4. GoPro HERO3 White Edition, $200

GoPro Hero3 White Edition

Yes, GoPro cameras have been around for a while, but until you’ve taken one for a ride with friends, you really don’t know what you’re missing. The HERO3 is 20% smaller and 15% lighter than the previous version while still recording 1080p video at 30 frames per second or 5-megapixel photos at up to 3 fps. Wi-Fi is built in and allows the camera to be controlled via the GoPro App. This could give your passenger something to do on those long stints between gas stops! The included waterproof housing will protect the camera to a depth 131 feet, so rain on your bike is nothing to fear. The plethora of available GoPro mounts will allow you to get really creative with your filmmaking. See your local GoPro dealer.