As any lover of motorcycling will tell, nothing beats the thrill of getting out and about on a big bike. But you can tweak things a little and improve your experience even more by adding a few accessories. We’re going to reveal some of the best ideas out there on the market right now. So, take a look and let us know what you think.
Tire and tube repair kit
OK, so let’s get started with something that all bike owner should have – a tire and tube flat repair kit. No one likes the thought of getting a flat while in the middle of nowhere. And, if you want peace of mind before heading out off-road or across vast distances, a good kit will help. Make sure you get a kit that works with your tires and keep those little CO2 canisters filled before every trip.
GPS has been a great hit with cars, but less so with bikes. However, the latest models seem a lot better than we have seen in the past. The likes of Garmin make motorcycle specific systems that are easier for cyclists to use. Make sure that your GPS is glove friendly and has big, chunky touchscreen functions on its interface.
A helmet camera can help you do a lot of things – not least prove someone has been driving dangerously, But it’s a lot more than that. You can record every single ride you take and store them for prosperity. You will also have instant access to your memories as the GoPro pretty much records exactly what you see. They are easy to attach to your helmet, and your riding experience will never be the same again.
Traveling with friends? If so, communication between bikers has never been easier than it is today. Intercom systems like sena 20s allow you to chat to your compadres as you are riding along. It’s ideal for safety, as well as the good times. You can warn your friends if you spot a potential problem ahead, and they can do the same for you. It’s taken many years for motorcyclists to have this ability – try it out and see how awesome it is.
You won’t be able to make use of all this amazing gear if you don’t have a charging system. There are plenty about on the market. But, make sure you go for one that has a broad range of adaptors. With so many devices using different sockets, a single solution that does everything will be a lot more sensible.
Bikes are easy to steal, unfortunately. However, when you are on a pit stop and taking a break, secure your bike by getting something from the top of the range of security devices. So, our last tip is to take a look at the Xena XX15 Alarm Disc Lock. It’s made from stainless steel and includes a built-in alarm that will sound off at 120 dB. That’s enough racket to put anyone off.