2013 is proving to be a great year for hot motorcycle accessories. From parts for your bike to gear for riders, accessories are all the rage this year.
Let’s start with your ride. Here are some of the most popular upgrades for bikes right now:
Stock seats are fine, but if you want your bike to be one-of-a-kind, custom seats provide some serious street cred. You have so many options to choose from! Maybe a nice brown stamped leather seat might set off the look of your vintage cruiser. Got a sportbike? Consider getting your seat to match your paint job. And every touring bike owner’s could benefit from upgraded gel padding for their own seat!
Think bling is just for sports cars and SUVs? Think again! Why settle for some dull-looking flywheel style rims? Upgrade to chrome, carbon fiber, matching paint, spokes, anything you can dream of! New wheels and tires will set your bike apart from the pack and can even improve performance.
Want everyone to hear your bike roar? You don’t need to buy an all-new bike (unless you want to) just upgrade the exhaust. Make a big difference in your bike’s presence, all while improving airflow and gas mileage! (And making all the stock bikes at the rally look sad and incomplete by comparison.)
Okay, so by now your ride looks sweet… fully customized, one-of-a-kind, and shinier than a new penny. What about the rider? Do you look the part? Or is your style better suited to a riding lawnmower than a screaming eagle two-wheeled freedom machine? Try these upgrades to complete your look and fully embody the rocking road warrior you were meant to be!
You know the old biker proverb, "If you have a $10 head, wear a $10 helmet." Nest your noggin in a new, properly-fitted helmet! Not only will your cranium be better protected, but a well-fitting helmet can also improve visibility and, let's face it, make you look really cool. Your wallet agrees that your head is worth $1,200? Spring for an awesome new paint job! From airbrushing to hand-stenciling, a new paint job can give you a whole new look!
We've all seen that clueless guy riding his bike in a tank top and boardshorts. (Hopefully we missed when he wiped out.) Avoid road rash by wearing full-coverage protective gear! Anyone who's ever been hit by a bug at 60 mph knows how valuable an extra layer of protection can be. You don't have to go broke to be safe. Invest in your saving your skin!
Riding in your street kicks is a HUGE faux pas. Flip-flops = no-no’s. Special motorcycle boots not only protect your tootsies from flying rocks and burns from red-hot bike parts, but they also help with shifting gears, sometimes the difference between a safe merge and an ambulance ride. These boots were made for riding. Get some
These are just a few of your many options for accessorizing your ride and your body. Check out more in CycleTrader's online parts, accessories, and gear marketplace! Place an ad for free if you're looking to clean out your garage and make a few bucks.