2. Nelson Rigg Falcon Defender 2000 cover $74.95-$89.95


In a perfect world, all motorcycles would be parked on specially designed mats in climate-controlled garages with motorcycle-themed music playing softly in the background while two-stroke oil impregnated candles provided the mood lighting, or if the machinery is of a more sporting bent, classic GP races would be on a continuous loop as the scent of race fuel wafted through the air. However, Dad is well aware that sometimes his beloved two-wheeler needs to be parked outside, be it because the garage is temporarily filled with other stuff or maybe he’s on a multi-day tour. Either way, he needs a quality bike cover. Bonus points will be awarded to you, the gift giver, if the cover can be packed away for easy transport.

Nelson Rigg’s Falcon Defender 2000 will coddle Dad’s motorcycle with a waterproof cover made from full-strength UV-treated “Tri-Max” polyester. The electronically heat sealed seams keep inclimate weather on the outside, while Nelson Rigg’s “Perma-Venting” system keeps condensation from building up on the inside. The bike’s windscreen is protected by the cover’s soft windshield liner. The silver lower panels are heat resistant. The snug elastic bottom ensures a close fit, while one-inch grommets at the center and front wheel allow for locking the cover.

The black cover is available in sizes M-XXL (accommodating bikes as big as Gold Wings) and comes with a stuff sack for storage. Nelson Rigg offers a lifetime “No Hassle” warranty.