Air Compressors For Motorcycle Riders

Got air?

Any seasoned motorcycle rider will tell you tire pressure is one of the most (if not the most) important variables that you can control on your bike, so make sure to check pressure before you ride and be prepared during the ride. A portable air compressor may seem overkill to some folks, but if you travel in large groups or ride long distances, the odds of needing air to fix a flat or other low-pressure problems increase with every additional rider or mile that ticks across the odometer.

Portable compressors are small and lightweight, generally powered by a plug or battery pack. They range in size and effectiveness, so choose this emergency item carefully. A good home-based air compressor is equally as important, but you will be more concerned with how it fits in your budget or the available space in your garage so here are a couple that we know will work well for most folks out there.

Antigravity Batteries AG-MSA-9 Tire Inflator

Antigravity Batteries AG-MSA-9 Tire Inflator

Pair the AG-MSA-9 with a Micro Start and you have nearly unlimited supply of air.Amazon

The folks at Antigravity Batteries have been building some amazing portable emergency equipment over the past few years and the AG-MSA-9 is one of its latest offerings. At a diminutive 5.5 x 1.75 x 6 inches and weighing in at just a pound, this is a great way to inflate your tires after a roadside repair. It comes with alligator clips for direct battery connection or a wiring harness so you can have it ready to go before you need it.

Slime 40001 Power Sport Motorcycle Tire Inflator

Slime 40001 Power Sport Motorcycle Tire Inflator

The Slime 40001 Power Sport comes with multiple connectors, a tire gauge, and a carry case that makes it perfect for tossing in a pannier or tank bag.Amazon

Tire Slime has been fixing flat tires and saving road trips for a long time, and the new Slime 40001 Motorcycle Tire Inflator pump is just the company's latest effort to keep you and your crew headed down the road. The Slime 40001 is a little bigger than some competitors but since it's capable of filling a tire in just 10 minutes, it is one of the most powerful on the market considering its small size. It also has alligator clips, a power port connection, or a harness so it can be set up before you need it.

Bostitch BTFP02012 Air Compressor

Bostitch BTFP02012 Air Compressor

Look around any construction site and you will see a Bostitch portable air compressor. It is compact enough that it won’t take up too much space in the garage, but powerful enough to fill any need you might have.Amazon

The Bostitch BTFP02012 oil-free air compressor is small enough to bring with you in a trailer or stash in the garage. Its 6-gallon tank and 90 psi pump are more than capable of filling up multiple tires in a short period of time (think ATVs or UTVs), or it can be used as portable air if you just need to top off your tires between rides.

Porter Cable PXCMF220VW 20-Gallon Portable Air Compressor

Porter Cable PXCMF220VW 20-Gallon Portable Air Compressor

The ultimate air compressor setup that won’t break the bank. Porter Cable compressors are proven tough and reliable.Amazon

The Porter Cable 150 psi, 20-gallon air compressor is large enough for most home improvement projects, from running a nail gun to a house spray-painting system. So it is more than enough to fill your needs as a motorcycle rider. With 20 gallons of air on tap, you can use it as portable air despite its large dimensions. It rolls on wheels with a steel frame so it is tough enough to be used anywhere and everywhere you need air.