LAST UPDATED: October 29, 2018

The Best Motorcycle Phone Mounts (Review) in 2020

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Having your cell phone handy while driving can be helpful. While you don’t want to do anything dangerous like making a call or texting, your phone can be used for turn-by-turn GPS navigation, streaming music, and more. But when you ride a motorcycle, it’s kind of impossible to keep your phone within sight so you can take advantage of features like navigation. Your options are limited, and you can’t exactly place your phone in a cup holder or on a dashboard. However, there is another option: a motorcycle phone mount. A motorcycle phone mount allows you to keep your cell phone right on your handlebars. You can easily use — and see — your GPS, your music, and more. If you want to add a motorcycle phone mount onto your bike, here are our choices for the best options.

The Best Motorcycle Phone Mount

Our top pick of the best motorcycle phone mounts is the Roam Co-Pilot Bike Phone Mount. This fully adjustable, plastic phone mount claims to have the most universal handlebar clamp on the market, and will fit handlebars of 7/8” to 1 ¼“ in diameter (although super sport bike owners should note that it does not fit clip-on style handlebars).

The Roam Co-Pilot will fit any phone of up to up to 3.5” wide, including iPhone X, 8, 7, 6S and Galaxy S7, S6, S5 – so it has you covered, whether you’re the kind of cool kid who always has to have the latest gadget, or if you’re old-school and don’t see any need to replace a perfectly good phone until it breaks. Either way, the Roam Co-Pilot has six points of contact and a strong and stretchy silicone net, to keep your phone safe and secure as you ride.

Key Features
  • Constructed from hard plastic and stretchy silicone
  • 6 points of grip
  • Fits any cell phone up to 3.5-inches wide
  • Fits handlebars of diameter ⅞- and 1-¼-inches
Specification
  • Brand Roam
  • Weight 3.36 ounces

If you want to safely and securely mount your smartphone to your motorcycle, but don’t want to spend a lot, it’s tough to top the Leagway Motorcycle Phone Holder. This budget-friendly option offers a great price and a lot of value. It’s durable and tough, made from high-quality ABS material. It’s also secure — it features a buckle structure that locks your phone in place within the mount. In fact, it’s so secure, you have to screw or unscrew a locking nut in order to place or remove your phone. It features a rotating base, which means you can rotate your phone as needed to see it while you’re on the road. A set of four support corners help reduce shaking and movement on each drive.

This motorcycle phone mount can hold just about any smartphone of any size, including popular models like the iPhone 5s to iPhone 8, the Samsung Galaxy S5 to S8, and more. If your smartphone measures between 3.5 and 6.5 inches in size, it should be a suitable fit with this value-driven mount.

Key Features
  • Made out of high-quality ABS
  • Locks phone securely in place with a locking nut
  • Offers 360 degrees with a rotating design
  • Four support corners limit shaking and vibrations
Specification
  • Brand Leagway
  • Model 4347587513
  • Weight 7.4 ounces

Finally, a motorcycle phone mount that stands out from the rest. This heavy-duty offering from Car Caw has a plastic phone clip and silicone bands to hold your phone securely in place and minimize vibration – but unlike some other motorbike phone mounts, the handlebar clamp is made from metal, which Car Caw claim makes it ‘unbreakable’.

We can certainly see how metal would be more hard-wearing than plastic, although perhaps unbreakable is a bit of a stretch. There are lots of positive reviews from motorcycle users though, and if you’re not convinced, the manufacturer offers a full refund/ replacement guarantee (this is pretty standard with all our picks).

Key Features
  • Metal handlebar clamp for extra strength (plastic phone clip)
  • 360° rotation to position your phone at any angle
  • Manufacturer states suitable for use as a Harley phone mount
  • Fits handlebars of 0.2” – 1.9” in diameter
Specification
  • Brand Caw Car Accessories
  • Weight 8.2 ounces

Our next motorcycle phone mount is this Universal Cell Phone Mount by Car Caw. It’s slightly more expensive than the Roam Co-Pilot, but is possibly even more ‘universal’, as it fits phones up to 3.7” wide, and handlebars of between 0.6” and 1.4” in diameter.

This bike phone mount is fully adjustable, with a 360° rotation, allowing you the flexibility to to position your phone at the best possible angle. There are four silicone belts and a rubberized clip to hold your phone securely in place and absorb shock. It’s also worth noting the 100% money back guarantee, which promises to refund or replace your phone mount if you’re not completely happy with it.

