5 Awesome Motorcycle Phone Mounts

5 Awesome Motorcycle Phone Mounts | RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel

Your smartphone has become a vital motorcycling tool. Of course you can call and text with it, but it also helps you navigate to your next destination, capture the best riding moments on photo and video, find the best hotels and restaurants, and much more.

But having your phone in your hand while you ride is not something you should ever do. A good phone mount lets you keep your phone safely where it’s easy to see and reach.

Here are five great phone mounts that let your device serve as your on-board computer.

Ram Mounts X-Grip

Made of high-strength composite and stainless steel, the Ram X-Grip is a spring-loaded cradle with rubber-capped arm ends. It expands and contracts to fit a wide range of phones and devices, in an equally broad range of sizes.

The X-Grip securely holds your phone while allowing it to remain completely functional. The one-inch rubber ball and double socket arm design provide complete adjustability with near limitless positioning for ideal viewing angles on virtually any bike.

The bracket hardware accommodates handlebars from 0.5 to 1.25 inches in diameter. Included in the kit are cap covers for the exposed ends of the handlebar U-bolts.

The X-Grip unit is constructed of marine-grade aluminum and stainless steel, and the metal components are powder-coated and rustproof. To prove Ram’s faith in its products, the unit comes with a lifetime warranty.

Ram Mounts Quick-Grip

Another smartphone mount variant from Ram is the Quick-Grip. This phone holder features a solid backing plate with four, cleverly designed spring-loaded compression grippers to securely hold your phone.

Additionally, there are four fixed brackets working in conjunction with the spring-mounts to secure the phone and prevent ejection. The device is designed to allow you to insert and remove the phone with just one hand—making it highly functional for motorcycle riders.

Made of high-strength composite materials, the base and spring system weighs just a quarter-pound.

The Ram Quick-Grip system comes with all the necessary nuts and bolts to make it compatible with Ram ball bases and it is easily adapted to Ram’s socket arm. The unit is backed by Ram’s lifetime warranty.

Quad Lock

The Quad Lock is a handlebar mount kit specifically for the Apple iPhone. The unit’s glass-filled nylon construction and stainless steel hardware have a clever dual-stage locking mechanism that allows for quick and simple twist-lock operation to secure your phone.

Overall, the low-profile system is somewhat discrete once mounted. The provided iPhone case holds the phone snugly and securely. Constructed of a polycarbonate core and a microfiber lining, it has an impact-absorbing TPU outer shell. The soft-touch unit provides durability while staying relatively slim.

The rotating head and extension arm provide a wide range of adjustability to accommodate a variety of handlebar shapes, allowing you to place the phone where it provides optimal visibility.

The Quad Lock gives you a reliable and safe way to keep your iPhone with you in the saddle. There are several variants of the Quad Lock, including one that provides vibration dampening.

The unit fits 1.25-inch diameter handlebars, with spacers allowing it to be installed to handlebar diameters of 0.875, 1.0, and 1.125 inches—the spacers are included in the kit. The system includes the mount and an iPhone case.

TechMount TechGripper

Compact and discrete, the TechMount TechGripper is a simple, clean, and effective handlebar mount for securely holding your smartphone. Utilizing a ball-in-socket system that connects to the handlebar clamp, the spring-loaded ears firmly grip your phone.

Meanwhile, the swivel mount offers a versatile range of movement to provide the best viewing angle for the rider, regardless of where it is mounted on the handlebar. The padded ears will hold phones ranging in sizes from 2.1 inches to 4.2 inches in width.

The device only requires 0.75 inches of exposed bar to mount it to your bike. The shims supplied with the kit allow mounting to handlebars from 0.8275 to 1.25 inches in diameter.

The stylish black finish will not disturb the livery of your ride and blends in seamlessly with the controls.

Peak Design

I personally love Peak Design’s “bomb-proof” motorcycle phone mount system. A beautiful and compact design, the mounting is very sparse and smart, yet durable and fully adjustable.

The system features an ultra-strong SlimLink magnet in the mechanical mount that grabs your phone almost like magic. Even with gloves on, the mount instantly releases your phone with just the push of a button.

The system fits handlebars ranging from 0.875 to 1.25 inhces in diameter. The adjustment arm is rigid, allowing for set positioning for optimal viewpoint, customizable to each rider and bike.

The arm can be removed to make the system even less noticeable than it already is. Peak Design’s vibration isolators help prevent damage to your phone while leaving it completely accessible and functional.

The bracket is made from machined anodized aluminum with stainless steel fasteners. Note that the Peak Design smartphone bracket requires a Peak Design Case or Universal Adapter (sold separately).

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