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3 awesome performance upgrades for your motorbike

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Owning a motorbike is an adrenaline enhancing, life-changing experience. There is a bond that develops between a rider and their machine that cannot be explained fully. The thrill of the speed, on the track or the road and the power under the seat, make the riding experience the ultimate adrenaline rush.

The only thing cooler than riding your bike is modifying your bike, and every bike enthusiast knows that modifications can increase performance to another level that can bring back the excitement in your old bike, or turn a new model into a racing machine that’s fit for the track.

So what are the most popular modifications to start with when you decide to spend some money kitting out your machine with some performance parts? Here are our top three recommendations on the best four upgrades for riders that want more speed, power, and handling from their machines.

#3 Air intake and Fuel Management

Air intake system upgrades help your bike’s engine breathe better. The more air going into the engine, the faster the engine will rev and the more it will be able to reach its top power range and speed. Aftermarket air filters can offer the optimal balance of air filtration and increased airflow for enhanced performance.

Fuel management systems can also be mapped out to greater airflow rates, with changes made to the engine’s capabilities under the increased airflow and air-fuel mix. Upgrading your spark plugs to iridium plugs will increase the power of the plugs spark and the efficiency of the engine.

#2 Better Braking Systems

There is no sense upgrading the motor, increasing the performance and speed, without being able to stop effectively. Braking is just as important as acceleration. Go for a set of oversize discs on the front, and upgrade your calipers to accommodate a 310 to 340mm disc. Go for a lightweight trigger pull the brake lever, with a large hydraulic setup that can help the brake pads bite deeply into the discs under emergency stopping situations.

#1 Upgrade the Exhaust SystemPro FABrication exhausts

Adding a full titanium exhaust system to any bike will make it sound completely different than the stock version. Even a slip-on exhaust will make a huge impact on the sound and the performance of your machine. Full systems can come in a variety of different materials, from stainless steel to titanium. The exhaust cans can come carbon fiber wrapped to reduce weight and heat. Speak to pro fabrication specialists to design your motorcycle the perfect headers and pipes for your custom exhaust system.

Bonus Tip: Trim and Detail

If you take care of the modifications mentioned above, then you should have a bike that sounds like a monster machine. Now’s the time to make it look outstanding and increase its visual appeal. Add in cosmetic touches such as colourful sticker kits, motorcycle wraps and airbrush paintwork. Run some rim tape along your wheels and spray out the hubs. Change your old, dull bolts and screws out for anodized versions. There are so many inexpensive cosmetic touches that you can use to give your bike a final personal touch.

Wrapping Up

Upgrading the power and performance of your motorbike doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and the results are well worth the money. Search online for the parts you like and then arrange assembly and tuning with your local mechanic. For most two stroke and four stroke bikes, the engines are not complicated for many mechanics. However, if you are upgrading a superbike, you may need to speak to a specific performance agent that can arrange a guaranteed fitment of OEM spares.

About the author, Costea Lestoc

I began writing as a professional on my personal blog and then discovered my true calling, which is writing about  technology and news in general. I am a technical writer, author and blogger since 2005. An industry watcher that stays on  top of the latest features, extremely passionate about juicy tech news and everything related to gadgets. For tech tips, my email address is neneacostea@gmail.


  1. Depending on what bike it is and what it has on it, sometimes the best performance improvement is a decent set of tyres. With many bikes these days having enough braking power to flip over forwards you should have a good think about what you are trying to achieve before spending big money on brake upgrades. You may gain improved feel and control. However, one of my current bikes has a reputation for having a spongy front brake (it has), and many owners (not me) have fitted a braided brake line. I can pick the rear wheel off the road under brakes and ‘back it in’ to a corner with the wheel in the air like Marc Marquez, and I don’t see any need for better control than that.

    1. I can pick the rear wheel off the road under brakes and ‘back it in’ to a corner with the wheel in the air like Marc Marquez in the wet with one hand on the bars while my pillion plays with my crotch, & I don’t see any need for better control than that.

      1. ModessT, you seem to have misinterpreted my comment. I’m not claiming to be able to ride as well as Marquez. But that particular manoeuvre is something that I do. I said, “like Marc Marquez” because everybody has seen it done on TV and know what I mean, which saves giving a lengthier explanation.

        I was simply trying to illustrate the point of my comment; – Unless you ride on a race track, or have an old or cheap bike, expensive brake upgrades are probably a waste of money. Braided lines and better quality pads are probably the only upgrades that will be of any benefit to most riders.

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