While it used to be that the only motorcycle cover you could get your hands on was a plastic tarp, with the advance of fabric technology, now you can take your pick of breathable, weather-resistant motorcycle travel covers. In fact, some fabrics are light enough that you can fold them up into a pocket-sized case for on-board storage.
Who needs a motorcycle travel cover?
If you ride your bike and park it anywhere for a period of time—such as overnight at a hotel or in the parking lot where you work—you can give your bike extra protection with a motorcycle travel cover.
If you go on motorcycle trips, you’ll definitely want to get a motorcycle travel cover. This type of cover offers your bike protection when you’re not riding but without the bulk of a full-size, lined cover.
Why use a motorcycle travel cover?
Letting your motorcycle bake in the sun without the protection of a motorcycle cover can take a toll on your bike’s color and finish. Exposure to UV rays, ozone, and urban pollution can make your bike look dingy before you know it.
The other bonus for using a travel cover is that the cover hides your motorcycle from prying eyes. If thieves can’t readily see what type of bike you own, they’ll be less likely to steal it.
What to look for in a motorcycle travel cover
When it comes to choosing a travel cover for your motorcycle, size matters. The fabric should be thin enough to fold or roll up into a compact size but still protective enough to keep out rain and condensation.
The fabric should be breathable to avoid trapping moisture underneath the cover (such as the condensation that forms as your bike cools down). Ideally, you’ll want to choose a cover with a heat-resistant shield so that you don’t have to wait for the bike to cool down before you throw the cover over it.
Most motorcycle covers come with built-in grommets so that you can secure the cover in windy conditions or thread a cable lock through the grommets to secure the cover to your bike.
Another feature that comes in handy is a stuff sack or storage bag. This makes it easier to keep your cover in a compact bundle that takes up as little space as possible in your storage.
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