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Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 Cover

  • 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

RevZilla Note: the only difference between the Defender 2000 and Defender 3000 is the color of the cover

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Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 Cover 4.6 5 38 38
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
Covered 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
Great Cover Great Price Bought this to replace a Dowco Guardian Weatherall Cover for my '06 FZ6. I got about a year of use out of the Dowco before it started to shred and fall apart. When it rained the Dowco always drooped and allowed a large puddle to form just above and to the left of the gas tank. Over the Summer I took the fairings off my FZ6 and installed the VS01 naked headlight kit which also made the Dowco even more droopy. This Medium Nelson-Rigg Cover fits snugly over my bike and seems to be made of thicker higher quality material. By snug I mean that I have to be careful how I stretch it over the mirror, bars, and tail because it is a tight fit. That might also be because of the bungee cord lining the bottom of the cover. Once it's on there's absolutely no sag anywhere to allow for puddling. I do not have a garage so hopefully this cover will last longer than the Dowco did. Even if it did only last a year I would probably get the same one again just because of how well it fits my VS01 '06 FZ6. December 23, 2013
Perfect Fit This cover is made of very thick nylon and is the perfect fit for my stock 1971 Honda CL350, it even has the right amount of fabric to accommodate the mirrors. If your motorcycle doesn't have tall mirrors then you might have some extra fabric in the handle bar area. I was surprised at the quality of the material and construction for the price. December 9, 2013
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
Smaller than described Order a size larger than you think you'll need. N-R describes the L size as appropriate for a large cruiser, but it didn't fit my Honda VTX 1800C with a 2-up windshield. I exchanged it for an XL and all is well. I've used N-R's covers since 2007. The one I bought then is still in great shape after six years of being exposed to the harsh Missouri winter weather. The scooter which it protects shows zero signs of having been parkeed in an open-sided carport. October 28, 2013
Pleased so far Size large fit my 1000cc sport bike perfectly. The bottom elastic is very strong and holds the cover secure once installed. I found the compression sack a very handy way to store or carry the cover. Ive only owned the cover for a couple months but so far am very pleased all around. If an all weather outdoor cover is what you need dont waist your money on 20 dollar covers. This cover is the right tool for the job. October 21, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Terrell C: From searching forums, seems to be the most recommended cover Apr 11, 2014
Matthew H: Balance of Price/Materials. Apr 9, 2014
R E: Recommendation Mar 19, 2014
Timothy W: Recommended by another rider. Also the Lifetime Guarantee. Dec 6, 2013
Steve D: 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. Nov 18, 2013
David K: Hoping it fits my Piaggio MP3 400ie need a cover for the upcoming fall and winter Sep 16, 2013
Orlando T: It's (somewhat) bullet proof for street parking. Aug 19, 2013
Anthony G: Most bang for the buck, weather proof, great reviews. Aug 15, 2013
J. Luis V: Because I wanted the best and longer life cover in the market, period. Aug 9, 2013
David K asked: What size cover would work with a Yamaha WR250R? Aug 8, 2013
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Blake A: 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. Aug 8, 2013
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Giles F: I have a BMW R1200GS with luggage and I use the XXL. I used to have a F650GS and I think that bike is closer in size to the Yamaha WR250R you have; I recommend the size large, that way your wheels will be well-covered too. Hope this helps. Aug 8, 2013
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Doug B: I'm gonna say a Medium should do you fine. I don't have a dirt bike, but my sense of the sizing is that you should be fine if you have no saddlebags or other things that increase the width you're trying to cover. Aug 11, 2013
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Austin M: Size MD works for my Ninja 250. Barely large enough to cover wheels so perfect fit. Aug 8, 2013
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Paul F: For my Hayabusa I got an extra large. GSX 1300. Hope this helps! Paul Aug 8, 2013
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daniel s: Large Aug 8, 2013
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J. Luis V: My guess is the smaller. Aug 8, 2013
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J. Luis V: My guess is the s Aug 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: 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! Oct 7, 2013
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Steven E: This cover is awesome. Comes in a nice compact bag you can store it in. The cover is made very well. Its very durable and fits my bike almost completely. About 3 inches of my back tire shows but that's not a big deal. I have 2008 FZ6 if you want to compare your bike to mine. The cover has vents on the side and so far i have not had any condensation build up on my bike when i take cover off. There is heat shielding on the bottom where your exhaust might touch the cover so no worries there. Also on the inside my windshield is protected with the material they have that touches that area. The elastic on the bottom is very tight and wraps around my bike nicely. It comes with a bungee cord that you can attach to the holes on the bottom but its the only thing i didn't like. I would purchase a better and a little bit of a longer bungee cord. Great cover in my opinion! Hope this helps... Oct 8, 2013
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Nicholas T: 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. Oct 8, 2013
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keith p: I'm all about this bike cover!!! I have to park my bike outside and it's done a great job protecting my bike...mainly from yard service dudes and their debrea spreading blowers. works great in the rain too. the inside is nice...it's not super plush, but I haven't had any problems with scratches on my paint. it also has 2 covered vents to help with ventilation on hot days.
you should get the cover...you'll be happy w/it
Oct 8, 2013
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Pamela H: It's been a good cover to date. Started using in early June. My only comment so far: Don't think it is effecting cover performance but the black material is a dish water grey now from the sun. Surprised it looks so dingy from sun after only 2-1/2 months it was outside. Stored in central south Texas though. Now it's in a garage. It has a lifetime warranty so that was a selling feature for me. Oct 11, 2013
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M A: the cover is not soft inside..
The quality is very good though
I'm using it on a honda crf250L enduro..
So not really concerned with a paint job...
The cover does not quite come to the ground because of the high stock mirrors on my bike..
I found it difficult to find any advice on sizing for dual purpose bike covers
Oct 8, 2013
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Jason G: I bought this cover for my sportster and I love it. It's pretty thick and has good elastic to keep the elements out. The nylon is decently soft so I haven't been worried about scratches. I did size up and it's made it easier to get it over the bike without dragging against the paint. Hope that helps. Oct 8, 2013
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Emiliano R asked: 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. Oct 7, 2013
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Doug B: 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.
Oct 18, 2013
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Robert M: I have had the cover over my red Ducati for almost a year and it has done a great job of keeping the bike dry and clean without scratching the paint. Every time I pull the cover off the bike is dry, even after a hard rain. I live in Japan where we can have very hight winds and torrential downpours and it has never blown off. There is a strong bungi like strap built into the bottom which really conforms to the bike down at the bottom of the tires very near the ground. There are also small bungi straps with hooks on the end which are built into the cover. There are eyelets to secure the free hook end of the bungi strap. This really keeps the cover on, even through the four or five typhoons we have had in the last year. The only negatives are that the cover faded in just a couple of months and recently the two plastic triangular side vents started cracking. Neither of these will affect the true purpose of the cover. It is a good cover at a great cover. Oct 8, 2013
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Steve K: This is a top quality cover and I have been very happy with it. It has a nice draw string to snug things up and have no issues with any paint scratches. very pleased with this purchase. It is used in the summer for outside use and is also used during winter storage. good product. Oct 7, 2013
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Emiliano R: Thanks much Steve! Oct 7, 2013
Deshawn D: I use this cover for my 2006 Honda CBR 1000rr cover fits nice and worked good. Keep my bike dry in Florida. Cover also has two eyelets and elastic bands with hooks to keep the cover secure. The cover has not scratched my fairings and I would recommend it. Oct 8, 2013
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Brian F: I live in an Apartment and use mine all year around on my KLR650 thats loaded up with boxes. Holds up great even in the hardest rain. Best cover I owned so I think you will be very happy with it.

