Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 Cover
Best Cover I have had!!
Best Bike cover I have owned yet!! Only problem I have had and its only minor is that for my '80 Yamaha XS with optional luggage rack the size is a little tight. After a few days in the sun the cover stretched slightly and it fits well enough for quick on and off fitment. Protects vary well, not one sign of leaking of water or traces of dirt or pollen on my bike. I have found though that after a rainy day followed by a hot dry day, if I remove the cover sometimes there is some condensation around my gauges and controls. A vent near the top front I feel would eliminate this issue.
For those who are concerned with looks I will say the black upper portion does sun bleach quick when used in a full sun parking lot. I have not even one season in on this cover and there is a distinct color gradation from top to bottom. I could care less but in case you do.
August 3, 2014
Cover fits snug, sometimes it's a pain to put on, but overall the fit is good and it protects my ride from the weather. There is some condensation inside but I found that with other covers as well. I have been using since April and there is no mold or mildew inside so it must dry out during the day. I have no complaints about this cover other than the tight elastic, which is really a good thing because there is no way it's going to blow off.
July 7, 2014
Got a Medium for my 81 CB750 with straight bars. Good snug fit. Using it for the first time, but seems really durable. Fast shipping per usual revzilla.
June 18, 2014
I bought one for each bike
I bought one for my KLR 650 in Ecuador. Liked it enough to buy one for my Harley in Oregon and for my son's Harley. So, yeah, I recommend it.
June 16, 2014
Overall, the Defender 2000 is a descent fit but remains a little tight after using for a few weeks. Using the XL cover on a 2007 Honda VTX1300C with a full windshield and saddlebags. Not sure if the XXL might've been slightly better but at the same time I'd rather not create a parachute. Tightness comes into play around the mirrors and overall length of the bike. Very high quality materials used in the making of this cover and the sinch down carry bag makes for a great accessory.
May 12, 2014
Perfect fit for my BMW R90/6
Sturdy and protective, and it is a glove fit for my bike. I have panniers and a backrest and it still fits right.
April 8, 2014
Little of things really add up on this one.
For something as basic as a cover, you notice the quality of this one right out of the box when you see it comes in a seperate nylon compression bag. Once you pull it out you feel and see the quality construction. Little things add up too. Instead of on eset of eyes and bungee hook, you get two - one up front at the wheel and another in the center. NOt that you even need either since the elastic cord running around the bottom is seriously strong - you even fight it a bit at first. I bought the small, but for my Honda Hawk, its a bit large, but with stock mirrors it would likely be mor etrue to size.
February 7, 2014
I got this after my last half-cover ripped after only a month or two of service.
Since I mostly commute on the bike these days (sigh...) I quickly gave up trying to fold it up enough to stuff into the included compression sack. Folding it and putting it into my topcase works just fine, especially if it's raining. Who wants to fold a wet cover, in the rain?
My '05 R1200GS has Jesse Odyssey I cases & Shad 60L topcase. This cover leaves only my front tire exposed. However, because it is stretched so tight over the topcase some moisture does seep through when it's raining. It's nothing serious and doesn't seem to migrate beyond the case lid.
I did get a slight tear in the cover at some point, but it hasn't grown at all and hasn't compromised the cover.
If you've got the stowage space on your bike, and/or are great and packing tents, this is an excellent commuting/storage cover. The stuff sack, when full, takes up about as much space as a rugby ball.
January 31, 2014