It is now the season for giving, and many of you out there might be looking to purchase gifts for friends or family who ride motorcycles. When delving into the world of motorcycle gear, accessories, and attire, it may be difficult to keep track of what exactly is available and what it can be used for. Don’t sweat it though, the amount of motorcycle paraphernalia is nearly endless. There is surely an available item out there that will be useful for the motorcyclist you might know, and we’re here to help you find it. Here are a few Christmas gift ideas you might find useful when shopping for a motorcyclist. Happy shopping!
When buying a gift for a motorcyclist, nothing would make us happier than to see them healthy enough to get out for another enjoyable motorcycle ride. As such, buying protective gear as a gift can go a long way to ensure safety for friends and family. Protective gear comes in all shapes and sizes, padded motorcycle jackets, protective motorcycle pants, gloves, knee guards, elbow guards, and motorcycle helmets. If you have access to an existing piece of protective gear from the receiver of this gift, take it with you when you go to a shop in order to ensure an optimal fit. Any of these items can be a great gift for Christmas and can range anywhere from 800 pesos to P20,000 spanning a variety of big and small brands. You surely won’t run out of options when going down this route.
Apart from protective gear, motorcyclists can also benefit from using apparel that can make any ride more comfortable. Dri-fit and compression shirts can be used under motorcycle jackets and can provide the rider with a comfortable and cool ride due to superior ventilation and moisture-wicking capabilities. Hiking scarfs and arm sleeves are also great gifts for riders who spend a lot of time under the sun, being able to protect the neck and forearms from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Hiking boots and other tall boots are also great gifts, as they provide a decent amount of protection for the ankles and feet. Balaclavas are useful for keeping the inner pads of a helmet clean, and brand new socks are helpful for keeping the feet comfortable. The possibilities are endless! Shoppers who are not at ease when purchasing motorcycle-specific equipment may take comfort in knowing that these items may be bought outside motorcycle shops as well.
When motorcyclists are out on the road, finding the right bags to store personal items in can go a very long way. Motorcycle bags are specially designed to be ergonomic and user-friendly for your average motorcyclist and can make a great Christmas gift for riders who carry a variety of belongings along the way. When choosing to buy bags for motorcyclists, shoppers can pick from a variety of styles. You can get a backpack for riders who carry an abundance of items at all times, or leg bags and belt bags for smaller personal items. All of these bags can be worn by the rider during any given trip, and require no special tools to use or remove. A budget range of 1,500 pesos to 10,000 pesos can go a long way, and shoppers can select from a variety of reputable brands that specialize in bags for motorcyclists: GIVI, Taichi, Kreiga, Benkia, and many more.
Riders who fancy longer trips around the country know how important it is to have adequate amounts of storage on the motorcycle. If you’re shopping for a rider who takes these kinds of trips, you may want to look at motorcycle luggage. Unlike the previous section, motorcycle luggage equipment is always strapped on the motorcycle itself and is built to store bulky and heavy items. Since motorcycle luggage is often very robust and durable, motorcyclists will enjoy the peace of mind and hassle-free experience when storing items for a trip. Examples of equipment in this category include motorcycle top boxes, tail bags, tank bags, handlebar bags, soft panniers, and hard panniers. A quick search on the web will help when choosing exactly which of these items your friend or loved one might appreciate more. Prices of items in this category are also quite varied, ranging from P1,000 to P30,000 or more, and can meet almost any budget for all the shoppers out there.
Hardware and tools
Riders who enjoy wrenching on their motorcycles will surely find great satisfaction in receiving new tools for the garage. While many different multi-purpose and generic tools can be bought in a hardware store, a few types of tools stand the test of time as a motorcyclist’s best friend. Your best options in this category include: socket and ratchet sets, open-ended and closed-ended wrench sets, allen key sets, torque wrenches, breaker bars, screw drivers, multi-purpose lubricants and degreasers, assorted nuts and bolts, thread lockers, and cable ties. Depending on the quality and brand of the products you may buy, the budget for this category can range from 150 pesos to 5,000 pesos. Regardless of what you buy, mechanically-inclined riders will be happy to receive a fresh set of hardware tools for the next session of wrenching in the garage.