On a Budget? 3 Ways You Can Still Customize Your Motorcycle

You own a motorcycle and you've been thinking about customizing it so that it reflects your own personality and style in some way or another. Have you been browsing through motorcycles magazines or websites and realize that customizing your bike is something that is way out of your budget because thousands of dollars is something that you just can't afford right now? Well, luckily for you, putting motorcycle customization doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, it really is possible to put your mark on your bike without breaking the bank, and here are three ways to do it.

1. Custom Number Plates or Show Plates

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to personalize your bike is to add a custom number plate or show plate to your motorcycle. If you can find a quality maker of these plates—online or offline—you will be able to choose from an assortment of fonts, borders, backgrounds, and badges. You may even be able to send them your own design or photo, which will allow you to add your own personal touch to your plate.

You can choose to advertise a business; make a statement that reflects your attitude and/or personality; or show off a photo of your children, your affiliation with a local sports team, or your team spirit for a college or professional sports team.

2. Vinyl Wraps

If you are tired of the color of your bike, then a great way to give a personal touch is with a fresh coat of paint of your favorite color. A slick paint job is a great way to ensure you stand out as you are riding down the road—and your bike will definitely stand out in a crowd of bikes. However, a custom paint job can cost you quite the pretty penny, especially if you want detailed work.

An affordable alternative is to consider a vinyl wrap job for your bike. Vinyl wraps are available in an assortment of glossy and matte colors/finishes. You will want to make sure that you choose a reputable vinyl wrapper as they will be able to avoid folds, bubbles, and other signs of low-quality work.

3. Aftermarket Parts

Have you ever remodeled or just decorated your home—even on a budget? Sometimes just the smallest of changes can make a huge difference. For example, when you try to make your kitchen look better, changing the cabinet handles can really make a huge impact.

Well, when it comes to your bike, think in the same way. You can purchase a variety of aftermarket parts online or offline that will make a big impact to the way your bike looks. Some aesthetic modifications that you can make include aftermarket grips and brake/clutch levers.