As November rolls around I think it is finally fair to say, we’re getting close to Christmas. Now if you’re like me one of the best parts of Christmas is being able to give those around me presents and watch their reactions as they open them.
In this blog, I’m going to get myself in the festive spirit and run down just some of the best gifts you can buy any of your motorcycle or scooter-crazed family and friends for Christmas.
So without further ado, let’s get into it - shall we?
10. Motorcycle Phone Holder
Kicking off our list today, we have a motorbike phone mount.
Having a mount to place your smartphone in can be very handy. Now while this is not for sending texts, or anything like that, it can be handy when using phone features like GPS or simply seeing when someone is trying to contact you can be great - combining this with a Bluetooth headset opens even more options.
If you want a great phone mount, we’d recommend the QuadLock Kit, arguably one of the best mounts on the market today, that comes packed with everything you could need including a phone case, a mount as well as a vibration dampener.
9. Bluetooth Intercom
In at number nine on our list today and following on nicely from our last gift idea, has got to be a motorcycle Bluetooth headset/intercom system.
A Bluetooth intercom is undeniably one of the best gifts you can buy for a motorcycle rider, allowing them to block out outside noise and instead listen to music, the radio, or even make phone calls when they ride.
Intercom systems are by no means cheap, however, if you’re looking for a solid gift that will be in frequent use and last a long time then this may be the one for you. If we had to suggest a model, rated highly amongst the riding crowd for its call and sound quality, the Cardo Packtalk Edge Mesh Intercom is one of the best on the market.
8. Insta 360 X3
Swiftly moving onto our eighth spot, here we have a BikeMatters personal favourite - the Insta360 X3!
Also, if you opt for the waterproof X3 model, this means your loved one will be able to film 4k first and third-person views, as well as AI editing and live streaming possibilities.
7. Heated Grips or Heated Gloves
Seventh spot on the list today goes to one of our top spot contenders on our must-have motorcycle accessories for beginner riders blog - heated motorcycle grips or gloves.
As the weather starts to turn colder in the winter months, heated grips or heated gloves may be one of the best investments you could make when purchasing someone a gift.
If you’re looking for some affordable heated grips to give your loved one, make sure to check out the Oxford Heated Hot Grips that come in at £59.99. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a great pair of heated motorcycle gloves, it is well worth looking at the Richa Hurricane Gore-Tex Gloves.
6. Portable Motorcycle Tool Kit
Onto our sixth spot gift - we have a portable motorcycle tool kit!
Another quick win that will either get its money's worth or never be used, there’s no in-between. I’d only suggest getting this for someone who considers themselves a bit of a grease monkey and enjoys doing bits themselves.
Though a travel-size one could come in handy as they can store it under their seat or in the glove box and I’m sure they’d be thankful for it if anything were to happen when out on the road. It could end up being a future godsend!
If you want a recommendation, we would suggest the Oxford Tool Kit Pro, which at the time of writing, can be purchased for £21.95, an excellent stocking filler or small gift for your motorcycle-crazed buddy.
5. Durable Motorcycle Lock
Thieving our fifth spot today (no puns intended) is a durable motorcycle lock.
Now is this the most exciting present in the world? Probably not. However, we are in times where motorcycle and scooter theft is at an all-time high, and losing their precious two-wheeler due to poor security features is the last thing your loved one will want!
As discussed in our full motorcycle security guide, the best motorcycle locks to get are ones that are Sold Secure verified - each security product has an individual rating of Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Diamond.
One of the best locks on the market currently has to be the Hiplok DX1000, one of the largest angle-grinder resistant locks out there. If you buy this for anyone you know, I think you may receive the world's biggest thank you!
4. Silverstone Bike Track Day Pass
In at number four and just missing out on a top spot is a motorcycle track day at Silverstone.
Silverstone is an iconic track in the UK, famous for both its presence in F1 and MotoGP, and giving your friend or family member a chance to release their inner Marc Marquez may be perhaps one of the best gifts you could ever give them!
The day runs from 7 am up until 5 pm and each riding group with have six 20-minute sessions to go around the track. Also not to worry, there will be a dedicated instructor onsight and on the track to assist riders if they need it (I’m speaking for the worried parents and grandparents on this one).
3. Motorcycle Backpack
Stealing one of the three top spots on this list has got to be a motorcycle backpack.
We discussed motorcycle backpacks in depth on our essential equipment for beginner riders article, and quite frankly the comment still stands. Backpacks are a great way of helping you transport your laptop (if you commute), and any extra equipment/ clothing you could possibly need.
Motorcycle-specific backpacks are different from standard backpacks in the sense that they are made to be ridden with on your back, as well as being waterproof to protect all of your goods inside.
If you’re looking for a great recommendation, we would point you in the direction of the Kreiga R20. Coming equipped with a 4-clip locking system with straps at both the waist and the chest to keep it secure, the R20 has an extremely aerodynamic shape helping to cause very little irritation to both you and your ride.
2. Motorcycle Jacket
In at number two is a motorcycle jacket.
Whilst leather jackets may fit the criteria of a stereotypical biker, they are a great option to offer you protection out on the open road. Whether it is your partner, family member, or friend getting on their motorcycle, it is nice knowing that they’re as safe as possible in a gift that you know they’ll get good use out of.
If you’re looking for a traditional leather motorcycle jacket, that looks cool and sporty, it is worth checking out the RST Tractech Evo 4.
Alternatively, if your loved one doesn’t like traditional leathers, thanks to modern technology, there are now a vast amount of motorcycle leathers and clothing coming in either synthetic or textile materials (such as the Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar), as well as some casual wear such as hoodies and jeans that come with built-in protection.
1. Motorcycle Helmet
Taking our number one spot on this list today, and arguably the most essential is a motorcycle helmet.
Now not only is wearing a helmet required by law if you plan to ride your motorcycle or scooter on the roads in the UK, but they also expire after a certain amount of years. If your close friend or family member needs a new lid, then Christmas is the perfect excuse to get one.
Again, as throughout this list, if you’re looking for a great present to get your partner, family, or friend, we’d recommend you head over to Ruroc. We recently got the chance to review the new Ruroc Atlas 4.0 helmet, and it certainly gets the BikeMatters stamp of approval!
Another thing we like about Ruroc is the vast range of different character options available such as Iron Man, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and plenty more.
The Last Stop!
So there you have it - I hope you enjoyed my rundown on just some of the best motorcycle gifts you can give a loved one this Christmas!
It can be hard enough to think of Christmas presents for children, let alone when you have to think about a motorcyclist, so I hope I made things just a little easier this year.
If you do take inspiration from any of these suggestions, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to know how your gifts were received – hopefully, they will be rocked around that Christmas tree!