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Best Motorcycle Reflective Tape

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Best Motorcycle Reflective Tape

Using reflective tape increases the visual footprint of your motorcycle. We recommend putting pieces on the front of your forks and on any piece of your motorcycle that sticks out a good distance from a light source (top of a tall windscreen or the edges of your panniers).


Reflective tape won’t do much for you during the daytime, but will act as independent light sources at night and make your motorcycle look like a much larger object.


Bonus Points for applying it around your wheel rims, not only does reflective tape make a cool rim stripe, but wheels remain largely unobscured by bodywork or rider when the bike is side-on to a light source, such as at a 90-degree intersection at night.


Another great spot for reflective decals are the panniers. They stick out and give your motorcycle width. Make sure to stick the reflective material on the back and the sides of your panniers.

The back will increase your visibility for cars approaching from behind. The side is great for cars which will come from the sides.

I personally don’t have any panniers or saddlebags, but I think this is the best spot for reflective material for sure! They have a lot of surface and it will give your motorcycle body at night.hen it comes to retro-reflective material, it is material that reflects light back to its original source. The light goes back to the place it originally came from. I’ve made a little drawing to show you the difference below.

The conclusion to this is that you’ll need a retro-reflective sticker, decal or tape. This material will reflect the light from (for example) a car headlight back to the actual car. This will increase your safety since the person in the car will see the light from your reflector.

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