Key Features
  • Constructed out of plastic with a rubberized clip and silicone belt
  • 360° rotation to position on your phone at any angle
  • Fits any cell phone up to 3.7” wide, including iPhone X, 8, 7, 6S and Galaxy S7, S6, S5
  • Fits handlebars of diameter 0.6” – 1.4”
Specification
  • Brand Caw Car Accessories
  • Model IP01111
  • Weight 4 ounces

The IPOW Universal Cell Phone Mount has most of the same features as our previous two picks, including silicone straps and a 360° rotation. Compatibility wise, it can be used with smartphones of 2.3” – 3.5” wide, and handlebars of 1.33”.

A lot of reviews are from people using this on their bicycles, but there are some promising reviews from motorcycle riders, such as this answer to the question ‘Anyone use this for a motorcycle?’, from Mark E: “I am using it on my motorcycle. It seems sturdy enough. I don’t see any vibration. I am riding a large touring bike which is a smoother ride.” Sounds good to us, Mark.

Key Features
  • Compatible with smartphones 2.3” – 3.5” wide, including iPhone X, 8, 7, 6S and Galaxy S7, S6, S5
  • 2 interchangeable silicone butterfly bands to hold your phone securely
  • Max handlebar diameter of 1.33”
  • 360° rotation to position your phone at any angle
Specification
  • Brand IPOW
  • Model IP01111
  • Weight 3.2 ounces

The Mongoora Bike Phone Mount for Smartphone is another motorcycle phone holder that has multiple color options – but this time, you don’t have to choose before purchase, as it comes with three colors of silicone bands included (black, red and green). You can use these interchangeably, so it’s perfect if you’re the kind of biker who likes to update their motorcycle every year (or collect multiple bikes in the garage!)

This smartphone holder for bike use is made of metal and plastic, can hold any phone up to 3.7” wide, and has some rave reviews as to the durability – and it’s the least expensive option on our list!

Key Features
  • Includes 3 colors of silicone bands (black, red and green)
  • 360° rotation to position your phone at any angle
  • Fits any cell phone up to 3.7” wide – suitable for use as a motorcycle iPhone mount or Galaxy mount
  • Fits handlebars of diameter 0.9” – 1.3”
Specification
  • Brand Mongoora
  • Model Mongoora BM
  • Weight 1.6 ounces

What sets this motorbike phone holder apart from the crowd is the internal magnetic carbon steel plates, which will attract your phone to the mount, even without the silicone straps. This works with iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Microsoft devices, and offers a powerful additional layer of grip.

Worried about the effect it might be having on your phone? Don’t be – the magnetic technology is perfectly safe, and won’t scramble your smartphone’s brains! It also allows you to fully rotate your phone, to get the screen in the best possible position.

Key Features
  • Magnetic plate phone holder offers additional grip
  • Compatible with iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Microsoft devices
  • Full rotational ability
  • Sturdy rubber base reduces shock and vibrations
Specification
  • Brand WizGear
  • Weight 6.4 ounces

The Bovon Universal Bike Phone Mount features a super flexible silicone phone holder that will absorb shock and protect your phone from vibrations. Unlike other styles, there’s no hard plastic or metal involved here, just silicone, which could make it more shock absorbing and less likely to snap in an accident.

Not that the clamp style of other phone mounts is difficult to install BUT, the simple, wristwatch style strap of this handlebar phone mount makes it particularly quick and easy to strap on – especially for those special few who’ve ever owned or used a wristwatch.

Key Features
  • Made from premium, shock-absorbing silicone
  • Easy to install, wristwatch style strap
  • Fits any cell phone with screen size from 4.5” – 6”
  • Adjustable to fit all handlebar sizes
Specification
  • Brand Bovon
  • Model BV-600
  • Weight 2.08 ounces

If you’re searching for a mount that’ll work if you use a case for your phone, you’ll want to consider the Lamicall Motorcycle Cell Phone Clamp. It’s true to its name — this mount will clamp onto any phone placed within its grip. It can handle phone and case widths up to 15 millimeters, meaning you don’t have to remove any protective casing. The motorcycle phone mount features shockproof protection in the form of silicone pads, which you can add to prevent scratches, lessen vibrations, and pad your phone. It’s easy to install and can suit motorcycle handlebars that measure between 0.6 and 1.18 inches in diameter. You can adjust your phone while it’s in the mount, and it’s ideal for playing music and using GPS navigation.

