Unless you have some weird racing bike, your motorcycle probably came with some sort of built in stand. If your bike only has a kickstand then you’ll probably want at least a rear-wheel paddock stand in order to do maintenance on the chain, clean or change the wheel, or simply store it for the winter.
Whatever your reason for wanting a paddock stand, you’ll be happy to know that they are for the most part pretty affordable and that you should have no issue finding one that suits your needs. But there are still some junk products out there. I’ve put together some of the most frequently bought paddock stands here and given them a look, based on their value for money and what people who have owned and used them have to say.
Is it really impossible to mess up something as simple as a paddock stand? Well, I guess we’ll find out together.