Motorcycle tech is what really takes riding to the next level – and across the board, what’s available in the motorcycle space is only getting more advanced. We’ll breakdown the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos that will help make your ride even better this summer. Check out a few of our favorites below.
Promising Review: “It is not a Helmet! JARVISH is a new way to understand motorcycle riding.” – JOSE MARIA PUJOL Smart Solutions Business Unit Director at IDNEO Technologies, SLU, Barcelona (Spain)
We’ll say it time and time again – we do NOT recommend using your phone while operating your bike, but there is one exception. Navigation is important while riding, especially if you’re crossing into new territory – you need to know where to go, plain and simple. Today, smartphones are often used as GPS systems, but holding your phone while riding is unrealistic and extremely dangerous. Check out the RAM Mounts X-Grip Fork Stem Kit ($61.99). This kit allows you to attach your phone to your bike securely without scratching it. This kit can fit a variety of phone models (15+ to be exact), including the latest iPhoneX. While your phone is in the mount, you won’t have to worry about it dropping or falling off your bike.
Promising Review: “Love my RAM mount. Extremely easy to install and finished product on bike looks sleek and simple all while being extremely useful. (iPhoneX) – Travis M.
A Bluetooth headset is a must while riding. It allows you to make calls hands-free, listen to music or GPS instructions, and have intercom conversations with a passenger or fellow riders. We’re all about the latest hands-free technology and we recommend the Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset ($140.88) as a top option. This model gives you 12 hours of talk time and is designed specifically for motorcycle riders. The sound quality on the Sena is pristine and it includes a 4-way conference intercom so if there’s a detour or pothole ahead, you can warn fellow riders in your group.
Promising Review: “You can’t go wrong with the SMH-10 if you are getting into the Bluetooth helmet game. It was extremely easy to install & paired up with my phone. I recommend it to any new or even experienced riders that want a great unit that is easy to use and set up.” – Andres
We’re willing to bet you go on some pretty epic rides, and it can be hard to capture all the scenery you take in along the way when you’re leaning into that curve. That’s where the GoPro Hero 7 Black ($329.00) can help. GoPro has long been a go-to for adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies – just like you, and their new action camera is perfect for riders. One of our favorite features of the new model is its hyper smooth video stabilization. The camera can predict your movements, minimize camera shake, and delivers insanely smooth video footage. The Hero 7 Black is rugged and waterproof, so no need to worry if you get caught in a sudden rainstorm, and also has voice control allowing you to take photos and videos hands-free during your ride.
Promising Review: “Outstanding. Everything that has been advertised met my expectations by far. Image stabilization is amazing, and live features are great. Best GoPro yet!” – Antonio
Mobile Tire Inflator
We’ve all had a flat or a tire that’s looking a bit low on air while out on the road. For that very reason, it’s important to have a mobile tire inflator with you if you don’t have access to a compressor. We suggest the Slime Power Sport Tire Inflator ($41.32), which has been coined as the “world’s most versatile compact air compressor.” This air compressor is truly compact – measuring in at 3.875” W x 4.75” H – and will easily fit in just about any saddlebag. The model is capable of airing up a standard car tire in just 10-minutes and includes a convenient carrying case as well as interchangeable connectors that can adapt to any 12-volt power source.
Promising Review: “Very compact and easily fits in my saddlebag. I have used this many times on trips to keep my tires properly inflated. My Fatboy’s tires like to slowly lose air sometimes. Have used it to top off tires as well as refill other peoples flat tires to get them back on the road. I also keep one on my Yamaha Grizzly 700 and it has been a lifesaver more than once.” – J. Hines
We’re lucky to live in a time where technology is all around us and we are always stoked when new motorcycle tech comes out. What are some of your favorite motorcycle-specific gadgets? Let us know some of your top picks in the comments below.