What is a top case?

A top case is an accessory that is becoming increasingly popular among motorcyclists and scooter riders. It provides extra storage space for travel and daily commuting. A top case can be easily mounted on the back of a motorcycle or scooter and provides safe and convenient storage space. A top case can be made from different materials, including plastic, aluminum or carbon. The choice of material depends on the style and size of the motorcycle or scooter, the owner's budget and the durability and functionality required. A top case is designed to store heavy and bulky items such as helmets, bags, jackets and other personal items. It also offers the ability to make items easily accessible without having to open the trunk. 

In addition, some top cases offer additional features, such as a built-in rear light to increase the motorcycle's visibility, or a built-in audio system to play music while riding. Choosing the right top case is important to ensure that it suits the style and size of the motorcycle or scooter, and that it meets all needs. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the right top case: 


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What requirements should a top case meet?  

Size and Capacity: The size and capacity of the top case are important to consider when choosing the right case. It should be large enough to store all the necessary items, but not too large to affect the weight and aerodynamics of the motorcycle or scooter. 

Material: The material of the top case should be durable and weather resistant, especially if you plan to ride in bad weather conditions. Plastic cases are lightweight and durable, while aluminum cases are stronger and provide better protection. 

Attachment system: The top case attachment system is important to ensure that the case stays securely in place while driving. Most top cases come with a specially designed rack that attaches to the back of the motorcycle or scooter. Make sure the mounting system is compatible with your motorcycle or scooter. 

Safety: A top case can act as a sort of rear cage to protect the rider in the event of a rear-end collision. Make sure the case provides adequate protection and that the closures and fastenings are secure. 

Style: The style of the top case is important to ensure that it matches the style of your motorcycle or scooter and that it looks good. Different styles are available, such as a classic suitcase, a sporty suitcase or a modern suitcase with a streamlined design. 


Top case functions  

Additionally, some top case brands offer additional features such as a quick release system that allows the case to be removed and reattached quickly and easily, a waterproof design to ensure contents stay dry during rainy days, and an integrated lock to secure the case and the protect contents from theft. Installing a top case is simple and can usually be done with a few basic tools. 

It is important to ensure that the case is correctly fitted and securely in place before driving. In addition to providing extra storage space and functionality, a top case can also increase the value of your motorcycle or scooter. When you sell your motorcycle or scooter, the presence of a top case can be an additional selling point for potential buyers. If you are looking for a top case, there are many different brands and models to choose from. To help you find the best top case, we have listed the top 10 best-selling top cases here.


In short, a top case is a useful accessory that provides motorcyclists and scooter riders with more storage space for travel and daily commuting. By choosing the right size, capacity, material, mounting system, safety and style, you can ensure that your top case meets all your needs and looks good on your motorcycle or scooter. 


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