This motorcycle cell phone mount can fit most modern smartphones, including the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S10. It’s the right fit for cell phones measuring 4.7 to 6.8 inches in size.

Key Features
  • Compatible with most smartphones between 4.7 and 6.8 inches
  • Includes 4 silicone pads to provide a secure fit
  • Suitable for handlebars between 0.6 and 1.18 inches in diameter
  • Works with cell phones in cases
Specification
  • Brand Lamicall
  • Weight 8.3 ounces

If you’re concerned about the durability of your motorbike phone holder, this heavy-duty Aluminum Motorcycle Phone Mount by ILM might be the answer. There’s no stretchy silicone for shock absorption, but the aluminum and stainless steel construction is almost certainly less likely to snap or break under high speeds than a plastic clamp.

Encouragingly, there are lots of positive reviews from previous customers who have used this successfully on motorcycles, including as a Harley phone mount. It’s also available in a silver finish, as well as a black option, offering a metallic aesthetic that some bikers may prefer.

Key Features
  • Made from 100% aluminum and stainless steel
  • Designed for power sports
  • Fits any cell phone up to 3.7” wide, including iPhone X, 8, 7, 6S and Galaxy S7, S6, S5
  • Fits handlebars of diameter 3/4” – 1-3/8“
Specification
  • Brand ILM
  • Weight 10.4 ounces

This machined aluminum phone holder is designed for regular and plus-sized iPhone and Samsung devices. It features a high-strength, industrial spring grip and mounts on 1.25-inch bars without a bushing. It includes an aluminum ball and socket joint for both portrait and landscape viewing.

One great thing about this holder is you only need one hand to get your phone in and out of the cradle. It works with devices that are up to 3.4 inches wide and 0.5 inches thick. The phone doesn’t move at all in this cradle. The finish is nice, and it’s made extremely well.

Key Features
  • Machined aluminum
  • Use on regular and plus-sized devices
  • High-strength, industrial spring grip
  • Mounts on 1.25-inch bars
Specification
  • Brand Trackform
  • Model 13
  • Weight 9.6 ounces

The TruActive Unbreakable Motorcycle Phone Mount is meant to be incredibly durable and long-lasting. It’s the antidote to shaky, loose mounts that can’t reliably hold your phone — and it does the job well. It features a unique fit and an advanced security grip that wraps entirely around your motorcycle’s handlebars. Non-slip and anti-vibration padding ensures your phone won’t move around even while your bike is in motion. A lock grip keeps your phone and the mount itself in place, and a set of cradle arms and rubber secure straps prevent potential slips or falls.

This motorcycle phone mount has been tested by engineers with road safety experience to ensure durability. It offers a universal fit for different motorcycles and devices. It’ll work with any phone between 4 and 6.5 inches in size, including popular iPhone, Galaxy, and other models. No matter what phone you carry, this mount will keep it visible with a 360-degree swivel ball joint for easy viewing. And you don’t need any tools to use the mount or your phone.

Key Features
  • Works with phones between 4 and 6.5 inches in size, including phones with cases
  • Requires no tools to install
  • Two bolt sizes are included, along with six color secure bands
  • Anti-vibration, non-slip padding keeps phone from bouncing or moving
Specification
  • Brand TruActive
  • Model TA-PH004
  • Weight 6.5 ounces

Experiencing déjà vu? This IPOW Metal Bike & Motorcycle Cell Phone Mount is the updated version of no. 3 on this list of the best motorcycle phone mounts.

The design is very similar, but this one features an unbreakable metallic base mount (note that other parts are still made of ABS plastic). The arc shaped phone grip also offers additional assurance that your phone will not slip out, and as with the previous model, two silicone bands (in black and red) are included, to keep your phone snug and secure.

Key Features
  • Unbreakable, solid metal base mount
  • Compatible with smartphones 2.3” – 3.5” wide, including iPhone X, 8, 7, 6S and Galaxy S7, S6, S5
  • Two interchangeable silicone butterfly bands to hold your phone securely
  • Fits handlebars of diameter 0.6” – 1.1”
Specification
  • Brand IPOW
  • Model LYSB01M98O7HH-SPRTSEQIP
  • Weight 7.2 ounces

The Tiakia Universal Motorcycle Mount is a great option if you want a mount that’s easy to use. This mount is quick and simple — you can install it on your motorcycle’s handlebars in no time, and it takes just three seconds to add or remove your phone. A fixing screw on the back of the mount will lock your phone in place and keep it secure. Made out of aluminum alloy, this mount includes a silicone frame that adds an extra layer of stability and grip. This motorcycle phone mount can rotate, allowing you to move and turn your phone a full 360 degrees to get the perfect angle. It offers less vibration and no noise, and it won’t fade or become weaker over time.

