KIT CHOOSER

Q Which bike cover will weather the storm in the win­ter?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

My son re­cently bought a wa­ter­proof cover for his first mo­tor­cy­cle. The cover keeps the rain off, but the bike is al­ways damp un­der­neath, the cover blows about all over the place and one of the straps has al­ready bro­ken. We live near the coast, so salt spray and sand are thrown at us, as well as very heavy winds and driv­ing rain. What’s his best op­tion? Elaine Har­bour, In­stow

AKeith Rois­set­ter, In­fin­ity Mo­tor­cy­cles The R&G cover is well re­viewed and didn’t earn its Ride Mag­a­zine Best Buy tag by be­ing bad at what it does. The Held Pro­fes­sional mo­tor­cy­cle cover also boasts the Ride tri­an­gle as does the Ox­ford Rainex, which has a neat panel to put a so­lar panel bat­tery charger in, as does its heavy­duty sis­ter the Stormex.

These both have a good qual­ity belly strap to help se­cure them, but fit­ting a long bungee on top al­ways helps the cause as well. The damp­ness is prob­a­bly a re­sult of con­den­sa­tion so any one of these should over­come that as they are all breath­able. As you live by the coast I’m go­ing to rec­om­mend that a can of ACF50 cor­ro­sion in­hibitor will be a wel­come ad­di­tion as well.

£49.99 Ox­ford Rainex £54.99 Held Pro­fes­sional £45.00 R&G cover £74.99 Ox­ford Stormex

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