as they are about twice the price of the Monolock (cheaper) range.

  • The fitment plates are completely different for the two ranges.
  • The Monolock (lighter) boxes come with a 'universal' plates which is fairly useless in my opinion as you will need to miracle up some way to fit it to your bike (unless you have a bike with a factory fitter carrier, e.g. Africa Twin , V-Strom, ETC). Basically, keep in mind that you will need to get some specific fitments. I'll explain these in another blogpost and link to it from here when it's available.


You can view the full Givi Monokey Range HERE and the the Givi Monolock Range HERE.

Hopefully this helps solve some of the confusion around what the differences are with Givi boxes. If not, just call the office and we'll sort it out.



  • Martin Read

    I clicked on here to learn the difference and then purchase, the Monokey or Monolock. I clicked on the different names, in capitals letters in the ttxt, but the SAME top boxes came up to view in the same make, they were both monolock (I think as I could not see the range to tell!).. Someone has made a mistake. Shame, as I now cannot make a purchase because I still do not know which boxes are which. Any chance you could correct this and let me know when you have, then I can buy? Thanks, Martin

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