Worried about fit? This motorcycle phone mount is pretty universal like its name implies. The mount itself will fit any motorcycle with handlebars between 22 and 33 millimeters in diameter. It’ll also hold any cell phone between 4.7 and 7.2 inches in size. From current iPhones and Galaxy models to phones by Huawei and Motorola, they should all fit comfortably in this mount.

Key Features
  • Fits smartphone between 4.7 and 7.2 inches in size with thickness under 10 millimeters
  • Made out of high-quality aluminum alloy
  • Takes just seconds to install or remove a phone
  • Fits round handlebars with a diameter between 22 and 33 millimeters
Specification
  • Brand Tiakia
  • Weight 5.6 ounces

The Issyzone Motorcycle Phone Mount with USB Charger has several unique selling features that make it worthy of the final place on our top list. Firstly, the design is unusual in that there are four corner clamps gripping your phone, and no silicone or rubber bands in sight, which Issyzone claims makes it more secure (although not suitable for racing bikes).

Secondly, and perhaps most appealingly for the user, this motorcycle phone holder comes with a 5V 2A USB charging point, which can be connected up to your bike’s battery (see YouTube video for instructions), enabling you to charge your phone as you ride. Pretty useful, we think you’ll agree!

Key Features
  • 4 slide-proof corner clamp design
  • USB charger port integration
  • Compatible with iPhone X/8/7/7P/6s/6P/5S, Galaxy S5/S6/S7/S8, and more
  • Fits handlebars of 7/8” diameter
Specification
  • Brand Issyzone
  • Model 1
  • Weight 9.6 ounces

If you use your smartphone to get to your destination, it must be securely attached to your motorcycle. That’s when the help of the Ram Mount RAM-B-149Z-UN7U Handlebar Rail comes in handy. This spring-loaded holder can be attached to your bike very easily, thanks to its expand and contract feature that will adapt perfectly to your phone.

What’s more, it features a high-strength, stainless steel, and rustproof composition as well as rubber-coated tips that do a great job to hold your device in place firmly. The product is compatible with most Apple and Android devices and can offer the perfect fit for your phone even with a case on.

Key Features
  • Adjustable to fit most phone sizes
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Rustproof
  • Spring-loaded holder
Specification
  • Brand Ram
  • Model RAM-B-149Z-UN7U
  • Weight 11.2 ounces

The Anvask All-Round Adjustable Motorcycle Phone Mount accommodates a wide range of phones, including iPhone, Samsung, Motorola, and Nokia models that are 4.7 to 6.8 inches wide. Constructed of silicone and plastic, you can adjust the mount in a variety of angles for optimum accessibility. It features a lock switch design, four retractable protection corners, and it doesn’t require any tools for installation on the handlebars. Users report that it is a tight fit and does not move or wiggle. The quick-release clamp works well, and it’s simple to adjust the holder to view the screen in glaring sunlight. Overall, it’s sturdy and holds a phone well even at high speeds.

Unfortunately, it does not work with phones larger than 6.8 inches. It can also be a tight fit with some phone covers, such as an Otterbox. Also, the lock button can be hard to lock and unlock.

Key Features
  • Adjustable angles
  • Easy to install
  • Fits phones 4.7-6.8 inches
  • Handlebar mounting
Specification
  • Brand Anvask
  • Weight 8.1 ounces

Best Motorcycle Phone Mount Buying Guide

Motorcycle phone mounts seem simple at first glance. After all, they do the same job in very similar ways: keep your phone in place when you hit the road. Because these mounts seem so similar, it can be tough to choose between all of the available options. You can follow our motorcycle phone mount buying guide to narrow down your options and find the best fit for your needs.

mobile phone on a motorcycle

What to Look for in a Motorcycle Phone Mount

  • Strong, durable material

It goes without saying that you’ll want to find a motorcycle phone holder that will withstand high speeds, knocks, and bumps. For this, look for a strong material such as zinc alloy, aluminum or ABS plastic, and a solid construction, with no weak spots.

