Best Motorcycle Phone Mounts to Secure Your Phone

Last updated: March 27, 2020
BEST OVERALL
360-Degree Rotation and Six-Point Grip
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BEST BUDGET
Stretchy Silicone and Dirt-Resistant
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BEST WITH CHARGER
360-Degree Rotation and Waterproof
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BEST WATERPROOF
Waterproof and Ball and Socket Adjustability
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BEST MAGNETIC
Ultralight, 12-Speed and 2-Piston Brakes
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Your guide

Although there are a number of variations on the type of phone mount that you can get, the ultimate importance gets placed on how well the mount holds your phone so that it does not fall.

Once you have confirmed that the phone will be held securely, only then should you start looking at the various other features of the mount, such as charging abilities, magnetic hold, waterproof, etc. There is little point in searching for a waterproof mount which focuses too much on the waterproof aspect and not enough on actually holding the phone.

Motorcycle Phone Mount: Top 5 Picks

When riding a motorcycle, or even a bicycle for that matter, you quickly come to realize that having a phone mount will do you much good and make your life much easier when traveling (although we wouldn’t suggest getting a phone mount for cyclocross).

Not only does it give you the ability to see who is calling if you use your phone with a wireless headset or in-helmet speakers, but it can also help you find your way around and allow you to use your cellphone as a GPS.

phone mounted on a motorcycle

Other than simply looking for something that holds your phone securely to your motorcycle, there are some mounts that provide other aspects such as an adapter to charge your phone on those longer trips. While these may sound great, by focusing on the additional aspect, you can often lose sight of what the mount was originally made to do – hold your phone.

Luckily, we did not lose sight of this key feature, and we chose mounts for five categories specifically so you don’t have to put in all that work to find the perfect one. Now, let’s take a look at what we found.

1. Best Overall - Roam Co-Pilot

Specifications:

  • Material – Hard plastic and silicone
  • Phone Grip – 4-point silicone and 2-point hard plastic
  • Handlebar grip – Hard plastic clamp
  • Adjustability – 360-degree rotation

Key Features:

  • 360-degree rotation
  • Six-point grip
  • Adjustable clamp
  • Silicone netting

Roam Co-Pilot Premium Mount Review

The Roam Co-Pilot Premium Mount was easily our best pick for our “Best Overall” category. Not only has it had many excellent reviews, but it offers good grip, a durable and sturdy design for biking on the road, an adjustable mount, can fit a wide range of phones, and even comes in at a fairly affordable price when compared to many other motorcycle phone mounts.

With all that being said, this phone mount gets the job done well. So, let’s get into the specifics of it.

Durability and Sturdiness

As we have mentioned, the Roam Co-Pilot Premium Mount is both sturdy and durable. The hard plastic is good quality and will be able to withstand the bumps that you may experience whilst riding on the road.

Although advertised as good for mountain biking, some have said that it isn’t great for bumpy terrain and moves around a lot. We suggest you stick to the road with this mount, and avoid learning how to do some hardcore mountain biking with it attached.

Other than the hard plastic material, the mount also consists of silicone, which is much more durable than rubber and will keep your phone safe. We’ll get into that more soon.

When you do tighten this mount to your handlebars, be careful not to over tighten it. Some individuals have found that over tightening can cause the mount to crack (since the mount is hard plastic and the clamp is metal). If you are careful with this, you will be good to go.

Gripping

Let’s start with the grip on the handlebars. The Roam Co-Pilot Premium handlebar clamp is compatible with a wide range of thicknesses thanks to its adjustability. This clamp is also quite large, and can fit larger handlebars which many phone mounts can not.

As for the phone grip, there are six points of contact to keep your phone secure. Two on each side of the phone, and one point for each of the four corners.

The clamp, which presses on either side of the phone, is made from hard plastic and will help keep it securely in place whilst providing a rigid grip to prevent the phone from moving around too much.

As for the four other points of contact, there is a “silicone net”, which you can stretch around each of the corners of the phone, adding stability and security. This silicone net is better than rubber, as it doesn’t crack or break in extreme weather, as well as is able to stretch up to five times its original size, allowing you to fit it to many different phone sizes.

