Oxford Stormex Motorcycle Cover
Great cover for your bike
The Stormex is one of Oxfords best covers made. Built for year round protection it offers some of the best fit and protection against the elements for your bike. I love the soft inner liner that wont scratch or be abrasive to the bike. It has covered vents to allow venting so humidity wont build and cause rusting. The pockets for the solar chargers are a great feature as well. With built in cutouts for chains if you need to lock down your bike and cover. The cover just has it all. This cover is WELL worth the small investment to protect your big investment in your bike.
July 6, 2015
It pours every day in the summer in South Florida . People pull off the road, animals seeks shelter. My brand new bike sits outside in the middle of this downpour under this cover.
Fantastic protection, not a drop anywhere, no moistue build up, nothing, just like it was when I covered it. I use a couple of extra bungees to secure the cover. I would buy again and highly recommend it . I think it will last me at least 3-4 years with daily use in the Florida sun and rain. Very pleased . Heavy gauge material .
July 5, 2015
Very heavy duty, great for travel or long term storage
Cover is very high quality and provides full coverage. Handy slots for threading your lock through and window for solar battery tender. Only negative would be the size and bulk of the cover means it will take up considerable space in your travel cases. This cover is great for storage, while you may want to buy the lighter duty oxford rain cover for use while on the road.
June 22, 2015
Fits, Protects and Secures
With the amount of hellacious storms rolling through Kansas this season and the amount of work it took to move my bike from the patio to the driveway a cover was a no-brainer. I really put time and research into which cover I wanted. I am so pleased I went with the stormex model cover. The bike stays 100% dry and I can ride easy knowing water didn't work its way into my calipers. The medium fits my '83 CB650SC very snug. I was a bit nervous about the cover not fitting but went medium anyways. There's two small holes near the front tire for a lock to thread through and an adjustable clip that secures the cover underneath the bike. I highly recommend this cover for light to heavy storms. A+
May 27, 2015
Fits my 2015 Versys 1000
have only had this for a month but it works very well. I do wish the strap on the bottom was protected from heat as my pipes are directly under the bike.
May 18, 2015
Great fitting and strong cover
This cover is made from strong materials. I Feel like it would hold up in the elements. The fit is perfect on my FZ6 using the fit guide to determine the right size.
May 18, 2015
It was fun until
I was initially excited about this cover I ordered it about 8/25/14 so at the time of this review it hadn't been a year old. I have a YZF-R1 and the large cover was like putting a warm water proof blanket over my bike. I was stationed at Fort Bragg NC so if your familiar with the area you know the weather can be bipolar. With that being said the cover was on the bike through a ice storm winter an end of the summer beaming sun. By the time next year rolled around spring the cover was faded no problem but I noticed that the glue that was used to hold the seems together began to give way and then it happened NC's first major wind storm and I tell you this cover shredded at the seems like it was literally peeled away. Come to find out Oxford directs you back to the place of purchase because they do not deal with the consumer directly. Revzilla doesn't offer warranties so which pretty much leaves me $100 bucks shorted out of cover that hasn't lasted a whole year. I thought the quality and finish and how heavy it is would bring years of protection.
May 8, 2015
A cover for a lifetime with bang for the buck
Full disclosure: this is my first motorcycle cover, so I’m not claiming to be an expert
I ride a 2012 Triumph America and live in Chicago. So, we all know or can imagine how fickle the weather can be here. Previously, I lived in an apt where I had access to an enclosed garage, and that provided my protection from the elements. Now, since I switched apts late last year, I don’t have that luxury.
After both taking into account others’ reviews (ie: medium-size didn’t cover some bikes entirely) and knowing my bike is lengthy, I purchased the large version of the Oxford Stormex cover early April 2014. And it fits perfectly! covering the full length of my bike including tires with room to spare.
The inner liner is made of a very soft almost buff-like material, keeping the body of the bike polished. As the name suggests (Stormex) the shell protects well in storms (Chicago experienced one of these a couple of weekends ago and it's been storming the rainy the past two days), and unlike other covers which fly off with gusting winds—I’ve seen covers fly around as if they were tumbleweeds in the wild west on more than one occasion here in the Windy City—not only does the cover have a strong elastic perimeter (think: Saranwrap covers) providing a tight and fitted shield, it also has a strap and buckle component that allows the cover to be strapped under the motorcycle to prevent it from being blown away.
Material is both water-repellant and heat-resistant. Vents prevent condensation buildup.
I don’t lock my bike because I keep it safely in my apt’s backyard, but the holes where one could run a chain seamlessly through the tires and the corresponding pouch where the lock could both be housed and protected from the elements are a nice touch for those that use that security.
Only cons I can muster is although the cover possesses reflective panels, the black color of the cover (which for me isn’t an issue, especially because I’m vain enough to be partial to the color “synchromizing” with the black and chrome design of my America) perhaps might not be best suited for a bike parked on a heavily-trafficked, dimly-lit street, for which I don’t have to worry since I park my bike in the backyard. (the version of the Stormex on the Revzilla promo video shows a cover in tri-color)
AND, my only other gripe—which doesn’t affect my review of the cover itself—is that as I write this review, Revzilla has a CLOSEOUT sale on this cover and while I had to pay FULL-PRICE! for it, you can get it at 15% off. *shakes fist* Wish I could have that price! (I'd feel better if from my review I win the $100 gift card from the monthly drawing :)
May 5, 2015