Best Motorcycle Camera: Insta360 X3 For The Win!

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The results are in and the motorcycling world has spoken! Insta360 X3 is the new king of motorcycle cameras and it’s easy to see why! This powerful 360 action camera gives motorcyclists the freedom to set up the camera almost anywhere on their bike or body, and capture endless amazing angles.

X3 shoots 5.7K 360 video, as well as 4K flat video in Single Lens Mode, so versatility is a given. Smooth shots are guaranteed no matter the conditions thanks to FlowState Stabilization. And practically speaking, the camera is waterproof, tough as nails, and comes with a bunch of awesome motorcycle mounts.

But what can you actually shoot with it? Check out the shots below to see why Insta360 X3 should be the go-to camera for your next ride! 

First, a word on reframing and invisible selfie sticks!

Reframing is one of the coolest parts of shooting with a 360 camera. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s basically changing where the camera is facing to show off different angles within your video. It’s super easy to do when editing in the Insta360 app or Insta360 Studio. You’ll see plenty of examples in the shots to come but here’s an idea for starters:

360 video from X3 mounted near the wheel, showing how the video can be reframed to change the angle

Another thing you’ll notice is a distinct lack of selfie sticks, extension poles, or rods. That’s because Insta360 X3 automatically removes them from the shot! Hence the clean, third-person views you’ll see throughout.

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Motorcycle Camera Shot #1: Front View

Let’s start with the big guns. For this one, just mount your camera to the front of your bike. This can be done using the extension rods and mount pads in the Motorcycle Mount Bundle. Insta360’s legendary FlowState stabilization technology smooths out the shakes for a super steady shot.

Motorcycle Camera Shot #2: Tail View

Here we attached a selfie stick to the side of the bike and mounted X3 for a MotoGP style shot. Alternatively, you can use sticky pads to mount the camera on the tail. And thanks to the easy reframing mentioned previously, you could also use this mount to get shots of the view behind the motorcycle too!

Motorcycle Helmet Camera Shot #3: Helmet View

Of course, the helmet is a prime mounting location, perfect for capturing POV shots of your riding view. Riders can also attach an extension rod to their helmet for epic sweet first-person shots.

Motorcycle Camera Shot #4: Handlebar View

The handlebars are an ideal spot to mount for an immersive shot from your POV, or to see yourself mid-ride. Remember, just reframe in the app afterward to face in absolutely any direction!

Motorcycle Camera Shot #5: Chest Mount POV

With X3, you get the best of both worlds. All the impossible 360 shots, plus traditional, motovlogging style shots with 4K Single Lens mode. All you need for this one is a Chest Strap like the one pictured below (included in the Bike Bundle).

Motorcycle Camera Shot #6: Wheel View

X3’s versatility is a big part of what makes it the best camera for motorcycling. Not only can you mount it in unique positions, but you can also capture angles that regular action cams aren’t capable of. This one gives a great, low angle for an immersive feel!


AI editing in the Insta360 app

All your Insta360 X3 motorcycle videos and photos can be edited on-the-go with the Insta360 app. It’s super intuitive, and packed full of useful tools. It even has editing templates that can edit your footage for you, like this Sky Swap effect:

Gif showing a motorcyclist riding on a street with AI effects changing the color of the sky. Shot with Insta360 X3.



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


  1. Daniel A Graham 2019/09/06 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.

  2. Kristin 2019/11/29 at 12:28 pm

    What did you use to mount the tail shot?

  3. DSLR Camera 2020/01/25 at 1:44 pm

    Very interested and informative your post about Best Motorcycle Camera: Insta360 ONE X Takes the Lead. Interested biker try to follow your suggestion.

  4. folden darnell 2020/12/22 at 1:54 pm

    Found this really interesting, thanks for sharing!

  5. Sophie Hill 2021/02/24 at 6:21 pm

    So useful, I really need to get one of these!

  6. Michael 2022/10/19 at 4:35 pm

    Indeed the insta360 x1 is ideal for motorcyclists, esp for riders who like traveling and doing vlogs


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