The motorcycle industry has always been slow to embrace change, so it’s no surprise that smartphone integration is only now starting to take hold (the Honda Gold Wing, for instance, features Apple CarPlay, just like in your car). While part of the motorcycle’s appeal is in the way that it helps us disconnect, mounting a phone on your bike in order to use turn-by-turn directions can help you get further off the grid. Hardwired GPSs definitely have their place for the touring motorcyclist, but it’s hard to beat the convenience of a smartphone. Mount your phone securely with our picks below.
A phone mount like one from Roam is great because it has added safety measures to keep your phone locked in place while you ride. It clamps down on the sides and then slings the phone down with silicone netting that is claimed to be tougher than rubber and stretches four times its size. This claw and net design can hold phones that are 3-5/8 inches wide and is easy to mount to your handlebar. One caveat is that this is most appropriate for Harleys, tourers, and standard motorcycles. Sportbikes are not recommended due to the limitations clip-ons introduce.
Secure Phone Mount
The Bovon phone mount adjusts to cradle the corners of a smartphone for a secure and stable fit. The design allows the phone to be rotated horizontally or vertically, and it can accommodate phones between 4.5–7 inches. Adjustment is simple with a convenient thumbscrew.
Hassle-Free Device Mounting
The GUB mount is an aluminum cradle that accommodates phones or GPS units from 4 inches to 7 inches in size. A sturdy knurled thumbscrew makes for simple adjustment on the fly and the whole unit can be rotated 360 degrees for portrait or landscape orientation. Available in black, blue, or red, the GUB mount is a hassle-free solution for handlebar device mounting.