Motorcycles work great with gadgets and, if you are like your many other motorcyclist peers, you are very open to using the neat little gizmos. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a list of some of the most popular motorcycle gadgets.
A multi-tool with sockets
There aren’t too many more useful things for a motorcyclist than this gadget. Of course, having a complete toolkit in your garage goes without saying, but it’s not as if hauling the entire thing around in your saddlebag is the most practical of ideas. Although a pocket-sized multi-tool with sockets isn’t really a replacement for a garage toolkit, it is more than enough for quick roadside fixes. These usually come with six hex wrenches of various sizes, a combo open-end wrench, sockets and a socket driver. This is a pocket-sized lifesaver!
A radar and laser detection system
Although making sure that you abide by the outlined speed limits is of essence, one thing’s for sure – speeding tickets suck! In fact, they are expensive even before the court costs, lawyer fees, increased insurance premiums and the time it takes to get everything settled. Besides, there is no real honor in speed traps – they are designed to catch you speeding, not prevent you from it. Although there are many ways to avoid speeding tickets, a radar and laser detection system is by far the most reliable one. The TPX Radar and Laser Detection System is one of many devices designed specifically for motorcycles. The system is water resistant and comes with a Visual Alert system that you can mount wherever you want on your bike!
A GPS system
Everyone is using GPSs nowadays for a reason – they are convenient, cheap and, above all, extremely useful. Of course, getting your regular GPS device is completely out of the question – in addition to the fact that the majority of these devices aren’t water-resistant, they are simply too robust for your bike. Garmin’s Zumo 350LM is the solution here – it comes with a motorcycle-specific mount that enables quick releases and reconnections, a touchscreen that is easy to read and, even more importantly, it is glove-friendly. Oh yeah, of course it’s also water-resistant!
Your everyday backpack simply won’t do the trick, unless you really don’t care about the stuff that you’re carrying inside. If you are like most of us, you’re going to need something better than a standard nylon or canvas backpack that flaps around in the wind and makes for extremely unpleasant rides. You’ll need something like the Ogio No Drag Mach 3 backpack, which comes with a hard, aerodynamic shell to help the airflow and provide protection for you stuff inside. Moreover, the hip belt buckle is off-center, which means that the designers have thought about your gas tank – the buckle won’t scratch it!
A warm jacket
The downside of riding a motorcycle is weirdly its upside too – you are always out in the open. Now, while this means more control over your vehicle, a better view and an actual feeling that you are participating in traffic, it also brings weather conditions to the table. Suncity Yamaha has a huge choice of off road riding gear like comfortable and warm jackets which really helps your skin breathe. Additionally, here you can get gloves, helmets and everything you need to make sure that you’re warm and dry on the road, regardless of the weather conditions.
A quality helmet of the future
There is nothing more important than making sure that your head is always safe on the road, and an ordinary “brain bucket” doesn’t really inspire confidence. The Skully AR-1 helmet was to be equipped with a rear-facing 180-degree camera integrated with an in-visor HUD system, in addition to being safe and looking extremely cool! Unfortunately, this concept is dead and, although it could still rise sometime in the future, there are many other quality helmets available out there. Keep in mind that being safe is always more important than looking cool!