Motorcyclists know the thrill of the open road... and those without garages know the hassle of securing motorcycle covers to their bikes in inclement weather. For garageless riders, a host of companies have designed a variety of solutions to keep bikes dry, ranging from flimsy to whimsy.
From Japan comes this armadillo-style Cycle Shell:
For those seeking a little more structure, from Poland comes this steel Moto-Box Roller with a sliding track that locks the front wheel into place (warning, turn your sound down):For those that don't want to deal with the ergonomics of hunching over to pull the bike back out, from Germany comes the BikeBox 24, whose hinged-front design means you can both ride the bike into it and back it out while sitting on it:
Also from Germany is Die Motorradgarage, a peculiar telescoping design presumably meant for tight spaces. It features the capacity to store tools and can more or less get out of the way when you want to work on the bike:
None of these are as secure as a permanent garage, of course; these mostly appear to be solutions for those living in low-crime areas. Let's take this very basic Cervocav model from Germany, for instance:
That would be neat to have in front of your building in NYC. Since it's transparent, you could look out of your window and see if your bike has been stolen yet.
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That bikebox24 is possibly the best cover I have ever seen for a biker. And probably the best theft deterrent out there right now aswell.
I have had a Cycle She'll for years here in Hawaii. The cover is eventually degraded by the sun and will need replacing. I have done this once and it is not difficult to do. I am an old woman with a minus IQ in mechanics and I succeeded so anyone can do it. Surprised to see this listed as a Japanese company. It started out in Colorado. I would buy it again.
Hi. Is there any way to purchase the "Bikebox24", here in the United States? The only website is in German. Thank you.
Bike Box will be here in the USA in 4 months. Check it out on Facebook. Bikebox24USA.
Look for a product called SafeBay.