Nelson-Rigg UV-2000 Half Cover
Works like sandpaper
Took this lightweight option on a cross-country trip. Sorry I did, the fabric acts like sandpaper and left scratches all over the fairing of my Trophy. Also, the extra large was not large enough to cover the side bags and the elastic that secures to the foot pegs has already started to deteriorate and lose it's stretch.
June 15, 2015
Quality of the product has improved from the last model
The older style i had lasted a little over a year. It was thin and easy to stuff into the pouch and did its job. But after a year, it started becomming more duct tape then material. This newer one (silver outside, black inside) seems much better built. It is a thicker material. I could not stuff it into the original pouch mounted proving the material is a little thicker, But a little adjustment fixed that. I have it for 2 months now, and it is still holding strong, even the elastics are still elastic and not all stretched out. Down here in South Mississippi, covers are a need unless you want 1st degree burns on your bum. Good quality and product for the price, will buy again when this one wears out.
June 15, 2015
Good Quality; Bike Protection can be Subjective
The cover seems to have good build quality and certainly works as advertised. That is, it protects the bike from rain and sun. The trouble is that where the edges touch the bike I've gotten a whole bunch of little sand like scratches. I even get scratches with clean bike and clean cover. Where the cover goes over the back top case all is fine (just black non-polished plastic) but up front my bike's radiator out vents look like a brillow pad was run over the paint. I'd imagine with a different bike configuration where the cover edges aren't touching any painted areas of the bike, this cover would be great. It's just not great for me.
May 6, 2015
Large fits 2014 KTM 1190r
I'm not sure of the Durability as I have just gotten it but it seems to be made well. The main reason for the review is to let you know that the size large does fit a KTM 1190r. I'm not sure if it's big enough to cover the panniers (which are not in yet), but it does cover the cowling to the rear rack which is what I was looking for. I'll try to up load a picture when I get one.
February 19, 2015
Better than expected
I commute to work 5 days a week and my bike sits in the sun all day. I got this cover hoping that it slows down the fading of the anodized parts on my bike and the other damaging affects of the sun.
I got a size medium to cover my 2013 ZX10R. Great fit on the bike, nice and snug like I had hoped. Easy to carry since it folds up nicely and it stores neatly in it's own bag. It doesn't even take a minute to put it on and it comes off just as easily. That is including taking it out of it's bag unfolding when I park and folding it back up to store it before I leave.
It seems very durable. Hopefully it will last through another summer. I definitely feel it is worth getting.
February 6, 2015
excellent protection though haven't tested in snow yet (thank goodness)
We've been using these Half-covers for a few months now. They have Velcro straps that fasten under the front fender and loops for the footpegs (front and rear). We got the medium size to fit on our KTM 500 and Husky TE250, so not big bikes. The covers fit well though the footpeg loops need to stretch quite a bit (and they do) to reach the pegs but they do a good job of keeping the covers fitting tightly. Neither of our bikes have rear pegs so have no idea how those fit. In heavy rain and dew, there's been no dampness (rain or condensation) under the covers, nor frost. In winds up to 40mph, the covers have been fine! With our dirt bikes' high exhausts, we can't put the covers on until cool but that's not the covers' fault. We leave (empty) soft luggage on the bikes and the covers wrap around them well. Each cover comes in a fanny pack-style stuff bag if you use those, we don't but two covers in a compression bag are about the size of a softball; perhaps could be smaller but we don't have a smaller compression bag. I rated the Comfort section high because it's nice not to have frost or a wet seat in the morning. Style is high because the cover pattern is well fitted to the bikes even with hand guards and soft luggage. Protection and Durability is high due to the waterproofness and lasting in the winds. Air Flow is high due to no dampness underneath. Features is dinged one because every time I stretch the loops over the pegs it feels like they're going to break; I think a less stretchy but sturdier material would be better. Bang for the Buck is very good as the covers are much lighter, portable, non-condensing, and fitted than a cheap blue tarp with bungee.
January 26, 2015
Quality has gone downhill
I previously had one of these for 3-4 seasons, and it worked great. When that one wore out, I bought another in the same size. Not only was the new one too small, but the manufacturer had done away with the soft liner on the inside. So I ordered one in the correct size, but it only lasted a season (2014) before it had torn laterally in two places. I will not buy another one.
December 25, 2014
This product fits Victory Cross Country Tour
I couldn't find a half cover that was made specifically for a Victory Cross Country Tour. I gambled on the Nelson-Rigg UV-2000 based on a blog I read that it would fit. It fit perfectly even with my optional touring windshield. I used the cover every day on a three week trip and it held up great.
November 17, 2014