Keeping track of the temperature when you are on your motorcycle has never been easier. The good news is that there are now plenty of aftermarket motorcycle thermometers that can track temperatures, without costing a fortune, and also look good in the process.
Hopefully, there’ll be one amongst them that’s suitable for your motorcycle and your biking needs.
So, let’s dive into it and take a closer look…
- Top 6 Best Motorcycle Thermometers To Buy 2020 Reviews
- Best Motorcycle Thermometers Buying Guide
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- So, What Are The Best Motorcycle Thermometers
Top 6 Best Motorcycle Thermometers To Buy 2020 Reviews
1 DROK 180038 Digital Voltage 10-170 ℉ Temperature
This is an affordable motorcycle thermometer.
The gauge is made from hard-wearing and durable materials that will take anything the weather can throw at it. Additionally, it has a built-in fuse to ensure no damage to your motorcycle’s electronics.
You probably will have already noticed that this plugs into your cigarette lighter. Since not many motorcycles have a cigarette lighter socket as standard, this could be seen as a potential issue. However, inexpensive lighter socket kits can be bought to fix onto your ride. Also, once fixed, they can also double up as a handy recharging port for all your electronic devices.
Because the DROK 180038 Digital Voltage 10-170 ℉ Temperature Monitor Tester is a plug-in device, it means it’s easy to transfer between your motorcycle and car or RV. It only measures 3” high and weighs 1.6 oz, so it’s super light and compact. This all makes it much more versatile than a lot of other motorcycle thermometers on the market.
It can measure temperature in Fahrenheit and can measure your battery’s voltage too. The voltage is displayed on the bottom of the LED screen in blue. It can measure voltage from 12V and 24V batteries. The temperature is displayed at the top of the LED screen in red.
- Can be easily used between vehicles.
- Clear display.
- Can read 12v and 24v batteries.
- Requires a cigarette lighter socket.
- Only measures in Fahrenheit.
2 MASO 2pcs 7/8 Inch Motorcycle Handlebar Clock
The analog dials on the Maso Motorcycle Handlebar Clock and Thermometer look great.
The dials are compatible with either a 22mm or a 26mm handlebar. The internal diameter measures 26mm, and the external diameter measures 46mm.
The size makes them suitable for just about any standard motorcycle. If you have a Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, or a Harley, you should be all good. Just perform a quick check with the calipers or ruler to be sure.
They fix onto the straight part of the bike’s handlebar and can be mounted in less than one minute with a couple of hex bolts. The hex keys are even included in the package. You’ll also find a couple of slip-mats in there, and even better, once you’ve fixed them in place, they’ll stay put.
The dials are waterproof and shockproof. They’re highly durable and will take a reasonable amount of punishment. So, if you have a bike and want to do some light off-roading, the Maso dials will happily take the beatings.
One of the best features is that the clock has a luminous dial so you can read the time even at night. So many motorcycles don’t even have a clock for daytime use. To have one that can be read at any time is a real plus.
The thermometer, like the clock, is easy to read at a glance. Furthermore, it also displays temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius. Now that’s a big help.
- Easy to read.
- Easy to fit.
- Measures Fahrenheit and Celsius.
- Battery change requires removing the unit.
3 Lanlan Motorcycle Handlebar Clock Thermometer Waterproof
These are another great looking set of analog dials. They’re surprisingly affordable and offer great value for money. If the black-dial is not your thing, you can also opt for a white dial alternative. Both look pretty cool quite honestly.
The clock and thermometer will fit on any handlebar with a diameter of 22mm or 26mm. This means they’re fine for just about any make of motorcycle. They could also find a home on a boat or anywhere with the right tube diameter.
The clock has a quartz Seiko movement and is made in Japan. With Seiko being one of the largest watch manufacturers in the world, you can, therefore, be assured of its quality. You can also be assured of the durability of the scratch-resistant glass and dust resistant casing.
