The Cover S (カバーS,Kabā S?), also known as Cover-S, is an Extreme Gear that appears as a Bike type in Sonic Riders and later as a Skate type in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. As a part of the Cover models of Extreme Gear, the Cover S specializes in offsetting the weaknesses that its rider may possess; in this Gear's case, it focuses on providing its rider with better acceleration and endurance over rough terrain.
This Extreme Gear first appeared in Sonic Riders, as a Bike type Extreme Gear named "Cover-S". According to its profile, the Cover-S is enhanced especially for Speed Type characters, meaning that only the Speed Type characters in the game can use it. It can be purchased at the shop for 500 Rings.
The design for the Cover-S in Sonic Riders mostly resembles that of a traditional motorcycle scooter. It is mainly colored light blue, with white and black highlights on the front and each side of the rear, a black seat, and a black floorboard.
Abilities and traits
As a Bike-type Extreme Gear, the Cover-S is more powerful, but less maneuverable and less fuel-efficient than most other types of Extreme Gears.
Due to the Speed Types possessing greater top speed that other characters in the game, but lacks better acceleration and greater endurance, the Cover-S gives good stats to boost its rider's acceleration and power in exchange for a smaller Air Tank.
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Gear that offsets the speed type's weakness with improved endurance and acceleration.
This Extreme Gear made a reappearance in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, where it was given a slightly new name, "Cover S" and had been redesigned to a Skate type Extreme Gear.
Due to its change into a Skate type Extreme Gear, the Cover S underwent a drastic redesign. As a Skate type, the Cover S resembles greatly a pair of rollerblades. It is highly detailed with three shades of blue; it has regular blue metal accents on the rims of the soles, the top and across the tongue and a sky blue and powder blue surface with white streaks. It also has small glass-like domes covering the mechanical workings on the soles.
Abilities and traits
As a Skate type Extreme Gear in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the Cover S is a little less powerful than most Extreme Gears, but is instead more agile. It can grind in Grind Areas by default and can side at high speed. Like in the previous title, Cover S has above has average Dash and Power stats to increase the rider's acceleration and endurance.