Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 Cover
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Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 Cover

Features:

  • Made of full-strength UV-treated Tri-Max polyester
  • Overlapped, double-stitched seams are electrically heat-sealed and reinforced with tape
  • 100% waterproof
  • Perma-Venting System allows cover to breathe, preventing condensation buildup underneath
  • Windshield protector prevents scratching
  • Aluminized lower panels protect cover from engine and exhaust heat
  • Elasticized bottom has rustproof grommets for bungee cord (included) and locks
  • Lifetime warranty from Nelson-Rigg

Size Guidelines:

  • MD fits: 250cc-750cc Sport Bikes
  • LG fits: 750cc-1000cc Sport Bikes and small Cruisers with no windshield and no accessories
  • XL fits: 1000+cc Sport/Sport Touring Bikes and medium Cruisers with windshield and accessories
  • 2XL fits: Full Dress Tourer, Ultra and Goldwing, and large Cruisers with saddlebags and top trunk
4.5 / 5
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4.4 / 5
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4.5 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Silver / MD 203967 NEL208-003/DE-2000-02-MD In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / LG 203968 NEL208-004/DE-2000-03-LG In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / XL 203969 NEL208-005/DE-2000-04-XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / 2XL 203970 NEL208-006/DE-2000-05-XX In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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Smaller than you think
Bought a XL for KLR 650. Covers bike, but would be a VERY tight fit for a top box or side case setup. That being said, it certainly does not seem like it'll come off in the wind.

The heat-reinforced areas are designed for bikes with lower exhaust and doesn't really come into play for the KLR.

The cover has a tag on it which says "back of cover," which means "put this on the front of your bike."
December 30, 2014
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
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1 / 5
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3 / 5
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1 / 5
Moldy
No reflection on Revzilla at all. I used this cover for about two weeks. started growing mold inside. Very dissatisfied with the cover. Nelson rigg told me that's to be expected and I should just live with it. F- on that answer. Again this was not an issue with Revzilla.
December 2, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
lives up to it's reputation
I park on the street in New York City. Year-round. I needed a bomb-proof cover that breathes. This is it.
November 20, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
3 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Does the job well
I figured that I would wait to review this until I had some actual time to observe the covers performance. After 3 days of rain and 30+ mph winds, I figured that now was as good a time as any. Simply put, it does the job that hoped it would, and it has held up well to snow, rain, wind, and everything else that mother nature has thrown its way. I don't believe that anything is truly waterproof, but so far it has kept the wet out. Nelson Rigg did a very nice job on this.
May 30, 2016
Purchased
8 months ago
Ride:
2002 Yamaha FZ1
perfecte
Rainproof. Looks good. Medium fits clean over my Ninja 250.
April 8, 2013
Ride:
2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Great value, outstanding product.
Ordered size large and it fits perfectly on my HD883 with sissy bar. Roomy enough to go on easy, but fitted to look neat. Close to a custom made cover. You can secure it in several places along the bottom. Material and construction are of good quality. Although it has heat resist on the exhaust area, I never cover a hot bike so not sure how that section hold hold up. I also don't cover a wet bike so can't really comment if the vent on the sides are enough to allow drying. It all rolls to fit in included bag for travel (recommend a travel cover as this will take up a lot of space) or storage. Overall a quality cover at a reasonable price. Free shipping too. Can't beat the service!
August 16, 2013
Ride:
2013 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Good cover
I have a medium Defender 2000 cover that fits my Moto Guzzi V7 Classic as well as I could wish. The cover is of satisfyingly heavy-weight fabric, sheds water well, and the sealed seems have shown no signs of leaking. The ventilation system is well-designed, consisting of two patches of perforations near the top center of the bike on either side, each of which is complemented by a fabric guard stitched at the top and sides to the cover, and held open and away from the perforated ventilation holes by a stiff spline at the bottom of the guard (the assembly visible as the small silver triangle in the photograph). This arrangement appears effective at reducing and dissipating condensation beneath the cover.