Both the thermometer and the clock have a chrome-plated anodized coating. The integrity of the surface is guaranteed for five years.
Both gauges are also water-resistant, so you don’t need to worry when taking out your bike for a ride. The only caution would be when taking it through a jet wash. As long as you don’t spray water at high pressure directly on to the gauges, all will be well.
Both of the dials are also large and easy to read. Finally, they’re luminous so you can read them in the dark, which is highly useful, and thankfully, the thermometer reads temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius.
- Japanese Seiko quartz movement.
- White dial versions available.
- Scratch-resistant glass.
- The lume could be better.
4 AOZBZ 2 in 1 Motorcycle Thermometer Clock
This is a small and inexpensive digital thermometer and clock. It measures just 1.4” in diameter and is only 0.4” thick. Because the screen is so small, it is a little tricky to read numbers on the move. A slightly bigger unit would be preferable.
At night time, there is a backlight you can use to help you see the screen. The light is operated by a tiny button in the top hand corner and stays illuminated for four seconds. Good luck, though, trying to push the light whilst you’re on the move with your hand inside a motorcycle glove!
The LED screen and unit are powered by two long-lasting button batteries.
The bike thermometer comes with a 3M strip to secure it in place on your bike, so there are no tools required. Installation of the AOZBZ 2 in 1 Motorcycle Thermometer Clock honestly couldn’t be easier. In fact, it takes less time to put the motorcycle thermometer on your bike than it does to change the batteries!
The thermometer reads temperatures between -10 Celsius to + 50 Celsius. Since it’s a digital display, we think it would have been easy to incorporate a Fahrenheit reading as well. Would that have been so difficult to do?
The unit is waterproof and should stand up to a decent rainstorm. However, over time, we’d be more concerned about making sure the 3M strip doesn’t lose its adhesive qualities. This is something to keep an eye on. At least you get a spare 3M piece, so there’ll be no drama putting on a new one when it’s needed.
- Easy to install with no tools required.
- Long-lasting battery life.
- Difficult to read the small screen.
- Hard to operate backlight with gloves.
5 NITRIP Powersports-Electrical-Device-Mounts
A lovely, simple analog thermometer, the NITRIP Powersports motorcycle thermometer has a large dial and is very easy to read wherever it’s placed on your handlebars. It’s large enough to read at a glance even when you’re on the move and riding at speed.
It has a black dial. Unfortunately, there are no white dial options available. Additionally, there’s no lume on the hands either. Consequently, if you do a lot of night riding, it’s probably not the right motorcycle thermometer for you.
The design is very similar to the Maso and Lanlan motorcycle thermometers. However, the NITRIP thermometer has the advantage of coming solely as a thermometer without a clock also included. If you want to save some money, and a thermometer is all you need, this is undoubtedly a good option.
It’s easy to mount on any handlebars and can be done in seconds. A hex key is provided so you can leave your toolbox in the shed guys. This thermometer will fit any standard motorcycle handlebars that measure either 22mm or 26mm in diameter.
It’s made from high-quality aluminum, so it is both strong and durable. Furthermore, it’s also waterproof and weatherproof, so you’ll be able to take it out on your wet rides. If you’re brave enough to ride in the wet, that is!
Like all the better motorcycle thermometers, it measures temperatures in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. It measures Fahrenheit between 0 to 120. It measures Celsius between -20 to +50.
- Easy to read whilst on the move.
- Can measure both Celsius and Fahrenheit.
- Easy to install.
- No choice of dial color available.
6 DROK Digital Thermometer
This is another motorcycle thermometer from DROK.
Unlike the one we looked at in our first review, it doesn’t use a cigarette lighter to power it. What’s more, unlike all the other motorcycle thermometers, it doesn’t use batteries either. Instead, it needs to be wired up to a DC 4-28V power supply.
This requirement makes it the most difficult to install of all the thermometers we’ve reviewed. Additionally, it’s also the most difficult to find a suitable mounting spot on your motorcycle. This is because there is no specific mounting bracket or system provided for a bike.
