Motorcycle Gadgets For Riding in 2021

Motorcycle Gadgets: While motorcycles as a whole have gone a long way since their beginnings more than a century ago, there are still a number of areas where they may be improved. Recognizing this, a number of enterprising people and businesses have set out to address these concerns, improving safety, dependability, convenience, and fun in the process.

Motorcycle Gadgets: BATTERY TENDER USB CHARGER

BATTERY TENDER USB CHARGER
BATTERY TENDER USB CHARGER

While most modern bikes, including cheap and beginner-friendly versions, come with one or more USB connections for charging mobile devices, the same cannot be true about antique motorcycles (or the vast majority of motorcycles in existence for that matter). This handy and reasonably priced gadget attaches straight to a motorbike battery’s harness (SAE lead) and provides a USB charging connection for any bike.The device may be used to power a motorbike GPS unit, action camera, or comm system in addition to charging a smartphone or tablet. While the charging port doesn’t have an official ingress protection grade, it does have an attached detachable cover that protects the electrical components within. It’s worth mentioning, though, that this product also requires Battery Tender’s SAE Quick Disconnect Harness, which is only $5 or $6 more. The USB connection can also be quickly removed thanks to the QD harness, so you won’t have to worry about it being swiped if your bike is left parked on the street overnight.

Price:$11

Motorcycle Gadgets: EATSLEEPRIDE CRASHLIGHT SERVICE

EATSLEEPRIDE CRASHLIGHT SERVICE
EATSLEEPRIDE CRASHLIGHT SERVICE

The Crashlight service from EatSleepRIDE transforms cellphones into digital guardians for motorcyclists. The Crashlight service can automatically identify motorcycle collisions using the sensors on a smartphone and a sophisticated algorithm developed after a lot of testing and R&D. If an accident is detected and the rider is unresponsive, the rider’s coordinates are immediately relayed to a designated emergency contact(s), who can then seek emergency medical assistance. Although this is a premium feature, it only costs $15 a year, or less than a penny per day.And, given that Crashlight has already saved actual lives since its introduction, we believe it is an investment that every motorcycle rider should make, whether they commute every day or only ride a few times a year. The smartphone app also recognises when you hop on your bike to go for a ride and monitors your progress, capturing your GPS route, speed, elevation, and lean angle at any point during your ride. You can also share routes with other ESR app users, as well as browse rides and routes that others have uploaded – a wonderful resource for finding some of the best riding roads in the world.

Price:$15

Motorcycle Gadgets: EARPEACE MOTO EAR PLUGS

EARPEACE MOTO EAR PLUGS
EARPEACE MOTO EAR PLUGS

At motorway speeds, wind noise inside a motorbike helmet may easily reach 100 decibels, which can be hazardous and lead to irreversible hearing loss in as little as half an hour. While conventional earplugs address this problem, they significantly reduce situational awareness by preventing motorcyclists from hearing important noises while on the road. The EarPeace Motorcycle Ear Plugs were created to address this issue, and they use a patented noise-canceling filter technology that reduces ambient wind and engine noise while allowing screaming tyres, horns, and other essential noises to be heard, ensuring situational awareness.Premium, hypoallergenic, medical-grade silicone is used to create the plugs. Each set comes with a trio of dual-flange plugs and high-fidelity filters with three different degrees of protection: Medium, High, and Max (SNR 17, 20, and 26). In addition to on- and off-road riding and motorsports, the EarPeace Ear Plugs are also ideal for concerts, construction, and carpentry. However, they should not be used as ear protection when discharging a weapon.

