R&G Superbike Cover, £43
Time used: One year
What’s good: It has an elasticated hem to keep it on the bike, plus holes to thread a security chain through. There are air vents to let moisture escape and a foam insert to protect your tank. It’s waterproof (as you’d expect), heat resistant and affordably priced.
What’s not: It’s small. R&G says it ‘fits on all modern sports bikes and most dirt bikes and supermotos’. I have to fold the mirrors back just to get it on my Kawasaki KR1S, which is tiny. I’d like to see it go on a ZZR1400.
The air vents are flaps which close of their own volition, so don’t vent much air. It’s a single plastic-coated layer without the soft lining of some covers. The foam tank protector is covered in material no less coarse than the rest of it and seems no kinder to paint.
R&G boasts it’s won an award. I don’t know how. It’s not the best cover at this price.