The only thing better than hitting the open road on your motorcycle is doing it in style with the right gear and the best gadgets! There are so many additional extras that you can add to enhance your riding experience – from helmet cameras and headphones, to more practical items like GPS systems and durable tank bags. 

The popularity of motorcycle riding has catapulted since the pandemic took over, and now more than ever, we are all appreciating our leisure pursuits, as well as considering what we can do to make them even more enjoyable. Here are six of the most popular motorcycle gadgets of 2021.

1. Astro AI Digital Tire Pressure Gauge

No modern motorcycle kit box is truly complete without the Astro Digital Tire Pressure Gauge. The Motorcycle Safety Lawyers explain that, “An over-inflated tire can pose just as much of a danger as an under-inflated one, so gauging the amount of air in your tires is an important part of ensuring a safe ride.”

This digital gauge is handy for riders who are always on the move and impatient to get their journey started. It’s affordable, accurately gauges the air pressure in your tires, and displays the amount on a simple LCD screen. It also features a backlight on both the screen and the nozzle, making checking your tires at night a breeze.

2. Nelson-Rigg Magnetic Mount Journey GPS Mate

A reliable GPS device is essential for motorcycle adventurers, and the Magnetic Mount GPS Mate by Nelson-Rigg is a solid option for fixing one to your bike. It is a sturdy device that mounts reliably to your bike, preventing your GPS from shaking or even falling off as you ride. Featuring a magnetic mount, it connects easily to your gas cylinder and is designed to leave no marks or dents when removed.

The pouch also features a user-friendly touchscreen window, and additional pockets with zippers for storing smaller items such as earphones, cards, etc. 

3. Akaso 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera

Arguably the best motorcycle helmet camera on the market, the Akaso 4K Sports Action Camera is a high definition camera featuring capabilities such as 4K 25 frames per second for photos, and another 2.7K at an impressive 30 frames per second when taking video.

Operating it is easy with the 2.4G remote wrist control that it comes with, plus, as a waterproof camera, you’ll have no worries when you’re out using it and the heavens open up for a big downpour. The battery-life is exceptional, too, and the camera is integrated with WiFi compatibility, allowing you to share and send pictures and videos in seconds. 

4. Garmin Zumo 396 LMT-S

With a user-friendly 4.3 inch touchscreen, the Garmin Zumo 396 LMT-S Motorcycle GPS is hard to beat. Features include a speed limit gauge, free live traffic and weather updates, and inbuilt compass screen. The sturdy casing is made from materials that are moisture and UV resistant.

This Garmin GPS keeps you well-informed, with regular on-screen displays notifying you of upcoming bends and twists in the road, animal crossings, traffic signals, speed changes, rest areas and more. It also features an in-built digital fuel gauge system to let you know how many miles you have covered and how much fuel you have used.

Additionally, you can sync this device to your smartphone or other bluetooth devices, such as headsets and tablets, and use it to make and receive texts and calls, and even control music settings on your phone.

5. Sena SMH10-11 Bluetooth Headset

Few things beat listening to your favorite tracks while cruising around on your motorcycle, and the Sena SMH10-11 Bluetooth Headset is a great choice in headset, and is compatible with a variety of helmets. This device features a boom mic or wired mic that fits most helmets well, as well as some universal accessories.

It is easy to install, and comes with various clamps and accessories to allow for differing installations. Adjusting volume is easy, and the device features a Jog Dial, which helps to store the specific volume of previously used files, playlists and more.

This headset is compatible with most smart devices up to a distance of approximately 890 meters, making sharing music or GPS alerts with fellow riders easier than ever. The sound quality is impressive and you can enjoy up to 12 hours of talk-time before it will need a recharge.

6. Coleman Motorcycle Tank Bag

Featuring easy mounting thanks to its moisture-proof and scratch-resistant magnetic design, the Coleman Motorcycle Tank Bag is made from durable polyester, plus an additional non-slip material at the bottom to avoid any damage to your tank.

It also features an expandable zippered compartment and a clear-top map pocket.

Final thoughts

Improving the quality of your ride by adding the latest gadgetry is half the fun, and these are just some of the most popular products being used by avid motorcyclists this year. There is no end to the additions you can make – just ensure that they are properly secured and that you always use them safely when riding.

Terry Ts

By Terry Ts

Focusing China's mobile phone and electric vehicle market, senior automotive media reporter.