One of the most fun parts about having a motorcycle is the gadgets you can buy to go with it! Motorcycle technology has come a long way over the years, but motorcyclists still need to do everything they can to increase their safety, comfort, and visibility.
Check out some of our top recommended motorcycle gadgets below. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or the rider in your life, this is the perfect list for you!
Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Gadgets
Xiaomi Tire Inflator $54.99
Portable, compact, and rechargeable, the Xiaomi Air Inflator is the perfect tool for keeping your tires in top shape while riding. The pump features an LED/LCD display of digital air pressure, can be preset, comes with a rechargeable 2000Ah battery, and can inflate up to 150 PSI. This is one motorcycle gadget that you can take anywhere, and it can be used on cars, motorcycles, inflatable toys, and more.
The NexTool Outdoor Flashlight is a small yet powerful flashlight with emergency capabilities. The NexTool has a magnetic strip that can be attached to any metal part of you bike while you work at night. In case of emergency, the NexTool can beep at over 90db and flash warning lights. It also has an inner battery so you can charge your mobile and other devices if needed (2600mAh 3.6V). Depending on your light intensity (1000-40lm) the battery can last from 2.5 hours to a full day!
BETOOLL Tire Repair Kit $16.89
As a rider, you know how important your tires are. A flat tire can not only mean the end of a trip, but can also be a serious safety hazard. Never worry about getting stuck with a flat again with the BETOOLL Tire Repair Kit. This compact kit is packed with everything you need to quickly repair a tire puncture and get back on the road. It contains a T-handle insert tool, T-handle spiral, “L” hex key, kit lubricant, 15 repair plugs, 2 tire valve stems, and one 4-way valve stem tool. This is another gadget that works great for both motorcycles, and cars!
“Turn ordinary brake lights into an attention-grabbing strobe”
with a Signal Dynamics BackOFF XP Brake Light Modulator. Any rider knows that an inattentive driver can cause a collision, or worse — ensure that any driver on the road can see you when you stop or slow down with the BackOFF XP, featuring two different flash pattern options.
Ride Vision: $360.00+
While being visible as a rider is important, it’s even more important to be aware of what is happening on the road around you. Ride Vision is a product that perfectly combines fun and safety features. Non-intrusive mirror-mounted visual alerts notify riders of possible collision threats, while two wide-angle cameras record continuous-footage coverage and stats of your ride (which riders can access via the Ride Vision app). Best of all — the entire system works is hooked directly to the two-wheeler’s battery, which begins recording automatically when the bike is turned on and pulls the same amps as a standard phone charger!
Though this is the most expensive item on our list, the cost of the KLIM Airbag Vest is a lot less than the cost of potential medical bills post-collision. This vest is the motorcycle industry’s “first untethered airbag system” — and fits securely under most riding jackets and leathers. After purchasing the vest, riders will need to also purchase or lease the In&Motion Subscription Service to activate it. This vest is safety gear that’s worth investing in!
The perfect gadget for newbie riders, given their motorcycle doesn’t have the gear display already built into the dashboard. This nifty gadget helps you keep track of the current gear you are in, just in case you ever need a reminder. This gear indicator works with a lot of makes and models (see list in the link) and has 3 different LED indicator colors to choose from. Installing it requires basically 2 hands and a video to watch and it’s super quick to setup.
Cardo FREECOM 1 PLUS $139.95
The FREECOM 1 PLUS is “the world’s most advanced Bluetooth communication system.” This affordable and rugged Bluetooth system universally fits most helmets and features high-quality performance for all radio, music, GPS, and communication needs. Interested in an advanced model? Check out the Cardo Freecom 4 Plus — featuring voice recognition and a 4-way Bluetooth intercom communication system at a range of up to 1.2km.
GoPro HERO8 $349.99
“The most versatile, unshakable HERO camera ever.” This GoPro camera is one of the most modern models available to buy, and features three levels of stabilization, expandable mods (sold separately), the ability to live stream in 1080p, and TimeWarp 2.0. Though expensive, this brand is historically durable — but riders will need to remember to charge the system, download footage, and turn on the camera to record their favorite rides.
Motorcycle Theft Prevention Gadgets
Tracki 2020 Mini GPS Tracker $18.88+
After investing in all these cool new gadgets for your motorcycle it would only make sense that you’d want to protect it! This compact GPS tracking device fits discreetly onto all two-wheeler makes and models, and functions internationally and at unlimited distances. This model comes with an international SIM card, but a monthly subscription fee is required to activate the tracking services (long and short-term activation plans are available).
The Abus Detecto X Plus 8008 Alarm Disc Lock is made from temper hardened steel and is compact yet easy to use and houses 3D alarm technology. You’ve heard horror stories about alarms going off unnecessarily and having to wear ear plugs to replace the battery. Not so with ABUS disk locks. The 8008 uses an automatic brake disc recognition system, meaning that the alarm will not arm unless it is mounted onto the brake disc itself. You can carry this lock in your pocket or bag and it will not arm or sound.
The alarm relies on ABUS’s 3D motion detection technology, once armed and on the brake disc it will detect any motion. A warning will alert before the alarm fully sounds, perfect if you’ve parked your bike and forgotten your alarm is still on the disc. When you or a thief stand your bike up while the alarm is armed, it will sound a warning giving you time to unlock it before it fully sounds. Every movement is detected, whether the thief tries striking or attacking the lock or simply tries to lift your bike into a truck.
Motorcycle Gadgets can easily make riding more fun and more safe — but it’s important to buy products that are simple, affordable, and reliable. Check back often for more great gadget and rider gift ideas, and stay tuned for more exciting industry and Ride Vision news!