GB Racing engine cover set, £141.77
Time used: Two months
What's good: In the wide, wide world of crash protection, GB Racing is definitely one of the premium brands. Made from a nylon/glass composite "chosen for its impact and abrasion resistance", the engine cover set it sleek, solid and subtle. It fits on as quickly and as cleanly as Lego and comes with all the necessary bolts and fitting instructions. Low-sides or small drops can be overdraft-threatening nightmares. This set is one of the most stylish ways you can insure yourself against the expense.
What's not: These covers are just the tip of the iceberg, with the full "Motorcycle Protection Bundle" containing frame sliders, a chain guard and spindle protectors. You'll pay double (RRP £324.43) for the comprehensive set but if you've no other crash protection it makes the engine cover set seem slightly lacking. Ultimately, when you're paying this much for crash protection, you'll want to cosset them as much as the panels and covers themselves.