Rain and cold: Motorcycle cover for two-wheelers: How to protect your bike in winter

In principle, it is always better for a motorcycle to be kept in a garage over the winter so that it does not have to be exposed to local weather conditions (such as sun and rain, snow and ice).

Rain and cold: Motorcycle cover for two-wheelers: How to protect your bike in winter

In principle, it is always better for a motorcycle to be kept in a garage over the winter so that it does not have to be exposed to local weather conditions (such as sun and rain, snow and ice). However, if the owner does not have a closed place to park his vehicle, he has no choice but to park his motorized two-wheeler outdoors. So that it doesn't run the risk of rusting or being covered by a thick layer of dust, a suitable motorcycle cover is recommended. The advantages of the tarpaulin for the bike and what you should consider when purchasing it are explained in this article.

A motorcycle cover for outdoor use must be one thing above all: weatherproof. The tarpaulin should protect the motorcycle from all weather influences so that it can survive the winter unscathed. This is made possible by various factors that you should pay attention to when purchasing, such as:

In addition to the fact that a motorcycle cover keeps your vehicle dry and safe through the winter, the tarpaulin has other advantages: Since the sun shines all year round, the paint under the UV-resistant cover is protected from the sun's rays. And so that it doesn't get scratched when the tarpaulin is put on and taken off, high-quality motorcycle covers have a special inner surface (usually made of soft polyester fabric) that protects the sensitive paint.

A regular motorcycle cover is generally not washable. However, the tarpaulin should be cleaned when it is no longer needed - so that it can be used again next winter season. To do this, it is completely sufficient if you remove dust and dirt, pollen and leaves from the material. You should also inspect the cover for possible holes to ensure that it is still not letting water through. Before you fold the tarpaulin after thorough cleaning, it should be completely dry.

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