Givi T470SM small tank bag, £52.50 and T460B universal ‘Tank Fitting System’ (TFS), £17.33
Miles covered/time: 2753/one week
What’s good: I used this on an intense week-long riding trip to Italy and France. The universal TFS base straps easily around the frame rails and headstock of my Ducati Streetfighter 848 and the tank bag clips even easier to the base, for quick removal.
It’s all beautifully made, durable, reasonably-priced and there’s enough room for my trainers, tools, cameras and general bits and bobs.
It comes with a waterproof cover, a big clear map pocket and best of all, a separate pouch for an ipod (or phone/sat nav), which straps to the top of the bag.
I listened to 246 songs during the 900-mile motorway trim from St.Tropez to Stamford, which I did in one brain-numbing, muscle-aching, wind-blasting hit.
What’s not: It’s a perfect size for what I need and for the bike, but the side pockets aren’t tall enough to fit a wallet in without squashing the hell out of it, so I’ve marked it down a star.