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7 Must-Have Accessories For Your Two Wheeler

Team AckoSept 23, 2022

Indians prefer two-wheelers mainly because of the agility and speed they give as compared to other modes of transport. While using two-wheeler for daily commute may not require you to invest money for buying multiple accessories, going on a long ride or an adventurous trip may.

7 Must-Have Accessories For Your Two Wheeler

In this article, we will shed light on 7 of the most important things you might need when setting out on a long journey. You can always give your opinion on the list in the comments section. Read on to know more:

Most Important Accessories for your Two Wheeler

1. Riding gear

A rider should always protect his/her body with strong safety gear to minimize injuries in case of an accident. Wearing safety gear will ensure that you do not suffer due to any kind of impact (be it a major accident or minor scratches) when you fall from your motorbike. Full safety gear includes the following items:

  • Helmet

  • Jacket and pants or a full riding suit

  • Body Armor

  • Boots

  • Gloves

  • Elbow/Shin/Knee Guards

  • Protective eyewear

You can either buy a full safety gear online or from a good walk-in store. In case you are buying safety gear for the first time, make sure to wear all the things that you have bought and ride your bike for a short distance. Do not set off on a long journey without testing the comfort of your safety gear.

2. First Aid Kit

People oftentimes forget to carry a first aid kit while traveling. Riding a bike makes it even more necessary for you to carry first aid because of the high chances of you getting in an accident. One does not need extensive medical expertise for forming this kit. Here are a few basic items for your reference: 

  • Distilled water for cleaning wounds

  • Antiseptic cream

  • Tweezers

  • Scissors

  • Gauze dressings

  • Bandages

  • Safety pins

  • Digital thermometer (a normal one may break in an accident)

  • Painkillers

  • List of emergency contact numbers

  • A paper mentioning allergies to medicines 

You can always improvise to add the most useful and relevant things in the first aid kit. Also, go through the contents for expiration date if you already have a kit in place.

3. Two-wheeler Insurance

While riding gear and first aid kit will help you in case of physical injuries, a two-wheeler insurance policy will provide financial help in case of bike-related mishaps. The two-wheeler insurance coverage that you choose will determine the extent of financial protection. For example, if you choose Third-party Bike Insurance, you will be financially protected against any damages caused to the third party. Whereas, if you choose a Comprehensive cover you will be financially protected against damages to your bike as well. 

Remember that buying at least a Third-party Bike Insurance cover is mandatory as per the Indian law. However, selecting comprehensive coverage is more beneficial in terms of all-round protection. Thus, make sure that you buy an extensive coverage and strengthen it with suitable add-ons like Zero Depreciation, Roadside Assistance, Pillion Rider cover, etc. 

4. Crash Protection

Installing crash protection like frame slider ball crash protectors on the bike, ensure that you or your bike does not face direct impact from a fall. Be sure to choose strong ones that help in containing the weight of the bike. You will find different types of crash protectors at your nearby motorcycle accessory store or you can also buy them online only by investing a few thousand rupees.

5. Security devices

It is always a good idea to get your vehicle secured with authentic security devices. Be it a simple alarm system or a full-fledged anti-theft device. In fact, if you get an anti-theft device installed on your bike, you may earn a discount on your bike insurance premium. Don't forget to inquire about the discount while buying or renewing your two-wheeler insurance policy. 

6. Reflectors

Motorcycle reflectors come in a wide variety. You can consider opting for illuminating sticky tapes, LED lights, plastic reflectors, etc. They are a must-have accessory as they will protect you from other vehicles in the dark, especially while traveling in remote areas. They require minimum investment and would offer decent levels of reflection for other drivers and pedestrians.

7. Basic repair tools

Having a basic toolkit handy will help take care of minor repairs and you will not have to rely on professional assistance each time. 

Consider having the following tools in your bike repair kit:

  • Multipurpose Fold-up Allen wrench

  • Screwdriver

  • Multipurpose pocket knife

  • Pliers

  • Adjustable wrench

  • Basic tire repair kit

Why is buying online 2 wheeler insurance fruitful?

You get multiple benefits when buying online 2 wheeler insurance. You get an option to compare policies and buy the most suitable one at the best price. 

You can also understand the meaning of various insurance-related terms while looking for a policy, this will help in buying insurance in a better manner. 

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