Best Bar End Mirrors Reviewed
Having the stock mirrors on your motorcycle has many benefits and downsides. It may be easy to glance at your stock mirrors at the same time, but you are stuck with a narrow viewing angle and has the danger of temporarily blinding you with reflection from harsh lights. A pair of bar-end mirrors can easily give off a wider range of view and make you less susceptible to harsh lights that can reflect on your eyes, technically making bar end mirrors safer. Here are our top picks for the best bar-end mirrors out there.
Like the previous mirror, these mirrors are made by Kemimoto, and this will also have an upright position mounting. But is the round shape the only change here? Let’s find out.
The Kemimoto Round bar end mirrors have a slight mix of classic and modern styling. The mirrors are more on the classic side. In contrast, the mount and stem have an undeniable modern look, and aside from that, all of the parts used on this mirror kit are all stainless steel and aluminum. Like the previous Kemimoto mirror, this is mounted vertically and will work with either upright or inverted position. Although, it’s recommended to have all mirrors upright for greater visibility.
In terms of actual use, the mirrors are also slightly tinted as blue to reduce glare and harsh reflections that can compromise your safety. The mirrors are also convex, but unlike the Rich Choices mirror, these are R1200 Convex mirrors, which will reduce distortion significantly while still getting the same wide reflection performance.
Installation is also the same as the Kemimoto Square bar-end mirrors. And overall, like the previous Kemimoto mirrors, these are a great all-around solution that will fit most motorcycles and will do their job perfectly well.
First on the list is the bar end side mirrors made by Rich Choices, which is pretty much universal and will fit most bikes.
These mirrors are encased in a CNC machined aluminum body that can come in a glossy black, matte black, or silver, which is all anodized and will last a very long time. The mirror itself has a bit of a trick to it. Instead of conventional mirrors, it uses a convex mirror, which will enable the rider to see much wider angles from the mirror. Although being a convex mirror, it may distort the reflected images a bit.
Installation is a breeze with these mirrors, especially if your bike is a sportbike, street bike, or cruiser with an average handlebar size of 7/8-inch diameter. Upon installing, you need to remove your handlebar’s current bar end or cut the grip if it covers the bar end. Once that’s done, all you need to do is insert the included bushing and to finish, screw the bar end mirror in.
These mirrors’ actual performance is not for everyone since you need to get used to the convex mirror on the initial use. But, once you got used to it, you can use the wider reflection angle to your advantage. Overall, I’d recommend this for everyone, and for bikes which have a more classic look since this has a round mirror.
Kemimoto’s mirrors are one of the best recommended universal mirrors online. It can provide a perfect fit with any motorcycle and, it’s technically a one size fits all, but not really. These mirrors will be mounted in the same location but different ways. But, first, let’s talk about the specs.
The Kemimoto Square Bar End Mirror is not just your average universal mirrors. The mirrors are wide and have a very slight horizontal curve allowing for a wider reflection without the image distortion. To help with glare and harsh light reflection, these mirrors are also slightly tinted with blue to reduce glare allowing you to ride safer.
The design is simple. All of the parts aside from the mirror are made of stainless steel or aluminum. These mirrors are mounted vertically instead of being horizontally aligned with the bar ends, and that’s a great thing since it provides a position where most riders are familiar with.
Installation may take extra steps. Like the previous mirror, you need to put in a new bushing and a new bar end included upon purchase. Then, using the new extended bar end, and after that, all you need to do is to clamp the mirror down and lock the bar end using the stainless steel bolts.
And if the fitment worries you, the included plastic sleeves also provide more grip for the mirror. Kemimoto also recommends using a thread locker to prevent loosening up due to vibrations.
Overall, this is a great mirror with amazing safety features and a good design, which makes it fit with a sportbike design.
These are our top picks for the best bar-end mirrors that can be used with virtually any motorcycle made. You can check them out using the links above for the pricing and more information. Getting a proper mirror is a huge safety advantage. Get yours now, and ride safely!