Additional Features

In addition to keeping your phone secure, the Roam Co-Pilot Premium Mount’s dual-clamp system and stretchy silicone grip allows you to fit almost any phone, making it a good pick. The mount also has a 360-degree rotation feature, allowing you to change the angle of your phone and choose whether you want it to sit in landscape, portrait, or any other angle that you desire.

Although some of the plastic parts might not be quite as durable as metal, the Roam Co-Pilot Premium Mount is a good quality mount for riding your motorcycle on the road.

It holds your phone securely in place with six contact points, allows you to adjust the angle, and can fit most handlebars. All of these features are exactly why we have chosen it as our number one pick for the “Best Overall” category.

Pros
  • Adjustable Handlebar Clamp
  • Affordable
  • Silicone Gripping
  • 360-degree rotation
Cons
  • Overtightening can crack the plastic
  • Might not work as well on bumpy terrain

2. Best Budget - Ailun

Specifications:

  • Material – Silicone
  • Phone Grip – 4-point silicone loops
  • Handlebar grip – Adjustable silicone strap

Key Features:

  • Dirt-resistant
  • Washable
  • No tool installation
  • Stretchy design

Ailun Phone Mount Review

While motorcycle phone mounts usually aren’t that expensive, sometimes every cent counts, which is why it is also good to take a look at what quality item you can get for a good price. The best one for a low budget, in our opinion, is the Ailun Phone Mount, which consists solely of silicone.

Material and Durability

As mentioned, the material of the Ailun Phone Mount is silicone. This is a highly durable and stretchy material, and it does not crack when exposed to extreme weather. It can therefore be used in a variety of situations and places around the world.

With that being said, you should avoid overstretching the product, as this might cause it to snap. Another great aspect with the mount being silicone is that it is dirt-resistant, washable, and the softness of the silicone will not scratch your phone while keeping it in place.

Gripping

In terms of gripping to your handlebars, this mount uses a strap which you wrap around the handlebars and tighten by inserting a tab into one of the eight adjustment loops available.

While this is a good method for keeping your cellphone secure to your motorcycle, some have found that the adjustment loops couldn’t quite get tight enough on their bike and their phone wasn’t held as securely as they would have liked.

As for the phone gripping, there are four loops which are designed to stretch around each corner of your phone, as well as an additional piece at the top and bottom which stretches between each loop to keep your phone more secure.

As mentioned before, the soft silicone is also great as your phone will not get scratched. The stretchiness also means that this phone mount is compatible with a large variety of phones, since it can be stretched accordingly.

Additional Notes

One of the great things about this mount being a strap is that you don’t need any tools to install it onto your motorcycle. You simply strap it on, insert your phone, and you are ready to ride. We should also note that the non-slip silicone design is also great as it absorbs bumps nicely while holding your phone securely to the mount.

If you are looking for something on a budget, the Ailun Phone Mount is our go-to pick. Although some may find that overstretching might not be a good idea or their handlebars aren’t quite right for this type of mount, if these aren’t issues that arise for you, you are bound to enjoy this phone mount. It does what you need it to do, and is very easy to use.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • No Tools Needed
  • Stretchy Silicone
  • Dirt-resistant
Cons
  • Overstretching can cause it to snap
  • Might not fit some handlebars correctly

3. Best With Charger - iMESTOU

Specifications:

  • Material – Auto-grade ABS, aluminum, IP66 waterproofing
  • Phone Grip – Auto-grade ABS clamps
  • Handlebar grip – Aluminum clamp
  • Charger – USB 3.0 or wireless charging

Key Features:

  • Charges phone
  • Waterproof qualities
  • 360-degree rotation
  • Adjustable

iMESTOU Phone Mount Review

On those especially long road trips when you want to listen to music while you ride, or use your phone’s GPS the whole time, you obviously need to think about your phone’s battery.

Luckily for you, there are some great motorcycle phone mounts out there that allow you to charge your phone whilst remaining in the position you want it in (so no more external chargers and leaving your phone to charge in your backpack). The best pick for our “Best With Charger” category is the iMestou Phone Mount.