The bottom of the cover is terminated in a band of strong elastic; if sized correctly, the cover grips and encloses the bottom of the bike very securely. There are two thick plastic grommets with accompanying elastic bungee at the front wheel, as well as an identical set near the middle of the cover's bottom. Between the elastic bottom and the grommets, the cover appears well-equipped to remain in place even in strong winds.

The bottom part of the cover is said to be of "aluminized" fabric. Though it is shiny, it feels no different than the rest of the fabric and by all appearances would offer little resistance to the effects of hot exhaust pipes. I let my bike cool completely before putting on the cover.

The cover comes with an unsubstantial fabric case-c?m-backpack. Its value as a backpack is negligible, but as a storage and transport case it may be useful to some.

When parking my bike I use the cover as often as is practicable and have found it to be in all ways fully satisfactory.
January 3, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great Bang for the buck
Size XXL for FJR1300 with or without Trunk, Fits nicely easy on off and folds up small. Comes with a small bag that can easily be taken on long trips. I've only had it a few days; so we'll see how it holds up, but it does keep the morning dew off and lets the bike breathe. I washed my bike dried it and threw the cover on without drying the little nooks and it was dry in the morning.
June 1, 2013
Ride:
2007 Yamaha FJR1300
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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Nice product
Description on sizing pretty accurate. I purchased the XL for my 1982 BMW R100RS that is with full fairing and touring hard bags. Just a little snug getting it on but overall fits well. Seems to be a durable construction. Just using indoors.
October 14, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Nelson-Rigg makes great covers
I'm in the unfortunate situation of not having a garage, so I need to cover my bike. This is the third cover (on my 3rd bike), and it's been the one I seek out every time. My first one I had for over 2 years. It lives outside in the Florida sun/rain and held up better than expected. It kept my bike dry. However, it did start to fade and develop mold on the inside. I was in the process of warranting it, but I sold the bike and cover.
I bought my second one for my replacement bike and only used it for 6 months before replacing that bike (Sportster) with a Street Glide. The Large cover that fit my Sportster very well wouldn't fit my SG, so I used the chart and bought an XXL. In truth, I think the XL would fit better. There's a lot of extra material at the back (I don't have a luggage rack, but do have solid saddle bags. It's also a little short on the front. If I had a bigger windshield it wod definitely be too short.
Overall, it's still a great cover and keeps my bike dry. It's a good stop gap measure until I finally buy a house with a garage.
April 13, 2015
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Why did you choose this?
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A clean bike, is a happy bike.
Shawn L on Sep 13, 2016
I bought one with my Bike and 4 years later it is just now starting to fall apart. It has been constantly exposed to weather from day one and has performed like a champ
Roberto G on Aug 2, 2016
A clean bike, is a happy bike.
Shawn L on Sep 13, 2016
keeps her protected and clean
timothy l on Aug 23, 2016
I bought one with my Bike and 4 years later it is just now starting to fall apart. It has been constantly exposed to weather from day one and has performed like a champ
Roberto G on Aug 2, 2016
Reviews and price.
Markus G on Jul 6, 2016
Worked great for years.
Leimana V on Jun 5, 2016
My brother has a old Nelson Riggs cover on his scooter for years n it's as strong as ever, the New version of the Nelson Riggs cover doesn't even come close to the old Nelson Riggs covers quality wise though....
M Z on May 2, 2016
Cover keeps the bike dry and the vents really do work to prevent condensation.
Tom P on Apr 15, 2016
Ordered this in medium for Honda CBR500R; fits perfectly.
Paul C on Feb 21, 2016
Needed for protection against sun and rain. Good to hid the bike for our moto trip.
Jessica F on May 15, 2015
Had used the prior Defender 2000 model for the past six years, and it was time to get a new one. The old XL fit a little tight over my Triumph Spring GT. I opted for the XXL. Now it completely covers the bike. Excellent fit!