Price:$25

Motorcycle Gadgets: HELMETLOK II HELMET LOCK

HELMETLOK II HELMET LOCK
HELMETLOK II HELMET LOCK

A quality motorcycle helmet is definitely worth the cost since it protects your brain, but after spending a significant amount of money on a top-notch brain bucket, the last thing you want to do is leave it unattended on your bike while you’re gone. The Helmetlok II is a really simple and uncomplicated piece of equipment that helps protect your lid from being snatched. The lock connects to a helmet’s D-rings (or ratchet) using a four-digit code, and its complete aluminium and zinc-alloy design helps it survive grinders and hacksaws, as well as the weather.This second-generation locking carabiner is intended to fit around a chassis or subframe and features a rubber coating that protects your helmet without damaging your bike. We feel obligated to point readers that, despite destroying whatever (resale) value a helmet may have, we know from personal experience that these locks will not prevent criminals from cutting off the section of the helmet strap that is locked down. Even so, it’s a lot safer alternative than simply leaving your helmet on the seat, tank, or handlebar.

Price:$30

SIGNAL DYNAMICS BACKOFF XP BRAKE LIGHT MODULATOR

SIGNAL DYNAMICS BACKOFF XP BRAKE LIGHT MODULATOR
SIGNAL DYNAMICS BACKOFF XP BRAKE LIGHT MODULATOR

It’s critical for riders to take proactive efforts to reduce the risk of an accident or injury while riding, and although this involves wearing suitable gear and receiving adequate training, it also includes doing what you can to increase your ability to be seen by other vehicles while on the road. The BackOFF XP Brake Light Modulator from Signal Dynamics is based on this concept. When a bike’s stock brake/taillight is connected to this module, the front or rear brake will frequently flash instead of merely lighting up, making you and your bike considerably more visible.The BackOFF XP module, which is fully weatherproof and equipped with solid-state electronics, can operate in one of two modes: flashing three times and then returning to the steady stock glow; or a triple flash followed by 3.5 seconds of steady glowing before repeating for as long as the brake is activated. We’d say that alone makes this sub-$50 product worth the investment, especially if you don’t live in a region where lane-splitting is legal. Being rear-ended by a car is one of the most dangerous situations a motorcyclist can face, and because this product reduces the likelihood of that happening by better grabbing drivers’ attention, we’d say that alone makes this sub-$50 product worth the investment, especially if you don’t live in a region where lane

Price:$48

GARMIN ZUMO TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR

GARMIN ZUMO TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR
GARMIN ZUMO TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR

Modern tyre compositions may provide huge amounts of grip, but they must be at the right temperature to provide maximum traction. Tires must be adequately inflated (to the manufacturer’s suggested level, generally about 30-35psi) to achieve these ideal temperatures. Tires that are properly inflated will also provide greater mileage, shorter braking distances, and more uniform wear. This Garmin gadget allows you to keep a careful watch on the pressure in your tyres, making it much easier to maintain proper pressure at all times. These smart tyre pressure monitoring gadgets, which look like regular valve caps, send data to Garmin’s Zumo moto GPS units, which may then disseminate it.These valve-stem-covering devices are powered by tiny disposable batteries that last around 18 months before needing to be replaced, making them ideal for commuting and travelling. The product’s long battery life is due to its ability to stay in low-power mode until it detects movement, at which time it wakes up and begins transmitting data. Garmin sells these components individually, with clearly labelled numbers (stickers) for simple identification.

Price:$70

SOEASYRIDER WIRELESS CHARGER

SOEASYRIDER WIRELESS CHARGER
SOEASYRIDER WIRELESS CHARGER

Wireless charging has become the new norm for smartphones, and SoEasyRider believes that bikes should not be an exception. As a result, the global corporation has developed a wireless charging case designed particularly for bikes, despite the fact that the company has been operational for more than 20 years and was the first to produce a motorcycle GPS mount. This Qi case has a zippered front with a tactical window and unique zipper pulls to fit smartphones up to 6.3″ in size. Even if you go shiny side down, the phone is totally safe while closed and difficult to fall out or tumble.While a smartphone is within the charger, the transparent glass allows you to access turn-by-turn GPS instructions or preview calls or texts. The gadget comes with a handlebar-mounted charger with weather protection, but the firm also offers extra ball, arm, and ring mounts that allow the charger to be put nearly anywhere in the cockpit. The package also comes with four alternative wireless charging adapters: Lightning (iPhone), Type-c, Micro USB, and inverted Micro USB, allowing it to operate with almost every smartphone on the market today.

