It keeps the seat dry, and it hides the electronics. My gps, V1, etc. are locked to the bike, but out of sight, out of mind. Also, it allows you to lock the helmets and jackets to the seat then cover it all up. We've done that many times when doing tourist stuff rather than lugging all that gear around.mdm_rides said:With no intention of sounding like a smart "A" I have to ask, if we are on the road, why are we covering them? After a couple days, they are already dirty and the motel has loaner towels for the seat and windshield if needed.