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Once the most technical thing on a motorcycle was the indicator relay but these days, bikes are stuffed with electronic gadgets and it seems us bikers have a thirst for tech. In these guides, we run through the best aftermarket accessories; from Sat Navs, to Bluetooth headsets, lap timers to helmet cameras to keep you up to speed.

The Best Motorcycle Dash Cams

The Best Motorcycle Dash Cams

Published: 02 October, 2019

You know and I know that motorcycles don’t really have a dash and yet the term ‘motorcycle dash camera’ is a thing people refer to. It’s because these onboard continuously recording cameras started off in the car world where they…

The Best Motorcycle Heated Grips

The Best Motorcycle Heated Grips

Published: 17 September, 2019

Heated grips are a great way to make a cold ride enjoyable and a freezing cold ride bearable. They are 12v and wire into your bike’s battery. You replace your old grips with heated ones, rather than put them over…

The Best Motorcycle Trackers

The Best Motorcycle Trackers

Published: 17 June, 2019

According to The Office of National Statistics, there were 41,000 motorcycles and scooters stolen between April 2017 and March 2018. That’s over 100 motorcycles stolen in the UK, every day. Sadly, just like in previous years, it’s unlikely that even…

The Best Motorcycle Tyre Warmers

The Best Motorcycle Tyre Warmers

Published: 16 June, 2019

Tyre warmers are worth their weight in gold. They make you less likely to crash and they maximise your track time. Obviously if you are riding your road bike to a trackday, you won’t be able to bring warmers as…

TomTom Rider 500 vs. Garmin Zumo 396

TomTom Rider 500 vs. Garmin Zumo 396

Published: 10 June, 2019

TomTom and Garmin are the biggest players in the motorcycle GPS market. They are also renowned for their always-in-competition devices. Improperly defined as mid-range, their Rider 500 and Zumo 396 appeal to most riders. They are more affordable than their…

TomTom 550 versus Garmin Zumo 595

TomTom 550 versus Garmin Zumo 595

Published: 10 June, 2019

TomTom and Garmin are heavyweight names on the motorcycle GPS scene. Their top of the range Rider 550 and Zumo 595, respectively, impress riders with a wealth of features. Like anything else, though, both devices come with their own advantages…

The Best Motorcycle Helmet Cameras

The Best Motorcycle Helmet Cameras

Published: 06 June, 2019

If you’ve ever been out on your motorcycle and tried to describe it to others, you’ll know you can’t do it justice. You want your audience to know every tight turn and how the terrain looked and felt. An action…

Garmin Zumo 595 vs 396

Garmin Zumo 595 vs 396

Published: 20 May, 2019

Garmin is one of the biggest players in the GPS industry; whether you want to explore the unknown or discover new routes, their Zumo series has been going for almost 15 years and are some of the most popular motorcycle…

TomTom Rider 550 vs 500

TomTom Rider 550 vs 500

Published: 18 May, 2019

Despite the rise of smartphone GPS apps, dedicated motorcycle sat-navs are still popular among bikers. Riding a motorcycle requires control and awareness – fumbling with a smartphone to use as a GPS doesn’t cut it on today’s increasingly busy roads….

The Best Motorcycle Sat Nav

The Best Motorcycle Sat Nav

Published: 30 April, 2019

A decade ago if you wanted to make your way around Europe by bike you had two choices to help you on your way – a paper map or a dedicated sat nav. And if you didn’t have either of…

The Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercoms

The Best Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercoms

Published: 24 April, 2019

For some people, the idea of motorcycling is to get away from it all, so the thought of riding with a pillion and having them able to talk to you might sound like a nightmare. However, with modern bikes packing…

The Best Motorcycle Lap Timers

The Best Motorcycle Lap Timers

Published: 20 April, 2019

When you’re a MotoGP rider like Valentino Rossi, lap times are everything. So it won’t come as a surprise that a MotoGP or World Superbike dashboard costs around £2,000. Factor in the additional sensors and you’re looking at around £4,000….