Gadgets bring the Best Greatest Motorcycle Gadgets community together: no matter what type of bike we ride, we all love ’em, and most of us can never have enough. If you’re just starting to build your gadget arsenal, here are ten that you need to include. All of these items (except one, and there’s good reasons for that) are available here at BikeBandit.
Top Our Pick: 10 Best Greatest Motorcycle Gadgets In 2020 Reivews
1. BikeMaster Multi-Tool With Sockets
Yes, you absolutely should have a complete motorcycle tool kit in your garage. Instead, every rider should have a good pocket-sized multi-tool, and BikeMaster has created a good one: their Multi-Tool with Sockets has just about everything you might need for a quick roadside fix.
2. BikeMaster Tire and Tube Flat Repair Kit
Deep down, all riders share one fear: getting a flat in the middle of nowhere. Along with a complete array of tire and tube repair accessories (a complete patch kit as well as the necessary hand tools for the job), it comes with 4 small CO2 canisters to re-inflate a flat.
3. Icon Urban Motorcycle Tank Bag
The Urban Tank Bag is one of the most innovative, and useful, tank bags ever designed– a magnetic-mount tank bag, backpack, and helmet carrier, all in one. Now you can take your essentials along for the ride without having to worry about where to store them when you’re off the bike. Simply untuck the exclusive shoulder straps and helmet cradle, and you’re good to go.
The Icon Urban Tank Bag is made out of water-resistant 420 deniers ripstop nylon, with four powerful magnets embedded inside padded compartments to hold the tank bag in place, all padded by an outer lining of neoprene to prevent scratching your motorcycle’s finish. A roomy 16″ X 14″ X 8″ expandable compartment holds all your gear, but the best part is, integrated shoulder straps turn this bad boy into a backpack so you can take it wherever you go off the bike too!
4. Sena 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System
Sena is one of the most dominant names in the world of Bluetooth communication devices for motorcycle riders, and they’ve been making and refining these things from the very beginning. They have a diverse product line with something for every kind of rider, but their Sena 20S is their state-of-the-art model, with the latest Bluetooth 4.1 technology, up to 8 riders on a single network, and an impressive 1.2-mile range.
The 20S includes a cool feature called “audio multitasking,” which creates a seamless blend of your audio transmissions, so it doesn’t create an annoying abrupt “break” when switching from one feature to another, and the jog dial and hands-free voice activation make this one of the most user-friendly devices there is in the sometimes overcomplicated market of Bluetooth communicators. A communicator is an essential gadget for riders these days, and with 4.9 stars in our on-site reviews, the Sena 20S is one that is guaranteed to please.
5. Garmin 220 Zumo GPS System
If you want a GPS system for your bike, get the one that was designed by bikers, for bikers! The Garmin 220 Zumo is a compact, waterproof GPS system with a bright touchscreen that’s easy to use, easy to see in day or night, and lasts up to 8 hours on one charge.
6. Garmin Virb X Action Camera
Garmin made their entry into the action cam market a couple of years ago with the Virb Elite, an impressive action cam with HD specs that competed directly with the highest-end GoPro, but with unique GPS-enabled features that allowed integration between location-based data and video like never before. With the new Virb X, Garmin hits its second generation with a whole new design and even more features.
Garmin’s real specialty is GPS and navigation devices, so you know that any action camera with their name on it will be GPS enabled. That’s not all– the Garmin Virb’s killer feature is G-Metrix, an internal engine with the ability to track and record location data, such as speed, acceleration, altitude, and GPS coordinates and overlay it onto the rich, high-quality HD video the camera records– perfect for motorcycle riders!
Performance-wise, the Virb X is no slouch, recording rich wide-angle HD footage up to 1080p at 30fps, or slow-mo video of 480p at a rapid 120fps. Photo performance is a healthy 12mp at a 10fps burst, and the case is waterproof to 50 meters so bad weather is no problemo.
7. Antigravity XP-1 Micro-Start Personal Power Supply
Here’s a device that lets you do that practically anywhere– and it’ll let you jumpstart your bike to boot. The Antigravity XP-1 Micro-Start Personal Power Supply can hold enough juice to start a V8 engine, comes with a complete array of charging adapters (including mini jumper cables), and only weighs 12 ounces– the perfect size for motorcycle touring.
8. Ogio No Drag Mach 3 Backpack
If you use your bike to commute to work or school, wearing a backpack can be a drag– literally. Standard nylon or canvas backpacks can flap around in the wind, which can make for an unpleasant ride. The Ogio No Drag Mach 3 backpack has a hard, aerodynamic shell that allows for excellent airflow, and provides additional protection for the stuff inside.
9. Xena XX6 Alarm Disc Lock
It’s no secret that stealing a motorcycle isn’t terribly difficult. The Xena XX6 is one of the best; it combines a high-strength stainless steel disc lock with a built-in alarm.
10. Sena 10C Bluetooth Camera & Communication System
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve seen a lot of high-tech Best Greatest Motorcycle Gadgets gadgetry, but you might be thinking … where are you supposed to put all this stuff? Well, here’s an awesome solution that combines two of the most popular gadgets into one convenient, easy-to-use super gadget that any tech-savvy rider would love.
The Sena 10C is an innovative product that blends all the functionality of Sena’s award-winning 10-series Bluetooth communicator with a high-quality action camera, making an all-in-one product for moto vloggers, or anyone who rides with both a camera and a Bluetooth communicator.
The Sena 10C comes with top-of-the-line Bluetooth 4.1 software, weather-resistant construction, and has advanced features that only a combination camera/communication device could offer, such as recording your own voice directly onto your videos, or running the camera while retaining full functionality of your Bluetooth device while in operation. This is hands down one of the most innovative products we’ve ever seen here at BikeBandit!