With the holidays fast approaching, some of which are in full swing, Motorcycle.com put together the following Holiday Gift Buyer’s Guide. Our comprehensive list of moto-related gifts is sure to put a smile on any enthusiasts face. Read on, for juicy gift ideas aplenty.
Shoei’s newest model to land stateside in the J∙O, a helmet that provides nostalgic retro styling with modern day helmet technology. Our own John Burns recently attended the product launch for this helmet and has since spent more time in this helmet and seems to be enjoying it. To purchase the Shoei J∙O Helmet, click here.
You know what they say, once you go modular, you never go back. Or maybe it’s just us that says that, but nevertheless, it’s true. Once you experience the versatility of a modular helmet, it’s hard to go back. All the conveniences of a ¾ helmet with the safety of a full face. With AGV’s new Sportmodular, you also get a helmet that is incredibly lightweight. Ryan had plenty of great things to say about this helmet in his review, and it is often his go-to lid when leaving the house. To purchase the AGV Sportmodular, click here.
The REV’IT! Ignition 3 jacket is a versatile piece of kit. A jacket made up of mesh and leather to provide excellent abrasion resistance where one might need it while offering plenty of mesh panels to keep you cool during the summer months. The Ignition 3 also comes with waterproof liner and a quilted vest liner to stretch its use as far as you’re willing. Mrs. Adams enjoys using this kit year round here in CA. This jacket comes in both a men’s and women’s version and also has a matching pant. Whether you’re buying for him or her, check out the REV’IT! Ignition 3 here.
Troy Siahaan slipped into Aerostich’s Protekt jeans and had great things to say about them. The Protekt jeans use a heavy 14 oz denim with additional panels of 500D nylon in the areas you may find yourself sliding on for the utmost protektion. These jeans are also set up to take optional knee armor which can be purchased separately. Order yours here.
For those of you unfortunate enough to live somewhere that causes you to park your motorcycle for months at a time, the Bosch SmartCharge Plus is a great battery charger and maintainer to ensure your ride is ready to rock when the weather lets up. Brasfield’s thorough review explains why this charger is a solid deal. Cop this bad boy on Amazon.
Got cold (or wet) feet? Peep the Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boot. A tall adventure-style boot with Gore-Tex to keep you dry and warm, the Adventure 2 is comfortable enough to wear on and off the bike while still providing the protection one expects of the Sidi name. Ryan has put thousands of miles in these boots on everything from BMW GSs to Harley-Davidson CVOs. Check out his review for more info. To purchase, click here.
If you find yourself buying for a seriously stylish urban commuter, the Velomacchi Speedway 40L is guaranteed to score brownie points. This backpack functions just as good as it looks and is made up of bullet-proof (don’t hold us to that) materials that should keep this thing going for years to come. Editor Adams can be seen on shoots, in airports, and new model intros rocking this backpack and wrote up his thoughts about it recently. To snag yourself a winner for the gift exchange, check out the Velomacchi Speedway 40L backpack.
Does your special someone have baggage? No? Then get them some. The Wolfman Blackhawk Tank Bag provides the ultimate convenience in ways only a tank bag can. Not to mention the Blackhawk can be attached to basically any motorcycle. Our man with the plan, Evans Brascannons strapped this tank bag to the Yamaha Super Tenere during our last ADV shootout and was the focus of many an envious gaze for his easy access to all sorts of items. To learn the ins and outs of this tank luggage, check out Brasssnack’s review. Pick up the Wolfman Blackhawk Tank Bag, here.
If you’re ADVrider is looking to illuminate the trails this holiday season, look no further than Baja Designs. Don’t believe us, ask your dirt-focused friends. Baja Designs is a trusted name in the off-road lighting community that has consistently, for a number of years, produced innovative class-leading lighting technology for riders and racers to tackle the most grueling conditions. To learn more about Baja Designs and their Squadron Sport lights, check out our EZ ADV Upgrades article, and to snag a pair for a gift, click here.
Maybe you’ve already finished the bulk of your holiday shopping but are still looking for a little something, a stocking stuffer perhaps? Give the motorcyclist in your life an Eargasm he or she won’t soon forget. Made out of surgical-grade silicon, Eargasm earplugs are super comfy and provide noise attenuation up to a claimed 21db. Look for our full review in the coming week, but *spoiler alert*, we like ‘em. Pick up these stocking stuffers here.
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