Quality and Material

The iMESTOU Phone Mount is made mostly with auto-grade ABS, which is a strong, durable plastic that is often used for electronic housings. The bracket which holds the mount to the motorcycle is made with aluminum.

These materials make the mount a good quality product that will hold your phone well and last for a long time. In addition to these materials, the mount also includes IP66 waterproofing, which we will get into more in a bit.

Gripping

As we mentioned before, the handlebar grip of this mount is made from aluminum, which makes it very durable. The grip is a clamp which is closed with a screw, making it adjustable to a range of handlebar sizes. Some have found that this range doesn’t include their handlebar size, so check the specifications carefully before you buy it.

The phone grip consists of two clamps, one on either side of the phone, which can be adjusted to hold your phone tightly. These clamps curve around the bottom of the phone slightly to add extra support and prevent your phone from slipping downwards as you ride.

Additional Features

You may have noticed that we mentioned IP66 waterproofing. This is included around the electronic parts of the mount, so if you want to ride in the rain, these parts remain safe and dry. The mount also includes a 360-degree, rotatable design, meaning you can adjust the angle of your phone to whatever position you like.

If you are looking for something a little more high-tech, the iMESTOU Phone Mount also comes in a wireless version, meaning you don’t need to connect your phone to the mount with a charging cable (that’s if your phone is compatible with wireless charging of course).

This option is more expensive than the USB option, but is great if you want the setup of charging your phone to be easier. For the USB mount, the port is a QC 3.0 which basically means that it is a quick-charging port.

With the iMESTOU Phone Mount, you get some great features at top quality. Made from durable materials, consisting of waterproof qualities, and being able to charge your phone whilst holding it to your motorcycle firmly, it is a great buy by any means. Just make sure you check the specifications so that you are sure it will fit your handlebars.

Pros
  • Charging
  • Waterproofing
  • 360-degree rotation
  • Adjustable Grip
Cons
  • Might not fit your handlebars
  • Wireless option is a bit more expensive

4. Best Waterproof - RAM X-Grip

Specifications:

  • Material – Aluminum, stainless steel, rubber
  • Phone Grip – Spring-loaded X-grip
  • Handlebar grip – U-bolt double socket arm

Key Features:

  • Waterproof materials
  • Optional tether
  • Ball and socket adjustable technology
  • U-bolt attachment

RAM X-Grip Mount Review

RAM is known for making high-quality mounts, and it is fitting that the brand gets a spot in one of our categories; this one being our “Best Waterproof” category.

Made from durable, waterproof materials, great rotational features, and more, we thought this motorcycle phone mount deserved to be our number one pick for this spot. So, although quite a bit more expensive than other mounts, the RAM X-Grip is worth it if you are looking for something that is specifically waterproof.

Durability and Quality

The RAM X-Grip Mount is made from powder-coated, marine-grade aluminum; stainless steel; and rubber, making this a very durable and high quality mount. These materials are, of course, waterproof and will remain reliable in extreme weather conditions, keeping your phone securely mounted to the bike.

You should be aware that, in some cases, people have stated that they did not receive a RAM product when ordering, so try to make sure that you will be getting what is advertised.

Gripping

The RAM X-Grip Mount attaches to your handlebars with a U-bolt double socket arm. This not only provides a strong grip, but gives you the ability to adjust the grip accordingly to fit a variety of different sized handlebars.

The phone gripping section of the mount is a spring-loaded X design which has rubber caps at the ends to create a protective surface so as not to scratch the phone, while still providing good holding power. There is also an optional tether which you can use to stretch over the corners of the phone for added security.

Additional Features

The obvious additional feature of this product is the waterproofing. With materials that are rust proof and waterproof, you get exactly what you are looking for if you want to ride in the rain.

In addition to this feature, the RAM X-Grip Mount uses ball and socket technology to allow for excellent adjustability of your device, so that you can ride with it sitting at almost any angle you desire.

With the RAM X-Grip Mount, you get a good quality, waterproof mount for your device, which will keep it safe while you ride. Although more expensive than most other mounts, you pay for good quality and design (just make sure you are getting the right product) and you will have good peace of mind about the safety of your device while you ride in pretty much any conditions.