Good luck,

Oct 7, 2013
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A shopper asked: 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 ? Oct 8, 2013
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bill k: 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! Oct 11, 2013
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Janet T: Aloha! I ordered the Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 in XL for my Harley 883N with sissy bar. It fits well with a little room to spare. The material is durable with the bottom section heat resist. I currently have my bike in the carport so the exposure isn't as harsh as yours. We do get a lot of moisture in Hawaii (high humidity and rain) and there are vents on either side. I do not cover my bike when its wet or hot. There are reinforced grommets that you can tie down to avoid any flapping in winds. You could even lock it to deter theft. I think that any cover under your harsh conditions would require replacement at least yearly. You do get what you pay for. Spend more for quality and you won't be ordering as often. Oct 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: What size would you suggest for a Triumph Thruxton
Dec 5, 2013
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J. Luis V: I had the same question, checked Nelson Rigg's website and found the info. Dec 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: Would the 2XL size fit my 2006 GL1800 Goldwing? Mar 5, 2013
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RevZilla: 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. Mar 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: As listed on Nelson-Rigg's website, a new compression sack is included with all of the 2013 Defender line up. Mar 29, 2013
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RevZilla: Just had one pulled and I checked it out. It does come with a backpack/compression satchel; see attached photo. Apr 2, 2013
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