Nelson-Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 Cover
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
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
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
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
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