Top 5 Motorcycle Accessories You Need in Your Life

It’s no secret that if you typed in “best motorcycle accessories” into Google, you’d get presented with several million pages of results! If you’re looking to improve your time on the road with your motorbike, Google probably won’t help on that occasion.

You’re likely here reading this article today because you’ve experienced the same problem, and you just want a definitive answer. Thankfully, you won’t need to waste your time any longer because here are the five must-have motorcycle accessories you need in your life:

1. Branded Jacket

You likely have a love for your motorcycle brand, and you don’t make any secret about the fact. Sticking with that brand each time you upgrade to a new bike is one way to demonstrate your love for the brand, but what else can you do?

One other option you could consider is a branded jacket. Let’s face it: you need a decent jacket to protect you from the elements and give you some protection if things go wrong on the road.

With that in mind, why not do that in style by getting a branded jacket? For example, if you’re the proud owner of an R 1250 RT, you should consider buying a BMW Motorrad branded jacket.

2. Bluetooth-Enabled Helmet

Listening to the sound of your two-wheeled pride and joy on the road as you open up the throttle is excellent. However, the sounds of that and traffic around you tend to get overpowering and even annoying after a while.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily listen to your favorite tunes as you rode your motorbike? The good news is you can now do that with a Bluetooth-enabled helmet! All you need to do is ‘charge’ the helmet and pair it with your smartphone, and you’re good to go.

3. GPS

No-one who owns a motorcycle has an encyclopedic knowledge of all the roads and road layouts in the country or even their home town. When you’re riding your bike, your priority is to get to your destination smoothly and safely.

That’s why it makes sense to invest in a GPS device that mounts to your handlebars. Sure, you could use your smartphone and mount that to your handlebars. However, a dedicated GPS unit is better as you don’t potentially have an expensive smartphone on display.

4. Battery Charger

What happens if you only ride your motorcycle on weekends and usually drive a car during the week? Your bike will sit there with no problem, but your motorbike’s battery will start depleting during long periods of inactivity.

Thankfully, you can buy an inexpensive battery charger designed with motorcycle batteries in mind. It’s a must-have accessory you should have in your tool arsenal at home, and it’s one you can even keep with you on your bike if you ever need it away from home.

5. Heated Grips

Last but by no means least, you should invest in some heated grips for your handlebars. Your hands will always be the first part of your body that feels the cold as you ride your motorcycle, even if you wear thick gloves.

Heated grips keep your hands warm, and they’re relatively easy to install on any motorbike. They are a must-have accessory, especially if you ride your bike a lot during winter.

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Emily Muelford

Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.

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Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.