Motorbike Accessories you need Right Now

If high speeds and the wild wind blowing through your hair excites you, then you are definitely born to ride a motorbike. Added adrenaline rush further adds to the thrill making bike a unique vehicle for the adventure seekers. The decision of owning a high-performance bike could be quite heavy on the pocket and further addition of accessories adds to the load. But lots of useful accessories are vital for making your drive safe and exciting through your favorite terrains. Thereby, choosing correct accessories becomes critical so that you don’t end up paying more for wrong useless stuff. 


We picked up some really interesting and useful accessories that are a must buy for all the adventure seeking junkies:

 1. Helmet: The most important accessory to acquire if you are planning to buy a bike or have already bought is a good quality helmet. Investing in a branded, sturdy and approved helmet is the smartest thing that you can do. Driving bikes without helmets kill the largest number of people in road accidents worldwide. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes and 40 percent of the motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets. Not wearing a helmet can prove to be fatal and many serious injuries can be avoided by using a good quality helmet.According to WHO “Wearing a motorcycle helmet correctly can reduce the risk of death by almost 40% and the risk of severe injury by over 70%.”. So investing in a good helmet even though it might be a little expensive makes complete sense. 2. Eyewear: If you have opted for an open-faced helmet or helmet without a tinted glass, then having a good eyewear becomes critical to protect your eyes from dust, water or the glaring sun. Again, the glasses should be of good quality so that they successfully do what they are meant to do. 3. Riding gear: Having a proper riding gear is also of utmost importance if you are planning to go on nomadic rides on your stylish beast. It may initially sound totally unnecessary to you, but things like proper jackets, gloves, pants, boots etc are very important. They not only add tremendously to your riding experience but also protect you in harsh weather and on uneven terrains. Also adding arm protectors, leg protectors and armor vests are recommended on long journeys to protect you in case of any mishaps. God Forbid! 4. Toolset: Seriously, just like the helmets a well-equipped tools set is not an accessory but a necessity. It can be a lifesaver if any time your motorbike decides to break down in the middle of nowhere. In the long run, it might even save you quite a few bucks once you get familiar with your bike and get handy at repairing it yourself. 5. Camera: Now this here is a super cool accessory for your shiny new bike. If you love to capture memories while riding then INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System is one of the best buys in this array. It is reasonably priced, compact in size and comes with an aluminum DVR module, USB 3 integrated heavy-duty cable, and a dedicated protective power supply in the form of a weatherproof 12-5V DC converter. It can be effectively used in harsh weather conditions as its lens is water and dust resistant. It can be easily mounted on the bike and has many amazing features. 6. Crash protection: Road trips, either long or short might involve occasional unfortunate incidents such as crashes. Once you have protected yourself with all the necessary gear, it becomes crucial to protect your precious bike too. Protective gear like frame sliders, bar ends, swingarm spools, fork sliders etc are essential in protecting your bike even after a minor crash. This initial investment could save you from much higher expenses after any such mishap. 7. Bike covers: However useless it may sound but this humble piece can be quite handy and useful in protecting your bike from severe weather conditions when you are out on a long nomadic road trip. 8. Security system: No matter how expensive or less expensive your bike is, chances are that it might get picked up by rowdy elements someday. All sorts of bikes get stolen from all sorts of places. Protecting your precious baby gets utmost important when we know that the motorcycle theft crime record is high as compared to the theft of other vehicles, such as cars. In addition to the locks-the basic security system, nowadays a sophisticated range of security system is available. From electronic alarms to GPS tracking device everything is available in the market. Installing a security system can help keep your bike safe. Investing in accessories priority wise and on installment basis can be helpful if you are on a budget. These are just a few suggestions, go ahead and explore the world of motorcycle accessories. Happy biking!!  Author BioAshley is a former journalist who quit her job to pursue her wanderlust and meet new people around the globe. She always prioritize motorcycle trips. She tries to pen down her entire travelling experience and has been constant contributor to (Click the link and follow the author)  

INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System Was Installed on BMW R1200RT LE (Type R12WT) 2015

Recently,  we have received the installation share from Les who has installed INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System on his BMW R1200RT LE (Type R12WT) 2015, saying that he was pleased with the quality of the videos from the C5.

