I’m not going to lie to you, 99 percent of all motorcycle mirrors are butt-ass ugly. They hang off the handlebars like friggin’ antlers and really screw up the lines of a nice bike. I fully understand that for a mirror to work, it has to be of a large enough size so objects behind you can be seen and that’s why they all suck so much.
That has been the way it always was until Joker Machine entered the game with its Viewtech CNC-machined billet convex mirrors. This mix-and-match line of mirrors is priced right and comes in many styles of stems and head units, so no matter what style your bike is, there’s a nice match.
Sure, the sweet looks of these mirrors is all fine and good, but what’s the sense in even having them if you can’t see what’s behind you. That’s where the convex mirror comes in. Joker Machine uses proprietary glass that has the widest un-distorted view of any mirror three-to-four times its size.
While using a pair of Joker Machine’s mirrors on my Road Glide not only could I see beyond each side of my shoulders without turning my head, I could see 80 percent of the traffic behind me. After a few hours’ use and once my eyes were used to the smaller footprint of the mirror, I was amazed at just how much I could see behind me at a glance.
It only took me one ride to figure out that these Joker Machine mirrors are the one part that I am going to swap out on all of my current and future bikes. I would like to see some direct-to-fairing mount options for batwings and shark-nosed bikes though, so I can get the mirrors off my bars for good.
In short, not only are these mirrors good looking and unobtrusive, they could also save your life.