RIDING DIFFERENT BIKES. RACING SOME
November is coming to an end! You know what that means; just a little bit longer and it is Christmas again. We saw the Christmas decoration hitting the malls already in October. So it is time to think about presents. And what you are going to get for that beloved biker in your life. We give you our top 10 Christmas gifts for motorcyclists.
We will keep it decent. You don’t have to buy that dream bike and put it beside the Christmas tree. Or a complete new outfit. We tried to make a great mix between sock stuffers and a few bigger gifts.
Your lover or beloved family member probably won’t notice anymore, after riding with them for so long. But you do. The smelly motorcycle boots. Looking for some funny presents to give? Then add this one to the list; scented little balls to put inside smelly motorcycle boots. You can find them here at XL Moto.
Talking about feet.. what about a pair of fancy socks for your beloved motorcyclist? Think of a thin pair of funny socks for the track addicts. Or compression socks. Or will you go for a pair of crazy looking, thick ones for that die hard adventure rider? A pair of great, funny socks are always a perfect biker gift.
The ‘Buff’ is an accessory that will be known to any motorcyclists. The tubes keep your neck warm (of cool!) while riding the bike. It doesn’t just provide comfort, but it also protects your neck from getting hit by flies and little pebbles.
Besides it being a practical thing, it is also a way of showing off your style as a motorcyclist. Think of a sporty finish flag design. Or leopard print for the motorcycling fashionistas. And what about that scary buff for the hooligans on two wheels? You can make it as fancy as you’d like. It’s a gift for bikers they will definitely use.
Every group of motorcycling friends has one. The unlucky bird of the bunch. A screw that loosens due to vibrations in the bike. A nut that come off while riding or the bad luck of a broken cable.
Looking for a suited biker gift for that unlucky bird? A set of wrenches will do!
Did your lover, brother of mother mention he or she wants to ride on track once? Then give him or her a track day for Christmas! Of course they don’t have to get on the bike during this time of the year. But you can give them the track day as a present in advance. Many track day organizations offer this kind of thing.
Your loved one will ride on track under the surveillance of professional. Finally, they can release their inner racers, but in a safe and professional atmosphere. And finally truly learn how to ride turns properly.
Giving a track day on one of the bigger circuits (think of the magical Assen or the technical Zandvoort circuit) for Christmas costs you around 200 to 250 euros. Is that a bit too much? Many track day organizations also offer the possibility to give them a gift card of an X amount.
Next to that unlucky bird in every motorcycling group of friends, you also have that fanatic cleaner. Who cleans his or her bike after every ride out. A mad man (or woman) like that never has enough cleaning stuff. A motorcycle cleaning kit is always a welcome gift.
This present isn’t just suitable for the fanatic cleaner. You also have that one friend who never – literally NEVER – cleans his or her bike. Mud, flies and blood (of the flies…) everywhere. Giving a motorcycle cleaning set for Christmas might give them the little hint to do something about it.
Many riders refrain from keychains deliberately. Especially racers on track prepped street bikes. Those bikes still have their key controlled ignition switch. A flapping keychain in front of you is distracting while trying to ride as fast as you can.
But road riders often do use keychains. Not just because they are fun, but also because it is practical. You can find that key a bit faster when it’s lying around in the house.
What about a keychain that says “Kwikasfuki” for Kawasaki riders. Or one with “Not his bike” for the biker ladies. You can find them on Moto Loot, a smaller webshop we personally had great experiences with.
Every motorcycling mechanic knows; you have never enough brake cleaner. But seriously, never. Buy a few cans and wrap them in funny wrapping paper. Or build a little artwork with them. Make something funny out of it. Your loved one will definitely love this biker gift.
Is your loved one a racer? Or die hard track day enthusiast? And are they quite serious about it? Then give him or her a personal note book for Christmas. A sturdy ring binder might be the most practical choice.
This personal note book allows them to write down all the important information during a track day (or even per session). Don’t just think of lap times, but also of tyre pressure, the temperature of the track, the weather outside and of the tyre warmers. And wether it rains or not.
This helps them to keep track of their performance. And to get more and more efficient during a track day. Less time spend on thinking means more time and focus to spend on riding.
Is your loved one a big fan of a certain motorcycling hero? Like the famous Valentino Rossi or Jonathan Rea from the MotoGP and WorldSBK? Then give them a piece of merchandise for Christmas. These collections often contain lots of different items, like T-shirts, caps, keychains, hats etcetera.
Want to go on the less materialistic tour? Then surprise your loved one with a pair of tickets to their favourite motorcycle event. And give them an unforgettable experience. Curious which events are upcoming for 2023? Check out our events calendar!