Rapid Transit Deluxe Commuter Cover
I purchased this cover because I keep my bike in a parking garage that is dusty and it coats vehicles with a layer of crust each time it rains. This cover seems to be an economically priced option that is not short on quality. I was pleasantly surprised by how heavy duty it was when I took it out of the box. It is not heavy, or two heavy to use over your bike, but it is much beefier material than I was expecting. In my mind, I imagined it would be more of a light fabric like rip-stop nylon (similar to a parachute). And while my bike is generally kept under a roof, there is a fair amount of rain spray in the garage. This cover seems to have a somewhat shiny, waterproof/resistant coating (not that I shopped for that). A nice added benefit. One or two other things to mention. The cover has a nice brand logo on what would be the windshield. It helps orient the cover when you are trying to find the front versus the back. I also thought about getting a nice bright color but in hindsight I am glad I went with this black one instead. It is very low key and doesn't attract a lot of attention. It kind of just blends in. One thing I did not check for (but it is supposed to have# is the soft lining over the wind screen. I will give that a look next time I have it off the bike.
The cut is surprisingly similar to my ZX-10R. Almost like it was tailored for it specifically. Not too tight, but not too loose. The mirrors fit right into the mirror pockets at the front and the fabric drapes down to completely enclose the front wheel. A bungee and grommet set-up loops behind the front wheel to keep the cover down and in place. There is a similar bungee and grommet at the middle of the bike to keep the sides from flapping in the breeze. Easy as an be.
Now here is the drawback. The cover only comes down low enough to cover mid-tire in the back. There is no guessing about how to correctly fit the cover over the bike because it is a very tailored shape. I tried to take some fabric from the front and pull the back down a bit but no luck. Everything pivots front to back on the mirrors and there just isn't any way to take fabric from one end and move it to the other. This was a big disappointment to me. I was expecting an equally perfect fit over the entire back tire as I got in the front and middle of the bike. This is my first bike cover so I am not sure if this is just a poor fitting design in the back, or if they are all cut the same for some reason I do not yet understand. I purchased the size recommended for sportbikes from 750-1000 cc.
I put the cover on the bike, so I didn't want to return it. I am sure it will serve me just fine but I really wish it would cover the back wheel completely. This would have made it a virtually perfect product #at least right out of the bag anyway). I've enclosed a pic of my ZX-10R under it's new cover.
EDIT: I gave the performance a 3 and the overall rank a 4 because when I wrote the review I could see that the bike in the advertisement is virtually covered in front AND in back.
April 14, 2015
Great cover for the cost
The cover is great for the cost. Seems a little thin so durability may be an issue after a while. Would recommend a size larger then expected.
April 13, 2015
Works as advertised
I have had good results with the cover, ordered an XL not an L for my 06 CBR 1000RR due to the high undertail exhaust, fits very well, only 1 inch of the rear tire is exposed and the cover stays put in the wind.
April 13, 2015
seems like a. solid coover
I just got it a couple of days ago but it looks quality, and at a good price. I like the shock cord and hooks to hold it on snug.
April 8, 2015
Best one out there
At first I looked on Amazon for a bike cover since I have Amazon Prime and found a few that I liked however it didn't have the best reviews. A friend recommended me to Revzilla so I decided to give it a shot. At first I wasn't sure what to choose so I ended up doing a quick "chat" with someone from the site who helped me with the sizing and it fit perfectly. The shipment was faster than I expected and Free. Great product, fits my Harley Sportster perfectly, it's nice and sung all around and the material is of very good quality.
March 16, 2015
Good pricer on a cover.
So far there are no complaints. I didn't mind the purchase. Time will tell how good the cover is.
February 23, 2015
fits great on my GS650
I bought this a couple months back for my 2013 BMW G650GS. It fits really perfect. It is pretty durable, water proof and sun proof, It has a couple bungee straps from, back and middle. Seems pretty solid, dont know how much it will hold up to the sunlight be we will see. I recently installed a medium size pelican case on the back rack as a top box and the cover still fits nicely however if your top case is taller than 10 inches go with the largest size.
January 28, 2015
Add me to the list of users with a basic complaint: this cover is NOT waterproof! After an admittedly heavy rainstorm today, my motorcycle was completely drenched. This wasn't just single failed seam - the entire cover, top to bottom, does not keep the rain out. This cover has been on my bike for a total of three days from the time I first received it, so it could not have worn out already. It simply doesn't do what the description says it does. This is not what i paid for.
If you want a cover that actually keeps the rain off your bike, look elsewhere.
January 18, 2015