Sweet Parts For Small Bikes

A Beginner's Grab Bag of Accessories and Performance Upgrades

KTM // POWERPARTS©Motorcyclist

Crash protection, luggage, and performance parts like fully adjustable suspension and exhaust systems are just some of the things KTM lists for the RC390 and Duke 390 in its extensive PowerParts catalog. This 300mm wave rotor from Galfer is sure to be a popular upgrade. Offering a full-floating stainless-steel rotor on a lightweight aluminum carrier, it's a nice performance and aesthetic modification for $260. shop.ktm.com


YAMAHA R3 // EXPANDABLE SEAT BAG Luggage that doesn't detract from a bike's appearance can be hard to find, but Yamaha nailed it with its expandable seat bag for the new YZF-R3. This tail pack replaces the stock passenger seat and has a seat cowl for a top, so it looks slick when collapsed and still appears pretty sporty when it's expanded and full of your stuff. This seat pack costs $260 and is available in Raven (black) or Team Yamaha Blue. yamahapartsandaccessories.com


KAWASAKI // ACCESSORY WINDSCREEN Want more wind protection on your new Ninja 300? The factory accessory catalog has you covered. This $86 windscreen is 30mm taller, so it offers more coverage, and the "double bubble" profile routes oncoming air away from your torso while maintaining a sporty look. This screen does not come with the stock "Ninja" decal, but you can order it (part #56054-1088). kawasaki.com

VORTEX // SPROCKETS©Motorcyclist

VORTEX // SPROCKETS Proper gearing is critical when horsepower is in short supply, as it is on small-displacement bikes. Most little motorcycles come geared low for optimal acceleration, and gearing taller will make for more relaxed freeway riding by lowering your cruising rpm. This is especially appealing for Honda CBR300R riders. Vortex sells steel countershaft sprockets for $29 and aluminum rear sprockets for $71 in your choice of black, silver, red, or blue. Long-lasting steel rear sprockets are also available for some bikes in black for just $55.

SHINKO // SR 880/881 TIRES©Motorcyclist

SHINKO // SR 880/881 TIRES Hey, new rider! Guess what? Motorcycle tires wear out way faster than car tires. You'll need a set sooner than you think, and when you do you'll get a lot of bang for your buck with Shinko's new SR 880/881s. These radial tires promise good performance and durability and are offered in sizes suitable for smaller bikes. Fronts are listed as starting at $113 and rears at $149, but web shoppers can expect to score a set for about $200.