Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the Motorola Moto Z

The Motorola Moto Z also known as the Motorola Moto Z Droid in the US is the company’s latest entry in the lucrative high-end smartphone lineup. The size specifications are average for the smartphone universe.  With a 5.5″ AMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors display using Gorilla Glass 4 this phone is 6.04 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches (very thin isn’t it).  These are important measurements to keep in mind when selecting your mount.  For those with a mount from an older phone, you may find the Motorola Moto Z will fit fine.  Most universal mounts offer options to upgrade your cradle to … Read more…

Can You Replace a Garmin Zumo with a Smartphone?

Can you replace a Garmin Zumo with a smartphone?  That’s a question that most never thought it would be possible to ask.  But as you will see as this article progresses, it’s possible.  Not only is it possible but a lot of people are doing it. At a recent motorcycle rally, I checked out a few thousand bikes.  The number of motorcycles with a smartphone mount outnumbered those with a Garmin Zumo mount.  I was surprised by this, and that’s how I got the idea to write this article. First, let’s look at the advantages of a dedicated motorcycle GPS like a … Read more…

Phone, GPS and Drink Mounts for a BMW R1200RT Motorcycle

The BMW R1200RT is a touring motorcycle that has been around since 2005.  There have been one major design change since then.  Because of the lack of traditional handlebar where there’s some spare mounting space, this motorcycle is a bit more challenging to mount a phone, GPS, camera or drink holder. The photo that accompanies this article is a BMW R1200RT.  This motorcycle owner has overcome the challenge of mounting his stuff.  He has a Garmin Zumo 590LM mounted to the fairing.  There’s a RAM X-Grip phone holder mounted to the center of where the handlebars attach.  The bottle of water wasn’t … Read more…

Motorcycle Gas Tank Mounts for Phones

There are a few motorcycles out there with almost nowhere to easily mount a cell phone.  No handlebar space.  The fork stem is too small.  The clutch mount just doesn’t fit all that well.  I guess you could drill a hole somewhere but who wants to do that.  For some of those difficult motorcycle models, the gas tank mount is the only way to go.  So let’s take a closer look at Motorcycle Gas Tank Mounts for Phones. There are three types of motorcycle gas tank mounts.  We’ll cover all three. The first has a bolt pattern that matches up … Read more…

Easily Portable Motorcycle Phone Mounts

We have plenty of articles on this site about cell phone mounts and holders for motorcycles.  The vast majority of them require tools like a screwdriver or wrench to install.  These mounts are made to be installed and left on the motorcycle when not in use.  Today, we are discussing mounts that are made to be easily installed and most importantly, easily removed.  For the purposes of definition, easily portable motorcycle phone mounts means that the holder installs without any tools and takes no more than a minute or two to install and remove. As we consider portable motorcycle phone mounts, I’m … Read more…

Phone and GPS Mounts for KTM Motorcycles

Let’s discuss some mounts that are going to work well on a KTM motorcycle.  KTM is one of the easier motorcycle brands to mount cell phones and GPS devices to.  This is because most of them have a decent amount of handlebar space.  The typical diameter of a KTM handlebar comes in at around an inch (actually a lot are 7/8″ to be exact).  The majority of handlebar mounts made for a motorcycle come typically fit diameters up to 1.25 inches and range downwards so most KTM handlebars are going to fall into the right diameter range. At this point, … Read more…