We all love treating ourselves to new accessories for our beloved bikes. With all the new gadgets, gizmos, tools and upgrades that pop up seemingly every day, it can be difficult to keep up.
That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of our favourite motorcycle accessories for 2021, featuring all of the best new tools that we’ve been using regularly so far this year.
Muck Monkey – Chain Brush
One of our favourite quality-of-life tools, the Muck Monkey chain brush is the best way to clean debris from your bike’s chain. Oil build up, grit and any other dirt, the Muck Monkey’s four brush design makes quick work of anything caught in the nooks and crannies of your chain. Designed for regular use, this chain brush uses a mixture of short and long durable bristles to remove even the most stubborn dirt.
Best Motorcycle Locks
While no lock is perfect, investing in a proper motorcycle lock acts as both a deterrent for would-be thieves, and also provides you the peace of mind that your bike will still be there when you come back. Our favourite is the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit bike lock. While it’s pricey, its heavy construction should, in theory, provide the best levels of protection. A slightly cheaper alternative to this is the Oxford Products Chain Lock. Remember that with your bike locks, investing in a proper heavy-duty lock is always the way forward.
Best Helmet Cameras for Motorcyclists
We think that every motorcyclist should invest in a helmet camera for two distinct reasons: showing off all the awesome rides that you’ve been on, and protecting yourself in an accident.
Our favourite helmet camera is the GoPro Hero 9 Black – fully waterproof and incredibly rugged, GoPro have proven themselves to be experts in active cameras. Now, this camera is expensive, but we really believe that you get what you pay for with a piece of kit as good as this.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the GoPro, we recommend the Drift Ghost X.
Wheel Monkey – Motorcycle Wheel Roller
The Wheel Monkey wheel roller is a roller stand for motorcycles that is the perfect aid for cleaning your wheels and chains. If you’ve ever had to laboriously roll your bike back and forwards when cleaning, you’ll appreciate this piece of kit. Suitable for all motorcycles up to 226kg, the Wheel Monkey wheel roller has a non-slip base to ensure that your bike’s going nowhere throughout the cleaning process.
Oxford EL801Z Heated Grips
There’s nothing worse than your hands going numb on a chilly morning ride. Getting some universal-fit heated grips is, undoubtedly, the answer. Designed to keep your digits toasty while still providing the responsive drive that you’re used to, the Oxford EL801Z Heated Grips have proven to be our favourite choice for year-round warmth.
Belt & Chain Monkey – Motorcycle Belt & Chain Tensioning Tools
We’ve spent an ungodly amount of time tediously tinkering with our belt and chain tensions. Fortunately, the Belt Monkey Tensioning Tool and the Chain Monkey Tensioning Tool remove all this tedium. Designed to help you achieve your perfect tension in moments with minimal knowledge, these tools are perfect for beginner riders and seasoned mechanics alike.
Not only are these tools designed to set your tension, but they can also help you check whether your chain or belt is too tight or too loose.
The Best Seat Cushion for Motorcycles
Imagine climbing off your bike after a long ride and your bum wasn’t completely numb – what a luxury! Some factory seats simply aren’t as comfortable as we’d like, so add a little cushion for your derrière and thank us later. We recommend the AirHawk-2 Cruiser for ultimate gluteal comfort, but every butt is different – have a shop around and see what suits you the best.
Laser Monkey – Motorcycle Laser Alignment Tool
One of our favourite tools out of the bunch, the Laser Monkey motorcycle laser alignment tool is a truly innovative bit of kit. Designed to ensure precise and quick setting of the drive wheel, it’s never been easier to check your wheel alignment. With a simple sprocket clamp, this alignment tool allows you to check whether you’re all lined up perfectly before you set out on a ride.
Motorcycle Maintenance Products & Tools with Tru-Tension
Here at Tru-Tension, we specialise in designing and manufacturing industry-leading motorcycle maintenance products. From chain tensioning and chain alignment tools to lubricants, wax and cleaning gels, we offer a comprehensive range of maintenance solutions at affordable prices.
Whether you are an inexperienced rider, a daily commuter or a competitive racer, our products are right for all levels of enthusiast.