Cycle World’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

For motorcyclists on the nice list.

Looking for a few gift ideas for 2019? Check out some of our picks below.
Looking for a few gift ideas for 2019? Check out some of our picks below.Robert Martin

It’s that time of year again. Ugly sweater parties, saccharine holiday tunes, your mother-in-law’s cheese log appetizer—it’s enough to send shivers down the spine. Inject a dose of two-wheeled joy into the season with some of our top picks for gifts for motorcyclists. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a loved one or want to treat yourself, check out some of our suggestions for making the holiday season—and the riding season—brighter and cheerier.

For The Youngest Rider: Stacyc 12eDRIVE & 16eDRIVE

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Stacyc 12eDrive
Stacyc's 12eDrive gets young riders twisting a throttle sooner than any other two-wheeled machine.Stacyc

MSRP: $649

#RideSooner is our motto and the 12eDRIVE allows kids as young as 3 the opportunity to experience the thrill of riding with power. Designed as a tool to transition young children from a push bike to their first “real” dirt bike. The STACYC teaches balance, throttle control and braking inspiring kiddos confidence and fast tracking there riding skill set. Three adjustable speed settings and a 30 - 60 min run time make the 12eDRIVE an epic first ride experience.


16 EDRIVE
16eDRIVESTACYC

MSRP: $699

The 16eDRIVE is perfect for kids 5 to 7 years old and less than 75 lbs. Seat time is the name of the game and having a STACYC allows kids to get valuable hours behind the bars all week long. Most kids only get to ride a few their dirt bike a few times a month. With a 16eDRIVE they will hone their skills during the work week and will be ready to shred their dirt bikes on the weekend!

For The Techie: Dainese Smart Jacket

The Dainese Smart Jacket is available in six sizes for both men and women.
The Dainese Smart Jacket is available in six sizes for both men and women.Dainese

MSRP: $699

We believe airbag technology is as important an innovation in motorcycle safety as anything we’ve seen in decades. Which is why we’re so excited about the Dainese Smart Jacket, a product that makes mainstream adoption of the technology more feasible than ever. Until now, if you wanted to take advantage of the tech, it meant purchasing one of Dainese’s or Alpinestars’ airbag-specific jackets—and in the case of Alpinestars, a sold-separately airbag vest to go with it. Dainese’s Smart Jacket is a stand-alone system that can fit under any jacket you already own. The vest’s computer and seven-sensor system analyzes data 1,000 times per second, and when deployed inflates around the neck, chest, and back for full-coverage protection. So, if you’re a die-hard Aerostich-wearer, your Roadcrafter can be as cutting-edge as your BMW S 1000 XR.

For The Substance-Over-Style Cyclist: Aerostich Roadcrafter 3

Aerostich offers a ton of color choices and add-on options for its gear. That makes its gear some of the most customizable and full-featured pieces on the market. There’s a reason Aerostich has earned a cultlike following.
Aerostich offers a ton of color choices and add-on options for its gear. That makes its gear some of the most customizable and full-featured pieces on the market. There’s a reason Aerostich has earned a cultlike following.Aerostich

MSRP: $1,247

The Aerostich Roadcrafter is without a doubt a staple in motorcycle apparel. Its don’t-give-a-F-about-fashion ethos makes the black leather jacket look about as countercultural as an Apple Watch. Fashions come and go; Aerostich is forever. When Aerostich first developed the Roadcrafter riding suit, there was nothing else like it in existence. At the time, motorcycle gear was barely protective by today’s standards and barely practical by any standard. The Roadcrafter 3 is made of 500-denier Gore-Tex Cordura, and assembled by hand in its Duluth, Minnesota, factory. It’s waterproof, unlined for breathability, and uncompromising as ever. It’s designed to do one job. And it does it well. Available in 61 off-the-rack sizes, the Roadcrafter 3 can accommodate riders who’ve indulged in too much holiday cheer this year. So go ahead, help yourself to another latke, dish out a second helping of figgy pudding, or pop open a calorie-filled bottle of Samichlaus—you’ll still be able to find a Roadcrafter to fit.

For The Bucket List Checker-Offer: Butler Maps American Classics Set

Butler maps proves there will always be a place for the analog.
Butler maps proves there will always be a place for the analog.Butler

MSRP: $25

Butler Maps’ American Classics set highlights 30 bucket list-worthy motorcycle routes across the country, such as the Tail of the Dragon and the Pacific Coast Highway. Butler’s waterproof and tear-resistant maps are designed for a rough life on the road, but don’t be surprised if they end up tacked to the wall for inspiration.

For The Motorcyclist Who Has It All: Motorcycle Training School

Students gather around at the Yamaha Champions Riding School.
Students gather around at the Yamaha Champions Riding School.Ray Bradlau

What do you get for the rider who has everything? How about a motorcycling experience? Maybe an Edelweiss motorcycle tour or a trip to the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. While motorcycle excursions are enriching in their own right, a training school can be just as fun and even more valuable. Check out the BMW Enduro School if you’re looking to up your ADV game, or the Yamaha Champions Riding School if you want to ride safer and faster on the street and track. Since you can’t give the gift of talent, give the next best thing: training.

For Yourself: Rotobox Bullet Carbon Fiber Wheels

Some sportbike performance parts are more about adding bling than anything else. Rotobox’s Bullet carbon fiber wheels are definitely blingy, but they’re also an easy (but pricey) way to improve your bike’s performance.
Some sportbike performance parts are more about adding bling than anything else. Rotobox’s Bullet carbon fiber wheels are definitely blingy, but they’re also an easy (but pricey) way to improve your bike’s performance.Rotobox

What’s the ultimate gift for your sportbike? Carbon fiber wheels. Weighing only 6 pounds—substantially less than a stock cast aluminum wheel—Rotobox’s Bullet carbon fiber 17-inch front wheel can dramatically improve your motorcycle’s performance. It’s all about unsprung weight. Reducing unsprung weight has a greater impact on the way a motorcycle handles than reducing the equivalent amount of sprung weight. Putting trick carbon fiber wheels on your motorcycle is not as common as fitting a full exhaust system, for instance, but that’s no surprise considering the price. The Rotobox Bullet front wheel costs more than $1,500, which qualifies it as a gift you may have to buy for yourself. And you’ll still have to buy the even pricier rear wheel.

For Every Motorcyclist: Motion Pro Professional Tire Gauge

Motion Pro’s tire gauge is an office favorite.
Motion Pro’s tire gauge is an office favorite.Motion Pro

MSRP: $90

If you’ve got a motorcycle enthusiast or two on your holiday shopping list, there’s a surefire way to give them a gift they’ll love—buy something from Motion Pro. It hardly matters what it is because pretty much everything the brand sells is great. To a motorcyclist, blue anodized billet aluminum—the brand’s calling card—is practically code for “I love you.” Motion Pro’s digital tire gauge, for example, is a tool they’ll use regularly and it should last a lifetime if treated well. Motion Pro’s catalog also has some great stocking stuffers, like the Sealmate fork seal cleaners.

For The Photography Enthusiast: Cycle World Art

Jeff Allen photo
Cycle World photography.Cycle World

Know a motorcyclist with empty walls in their home, office or garage? Give them the gift of Cycle World Art this holiday season. These classic and inspirational motorcycle photos from the pages of Cycle World are brought to life on richly printed, high-quality, Fuji photo film paper. They are the perfect addition to any home, office, garage or man-cave!