It is the time of year when most of us begin to think of buying that certain someone in our lives a special item or two. Yes, the Holiday Season is upon us yet again, and you have people to make joyful.
We all know someone who is difficult to buy for, who has everything he or she needs, and for whom a simple knick-knack just won't do. If their passions run towards motorcycles - and let's be honest, you wouldn't be here if it didn't - we have here a list of solutions for you. The gift ideas run from inexpensive and easy to ship stocking stuffers right up through to "I love you!"
Whether it is Christmas, Kwanza or Saturnalia which you will be celebrating, the top 10 gift ideas of 2013 for the sport motorcyclist are right here!
Alpinestars Ageless Classic T-Shirt
It is not just a t-shirt, it is THE t-shirt. Well, the Alpinestars t-shirt, anyway. The Alpinestars Ageless Classic T-Shirt recalls the many such brand marketing shirts that preceded it, but it is cast in a modern cotton, which is softer and heavier than what was available before. The traditional A-Star logo is placed front and center on the chest, and it is of the tag-less kind so that the person who receives this gift can enjoy it in chafe-free comfort. A timeless classic from a manufacturer which every motorcyclist knows and respects, what more could someone want?
Why We Ride DVD
You can't go wrong with this one. Why We Ride is a documentary which tries to sum up the many reasons people choose to ride motorcycles. It faithfully represents the sport in its most positive light and covers the entire gamut of two-wheeled experiences. From racing to family outings, and from paved circuits to mountain trails, the people who make up the many motorcycling communities explain what makes riding so important and so life-affirming.
Why We Ride stars legendary racers such as Kenny Roberts, Mert Lawwill, Don Emde and Josh Hayes, and moto-luminaries such as Troy Lee, Arlen Ness, Dave Ekins and Ted Simon, among many others. It is available on DVD now, even while it is showing in theaters, and will provide hours of entertainment for anyone who loves to ride.
Battery Tender Jr.
Motorcycle batteries are tiny and since many motorcycles sit idle when weather is uncooperative or other responsibilities intrude on the riding season (which should never, ever happen, but does), they can lose their effectiveness. If the rider on your gift list has to deal with these inconveniences, the Battery Tender Junior High Efficiency Battery Charger will handle caring for that little box of energy for as long as the bike must be off the road.
The Battery Tender Junior is a smart trickle charger which works with almost every motorcycle battery in use today - be it old-school lead acid, flooded or maintenance free. It will keep the battery topped off with juice safely without causing any damage and will even keep an eye on it to be sure it is healthy. A 12 foot cord allows easy placement, numerous protective features make it safe, and a five year warranty guarantees that it will last. Any rider you know will be overjoyed that you thought of their moto-specific needs when you chose the Battery Tender Junior as a gift!
- Automatically switches to float / maintenance voltage after fully charging the battery
- Complete 4-step charging program
- Perfect for all lead-acid, flooded or sealed maintenance free batteries
- Spark proof
S100 Cycle Care Gift Set
Cleaning a motorcycle is a task which many owners dread to do, but which all enjoy once it is completed. Make that easier for the rider on your gift list by getting him or her the S100 Cycle Care Gift Set.
S100's Cycle Care Set includes everything needed to properly wash and dress up a motorcycle. The highly regarded S100 Total Cycle Cleaner, which is the heart of this package, is accompanied by a drying towel, one yellow sponge, the highly effective S100 Corrosion Protectant, the equally good S100 Finish Restorer, and the perfect tool to finish a bike wash, the S100 Detail and Wax. Plus, the entire S100 Cycle Care Gift Set is contained in a convenient plastic carrying case for easy gift wrapping.
Galfer Front/Rear Brake Line Combo
Most motorcycles, even sportbikes, are equipped with rubber brake lines from the factory. Unfortunately, those lines are more susceptible to atmospheric conditions which can lead to brake fade. The best solution to this is to install braided brake lines since they continue to provide predictable feedback no matter the conditions in which they are used. Should the motorcycle owner on your gift list still have those old, inferior stock brake lines, Galfer's Front/Rear Brake Line Combo will cure that and more.
As linear and progressive braking is integral to safety, the Galfer Brake Line Combo is considered an upgrade to rider's well-being while also being an improvement to motorcycle handling and performance. Installation is easy enough for the home mechanic to complete and can be done quickly and easily. Everything required is included in this kit, but wouldn't a bottle of brake fluid be the perfect accompaniment to it? Think about it, then buy it and let someone know you care.
- Constructed from stainless steel with a clear PVC coating
- Complete with lines, fittings and banjo bolts
- Easy installation