How to buy the perfect motorcycle mirror

Motorcycle mirrors can be very useful for those who want to improve their visibility on the road, or who just want to make their bike more comfortable.


Use a good lens The mirror should be made of durable materials such as polycarbonate or aluminium.

It should be of a good size and should be able to be easily removed, and the lens should be a minimum of 10mm in diameter.

Use the smallest lens you can afford, such as a 30mm lens.2.

Be very selective1.

Place the mirror in the middle of your motorcycle’s mirror frame, not the front.2,3.

The mirror must be placed in a way that prevents it from reflecting the sun and water.4.

Use clear mirrors, rather than tinted ones.5.

Make sure that the mirror is well angled so that the sun is not reflected in the corners.6.

Place a small plastic bag around the lens so that it doesn’t roll around the mirror.7.

Do not put the mirror on the ground, as this could result in water getting into the lens and damaging it.8.

Place it on a hard surface such as the roof of your vehicle or in a garage.9.

Do a quick test before you put the mask on and ensure that the helmet is properly fitted and sealed.10.

If you need to change the mirror’s angle of view, put the helmet on, then hold the mirror against your face for about five seconds and make sure it stays pointed at the sun.

If you’re unsure of the size and shape of your mirrors, or are unsure how to mount them correctly, then check out our guide on how to choose the perfect helmet.1 © BBC 2 © BBC 3 © BBC 4 © BBC 5 © BBC 6 © BBC 7 © BBC 8© BBC 9© BBC 10Copyright and licence information: All images are the property of their respective owners.

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