The presence of a rear-view mirror on a motorcycle is so important that French legislation requires that it cannot be driven on public roads unless it has at least one left rear-view mirror. Breaking this rule is a fine. But that doesn’t mean you can mount any mirror. Find out what the important criteria are.
Types and characteristics of motorcycle mirrors
Not all motorcycle models are suitable for every type of rider. You should choose a machine based on its ergonomics, size and comfort. For the mirrors, you must have the same sense of rigor. Indeed, there are 3 types of mirrors: adaptable mirrors, sport bike mirrors, original type mirrors. And if you wish to change your mirrors, you will have the choice between the adaptable ones which are to be preferred in case of degradation of the original mirror, the fairing mirrors specially assigned to sport motorcycles, and the original mirrors. All you have to do is get your two-wheeler model and ask an experienced salesperson for information. You can also visit dealer sites that list models by type of motorcycle, or you can find what you’re looking for at a cheaper price in a junkyard.
Important criteria in choosing motorcycle mirrors
If your mirror is defective, in bad condition or if you simply want to make modifications to your bike, choose a trendy and quality mirror to give it a wonderful look. But there are many different types available. To be able to acquire the perfect mirror, you should always refer to the characteristics of the motorcycle. Stores and online stores offer several interesting products with good design and quality. Stick to your selective criteria and don’t hesitate to compare the offers by their price/quality ratio. Opt for the mirror that best suits the appearance of your two wheels for aesthetic and practical reasons.
Motorcycle mirror accessories
You can decorate your mirrors by adding a few personal touches. This is the case with mirror extenders to extend the driver’s rearward field of vision, or with mirror mounts in a much more contemporary style. They are commercially available under a variety of brand names. It’s up to you to purchase your mirror accessories according to your tastes and preferences. However, observe the color of your vehicle, its ergonomics, its design and adapt them to these criteria. However, don’t go over budget unless you have a real crush.