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