November 29, 2022

MOTO GIFT GUIDE: 2022

MOTO GIFT GUIDE: 2022

Whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else, a multi-day cruiser rider or an around town on a vintage Indian one, we've got a good mix of practical and fun items to gift or get this holiday season. 

Starting with the most practical gift of all. Breakdowns come for us all, but some ingenuity, a YouTube video and a tool kit can get most of us out of a basic roadside breakdown. The Stockton Roadside Tool Kit fits the bill perfectly. It "has a massive selection of tools to aid in almost any mechanical emergency. The tool organizer rolls up to fit in most saddlebags and storage areas. Choice of metric or SAE kits. Need help deciding which kit is right for you? Harley riders are going to want the Standard (SAE) toolkit, while nearly all other vehicles will use the Metric kit."

Another super practical gift. Headlamps are easy to throw in a bag or storage and always seem to come in handy. Ever been out riding and have your headlight die thirty miles from home? (We have!) Headlamp. Need better light while working in the garage? Headlamp. Such an easy thing to have and indispensable when you need it. This "compact, water-tight and rechargeable, the Black Diamond Cosmo 350-R headlamp provides an all-purpose, 350-lumen beam and a red light function to light up the night at home or on the trail."

Never get caught with your phone battery dying. Add this power bank to the list of indispensable items you should have on hand that make a great gift for riders. "Designed to power the next generation of personal electronics, the BioLite Charge 80 PD Power Bank features USB-C Power Delivery for faster, more flexible charging."

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Looking for something for the rides-all-year-round person? Look no further than the luxury of a heated glove. The Highway 21 Radiant is a lithium battery powered heated glove. "The Hipora liner keeps your hands dry while the lithium battery power warms your hands."

One of the most annoying things as a rider is when your helmet begins to fog. You're usually already out and then have to spend the remainder of the ride trying to find just the right amount of cracking the face shield to keep the fog clear and the cold out. It can be miserable. This Muc-Off Anti-Fog Treatment "uses cutting edge moisture absorption technology with an anti-mist formula to create a transparent, micro-thin coating so your ride is never cut short by foggy vision. When sprayed on the front of lenses, the anti-mist formula will also help rain to bead off the surface." It's a great stocking stuffer that fits easily in a backpack. 

Another luxury winter riding item "the Oxford Chillout Windproof Socks provide an extremely effective mid-layer barrier against wind chill. The all-new ChillOut range of Oxford Layers uses the very latest in material technology to keep riders warm and comfortable in such extreme conditions. The key ChillOut material is water-resistant, windproof and breathable; it also has an insulating fleece lining, which is gentle on the skin. In addition, stretch panels are employed in areas requiring maximum flexibility, so that comfort is not compromised in any way."

A great tool to have on hand is the Vastar Portable Air Compressor Tire Inflator Mini. This is a cordless mini air compressor with built-in battery that "can inflate tires, test pressure and be charged at home or in the car with 3m 12V car charger and AC home adapter." If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation this portable air compressor for tires has got you covered. 

Want to get a cool t-shirt, but don't want to make a faux-pas about Moto culture? (Or just grab a cool tee for yourself?) This BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST" TSY x HEAVYSLIME (PHILLY ARTIST ERIC KENNEY) COLLAB  features a Grim Reaper on a motorcycle with a coffin gas tank (Front print) design by Heavy Slime. It's a 100% cotton t-shirt, printed in the Philadelphia, USA. An absolutely classic choice. 

Batteries can be finicky in motorcycles, especially during any kind of storage or winter. A Battery Tender Plus is "a near requirement in the motorcycle world, especially with the technology involved with security systems on newer models which can drain your battery faster." Gift it or get it and never have the disappointment of a dead battery again. 

Know a woman rider you'd love to find a gift for, but not sure which direction is safe? These Born to Ride Women's Socks are a great choice that would work for any rider. 

Another practical/luxury gift is the Meguiar's G55033 Motorcycle Care Kit. We've talked about how to wash your motorcycle properly here, and this is the completely package for motorcycle cleaning and detailing. This seven piece kit includes Motorcycle EZ Clean, Detailer Mist & Wipe, Liquid Wax and more. 

Who can go wrong with stickers? These 50 Pcs Motorcycle Stickers are vinyl, sticky and waterproof. A perfect grab bag for toolboxes, tools, mugs, or maintenance logs. 

Don't forget the EARPEACE MOTO PRO. These are the perfect upgrade for the motorcycle rider. Super comfortable, you can wear them all day under your helmet and reduce the wind and road noise.

Want to get something motorcycle related, but not into clothing or gear? If they are someone who wants to keep exploring, even during the cold months, why not a classic motorcycle book. Here is a list for every reader: 

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writings of Hunter Thompso

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 

The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

McQueen's Motorcycles: Riding and Racing with the King of Cool 

Bikin' and Brotherhood: My Journey 

Have a great idea that we are missing? Let us know! 

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