It’s that time of year; cheesy Christmas music everywhere you go, light displays that can be seen from space and the annual competition to see who can generate the most ‘Awws’ from their Christmas advert (the John Lewis one gets our vote).
And every motorcyclist in the country begins to dread the onslaught of bike-inspired gifts that give rise to forced grins and gratitude.
Of course, it’s all about the giving, not the receiving at Christmas but that being the case, if you are reading this and you want to give something to a motorcyclist, then this selection of gifts will genuinely make them smile. Everything here is cool, useful, interesting, entertaining or a combination of both.
So put down that wrapping paper and give them something they will genuinely love this Christmas.
Muc-Off Ultimate Care Kit
Itu2019s a fact u2013 particularly at this time of year u2013 that you simply cannot have enough motorcycle cleaning and protecting potions. So this kit from Muc-Off will please any rider.
It includes a selection of the company’s exceptional products, such as motorcycle cleaner, speed polish and motorcycle protectant as well as a selection of brushes and clothes to apply it all to keep the rider in your life’s bike spick and span this winter. All in a handy plastic carry box...I’m hinting at this one heavily at the moment...
Everything you need to keep your bike clean and tidy
Comprises quality products from renowned manufacturer
Comes in handy ‘tool’ box
You’ll need a lot of wrapping paper
It might be a little early to start thinking about shorts and flip-flops but spring and summer will roll around before you know (we really hope so). So get in early with this pair of official MotoGP flip-flops, ready for the warmer weather.
Perfect to hide away in a topbox or pannier on a long tour, they get good reviews, saying they are comfortable. Who knows – they might even be perfect for chilling out watching Christmas TV. Just don’t get them too close to the log fire…
Official MotoGP branding
Reports say very comfortable
Be ready for summer
May make you realise how much winter is left
Classic Bike Calendar
Even in this digital, connected age, people still like paper-based calendars (and thankfully, weekly motorcycle newspapers). There is a calendar for every taste and style but we like the look and feel of this classic-bike version.
It’s stacked with images of lovely old motorcycles for riders of a certain age (or predilection) and has a different bike for each month. It also has a sheet of (fairly lairy) stickers to remind you of key dates.
Everyone loves a calendar
Some lovely old bikes
Fairly gaudy reminder stickers
Big Pavu2019s Parts Shop T-shirt
Pav was Pavlo Andrusiak who worked at the Leeds branch of SportsBikeShop and had a separate business supplying parts for American bikes alongside before his untimely death in 2019.
He planned to launch a range of clothing but never managed it but SBS has taken on the project itself and all proceeds go to Pav’s charities of choice: The Royal British Legion, Combat Stress and the British Heart Foundation.
Proceeds go to exceptional causes
Castrol Can Mug
Thereu2019s always room for one more mug u2013 at home, in the workshop or at work. And this one depicts a classic retro Castrol oil can complete with drips and runs from careless topping up.
It holds a whopping 300ml of your favourite hot or cold drink and the impression you’re drinking from a can of oil will impress fellow bikers and scare non-riders away. Excellent…
Huge 300ml capacity
Realistic retro design
Look good in any petrolheads home or workshop
May make people do double-takes
RST ladies T-shirt
This ladies long-sleeved T-shirt has a real retro surfer/skater vibe to it, with its contrasting body and arms. It features RSTu2019s Race Dept branding, highlighting the companyu2019s heritage but without screaming u2018bikeru2019. Super cool, it would look good on or off the bike in any setting.
Stylish retro design
Tailored female cut
Bathroom Book Of Trivia
The publishers of this book clearly appreciate the calm and solitude of the bathroom and understand that this time to read for most motorcyclists is precious. This book is stacked full of interesting facts and snippets of trivia from the world of motorcycling that will raise an eyebrow, purse lips or bring forth a whispered u201cunhu201d.
Stacked full of interesting and entertaining facts
Perfect bathroom reading
One fact a day for a year
Likely to be the cause of multiple “Are you still in there?” style arguments
Traditionally, Christmas is a time of peace on earth and goodwill to all men. And socks as presents. And if you must give socks to the motorcyclist in your life, then these riding, MotoGP-branded ones would be a good choice.
One size fits all and they are long enough to cover most of the lower leg so will sit perfectly inside tall boots. They are cushioned and feature a fitted ankle for comfort.
Tall design for warmth
Fitted ankle for comfort
They’re still socks
Personalised Key Ring
Just like mugs, you can rarely have too many key rings and this personalised one seems a very nice example. It has a u201csilveru201d helmet with a chain to a decent-looking ring with a tag attached that can be inscribed with a message of your choice.
Reviews say it is weighty and a nice product and though tempting for the rider in your life to fit their bike keys to, it may not be appropriate to be rattling around on the top of the bike.
Nice looking design
Includes inscription of your choice
Bit heavy to be bounding on the top yoke
Motocourse is the longest-running motorcycle sport yearbook and this 46th edition charts the 2021 race series, including MotoGP, GP2 and GP3 as well as World Superbikes and Supersport.
It is full of in-depth analysis of every round and lap-by-lap charts of positions as well as highlighting Valentino Rossi’s unique contribution to the sport of motorcycle racing. It is available for pre-order now, with shipping from December 20, just in time for Christmas.
Exceptional race analysis
Summarises all important series in 2021
Cutting it fine for Christmas
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