Pros
  • Waterproof
  • High Quality
  • Adjustable Angle
  • U-Bolt Double Socket Arm
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Some individuals received the wrong product

5. Best Magnetic - WizGear

Specifications:

  • Material – Motorcycle-grade plastic, rubber, silicone
  • Phone Grip – Reinforced magnet and silicone strap
  • Handlebar grip – Rubber-surfaced clamp with a screw mechanism.

Key Features:

  • Magnetic and silicone gripping
  • 360-degree rotation
  • Adjustable clamp
  • Holds many phone types

WizGear Universal Magnetic Mount Review

While a magnetic mount might not be something that most people think of getting for a motorcycle, magnetic mounts are fairly strong. If made well enough these will be able to hold your device securely.

With that being said, on a motorcycle, you might appreciate that this magnetic mount is accommodated with additional straps, just to be safe. This point of additional gripping is one of the main reasons which made us choose the WizGear Universal Magnetic Mount for this category.

Material Quality

This mount is made with motorcycle-grade plastic, rubber, silicone, and a reinforced magnet. As you can imagine, these aspects make the mount very durable and ensure that your device is held securely to the handlebars without it moving around too much or slipping off the handlebars.

Gripping

In terms of holding onto the handlebars of your motorcycle, the WizGear Universal Magnetic Mount’s base uses a high quality rubber surface to enhance the grip. The clamp is closed with a screw mechanism to add adjustability whilst giving you the ability to tighten it and make it very secure.

As you know, the phone grip consists mainly of a reinforced magnet. The surface of this magnetic area is smooth, to protect your phone from scratches. In addition to this strong magnetic hold, the mount comes with a silicone strap which can be stretched over the corners of your device to add further protection and grip.

Some individuals have found that it is difficult to stretch these straps over the phone, while others have found that it seems uncomfortably tight on their device so keep this in mind with your phone size.

Additional Features

Another great feature of the WizGear Universal Magnetic Mount is that it comes equipped with a swivel which allows for 360-degree rotation, allowing you position your device perfectly while you ride. You also have the option to choose between three different colored silicone straps, so you can possibly even match the color of your motorcycle jacket.

When it comes to magnetic mounts, you get some great protection and grip for your device. Include a silicone strap around the corners, and that grip becomes even stronger.

While some may find that the strap on the WizGear Universal Magnetic Mount is a little tight, or might be difficult to put on, it adds great extra protection for your phone. It’s better to be safe than sorry after all. As far as magnetic motorcycle mounts go, we would highly recommend this one.

Pros
  • Magnetic and Silicone Gripping
  • 360-Degree Rotation
  • Adjustable Clamp
  • Rubber Gripping Surface
Cons
  • Might be difficult to stretch silicone around your phone
  • You might find the silicone to be too tight

Motorcycle Phone Mounts: Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Install a Motorcycle Phone Mount?

There are many different motorcycle phone mounts that are each installed differently. While some may use screws to tighten a clamp to your motorcycle handlebars, others only use a strap that can wrap around and be tightened by hand. You will need to look specifically at the phone mount which you have and attach it accordingly.

Where Do I Install a Motorcycle Phone Mount?

While most individuals opt to install their phone mount on the handlebars of their motorcycle, you do get mounts that can be installed on other parts to suit your needs. If you are looking to use your phone as a GPS, the best option is to install it on the handlebars. In some cases, you may even be able to attach it to your motorcycle’s fuel tank.

How Long Will a Phone Mount Last?

A phone mount will last longer if you look after it properly, but the life of a phone mount varies according to quality, how well you ride, the terrain that you ride on, and how often you use the mount.

How Do You Prolong the Life of a Phone Mount?

In order to help your phone mount to last longer, you can install it strategically so that you won’t need to move it too often and wear down any parts from constant adjustments. You can also try to choose a spot where you think it is least likely to get damage should you be in an accident.

Do Motorcycle Phone Mounts Dampen Shock and Vibration?

While some phone mounts do have qualities that prevent your phone from feeling the full force of shock and vibration from riding, others do not. If you are specifically looking for something that does, some mounts use a ball and socket design which reduces shock, while others use materials such as silicone which can lessen the impact on your device.

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