by Caiti Beattie
Christmas is approaching at top speed, and buying the perfect gift has become a much greater task in recent years with more choice and greater expectations. We have created a list of gifts that we would love to get our hands on this Christmas. Whether you are giving or receiving, writing your Santa list is going to be a lot easier after reading through our gift guide! If a conventional and practical option is not your gift of choice then scroll down and you will find our “anti-gift guide” – all of the things that we definitely do not need but most definitely want this Christmas!
1. Mototent eases the hassle of travelling with your motorbike, especially in winter and bad weather conditions. If you are looking to splash then you can pick up a Mototent V2 for £447.99. This offers space for your motorbike to be covered from the weather conditions and a space for you to sleep. www.lonerider-motorcycle.com
2. Looking for a more extravagant present? Why not check out a Go Pro. The Go Pro camera can attach to your motorbike fan’s helmet and allow them to film their journey. Whether they are creating small films or would just enjoy watching their ride, this is a present that would enhance the enjoyment of using the motorbike. You can find Go Pro cameras in most technology stores, on their own online store and on Amazon.
3. For the touring motorcyclist, commuter or professional rider, the Visorcat gift pack includes: 1 x Visorcat wash/wipe system, with sponge and 50ml pocket bottle, 250ml refill bottle of Visorcat wash, 3-sponge refill pack, Includes ‘gift pack’ box. From the Visorcat website you can order the gift pack with free UK postage. You can also find this product on Amazon – giving you the chance to order all of your Christmas presents at once. By buying this Christmas present you are helping to keep your loved one safe and giving them a gift that every motorbike user should want and need! https://www.visorcat.com/product-category/visorcat/
4. Looking to splurge? Why not test a different kind of motorbike? A new year and a new bike. Yamaha has a new release at the beginning of 2018 – the Yamaha Niken. This is a full production bike that has not 2 but 3 wheels which allows for high performance and sports orientated riding. An “IOU a Yahama Niken” would look pretty good in a stocking this Christmas! https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk/products/motorcycles/niken/niken.aspx
5. Give the motorbike lover in your life the chance to travel while using their bike. With a touring rucksack they are able to use this for extended travel or to help them on their commute to work every day. You can get some motorbike user specific rucksacks on www.getgeared.co.uk
The Christmas anti-gift guide
Are you looking for a less conventional gift? If you or your motorbike fan has all the practical kit needed then why not check out our following suggestions for some stocking fillers and quirky gift ideas:
6. Etsy has lots of motorbike-related gifts that are not so much practical for use on a bike but can help create a motorbike atmosphere elsewhere in your motorbike lover’s life. With t shirts, key rings and wall hangings all related to motorbikes it is hard to go wrong on this website. www.etsy.com/uk/search/?q=motorbike
7. Not On The High Street offers a variety of different gift ideas all hand-made by a variety of small businesses. Our favourite from searching through the site was these motorbike cufflinks by Chapel Cards. Weddings, dinners, parties they should always include motorbikes, right? https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/chapelcards/product/motorbike-cufflinks
8. D-Zign is a company that allows you to design your own motorcycle helmet. With varying designs and paint materials you can have your own custom-made helmet for you or your motorbike rider. With prices starting at £165 you can create your helmet to look any way you please. www.dzign-uk.com/helmet_design.php
9. Have a look at www.greatmagazines.co.uk offers magazine subscriptions to motorbike-themed magazines such as: BIKE magazine, Classic Bike, MCN and Performance Bikes. For a gift that can be enjoyed throughout the year why not sign up to the monthly subscription and have your magazine of choice through the letterbox every month.
10. For bike-mad children,, take a look at Groupon‘s latest deal. They are offering an Electric Ride-On Kids’ Motorcycle for £54.98. With a variety of colours and over 50% off this could be the perfect first bike for a youngster in your family. www.groupon.co.uk/deals/electric-ride-on-kids-motorcycle-1