Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or a riding buddy, picking out gifts for motorcyclists can be tricky. Many riders are partial to certain brands or manufacturers, and some items must be tailored to their bike specs or riding style.
When it comes to motorcycle gear and accessories, gift cards to your rider’s favorite shop or online retailer tend to be your safest bet – especially if you’re not very familiar with their preferences or motorcycles in general.
If gift cards aren’t your style, check out our guide below for some motorcycle gift inspiration.
2017 MotorEagles Holiday Gift Guide
No one wants to imagine their friend or loved one being involved in a crash, but being prepared for these types of incidents could speed up treatment or even save their life in an emergency. ROAD iD offers a wide variety of customizable medical ID designs, including leather bands and watch straps, and the interactive membership option gives emergency personnel access to a more in-depth patient profile.
Even experienced riders run into trouble on the road, and things can go south quickly if they prefer adventuring on backroads or taking long, cross-country rides. Klim’s S.O.L. – “Survive Outdoors Longer” – Survival Pak is stuffed with everything from a Heatsheets® emergency blanket to a fishing kit. According to RevZilla, it’s “a good base foundation for if and when things really, really, really aren’t going your way.”
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Motorcycle Maps Bundle
Many riders prefer to use their phone or GPS to navigate, but these devices won’t always point you in the direction of the most scenic rides. Butler Motorcycle Maps highlight the best routes across the country. From iconic rides in various states and regions to backcountry discovery routes, there’s sure to be one your rider would enjoy. Give them a head start planning their next motorcycle trip with a map bundle.
Give your rider the gift of peace of mind this holiday season. Disc locks are a simple and relatively inexpensive way to help scare off would-be thieves. While this isn’t the only measure they should be taking to prevent motorcycle theft, it’s a good start. Online retailers offer many highly rated options that won’t break the bank.
NUVIZ head-up display (HUD) is a no brainer for tech-obsessed riders, and has even been praised by those who generally avoid electronics on the road for its quality and convenience. The helmet-mounted device packs navigation, phone, music and HD action photo and video functions into a sleek, lightweight design. At $699, NUVIZ will put a pretty big dent in your wallet, but the price can be split up into monthly payments.
For riders who love the great outdoors, there’s no better way to make the most of a long motorcycle trip than to trade the hotel for a campsite. Motorcycle tents are designed to shield the rider and their bike from the elements while offering a place to rest up, make repairs or wait out a storm. Redverz models are pricier than your average tent, but high ratings suggest the security and comfort are worth the investment.
What gear and accessories are on your holiday wish list? Tell us about this year’s must-have gifts in the comments.