I'd recommend the XXL for anyone with any touring bike with saddlebags and a tall front.
Jean-Paul O on Feb 12, 2015
Waterproof, great reviews, half the price of a harley cover, compression sack included.
Jeff M on Nov 5, 2014
This was my third Nelson-Rigg cover. First was for a 600 CC sportbike and the second a half-cover for when it sits out at work. When I got a BMW K1200RT it was a no-brainer. The cover wears well under SoCal sun, protects the finish, doesn't haze the windscreen and is well styled. Found sizing to be fairly accurate.
C P on Oct 24, 2014
yes
Erik S on Oct 7, 2014
To protect my bike during our rainy winters.
Mark G on Sep 29, 2014
I used a NR cover for 3 years before and it was still in very good shape after that time. I believe I got the standard cover before so I just wanted to upgrade a little bit this time.
Tommski on Jun 30, 2014
I do not have a garage. To store my 2012 Honda Shadow Aero in the shed I have to ride the length of my yard. I leave for work very early and riding on the wet grass in the morning is a pain. I was looking for a waterproof cover so I can store the bike at the end of the drive. After reading reviews I felt this cover would be a good choice.
Debra L on Jun 3, 2014
Needed a bigger cover to fit over my top case!
JoshB on May 7, 2014
Wanted a sturdier cover as the bike is outside during summer months. Had used auto parts store covers which deteriorate from UV in a season. This is much more substantial, easy on and off, more waterproof and I am very pleased with the product.
Blake on May 2, 2014
I chose this based on Revzilla reviews.
john h on Apr 20, 2014
From searching forums, seems to be the most recommended cover
Terrell C on Apr 11, 2014
Balance of Price/Materials.
Matthew H on Apr 9, 2014
Recommendation
R E on Mar 19, 2014
Recommended by another rider. Also the Lifetime Guarantee.
Timothy W on Dec 6, 2013
Unfortunately my Victory Vegas has to stay outside year round here in New York City. This product got great reviews. Looking forward to getting my bike through the cold winter here.
Steve D on Nov 18, 2013
Hoping it fits my Piaggio MP3 400ie need a cover for the upcoming fall and winter
David K on Sep 16, 2013
Nov 2014
I've had this cover on my bike for 2 years and it's been great. Sadly it was stolen(?) can't imagine why but had to get a replacement.