  • Good shock absorption

Your phone is going to be sitting in this holder while you hit speed bumps, potholes and go off-road (you daredevil, you!), so it needs to be able to absorb some serious vibrations. For this, look for a rubberized grip and silicone bands, which will absorb shock and move with your phone, not jolt it.

  • Size and fit

Your motorcycle phone mount won’t be much use if it doesn’t fit your motorcycle or phone. Measure the diameter of your handlebars, and the width of the space you want the clamp to fit in, as well as the width of your phone, and make sure these measurements work for your chosen bike phone holder before purchasing.

  • Positive reviews

The best indication you can have about the quality of a motorcycle phone mount is the reviews from other customers. Look for reviewers who have a similar motorcycle to yours, to see how they rate this phone holder. Choose a bike phone holder with many reviews, such as those listed here, so you can be sure you’re not getting a skewed picture.

Benefits of Using a Motorcycle Phone Holder

  • Navigation

Perhaps the most useful benefit of a motorcycle phone holder is navigation. Using your phone’s GPS and a holder as a Motorcycle GPS mount, you’ll never be lost whilst riding again (unless you want to be, of course!)

  • Track your speed/distance

Another benefit of having your phone with you while riding is to use it monitor your speed, route or distance. After all, it’s always nice to know where you’ve been!

  • Listen to music

If you can hear it over the noise of the bike, having a motorcycle phone holder installed can mean you can listen to music on your bike much more easily, using wireless earbuds. You’ll also be able to see what you’re listening to (and skip that next Justin Bieber song!)

  • Pull over for important calls

Going out for a quick ride to calm the nerves while your wife’s in labor? Who wouldn’t! But, you might need to answer the phone, so you don’t miss the birth. A motorcycle phone mount will enable you to see when that all-important call comes through, so you can PULL OVER to answer it (and avoid a divorce at the same time!)

Types of Motorcycle Phone Mounts

There are several different types of motorcycle mounts. Probably the most common type is a handlebar mount, that attaches with a metal or hard plastic clamp and has a rubberized phone grip and silicone ‘net’, which secures around your phone’s corners. Other types include full silicone phone mounts, such as the Bovon Universal Bike Phone Mount, which has a silicone strap, rather than a clamp, and full metal options, such as the ILM Aluminum Motorcycle Phone Mount, which has no silicone straps, and just a metal grip for your phone. There are also other types of motorcycle phone mounts which do not attach to your handlebars, such as windscreen phone mounts, which may be of interest if you own a Harley Davidson cruiser, for example. Which type is best for you may depend on a variety of factors, including your phone, type of motorbike, and individual riding style.

Best Motorcycle Phone Mount FAQ:

red motorcycle

Q:  Do all of these mounts really dampen shock and vibration?

A:  Yes, they will all dampen shock and vibration, to a certain extent. Some motorcycle phone mounts will be more shock absorbing than others. Generally speaking, a rubberized grip and silicone belts will absorb more vibrations, whilst motorbike phone holders made solely of metal may be less ‘forgiving’.

Q:  How do I adjust the universal holder to fit my phone case?

A:  The exact way you adjust a universal phone holder will depend on which one you’ve chosen, so make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions. In general, (and as is the case for our top pick, the Roam Co-Pilot), to fit your phone into a universal holder, you would pull the plastic or rubberized grip apart, insert the phone, and release the grip, allowing it to clamp. You would then stretch the silicone net over the four corners of your phone until it feels snug and secure.

Q:  How do I install my device holder?

A:  Again, exactly how you install your device holder will vary from model to model, but as a general rule, you should open the clamp and place it around your motorcycle’s handlebars where you want it, and then screw the clamp closed, until it is securely fixed in place. Then, place your phone into the holder, get onto your bike and adjust to get it in the best position for you to see the screen (whilst not impeding your vision of the road, of course!)

Our Top Pick

Our top pick for the best motorcycle phone mount is the Roam Co-Pilot Phone Mount. It’s sure to be a perfect fit for your phone — it’ll fit any smartphone up to 3.5 inches wide, which includes top models like the latest iPhone, Galaxy, and more. It’s also very secure, with durable hard plastic combined with stretchy silicone. This mount will lessen vibrations and offer shock absorption on the road, but it’ll also keep your phone secure with six points of contact. It can fit handlebars up to 1.25 inches in diameter, and you can trust in this mount to work well throughout many, many rides.

Sources:

  1. Motorcycle Handlebar – Wikipedia
  2. Motorcycle Accessories – Wikipedia