As we’ve mentioned in some of our previous blog posts, mirrors are an absolutely essential safety for any biker these days. These days most of us are riding on busy roads and highways, which means it’s even more important for us to be aware of what’s happening around us.
That’s no reason for us to compromise on style though. We find that a lot of riders are less than thrilled with their Triumph Bobber stock mirrors and are more often than not eager to make a change. The good news is that at Tamarit Motorcycles, we have a wide range of mirrors available to help you do just that.
The Pros and Cons of Bar End Mirrors
Before parting with your hard-earned cash, it’s worthwhile weighing up the pros and cons of those Triumph Bobber bar end mirrors. On a positive note, many bikers claim that they experience far less vibration than with normal mirrors, even at high speeds. What’s more their position provides much improved visibility, making your even more aware of what’s happening around you and therefore making you safer on the road.
However, on the flip side other riders are quick to point out that bar end mirrors can take some getting used to. That’s mainly because while stock mirrors are just an easy glance away, riders have to physically move their heads in order to get a clear view of what’s happening in their bar end mirrors. But that’s nothing you can’t get used to. It’s just perhaps bearing in mind that things may feel a little strange at first.
In addition, bar end mirrors can make your Triumph Bobber far less streamlined, and they are much more susceptible to damage given their position on the bike. Whether or not this affects your decision is of course dependent on exactly what you use your bike for. For the speed junkies, among you this could be crucial, while this is unlikely to affect the decision of those who use their bike for purely transport purposes.
Can I use Bar End Mirrors on my Triumph Bobber?
The simple answer is yes. At Tamarit Motorcycles we stock a range of Triumph Bobber bar end mirrors to suit all taste. These particular accessories are often added to bikes to add a touch of retro, since they were popular back in the 50s and 60s. However, we also have high shine finishes for those bikers seeking a more modern look.
We do recommend double checking that your country or state permits the use of bar end mirrors, since we are aware that some U.S. states allow stock mirrors only, and we wouldn’t want you getting into any trouble on the road.
Although these mirrors are relatively easy to fit, we recommend getting someone with a little experience in the area to help you out, as it is super important that they are mounted in the correct position to enable you to get as clear and wide a range of vision as possible.