Best Motorcycle Camera: Insta360 ONE X Takes the Lead

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We mounted Insta360 ONE X on a Yamaha R6 for a track day. While trying out a bunch of mount points we wanted to answer the question – is Insta360 ONE X the best motorcycle camera? Check out the below shots with Team Insta360 rider Roby Barazzutti to find out why we think Insta360 ONE X might just be the go-to camera for your next ride.

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Why Insta360 ONE X is the Best Motorcycle Camera:

Shot 1: The Front Shot

Insta360 ONE X is just as mountable as any other action camera. The difference? It removes extension rods or poles from the shot. The result is shots like this:

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All you need to do is mount your ONE X to the front of your bike using the extension rods and mount pads in the motorcycle bundle. Insta360 ONE X’s onboard stabilization smooths out the shakes in your shot.

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Shot 2: The Tail Shot

Using the same gear as the front shot, you can get this MotoGP style shot by keeping the horizon level while you take a turn. You can even double-up and mount two extension rods to get an even cooler shot.

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Here’s how it’s done, you can see the ONE X mounted on the tail here:

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Shot 3: The Handlebar Shot

Insta360 ONE X‘s versatility makes it the best camera for motorcycles. Not only can you mount it with unique angles, but you can also take unique twists on popular mount points for action cams. This one was done by mounting the ONE X directly to the handlebar of the bike.

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Here’s how we mounted it. Just reframe in the app afterwards to choose your angle.

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Shot 4: The Back Bar Shot

This one is just like a video-game. All you need is the back bar to pull this one-off, just make sure you get permission from the track before taking a lap!

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Here’s what the back bar looks like. It’s our invisible selfie stick mounted to a belt that you strap nice and tight around your waist.

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Shot 5: The Helmet Shot

Last but by no means least, this one is the traditional helmet shot with a 360 twist. Just mount the extension rod on your helmet, then reframe in the app later.

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Here’s how we mounted the ONE X to get the above shot:

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These shots are just a glimpse at what you can do with a ONE X. After you’re done riding you can edit in the app, speed up or slow-down your shots, and reframe to any angle you like. The benefit of shooting in every direction is that you never miss the shot.

Here’s our post on the top 10 MTB shots with a ONE X, it might give you some inspiration for your next ride! Let us know what you think, is Insta360 ONE X the best motorcycle camera?

Check out the full race day here, and pick up a motorcycle bundle totally free when you buy a ONE X with accessories until September 15th!

 To find out more interesting ways 360 cameras are being utilized keep an eye on our blog.

1 Comment

  1. Daniel A Graham September 6, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    I use the Insta360 One X for motovlogging and love it. For me the big advantage is being able to leave the camera in a fixed position mounted to my handlebar and then select the frames I want in post without having to fiddle with anything while riding. The only drawback is the lack of an external microphone jack. With that the One X would be perfect.

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