Motorcycle Cruiser’s Holiday Gift Guide

Garage the bike, string up the mistletoe and sit back and relax: better to do all your holiday shopping from the comfort of home. Our far-ranging mix of functional and funky should cover all the motorheads on your list, and then some

Original Snow Toolbelt

Originally designed for snowboarders, this stylish belt does more than hold up your pants. Be prepared and carry some tools without taking up valuable storage space. 686’s Original Snow Toolbelt is available in black, brown or white—and made from waterproof leather. The buckle includes a bottle opener, #2 Philips and flathead screwdrivers and the loop includes 8, 10 and 11mm wrenches.

Aerostich Motorcycles OK Mug

The perfect gift for motorheads of any stripe. These mugs show an exact replica of the signs above HOV lanes across the freeways of California. They are a reminder that motorcycles are given extra privileges because riding them is social good. We all know that. All fifty states have installed signs like these above our busiest and most congested roads to announce and declare: MOTORCYCLES OK. Officially.

Classified Moto Lamp

Classified Moto is a small shop specializing in quirky vintage custom bikes and other unique moto expressions. One of their best sellers is the Classified Moto Lamp made entirely of recycled parts at the company’s Richmond, Virginia workshop. Made from a brake rotor, shock and transmission gear, each lamp is crafted by hand and numbered (engraving is extra). The basic design starts at $199, but if you’re feeling extra creative, Classified can custom-build a lamp using the parts of your choice.

Sons of Anarchy Season Three DVD

If you’re a fan of FX’s drama about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club, Season Three is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Along with the complete 13-episode season, the discs are loaded with some nifty extras such as all-new scenes shot exclusively for the discs, extended creator’s cut episodes, a writer’s roundtable featurette, gag reel, deleted scenes, commentaries, and even a bike customizer feature.

Slime Moto Spair

Long road trips mean packing the requisite tools for emergencies, but there’s rarely enough room on your rig. Enter the Slime Moto Spair, a flat tire repair kit that packs all the items you’ll need to combat deflated rubber. You get an 8oz. Slime Tire Sealant Bottle, main harness power cord, alligator clip connector, air hose, tire gauge, and even a High-Power 12 Volt 300 PSI Air Compressor! It all weighs in at under 3lbs.

ContourGPS Video Camera

Everybody and their little brother has one of those little GoPro cameras. Upgrade your video output with the Contour GPS video camera, which offers embedded GPS hardware to pair video files with real-time location information. The stoutly built cam is easy to manipulate with gloved hands, and twin laser sights help line up your field of view. A new just-released ROAM model offers a wider field of view and is priced less, too. Much more grown-up.

Omega Creeper toolbox

Resolve to organize your garage once and for all. The Omega Creeper toolbox from Pro-Lift will keep your wrenches in place and hopefully keep you pain free while you work—at least until the busted knuckles happen. This hefty work stand with built- in storage retails for $106.95 but you can probably net it for less from major big box retailers.

Harley-Davidson Sirocco Boots

Indian summer’s pretty much gone, so you might as well prep for the cold. What better way than with a pair of Sirocco boots? These new, first-of-their-kind winter kicks incorporate state of the art technology, like a lithium battery to power the footbed for hours of toasty and adjustable warmth. Available at Harley dealerships starting mid-October.

Motorcycle Touring Bible

Settle in by the fire and pull up the reading lamp; with the bluster of winter coming on, now’s the time to bone up on next season’s touring adventures. You’ll get an eyeful of good advice from Fred Rau’s Motorcycle Touring Bible—a compendium of information any long-distance rider can benefit from. The book covers topics such as choosing the right gear, best uses for a GPS system and packing for a successful trip.

Sidi Tech Road Socks

Everyone needs socks, might just as well get ones designed for riding. Sidi’s Tech Road Socks will fit the bill for your cruising needs. To stay comfy after a long ride the socks have a multi weave and multi-material construction along with an anatomic shape. They are available in two sizes and check the website for specifics.

AGV Sport Shadow Kevlar Denim Jacket

Look cool and stay safe at the same time with this stealthy jean-style jacket from AGV Sport. It combines 13.5 oz. high-quality denim with Kevlar coverage on the back and down the length of each arm to keep you looking good both on and off the bike. The jacket even includes pockets for optional armor. It’s available in sizes from XS to XXL.

Mechanics Hand Cleaner

For a really practical stocking stuffer, check out the Mechanics Hand Cleaner from Busted Knuckle Garage. You get a handy 15-ounce squeeze tube which can be hung above the sink. It’s way better than some of those tubs of scrubbers that can get dirtier than your hands.

Evel Knievel Stunt Bike Set

It seems like every rider we know was once an Evel Knievel fan. Relive the glory days with the Evel Knievel Stunt Bike Set. Use the ripcord to send Evel and his bike flying through the included stunt ramp and ring of fire. It’s the perfect gift for both the young and young at heart and a great way to introduce the next generation to the joys of bikes.

Tire Rings
$111.50 and up

These Tire Rings by Brian Bergeron Designs are said to be “Jewelry for the Enthusiast” and they’re also available in Car and Mountain Bike styles for those who aren’t motorcycle nuts. The rings are made in the USA, and available in sizes 6 to 13.5 in sterling silver, 10k, 14k, 18k yellow and white gold, palladium and platinum.

SoundRider Tour

Give the gift of Touring—with a road trip through the Pacific Northwest. Each year Sound RIDER! runs a five day tour up in the Northwest, and while the route may differ each time, you’re always guaranteed a blend of great scenery and exciting roads. No interstates or main arterials are used and all riders get GPS tracks in advance. To sign up for the current tour ($95), or to purchase a previous tour’s GPS tracks ($50), visit

Pro Lift Motorcycle Lift Jack

Doesn’t every do-it-yourself mechanic want a hydraulic lift in their garage? The T-2215 model from Pro Lift hits a sweet spot for both price and quality. With a hefty 1,500 lbs. capacity and a lifting range from 4-1⁄2 inches to 16-1⁄2 inches, it’s meant to be both reliable and easy-to-use.


If you’re like us, you’ve probably got some old textile jackets in storage that have lost their weatherproofing qualities long ago. With the rains coming, now’s the time to restore their durable water-repellent finishes—and make them functional again. NikWax SoftShell Proof recharges all your old softshell garments while maximizing their breathability.