Price:$142

ANTIGRAVITY MICRO-START XP-1 POWER SUPPLY

ANTIGRAVITY MICRO START XP 1 POWER SUPPLY.
ANTIGRAVITY MICRO START XP 1 POWER SUPPLY.

Motorcycle batteries are typically tiny, which helps to save weight but may also result in a dead battery if left unused for a few weeks. Antigravity, a leading moto Lithium-ion battery manufacturer, has a solution in the Micro-Start XP-1 Power Supply, a little device with enough energy to jump a dead bike battery. The portable power bank is 6.75″ x 3.25″ x 1″ and weighs less than a pound. It has a 12,000mAh battery with 400 peak amps. This gadget has a regular 12V port, a 19V port for laptops, and numerous USB ports for charging mobile devices in addition to being able to jump a dead motorbike battery.A five-LED battery level indicator, built-in overcharge protection, and an integrated 110-lumen LED flashlight with several light settings are also included in the gadget. A set of mini jumper clamps, a variety of universal cables, including Micro-USB and Lightning cords, a wall outlet charger, a (12V) cigarette lighter charger, and an organised carrying case that neatly stores everything and fits easily beneath a seat or in a tail compartment are all included in the kit.

Price:$150

MOTOGADGET M-LOCK RFID IGNITION LOCK

MOTOGADGET M LOCK RFID IGNITION LOCK
MOTOGADGET M LOCK RFID IGNITION LOCK

Keyed ignitions are quickly becoming a thing of the past in the automobile sector, and while this shift has yet to fully take hold in the two-wheeled arena, the moto electronics gurus at Motogadget have sped up the process with their m-Lock RFID Ignition Lock. A digital RFID-enabled key fob and a tiny circular receiver make up the product. The device comes to life when the transponder (included in the key fob) is pushed to the receiver (or held within 1.6″ of it), allowing the receiver to be buried behind the bodywork and out of sight.Each unit has a unique code to maximise security and is equipped with tamper-resistant RFID (radio frequency identification) technology. Aside from everything needed to connect the device — around 20 inches of wiring, a 12V relay, and M3 threaded mounting holes — the package comes with a single master key fob that can be duplicated, as well as a secure valley-style key fob. For people who aren’t familiar with wrenching or wire setup, installation might be a little hard, however it can certainly be done properly at your local shop.

Price:$159

SCOTTOILER ESYSTEM ELECTRONIC MOTO CHAIN OILER

SCOTTOILER ESYSTEM ELECTRONIC MOTO CHAIN OILER
SCOTTOILER ESYSTEM ELECTRONIC MOTO CHAIN OILER

Chain maintenance is one of the most essential elements of motorcycle maintenance, and while it isn’t difficult to accomplish, it does need frequent attention, which may be inconvenient. The Scottoiler is intended to take over chain lubrication responsibilities, ensuring that your final drive system is always fully oiled without you having to raise a finger. The current edition of the Scottoiler attaches to a bike’s final drive system with an oil dispenser and reservoir, and benefits from various software upgrades and hardware modifications for 2020. A digital LED display mounts in the cockpit and displays current temperature measurements as well as oil-dispersion levels, the latter of which may be adjusted.

Chain maintenance is one of the most essential elements of motorcycle maintenance, and while it isn’t difficult to accomplish, it does need frequent attention, which may be inconvenient. The Scottoiler is intended to take over chain lubrication responsibilities, ensuring that your final drive system is always fully oiled without you having to raise a finger. The current edition of the Scottoiler attaches to a bike’s final drive system with an oil dispenser and reservoir, and benefits from various software upgrades and hardware modifications for 2020. A digital LED display mounts in the cockpit and displays current temperature measurements as well as oil-dispersion levels, the latter of which may be adjusted.Even if the battery dies or the gadget is removed from the power source, the current edition of the product is self-calibrating and retains any user-established settings. A non-electric version is also available, as well as an electric version without the digital display for $50 less. Even with a Scottoiler, a bike’s chain has to be adjusted and cleaned on a regular basis, albeit it’s still a fantastic little device.

Price:$250

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