Buying gear from a dealership gets old, but looking elsewhere can lead to surprising discoveries. Whether you want to buy a gift for a biker friend or you’re looking for a new investment for yourself, here are a few options to consider.
We all know not to text and drive, but smartphones host a number of applications that make driving easier or more enjoyable. Rather than risk losing your phone while fumbling to skip a song or struggling to find an alternative route, invest in a phone mount that clips the device to your handlebars and allows it to be visible without being a distraction. This product in particular can rotate 360 degrees to allow for optimal visibility. It also features a lifetime warranty, and if while set in the mount, your device is fully insured in the case of accident or loss.
If you spend time off-roading and find your motorcycle is caked in mud, or even if it’s just not looking as clean as it was, it might be a good idea to invest in some cleaning supplies. Though not typical gear, this set includes a number of high-ranking products designed to keep your bike clean and functional.
Because safety and visibility are so important when riding a motorcycle, why not invest into reflective tires? They’ll improve visibility from the side to avoid and prevent collision with vehicles that are switching lanes and whose drivers fail to see you. These tires are a good find because until they’re hit with direct light, they appear black. Because tires have a much larger surface area than, say, your back, reflective tires will increase your chances of being seen and as a result will decrease your likelihood of getting into an accident due to low visibility.
Driving a motorcycle is dangerous business. Getting into an accident means serious injuries at best, and riding in the summer can lead to overheating. With foam built into the jacket and a design that allows for easy cooling and warmth retention depending on the weather, the FLY armored hoodie is a sound investment. The company largely designs products for motocross racers, but their latest creations seem to have a wider audience. With a sleek design that’s both functional and casual, this hoodie will make a great addition to your wardrobe while keeping you safe and comfortable.