If you’re here because you need gift to treat a loved one who also happens to be a motorcyclist, you’re in the right place.
This comprehensive list will cover off a range of prices, with a whole host of different ideas to put the biker in your life in the mood for a ride.
It can be hard to know what a biker might actually use, need or want, but rest assured – this guide was put together by a motorcyclist who’s hoping his other half might stumble across it…
A day at wheelie school
Nobody needs to know how to do a wheelie. That said, you can’t use a skill you don’t have, so a day learning how to pop the front wheel up – and keep it there – is a great way to get someone using their (or the school’s, if they’re sensible) bike in ways they perhaps hadn’t considered.
Extreme Wheelie in York will get you up on one wheel of a Yamaha MT07 or MT09 for £225, and they also sell gift vouchers starting from £50.
In the south, 1 Stop Wheelie School can teach you how to do a stand-up wheelie, a sit-down effort, and other cool stunts besides, from around £220 for a one-day course.
A phone mount
Many riders don’t tend to bother with a phone mount, and make do with pulling over and getting their phone out of a pocket – fiddly with gloves and rain – or use audio directions from their phone to a Bluetooth headset.
A phone mount is a great way of keeping your rider’s mobile front and centre, so they’ll never miss a turning – or a call from you – again.
A proper leather jacket
There’s no doubt about it – most beginner motorcycle gear looks a little dorky. Textile trousers and jackets just don’t have that Steve McQueen cool factor all bikers secretly want.
Luckily, leather jackets exist. Richa have that vintage look covered for anyone with a naked or retro-styled bike, and Dainese are the go-to for a super sporty look.
Cheaper leather jackets won’t always offer great protection, so you are going to want to spend a bit on one that will last a lifetime.
I spent the first two years of my riding life ambling around with nothing but the sound of wind washing over my helmet for company – well, and the beautiful sound of a motorcycle engine.
Getting a Bluetooth headset is a real game changer in terms of riding enjoyment – it allows you to listen to music, podcasts and directions, as well as receive calls easily.
This Freedconn setup is an easy to use, entry-level model but the best-in-class will always be Sena – either way, your biker will thank you.
Read more about the best motorcycle intercoms.
A tool kit
No motorcyclist wants to break down – but that doesn’t stop it happening. A tool roll, or beginner motorcycle tool kit, will be a valuable addition to any biker’s arsenal.
Oxford’s Toolkit Pro has ratchets, spanners, pliers, Allen keys, screws and sockets galore – enough to do any bits of maintenance at home and on the go. It will also fit below most seats comfortably.
Take it from personal experience – there are few worse feelings than walking to where your bike should be, only to find it not there any more.
Stop riders getting lax with their motorbike security by gifting them an extra alarmed disc lock – you can never really have too many.
A branded key fob
What’s the point of riding a Honda if you can’t show it off?
For a low-cost, yet personal and thoughtful gift, find out what manufacturer your loved one’s bike is, then search for a key fob to suit.
Some reading material
Bikers like being on bikes, they like talking about bikes – stands to reason they’ll also enjoy reading about them, right?
Gonzo journalist extraordinaire Hunter S Thompson got up close and personal with America’s Hell’s Angels, giving him the material for the incredible stream-of-consciousness Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga.
Not all bikers want to know exactly where they’re going – sometimes, just a vague direction will do.
Beeline Moto are making a motorcycle-specific version of their mega-hit bicycle handlebar navigator, where you can either get turn-by-turn instructions or just a general arrow to point you towards your final destination.
It’s in pre-order stage at the moment, meaning you can get in while it’s cheap. They also look great.
Read this for more on motorcycle backpacks.
If the biker in your life is a year-round rider, they’ve likely experience the frozen fingers that comes with winter riding.
Give them back the feeling in their fingertips with a pair of heated riding gloves.
Read for more on the best heated motorcycle gloves.
An exhaust bung
This is a great little low-cost stocking filler. It’s easy, when cleaning the bike, to accidentally send a jet of water from the hose down the exhaust pipe – which is bad news.
An Oxford bung will put an end to this problem, plugging up the end of the bike’s pipe.
It’s also perfect if a bike is going to sit for a long time, for example during winter or a holiday – because it can stop small creatures getting in and making a home.
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