The upshot is you’re going to have to find your own solution to mount it to your bike.
More positively, the thermometer comes with two separate temperature sensors that simultaneously display readings on the screen, one in red and one in blue. They are highly accurate and can read temperatures within one-degree Celsius of accuracy in increments of just 0.1.
The sensor leads are long enough to be able to place anywhere on your bike. Plus, since both sensors can measure temperatures between -50 degrees Celsius to +125 degrees Celsius, you have no restriction as to where to put them.
However, the display is far from extensive. It measures just 45mm x 26 mm. Frankly, like the AOZBZ thermometer, we’d have preferred a larger screen.
The sensor probes and the thermometer are also waterproof so that you won’t have a problem on rainy days.
- Highly accurate.
- Measure in 0.1-degree Celsius increments.
- Displays two simultaneous temperatures.
- No specific mounting options for motorcycles.
- Installation time.
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We find an analog display both the easiest to read and by far the nicest to look at. Generally speaking, any bike thermometer that has an analog dial will be larger than its digital counterpart. This means that it’s quicker to read, at a glance, whilst you’re on the move.
However, analog dials can be more challenging to read at night time. To overcome this problem, the dials from Maso and Lanlan have lumed hands. The lume does work to an extent, though just don’t expect the same level of lume as you see on quality dive watches.
The great advantage with digital displays is that you can potentially display other information, other than a single temperature reading, onto a smaller screen. You can, for instance, either display dual temperatures, like on the second DROK thermometer we reviewed. Alternatively, you can simultaneously display voltage readouts, like on the first DROK 180038.
This is because the display, like on the two DROK thermometers, is permanently illuminated. Or, in the case of the AOZBZ thermometer, it has a backlight. Even though the AOZBZ thermometer button is a little tricky to operate, it’s still easier to read at night than the analog alternatives.
Temperature Scale Reading
We think that the best motorcycle thermometers should be able to read temperatures in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. One of the significant advantages of all the analog gauges is that they can do precisely this.
If you need to measure temperatures in both units, buy an analog thermometer. If you need to measure temperatures in either Celsius or Fahrenheit only, a digital thermometer is a good option for you.
The three options for power supply were either via a cigarette lighter, via a disposable battery, or via the vehicle’s battery. They all have their own distinct advantage and disadvantages.
The cigarette lighter power supply has the advantage of providing power for as long as you need it. On the downside, not many motorcycles have a cigarette power supply specified as standard. This means you’ll have to add your own supply at your own expense.
However, if our motorcycle already had a cigarette power-supply, we’d be very open to buying something like the DROK 180038.
One of the most popular power supply options is the humble disposable battery. Although it will need changing occasionally, it’s easy to do, and the batteries are super cheap. For these reasons, we’d give the disposable battery our thumbs up.
Wiring in the thermometer into your motorcycle’s battery is the final power supply option. Like using a cigarette lighter, as long as your vehicle’s battery is OK, you’ll always have power. The downside is that the installation time is dramatically higher than the alternatives.
We think the best mounting option for a motorcycle thermometer is to have it fixed directly to the handlebars. It’s the safest and most secure method with the least likelihood of coming off. We, therefore, think that any of the analog thermometers provide the best mounting system alternative.
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So, What Are The Best Motorcycle Thermometers
So, there you have it—six of the better motorcycle thermometers currently on sale. Happily, none of the options we’ve reviewed will break the bank. Plus, they all offer excellent value. We hope you found the one you liked.
Our preference for a motorcycle thermometer is that it should be able to read temperatures in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Additionally, we favor a handlebar-mounted thermometer, and also, we prefer an analog dial.
We could have chosen any of the analog dial thermometers for our top pick. However, we singled out the… Lanlan Motorcycle Handlebar Clock Thermometer
… because we liked the white dial option that none of the other analog thermometers were able to offer.
Enjoy your bike and your rides!