Also, he shared an idea of modified Industrial Velco fitment which is used to better avoid the vibrations of the videos.

We appreciate all the share from him and wish y’all read the blog ride safe and enjoy the way.

Sharing makes fun! 


The full image of the bike:

 The camera : The close up of the len : The DVR : The close up of DVR :The Industrial Velco fitment :   The close up of modified Industrial Velco fitment:Click the link for more specification of INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System :  Also, there is recording video shared from Les too :   

INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System Recording Test

Few days ago, we had done INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System Recording Test on a highway in German.  Though the road is a bit wet and there was some traffic, still able to do the test. There are three videos. The first one is a acceleration of 0-220 recording video, the following one is 200-250 acceleration recording video, and the last one is a short clip of recording video. The riding is legal because there is no speed limit on that part of the Germany highway. Hope y’all enjoy the videos and share with us.  Episode One | Acceleration of 0-220 Recording Video Episode Two | Acceleration of 200-250 Recording Video   Episode Three | Short Clip   More details of INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System 
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Instalacion Camara INNOVV C5 en BMW R 1200 GS LC

This is the INNOVV C5 installation shared by our Spanish customer– Rafa   “Recientemente he contactado con la fábrica de cámaras tipo “dashcam” de INNOVV para moto, quad, etc. lleva varios en el mercado de USA con buenos resultados, por youtube hay bastantes videos de grabaciones. Concretamente se trata de la INNOVV C5, consta de una cámara, transformador y unidad de control. La cámara y la unidad son impermeables y de construcción bastante sólida. …”  More details, click below link:

INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System Install on BMW R1200GS

We recently received two INNOVV C5 motorcycle cameras to test on our fleet off tour and rental Motorcycles in Australia. Our first impressions of the C5 units when we opened the boxes were that they are very solid and compact units. There is a camera, a recorder unit and a wiring harness along with mounting hardware and even a micro SD/ USB card reader supplied in the kit.    We have now installed the camera systems on two BMW motorcycles, an R1200 GS that is used as a ride leader bike on our Compass Expeditions Motorcycle Tours and my own BMW F800GS which is used as a daily commuter as well as for desert touring and as a bit of fun off roading in the Australian Bush. Our company mechanic installed the camera system on the R1200 GS in around half an hour and has done a very neat job of it. With my limited mechanical ability it took me a little longer (about 45 minutes) and perhaps the result was a little less neat. We thought that we would write this report to assist others to installing their own INNOVV C5 camera systems. Laying out the wiring loom was the first step, with the red wire to the positive terminal of the battery and the black wire to the negative terminal that part was easy enough.  There is a third, yellow, wire that needs to be tapped into a circuit that is live only when the motorcycles ignition is switched on.   On BMW motorcycles the from “Park” light is always on when the bike is on so that was our choice of circuit but you could also use the tail light or any other switched power source. The INNOVV website has comprehensive installation instructions. Once everything was connected and in place cable ties were used to secure everything in place. To connect to the switched circuit we simply scraped away a small section of the insulation from the wire and soldered the yellow wire to it then sealed the connection with electrical tape. Next was to find an appropriate place to mount the Camera to the bike.(As the above photos).For the R1200GS it was an easy task as there was a camera-mounting bracket included in the kit. The bike is fitted with crash bars that had a perfectly located hole to secure the mounting bracket to witch placed the camera pretty much where we wanted it.  We have had these bikes out on tour across Australia, in the desert the Bush and in traffic to test the units and will have examples for you soon. ABOUT COMPASS EXPEDITIONS, Can click photo link to learn more details,