Ask any motorcycle rider and they’ll tell you that’s it’s more than just a hobby – it’s a lifestyle. Sure; your motorcycle gets you from Point A to Point B, but it’s more than that. There’s something about the sheer liberation of feeling the wind in your hair and actually being out in the open air as you ride that makes you feel as though you’re flying. Add that to the fact that as a motorcycle rider surrounded by tons of “commoners” moving to and fro in their cars, SUVs, and trucks, and you’re really a rebel.
That last fact is fun, but it’s also what can make motorcycle-riding dangerous or even deadly. Because drivers of other vehicles often aren’t on the lookout for us, that means we have to be extra aware of them. It’s not enough to simply say, “Well, if they cause an accident, it’s their fault!” when the consequence of that accident could be you or your passenger losing your life. As motorcycle riders, the responsibility rests with us to take our own lives in our hands and stay safe.
How Can a Motorcycle Backup Camera Help?
Any feature you can add to your motorcycle to make you more visible, protect you, and help you see what’s going on around you is a plus. This includes extra mirrors, but one option many riders don’t consider is a backup camera. Some insurance companies may offer a discount for installing extras like this onto your bike, but even if they don’t, you’ll save money by not being involved in accidents – in addition to potentially saving lives.
There are many motorcycle backup cameras available with a variety of different features. The most important factor to consider when shopping for a backup camera is whether or not it’s easy to use, because if you don’t use it, it’s worthless.
Affordable Safety That’s Easy to Use
There are many durable and affordable backup cameras that are easy to install and incredibly easy to use. These cameras are tiny; most riders like to place them on the bumper of their bike, while some prefer to place them on a handlebar to give them a higher bird’s-eye view of what’s going on behind them.
The image shows on a 3.5-inch pop-up screen that is mounted to the motorcycle’s body with sturdy velcro. The camera broadcasts in color and even has standard grade night vision to help you see what’s going on behind you in low-light conditions.
While the camera is waterproof, the screen is water-resistant, meaning that it can withstand a few splashes and drips, but many users like to wrap it in plastic wrap to keep it truly water-tight during use. The entire system can run off of a battery pack or be wired into the motorcycle’s 12-volt battery.
No matter what camera system or other safety devices you opt for, ride smart and be safe!