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12 Gift Ideas For The Motorcyclist In Your Life

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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.

Ram Mount Universal

Simple, strong, effective

This is our favourite. But if you want to read more, check out our guide to the best motorcycle phone mounts.

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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.

retro leather jacket

Richa Daytona 60S

Retro look leather

Beautiful retro styled jacket with armour and thermal lining included. Doesn’t get much cooler than this and that colour…

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Dainese sports leather jacket

Dainese Avro

Sports Leather

Slim fit sporty jacket comes with armour inserts and a thermal liner. More importantly (just kidding!) has that indefinable Italian style and flair.

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Bluetooth connectivity


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.

FreedConn

Entry Level Intercom

Simple setup and ease of use along with a wallet friendly price make this a great budget option.

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Sena Intercom

Sena 20s Evo

Best in class

This is state of the art gear, boasts every feature under the sun and crystal clear sound.

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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.

Motorbike tool kit

Oxford Tool Kit

28 piece kit

Practical and portable, a great gift for your mechanically minded loved one. Comes with a very reasonable price tag also.

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Beefed-up security


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.

JDC Disc Lock

Conspicuous protection

We like this beefy number from JDC, which is bright yellow to ward off thieves, and blasts an alarm out at an ear-splitting 110 decibels if moved.

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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.

Key Fob

Cheap and cheerful

These textile ones have that cool “remove before flight” vibe, and can usually be found with most bike maker’s logos.

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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.

Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga.

Fear and loathing on the American highway

Hunter spent more than a year with the Angels to bring us this masterpiece of underground writing.

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Some direction


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.

Beeline navigation device

 

Extra storage


One disadvantage bikes have to cars is that of storage – bikers either have to have big pockets, tailbags, topboxes or panniers – or a decent backpack.

Read this for more on motorcycle backpacks.

Knox backpack

Knox Studio Backpack

Stylish, padded, waterproof

This stylish bag from Knox has pockets and flaps aplenty, fits extremely comfortably and is waterproof.

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Heated gloves


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.

Gerbing Heated Gloves

Gerbing heated gloves

Winter warmer

Gerbing’s hybrid heated gloves not only offer heat and wind protection, but two modes of power – off the bike’s battery for long trips, and batteries for shorter journeys.

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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.

Exhaust bung

Exhaust Bung

Cheap and useful!

Simple and practical, this clever little tool makes a great stocking filler.

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