As a motorcycle enthusiast, we can imagine that you are an adventurous soul who loves to spend maximum time on the road riding their motorcycle; there is something about the fresh air and the scenic beauty you get to enjoy riding alone. When you ride a motorcycle it’s almost like you become one with nature as the wind brushes against your skin! It’s just so magical we can’t describe it in words!
If you feel like getting away for the weekend you don’t really have to think much about it, all you need to do is pack a few essentials in your saddlebag and head on towards the mountains for a few days, not worrying too much about the traffic, the narrow roads or even parking! Having a motorcycle can be extremely rewarding and it comes with plenty of perks as well.
If you really think about it then the truth is that we spend maximum time on our motorcycles because that is our way of commuting to other places; whether it’s to work, social gatherings, or weekend getaways! Even the smallest of chores could mean we have to ride our motorcycle hence this feeling of attachment that we have for it!
Some people tend to save for years to get their dream motorcycle and then further save to maintain it properly! Really there is no difference between saving and caring for a car or house than it is saving and caring for a motorcycle because it all depends on what you’re passionate about!
If you are someone who is dead serious about owning a motorcycle then this article is for you because we will be discussing all the ways you can customize your motorcycle and customizing your motorcycle can be a lot of fun and maybe even therapeutic sometimes! We don’t know about you but we are constantly searching for ideas on how we can upgrade or vamp up our ride further!
Apart from getting us excited, the idea of customizing our motorcycle actually gives us a reason to save our money! We feel like we have a goal that we have to reach hence the idea of customizing our motorcycle keeps us motivated and focused!
Purchasing a motorcycle is not an easy task as a lot of prior research and knowledge regarding the different kinds of motorcycles goes into it and that is one of the reasons why motorcycle enthusiasts are so possessive about their vehicle and feel the need to constantly upgrade and maintain it. Anything that is bought with love, care, and hard work deserves our utmost attention! Also customizing your motorcycle is a way of showing and reflecting your own personality and identity. It is the same as dressing up, the kinds of clothes you decide to wear depend on the kind of person that you are; similarly, the way your motorcycle looks directly reflects on the sort of persona you have. Some people think that the kind of shoes a person wears can tell you a lot about them, well motorcycle enthusiasts would rather agree that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at the kind of motorcycle they ride!
For us personally, having a customized motorcycle helps to identify our ride easily in a crowded place! We don’t like looking around for our motorcycle in a heavily crowded parking area; we would rather be blinded by how different and unique our motorcycle is amidst all the others that it can be easily spotted from far away as well! After all, there is no shame in making a statement and standing out!
So, if you’re someone who likes to customize and pump up their rides then continue reading this article because we have some spicy ideas that you can use to upgrade your motorcycle!
Just like in a car one of the most important things, which can also become one of the differentiating things, is the color of your vehicle! A simple and subtle color can easily make your motorcycle become lost in the sea of other motorcycles or it can easily become the reason why your ride stands out in the crowd. We suggest using this opportunity to really think about how you want your motorcycle to be seen by others and how it will impact you as well, after all you are the one who is going to be riding it!
There are many factors to consider when choosing the color of your motorcycle:
Can you easily clean dirt off this color?
Will the dirt be too prominent in this color?
Will it be easy to maintain this color?
What is the resale value on this color?
How difficult will it be to get a new paint job?
Is this your favorite color?
Will this color absorb a lot of heat?
Will it be too reflective?
There are just so many factors that go into a simple thing like choosing a color that many others don’t realize or take for granted! But a true motorcycle enthusiast recognizes the time and energy that is required in even making the smallest decisions! And we suggest that you should keep in mind all the above factors and many more but eventually go with what your heart desires because after all the only thing that matters is how you feel about your ride!
Number plates are extremely important and don’t forget that! They not only serve as the identity of your motorcycle but they will be used to track your motorcycle as well! So we suggest really investing and thinking carefully about what goes onto your number plate!
It is never a bad idea to decide numbers and words that are sentimental or close to your heart! They don’t necessarily need to make sense to anyone else but you hence the reason why sometimes it can be very private! But remember if the number plate is too unique you will be attracting a lot of attention followed up by questions and queries!
Saddle bags are a very important part of a motorcycle because not only will they help you determine the kind of luggage you can carry, but also how much, where you can travel to with that luggage and also for how many days! Let us elaborate; there are different kinds of saddle bags that are designed for different purposes! It is our responsibility to research and choose according to our needs what kind of a saddle bag we should get installed on our motorcycle.
To begin with, there are two kinds of saddlebags, hard and soft, the hard saddlebags are waterproof and are more durable hence you can easily keep your electronics and valuable things in it and travel for days without having to care about the weather or chances or burglary, however, on the other hand, it can be tricky to install hard saddlebags on the motorcycle and they are also less flexible so you can’t store too many things in it.
Soft saddlebags are not waterproof and also cannot be securely locked! On the other hand they are quite spacious so you can stuff in as many clothing items in it as you want without having to care too much about ruining the shape of the saddle bag.
Choosing saddlebags is not just dependent on the above factors as there are many more things that you will need to keep in mind when choosing the best kind of saddle bag according to your need. However, the important thing is that saddlebags whether they are hard or soft can be easily customized according to your preferences!
Motorcycle safety apparel and helmets are obviously a very important part of your motorcycles because of safety reasons of course! But nowadays helmets are also very advanced and have different kinds of features in them such as you can get self-heating helmets, you can get helmets with shaded shields and even changeable shields according to the time of the day or your preference! But most interestingly helmets can be customized according to the kind of color that you want as well!
We vote for neon-colored helmets that you can be spotted wearing from far away with a personalized message written across it to really make it as special as possible!
Lights can not only help vamp up your ride but if you’re smart about how you place your lights and what colors you choose then they can also help you stay safe during dark foggy and rainy nights as well.
There are several light colors available for you to choose from for your lights and also how and where you want to place them. You can either be very classy and sophisticated about them or you can also be as loud and flashy as you want! We by the way approve both kinds!
Change Your Seat
Your motorcycle seat does not just have to be comfortable! There are other upgrades that you can get installed in them as well! For example, you can get heated seats; seats that vibrate so you can get a back massage if you get tired of sitting on them and of course you can customize the color and the material of the seats as well! The possibilities nowadays are endless!
No matter how you decide to get your motorcycle customized just remember your vehicle and its maintenance are a direct reflection of you and your personality!