Regardless if you’re doing GrabFood, Foodpanda, Deliveroo, Lalamove, Zeek or Gosend (upcoming platform for parcel delivery by Gojek). These are the essential equipment needed to start off your journey to be an essential delivery hero! – Yes! You are ESSENTIAL!
Men’s City Cycling Rain Jacket Btwin 120 Waterproof PPE High Visibility – Yellow
When searching Decathlon’s website, you’ll be met with 2 variations of raincoat. “Rain Jacket” & “Poncho”. Ponchos are an affordable type of rain protection and can be purchased fpr as low as $10. However, it can only protect you from light rain, hence when it comes to delivering during the rainy season, which in Singapore falls from Mid-October to December, we’ll recommend Rain Jacket instead. Not only does it have a stylish outer cut, but most importantly it is also visible to other motorists on the road during rainy days, and weighs at only 300 grams!
Fidlock Hermetic-Magnetic Waterproof Mobile Phone Pouch
After waterproofing yourself, the next most important thing to waterproof is your thousand-dollar mobile phone. The HERMETIC dry bag (medium) is perfectly sized for most smartphones. It will keep your phone, money and documents dry and safe on all bike rides. Thanks to the touch-ready foil, full phone functionality allows the use of the phone while inside the bag with no interference with electronics or any card chips. Aside from the transparent black version, the clear version is perfect for pictures and selfies on the go. A lanyard that can be attached to the pouch will also be included.
Batman Mirror/ Handlebar Phone Mount with optional Anti-Theft Feature
We have encountered quite a handful of motorbike riders facing lost items when parking their bikes even at their own HDB premises and phone mounts are one of them that could be easily stolen.
We daresay this phone mount has the strongest grip among the rest of the phone mounts as it has 8 rubber supports around the corners and is also able to include an additional anti-theft tool that requires a special key to loosen the connector part.
MFC Thermal Bag Ver 3.0
During Singapore’s circuit breaker on 3rd Apr 2020, the founder of MFC thermal bag became a food delivery cyclist because of financial issues. He found that the delivery bag that was provided seemed to be impractical.
Understanding the journey in the food delivery community, he set out to create different sizes of thermal bags that are efficient and stylish. In January 2021, he launched the 1st Magnetic Thermal Bag, MFC Magneto Series, which helped thousands of riders in accelerating their delivery journeys.
MFC has since produced it’s latest 3rd version thermal bag on Late April 2022 featuring it’s functional stretchable in built cup holder into both side of thermal bag as well as a anti-theft ring lock to which allows users to attach the thermal bag to a secure object such as motorbike rack by using a padlock.
4 Handlebar Rack
Many, but not all full-time food delivery riders would ditch their motorbike box to equip it with a 4 handlebar delivery rack to attach their food delivery bag to the rear of the motorbike. Some would find this method effective as one might need to ferry his/her loved ones everyday from point A to point B daily.
Another reason why riders would prefer to install a food delivery rack onto the rear would be to allow to transport more and/or larger items and typically riders would opt to get the 80 liters delivery rack with a 62 or 80 litre MFC thermal bag.
For those that would prefer not to install a food delivery rack onto the rear would have to utilise a bungee cord to secure the thermal bag from one end to the other by going under the gap between the rear wheel and motorbike frame.
As there has been news of a recession drawing closer to us, there has been an increase in food delivery riders and typically for starters, one would either use respective company’s thermal bag or to purchase a more affordable alternative thermal bag which is the Velcro type. Velcro thermal bag ranges from $22-$45. Unlike the MFC Magneto Thermal Bag, it doesn’t include in built stretchable cup holders hence one would have to purchase a portable cup holder to transport drinks.
These are the 7 essential equipments that a you should be equipped with when delivering with a motorbike.
Check out our previous blog post on the 11 food delivery essential for ebike here: https://drivebikes.sg/ebikes-you-should-get-in-2022-for-food-delivery-recreational-use/