Whether it’s for the holiday season or an anniversary, everyone loves receiving gifts and feeling special. However, finding a suitable gift for a motorcycle enthusiast might take more time than choosing a great gift for children. Bikers are usually pickier and love high quality, so you can consider a new leather jacket, a helmet or some cool gizmos.
Most bikers are cool, laid-back people who love spending time outdoors, taking long trips with their bikes and enjoying nature. However, their hobby is quite expensive as they’ll need protective gear and accessories, apart from the bike itself. When you add repairing and maintenance costs, you’ll easily realize that motorbike enthusiasts spend a few hundred dollars a month for their passion, at the very least.
Luckily, gifts are always welcome so make sure to bring one of these cool presents for their next birthday or Christmas party.
The right motorcycle t-shirt
Chances are your biker friend already has a full dressing worth of themed t-shirts. But how many of them do they still wear or take pride in? With over 12,000 options to choose from, you’ll probably browse for days looking for a cool biker t-shirt until finding what you’re looking for.
If you want to narrow down the search, consider the fabric as well. Make sure the shirt is made of high-quality cotton or other fabrics that absorb extra moisture, leaving the skin cool and dry throughout the day.
The cut should also be as comfortable as possible, so pick the right one (V-cut or regular), according to your friend’s preferences.
As for the print or the design, keep it as simple but make sure it truly reflects your friend’s passion for speed, engines, and two wheels.
A cool new leather jacket
Leather jackets are mandatory for any reputed biker. They come in countless designs, shapes, and sizes, so you can choose one for your friend, based on his or her size and preferences.
If you’re on a low budget, you can check some vintage shops, thrift shops or brand outlets to find high-quality products for a reasonable price. If money is not an issue, you can also look for customized leather jackets with your friend’s favorite symbols, characters, designs, and colors.
No matter your option, you need to make sure the jacket fits well and serves its purpose, meaning it will protect your friend from wind and heavy rain when riding. The item should also come with pockets to store various personal items like a wallet, keys, and phone.
Keep in mind that real leather is more durable than faux leather so, no matter the cost, you should opt for a genuine jacket.
A hand warmer
If you like small and useful gadgets, you can choose a hand warmer/lighter from the famous brand Zippo in collaboration with another popular brand, Harley-Davidson.
The lighter will impress any motorcyclist with its elegant, sleek, and durable design and it makes a wonderful addition to camping trips.
The product is made of durable metal that won’t corrode, chip or break easily, even when in contact with harsh weather conditions or low temperatures. It can also be used as a hand warmer, reminding you of your precious bike even when you’re out camping and you’re away from your two-wheeler.
A portable tool roll
Things don’t always go according to plan, so it’s always better to have some tools with you to fix your bike if something happens while you’re on the road. However, a regular toolbox can prove bulky, heavy, and hard to carry when you only have limited storage space on your bike.
A tool roll is more appropriate as it is made of durable yet flexible fabrics, occupying less space, and protecting your tools from shocks at the same time. The item is small, compact, and lightweight, becoming the perfect addition for all bikers looking for a quick fix for their two-wheelers.
A pair of high-quality gloves
Gloves are part of the mandatory protection equipment for all bikers and come in various sizes, shapes, designs, and fabrics. If your friend is mainly using the bike during the warm season, gloves can be made of light leather with mesh inserts to promote air circulation and keep the hands cool and dry throughout the day.
However, if your friend enjoys riding the bike in fall or early winter, he or she will require a pair of thick leather gloves, preferably with extra padding. Make sure the gloves have reinforcements around the fingers and knuckles and are flexible enough to ensure maximum freedom of movement when riding.
They should also come with buckles or adjustable Velcro straps to allow a perfect fit without being too loose or cutting blood circulation.
Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Every person passionate about motorcycles has heard about the (in)famous Motorcycle Club, Hell’s Angels. Founded over 70 years ago, in 1948, Hell’s Angels remains the most popular MC in the world, with charters almost all over the world, including Canada, Russia, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Thailand.
Writer Hunter S. Thompson spent two years of his life with members of the club, capturing some of its darkest corners from the early 1960s.
The book is a must for every motorcycle enthusiast around the world as it provides interesting insights into how it feels like riding with the “bad boys” and living by a completely different set of rules.
Some other interesting titles to expand one’s knowledge and personal library on motorcycle clubs include “Reaper’s Property” by Joanna Wylde, “Hell’s Knights” by Bella Jewel, and “Devil’s Game” by the same Joanna Wylde.
Most of the books about motorcycles nowadays are novels following the lines of the popular TV show “Sons of Anarchy” which was also based on Hell’s Angels MC history.
A motorcycle cleaning kit
Gifts don’t have to cost a fortune to impress your biker friend. In fact, if you’re on a tight budget, a thoughtful present would be to put together a cleaning kit for motorcycles. However, instead of heading to the nearest shop and guessing which products or brands might work, you need to take a look at your friend’s garage and see the items he or she prefers.
You should look for motorcycle wash and polish, as well as a stain and rust remover. Buy specifically the brands your friend uses and put them in a package alongside some cleaning wipes and other small cleaning tools. This gift is not only thoughtful but also useful, especially since cleaning substances tend to run out when you’re in the middle of washing your bike.
A soft and high-quality neck warmer
While leather jackets will protect your back, arms, and shoulders from harsh weather conditions and a helmet will look after your head, what do you do with your neck area? Instead of wearing a turtleneck or a full face balaclava, you can easily opt for a neck warmer, also known as a scarf.
A neck warmer made of high-end fabrics like cashmere or merino wool could prove a thoughtful gift for your friend, especially if he or she enjoys riding their bike in early fall or even in the wintertime.
A motorcycle cover
Not all people have a suitable garage to store their bikes whenever they’re not using them. Thus, an all-weather motorcycle cover could prove a great gift for your friend.
Opt for an item that is lightweight and made of durable materials, specifically designed to keep dust, dirt, debris, rain, and snow away from damaging the motorcycle. The product should also provide improved air circulation to prevent rusting or molding and should be heat-resistant.
Buckle straps are the easiest way to tightly secure the cover and make sure it fits perfectly over the motorcycle.
A motorcycle cushion seat
This product is perfect for those who plan a long journey with their bikes but still want to feel comfortable when riding. Opt for a cushion that comes with a universal fitting and can be easily mounted on a variety of motorcycles, from Harley-Davidsons to Yamahas, Hondas, Suzukis, and Kawasakis.
The item should be made of durable and comfortable materials that will resist wear, water, snow, and extreme temperatures.