Oct 2012
It's (somewhat) bullet proof for street parking.
Orlando T on Aug 19, 2013
Most bang for the buck, weather proof, great reviews.
Anthony G on Aug 15, 2013
Because I wanted the best and longer life cover in the market, period.
J. Luis V on Aug 9, 2013
keeps her protected and clean
timothy l on Aug 23, 2016
Reviews and price.
Markus G on Jul 6, 2016
What size Defender 2000 cover would you recommend for an 07 Harley Nightster 1200 cc?
A shopper on Apr 18, 2014
What size cover would work with a Yamaha WR250R?
David K on Aug 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea. Most likely the smallest without looking at a sizing chart. My bike is a BMW K1200GT so a fer piece bigger. The chart will give you the right answer but since 250 is about as small as you go the small will be right. The cover is excellent. Have used the $30 auto parts store ones and still do for travel but this unit is really worth the $70 or so it costs. I saw a half one at a really the other day and it too is a good cover for its purpose. Highly recommend the purchase.
Hi. I'm trying to find out a good cover for winter storage indoor but can also be used outdoors. Can anyone who has it speak as to how good is it overall?. Is it soft inside as to not scratch the paint?. Any recommendations on other covers besides this one?. Thanks in advance!
A shopper on Oct 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I have the cover and I can tell you that it is very well made a suited for storing your bike indoors or outdoors. It has vents to let it breathe without letting in any water. It has a soft material inside where it might contact the windscreen, but the rest of it is waterproof coated fabric inside. I've used for years without scratches. If you are concerned with scratches, you could try laying a soft bed sheet over the bike first, before the cover, and that would prevent scratches if you were planning on storing it in a windy environment.
Hi. Looking for someone who bought this to speak to it overall. I'm looking to use it for indoor winter storage and possible for outdoor in non-winter. I'm hoping someone can speak to: Quality of materials. Breathability. Is it snug enough?. Is it soft inside so to not scratch the paint?. Any recommendation on any other cover?. Thanks in advance.
Emiliano R on Oct 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I bought the XL for my Kawasaki Concours ZG-1000 last July. I live in Maryland, so we get all four seasons, although not so much winter as New England. I use it year-round outdoors and have found it to be sturdy, yet breathable. High quality materials for my money. On mine, the area over the seat and saddlebags has faded a bit due to the continuous sun exposure, but I have not noticed any accompanying deterioration in the integrity of the material.
I do find that after rain, because of the contour of my bike, water collects above the bottom seam near the centerstand on either side. I attribute this to the wear and tear on the elastic at the bottom over the past year, but the water does not touch the bike as far as I can tell. It just means you need to remember it's there when you go to uncover, or you'll get wet unexpectedly (guess how I learned that). I figure I'll get at least another year or two out of it before the fabric starts to break down.
I'm overall very pleased and would buy it again - heavy duty fabric, well made, appears it can last several seasons outdoors all the time.
Is there an opening for rear antennas such as on my HD Ultra?
A shopper on Nov 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, any opening would compromise the waterproof capability, in my bike, both antennas folds down wich ease installing the cover.
Will the Nelson-Rigg Defender 2000 cover a BMW R1200RT? High windshield but no panniers or top case. Getting conflicting information on what size to buy. Everything from the L to the XXXL. Any real use feedback would be greatly appreciated. Also any info about this cover scratching or hazing?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't have a touring bike but I have a Yamaha FZ6R which is a 600cc size bike. Based on Nelson-Rigg sizing chart, the medium (750cc or smaller) should fit my bike but I decided to get one size larger which is the large (750cc - 1000cc) and it fits great. I decided to get the one size larger so that it was be easy for me to put on and take off. I had ones where it was just the right size and it was a pain for me to stretch and put on. I would definitely get this cover again as it is a quality bike cover for a reasonable price.

As far as scratching or hazing, I have not experienced any. I leave my bike outdoors 24/7 since I don't have a garage and it is subject to the East Coast weather year round. I had the cover for about 2 years now and the only thing is that the top part of the cover which used to be black has turn grey since it is in the sun all the time (haven't road much in the last year or so due to work).

Not sure if my experience helps you in finding the right size for your bike.
G'day, I live right on the coast with plenty of salt spray, wind ,rain and its really hot, just wondering if the cover will last in the direct sunlight, the Oxford i bought just fell apart probably from the excessive elements mostly the wind I would say. Do you recomend any other brands ? a Dowco, a Held, or do you think the Nelso-Rigg Defender 2000 is the best value for money or whats the 3000 do thats different. Also what size do you think for a Suzuki GS500F with a rack on the back ?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2013
BEST ANSWER: well, i live in exactly the opposite climate which is high altitude (7000ft.), temperate, not very windy and dry. it has been however, a wet fall. also, at high altitude the sun is much more intense. with that in mind i would say that the waterproofness is very good except for a minor leak on a seam probably due to pulling it over a large rack on the bike. my only complaint is that the color faded badly over the summer due to the sun at altitude. as this is my first cover i can't say if anything is better but i would say that i'm satisfied with my purchase other than the fading. one more thing. i ride a kawasaki klr 650 with all the armor and an extra tall windshield. i bought a size large which covers fairly well but wish i would have bought the xl. hope this helps!
What size would you suggest for a Triumph Thruxton
?
A shopper on Dec 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I had the same question, checked Nelson Rigg's website and found the info.
Would the 2XL size fit my 2006 GL1800 Goldwing?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: According to Nelson-Rigg's online sizing chart, XXL will fit a Goldwing and other larger touring bikes with a windshield, panniers, and a top-case.
What size for iron 883 ?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2016