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This review is from: M-Wave Amsterdam Box Cargo Box/Topcase - Black (Sports)
The topbox is OK, but the lock is not very secure. I had one of the curved bottom ones that are very similar before getting this- the flat bottom means it can be mounted further forward for better balance.
The lock is not very secure, and easily bypassed. The other box (same lock) was easily broken into when left locked up- the lock fits into an L shaped bit of plastic when locked- the top bit was sheared off along one of the mold lines. I got a metal L bracket, bent it, bolted it onto the rear face of the lid and over the top of the L shaped part for strength and support, helped with epoxy resin. Not foolproof but far superior to the way you get it.
Fitting an additional lock is possible but takes a bit of work because of curves and protruding lips. Worth the effort if you leave it parked with anything valuable in the box.
So the box is not perfect, but after looking at all I could find there was only one other I would get- better in most aspects including being about half of this price, but because it was a more rounded shape I couldn't fit the item inside that was needed. My item does fit in this, but the topbox needs more work to give it a bit of security. If I didn't need to carry this item I would have the other box.
Update: changed to 4 star from 3 star following over a years use. Quite happy with the box following the modification, either it has defeated attempts to break in, or it's been left alone!