Accessories that Bikers, Want, Need or Must Have

Recently bought yourself some new wheels? Whether you're just starting your motorbiking journey or have been motorbiking for some time, there's a list of accessories that are essential for every biker.

Many people use biking as a form of everyday transport whilst others use it more as a hobby.

Motorbiking is a great way to travel, whether it’s for a short commute or to hit the road on the weekend and explore the countryside. You can really feel the speed when you are exposed to the elements, and it can be very exhilarating.

So, what do you need exactly? Whether you've bought a Harley Davidson  or even a dirt bike, here is a list of accessories every biker needs.

Motorcycle Backpack

Want to ride in comfort? A motorcycle backpack is a great way to haul your belongings while on the road. There are a variety of motorcycle backpacks available, such as simple daypacks and messenger bags, right through to waterproof touring rucksacks. You can also get motorcycle backpacks in different materials, shapes, and sizes to suit any budget. Pop your water bottle in and anything else you need, and that's it - you're all set!

Crash Protectors

Crash protectors or 'crash brungs' are stoppers that can be bolted onto the outside of your bike. They work to protect the bike's bodywork and engine in the unfortunate event that your bike ends up taking a hit on its side. Crash protectors are one of the more essential bike accessories as opposed to a nice-to-have as they protect your bike's exterior in higher speed crashes.

Phone Mount

Consider a phone mount if you want your phone at your fingertips while on the road. You'll want to ensure that the phone mount is securely mounted; otherwise, you risk losing your smartphone. A phone mount is great if you want to use apps like Google maps for directions. However, make sure t avoid using your phone for anything else but navigating whilst riding, as it may be unsafe to do so.

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Motorcycle Ear Plugs

The outdoors can get noisy, especially if you bike down busy roads and through high-speed traffic. Motorcycle earplugs like those offered by Shure are great for bikers who want peace on their daily travels. The plugs block certain frequencies and help you hear better on your journey, as travelling at high speed through the air can damage your hearing over time. Protecting your hearing with earplugs is a need if you're a frequent biker who enjoys driving down busy roads.

Portable Tool Kit

Suppose you're the kind of biker who likes to do maintenance and repairs themselves. Then a portable tool kit should be on your garage shelf. When you're a bike owner, you should always expect the unexpected. It's always better to be prepared, right? Many portable tool kits can help in case of minor issues and accidents, but remember to always take your bike for regular checks to your mechanic to avoid any serious accidents.

Motorcycle Jacket

Besides being incredibly stylish for bikers, motorcycle jackets are another must-have essential for any avid biker. Not only do they look great, but they offer vital protection for your upper body whilst you’re riding along open roads.

There are two primary forms of motorcycle jackets - leather and textile. These can fall into one of the four major motorcycle categories: Cruiser, Racing, Street, and Adventure Touring.

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A leather jacket will not only offer protection, but it is also a fashion statement which is popular among rockstars, like none other than Motorhead. One can even delve further into the theme by enjoying the Motorhead video slot, which is based on this legendary rock and roll band. However, if the rock/metal angle is not for you, then go for textile and something which is less flashy.

Global Hotspot

Do you find yourself travelling far and wide and sometimes unable to get a signal?

If so, you'll know how frustrating it is, not to mention unsafe in an unfortunate accident. A global hotspot is a wireless router that travels with you wherever you go. They tend to be powered by batteries so that you can charge them at home. These devices are compact and lightweight and can easily fit into your backpack or pocket. A global hotspot device brings the internet to your phone, tablet, or laptop, no matter where your journeys take you. It's the invention bikers never knew they needed!


If you need help finding any of the above items, your local car shop or mechanic will be able to help. Remember, biking should be fun but equally as safe, so make sure you have the essentials to gear up for biking success.

Author - Aleksandra Djurdjevic
Aleksandra Djurdjevic          

Senior Content Creator

Aleksandra Djurdjevic is a senior writer and editor, covering motorcycle adventures, biker tips and tricks and general exploring on two wheels. She has previously worked as ESL teacher for English Tochka. Aleksandra graduated from the Comparative Literature department at the Faculty of Philosophy in Serbia. Aleksandra’s love for the biking and adventure, getting out on the open road, year after year across the planet helps her continue to be a top expert at RMJ.


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