With Christmas just around the corner, you might be wondering what to get your favourite motorcycle enthusiast or even a little something for yourself – from Santa of course! To make it easy for you, we’ve scoured the net for the latest and greatest motorcycle accessories. Just 7 top motorcycle accessories have been selected for our Christmas list. Read on to find something that will make your motorcycle rides more enjoyable, safer or a little more fun.
Keep in contact
Blue tooth headsets come in a wide range of quality and prices and you can spend as much as £500 on a top of the range set. The Sena SMH5 is a basic Bluetooth headset, with some great features. The mid-range pricing makes it accessible to most (around £100 for a set) and the sound quality is great. What’s more, you can add as many as four other users, you’ll get 8 hours of talk time from the battery, and it easily integrates with your mobile phone. It also has blue tooth music and FM radio. On the downside, it’s not totally waterproof and the range is around 430 yards. If you want a longer range or more features, check out Sena’s other headsets.
Slide through corners
If you’ve taken to track days, a pair of knee sliders are sure to come in handy! As well as providing some extra defence when you’re out there on the road, knee protectors come in a wide range of colours, materials and styles. At around £30 a pair, these knee sliders from Oxford will add a little spark to each ride. Perfect as a stocking filler.
Stay warm on the road
Riding a motorcycle through the winter months in the UK isn’t for everyone – it’s often wet, cold and dark. But for some, a motorbike is the sole form of transport. Make someone’s motorcycle commute a little more comfortable with some heated grips. Hands are the first to take the wind and rain when riding and can get cold fast. Heated grips and a good pair of winter motorcycle gloves can improve both comfort and safety when riding in the colder months of the year.
Brighten up the dark days
While still on the subject of the cold and dark of winter, a bigger and brighter headlight can make motorcycle riding in the late afternoon and evening safer and easier. Wisamic has some easy to install, vibration-resistant lights that are compatible with most bikes. The Wisamic range of headlights cost around £40. All are built with durability and light range in mind. However, some models may develop condensation on the inside of the lamp, but this will not hinder the quality or life of the light.
Motorcycle tyres play a big part in the machine’s performance. Keeping them pumped up to the optimal level will extend their life, lower fuel consumption and improve grippyness on the road too. The Drivaid cordless tyre inflator comes with a digital pressure gauge, takes just 3 hours to charge and can be used anywhere. It’s reasonably priced too, it’s around £35 for the whole kit.
Stay safe and be prepared
Whether you’re new to riding a motorcycle or an old hand planning on a European tour in the summer, an emergency safety kit is something you should have. These aren’t required by UK law. (Other European countries do insist motorcycle riders carry emergency kits). You can put a kit together on your own rather than purchasing in one at a higher price. Emergency kits should include a hi-vis vest, first aid kit and a foldable warning triangle.
Please be seated
Motorcycle seats get a lot of wear. Being comfortable goes a long way towards enhancing your concentration and alertness when riding a motorbike. The Coleman Mad Dog Gear Comfort Seat Protector is made from moulded foam and has an ergonomic design so you can stay seated for long motorcycle rides. The seat protector is easy to fit, compatible with most bikes and reasonably priced at around £20, making it an ideal choice for a stocking filler or table gift for the motorcycle enthusiast in your life.
Waking up on Christmas morning to some gifts that will enhance your motorcycle riding and improve your enjoyment over the year is one of the many joys of Christmas. If you’d like any of the accessories noted above, share this blog with your friends and family. If you’d like to encourage someone to either do their CBT training and get a full motorcycle licence or just improve their motorcycle skills, why not get them one of our motorcycle training gift vouchers? Merry Christmas!