Oxford Stormex Motorcycle Cover
I know Oxford products well being from the UK. Even though my bike lives under a shelter, I'm a wee bit OCD about dust and dirt.
When it's outside it gets covered and in Florida you blink and it's pouring rain. Enough said.
November 9, 2015
Quality material and manufacturing
The cover is much better than expected. I used it immediately on arrival. Since then, we have had several days of torrential rains and winds. These covers have stayed in place and have kept the bike dry. I really appreciate the liner that protects against scratches from the durable outer shell. I bought two and am ordering two more.
I highly recommend. Two thumbs up!
November 2, 2015
Functions well, but low durability
I've used this cover on my bike for the last 5 months. My bike is completely stored outside 24/7. This cover functions well in that it keeps the bike dry and does its job. There are convenient slots located near the front and rear wheels that allow you to lock the cover to the bike and of course lock up the bike itself.
The inner liner is soft so scratches won't be a problem and I've never had a problem with the cover melting on a hot exhaust as I usually allow the bike to cool down for 15 minutes before putting the cover on.
The only issues I've experienced with this cover are durability related. As other reviews mentioned, there are taped seams around the plastic windows and vents that are coming loose. The 5 months of sun, rain and wind has done a number on the taped seams. These seams will become leak paths, so I'm thinking I'll try some weather proof electrical tape or something like that to fix them. Also, the cover was initially black when new, but after 5 months of continuous Midwest sunshine, the cover is now a gray color. I imagine I'll get one more season out of this cover, given the wear that has occurred after just 5 months of continuous exposure to sun, rain and wind. I was hoping for a more durable product at this price point.
As far as fit, I have a medium sized cover installed on my Kawasaki EX500, which has a small, windowed fairing. The medium cover fits this model bike well with good coverage all the way to the ground. I think a medium will fit most naked standard bikes. Longer cruisers and any bike with a fairing will need the large size to make installing and removing the cover easier.
Overall the cover works well and does its job (keep the bike dry), but I'm not satisfied with the long-term durability of this product.
October 31, 2015
bad fit and seams come apart
Second cover with solar panel and exhaust vent, and its coming apart at the panel and vent again, glue is rubbish, and its 10c here so it should be fine! first cover for my cbr1000rr5 was the xl one , but it soaked up water from the floor as it was too large and it fell apart, second cover fits good around the bike apart from the exhaust vent that sits above the rear seat now and it has holes in it, and when it rains the water pours through the holes!!! also the solar panel tapes are falling apart again! I'm a biker with over 30 years experience and look after my gear/bike,old oxford cover without all this new stuff worked
October 23, 2015
Excellent high quality cover at affordable price
My big baby Buell is now cozy and warm under this incredibly well built cover. I'm in LA on the beach and my bike is not garaged so this is the next best thing. I'm all prepared for the Godzilla El Nino that's coming. One small design flaw quibble, the air vents on the back end of the cover, which are above my seat are pretty much exposed even though there is a flap over them. I read other reviews that complained about water leaks through these vents, so I sealed them up with Gorilla tape and so far it's holding up.
October 20, 2015
Good initial quality, but...
When looking for a cover, I came across Oxford. The lined interior and taped seams sounded good. (The popular brand, D, is unlined and buffed the clear coat right off the tail section on my old bike.)
Initial quality out of the bag is good, however it fell apart rather quickly. Within 3 months, the cover was completely faded (not a big deal) but lost it's water resistance. Then at 5 months, the tape on the seams started falling off. I have resorted to Gorilla tape on the seams and Scotch-guarding the cover. I would recommend this cover if you have your bike in a carport or garage. If your bike is outside all the time, there might be better options. It definitely doesn't hold its rain resistance and exterior toughness outside in Hawaii weather! Unlike other brands, there is no lifetime warranty either.
October 17, 2015
Works really well, only problem is that it is a little big on my ktm RC390. But other that that it is a great cover and keeps out the rain and dust
September 14, 2015
So far so good
Very sturdy cover, etc. However, two potential problems: the vents on top of the cover are disconcerting, as the flap covering the air holes barely does so, and in God's name, why would anyone design a cover with air vents ON TOP of a cover that GETS WET.
I have to finagle the cover to make sure these vents are on a downward slope so water will run off without pooling on/near the vents. It hasn't rained yet, so I don't know if this will work.
The second thing is that some of the tape is starting to peel, and I haven't had the cover for more than 2 weeks yet. I don't mind mending a few seams, etc. but for $90 I would expect a better assembly job.
September 3, 2015