Finding the right Christmas gift for the Motorcycle Rider in your life isn't easy. With so many different brands of Moto gear to choose from, you can spend hours shopping online going round in circles.
We've taken the headache out of shopping and come up with the ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Motorcycle Riders. From apparel to workshop memberships to coffee-mugs, these gifts will definitely get the thumbs up this Christmas.
MD/ Moto Doll is the moto-inspired lifestyle brand founded by Jacinta Siracusa (@moto_doll) in Melbourne. And this isn't just another clothing brand, Moto Doll is a Motorcycle streetwear brand with a difference. From every sale, 20% of the profit is donated to a charity supporting abused children and women who have been victims of domestic violence in Australia.
Collaborating with local artists, Jacinta releases limited addition prints such as this cool design by Felicity Marshall, which has been printed on certified fair trade materials. For only $49 this Christmas Gift will not only be appreciated by the biker in your life, but you will feel good knowing that some of the profits are going towards a good cause.
£13.99 (International Shipping Available)
Tired of using paper cups and want to help do your bit for the environment? The guys from P&Co have come up with a reusable beverage cup for both hot and cold drinks on the run (or ride). With 'Caffeine & Gasoline" as their mantra, the travel mug is a fan favourite and makes a statement whether you're on a daily commute or on a weekend road-trip.
Featuring a memorable biker friendly graphic design and made from BPA free reusable materials, this is a great Christmas Gift for the biker who supposedly has everything. For only £13.99, this is a great stocking filler or accessory that won't push you over budget.
Community Garage Membership
Community Motorcycle Garages (aka DIY Motorcycle Workshops) are starting to pop-up in cities around the world and there's a lot more on the way. Our local, Kustom Kommune, is Australia's first social enterprise D.I.Y workshop. Run by a group of dedicated volunteers that are passionate about motorcycles and the surrounding community, Kustom Kommune provides all the tools, equipment and networks you need to work on your bike (or other project) in one place. With a Kustom Kommune membership, you get complete access to to the workshop when you join and get to hang out in a relaxed space with no bookings, hourly rates, so you can simply rock up and wrench.
Monthly Membership: $99 (AUD)
Yearly Membership: $399 (AUD)
Depending on how generous you're feeling this Christmas there are a range of membership options to choose from including a Lifetime membership for the real passionate biker! The membership also includes unlimited access, and the opportunity to join workshop training courses where you’ll get your hands dirty, learn new skills and make new mates!
View membership options here for Kustom Kommune here or do a classic Google search for your nearest Community Motorcycle Garage.
From $450 (AUD)
40 Years ago, Bell came out with the Bell Moto 3 design and changed the look of off-road racing forever. With its sleek design, secure 5 strap visor and lightweight outer shell, the Moto 3 Helmet is one of the most recognisable and iconic helmets in the history of motorcycling and it's not hardy to see why. In fact you can still find battered old versions on eBay at insanely high collectable prices.
Recently, Bell re-released the Bell Moto-3 for the modern rider. The helmet features a lightweight Fiberglass composite shell offering 21st century ECE protection while the removable/washable microsuede liner brings modern convenience. With a hefty price tag, these helmets don't come cheap. But what price are you going to put on safety? If you've got a generous budget and want to go that extra mile to make your gift more personal, there is also an option to design your own helmet online in 3D.
Comfort is key for moto riders, which is why we've picked the Saint Unbreakable Jeans as our next ultimate Christmas gift idea. Designed for riders, by riders, Saint make a range of unbreakable apparel using materials that offer the very best in strength and impact abrasion resistance without appearing bulky. With a stylish design, you can remain confident wearing these jeans both on and off the bike and still be comfortable.
Saint Unbreakable jeans come in a variety of styles and materials all using Denim that has been created especially to meet rigorous Motorcycle standards. Our pick of the bunch in the range is the Unbreakable 6 jeans using Denim which is woven with the world's strongest fibre (crash test proven) built for impact, burst and... get this... only using a single layer of protection.
If you're looking for a clothing brand that appeals to those riders who are looking for casual everyday wear on or off the bike, then this is it.
"Amongst the hustle and bustle - we're reminded that good things take time." That's the theme behind this years Autumn/Winter 18 collection by P&Co, a lifestyle brand built up from nothing but a love of motorcycle culture, flash tattoos, and custom design.
When the P&Co gear rocked up at our office in Melbourne, we had a hard time keeping our team's hands off it, which is not surprising as the designs look super cool, casual and stylish. An office favourite was the 'Keepin' On Coach Jacket', which has a clean matte finish, lightweight versatile and water resistant design and ability to keep you covered in any season.
From $69.90 (USD)
If you haven't heard of our Handlebar Mount Kit for securing your smartphone to your Motorcycle bars, then this is the perfect Christmas gift idea for the friend who likes gadgets! Using a strong, patented dual-stage lock-on mount, you can ride with confidence knowing that your phone is secured to your bike without the need for cumbersome lanyards, straps, bands or magnets. No matter the terrain.
The Quad Lock Handlebar Kit includes both a protective smartphone case and handlebar mount and enables riders to use apps such as Waze or Maps seamlessly with their smartphones, to navigate rides, and monitor and track road conditions with improved agility.
You can also style the mount with a red, black or white lever to suit the bike.
We've noticed the Kriega Drypacks gaining more and more popularity recently amongst the adventure riders on our @quadlockmoto Instagram page and we can see why! The Kriega Drypacks are an awesome invention for those riders who like to tour or adventure and the best part is they can universally-fit to any motorcycle! Made from 100% waterproof material, the US-10 Drypack is a lightweight easy to fit solution that can be secured to your bikes subframe.
The Kriega design is very versatile meaning you can hook it up to any other US-Drypack to create a modular luggage system for carrying more on your ride. So if you're stuck for Christmas gift ideas, then you can't go wrong with this gift idea!
If you're searching for the thinnest and lightest gloves with a touch screen enabled design then these motorcycle gloves really are the ultimate Christmas present. The 'Ghost' Gloves by AKIN infuse minimal styling and fit like a glove with a 'second skin' fit. Weighing in at a measly 35g, these gloves are insanely light and soft and feel as if you're not wearing anything at all, hence the 'ghost' name!
A key feature of the Ghost Gloves is the inbuilt touch screen enabled fingertips. Using integrated conductive materials in the thumb and index fingertips of the gloves, you can easily use any touchscreen device without having to remove your gloves which is handy if you use a smartphone on your bike for navigating.
*Prices are accurate as of 18th December 2018