2015 Holiday gift guide

Buying gifts is never the easiest part of the holiday season, especially for picky motorcyclists and bikers! But at Iron Trader News we’re here to help. Check out our holiday gift suggestions, which steer clear of santa-on-a-softail knicknacks and other such silliness. If you’re going to get a real rider something for them or their motorcycle, make it useful, or at least elegant and beautiful. Read on!

These Edgemoor boots from Harley-Davidson Footwear are a great way to keep the season a little warmer and dryer. With full-grain leather construction and an oil and slip resistant sole, it’s a sturdy and handsome choice for a long ride or a stroll through a christmas tree farm. More info at


These padded computer and laptop sleeves from Aerostich are now available in bright blue and hi viz in time for the holidays. Made with tough abrasion-resistant nylon fabric outside and a soft brushed fleece inside, they have an additional layer of flexible lightweight impact-resistant foam inside. Great for anyone with high-tech devices but better for riders, they’ll be a pragmatic gift in a season of excess. More info at

The Ride: 2nd Gear tells the story of custom bikes, beautifully presented in a handsome hardback book. It recalls the custom spirits roots in freedom and change of the 1960s, as well as mankind’s primal urge to build something with his own hands or tools. Brought to you from the person behind the BikeExif blog, it’s a great gift for any weekend or weekday rider. More info at

This Playmaker 7” LED headlight from Zodiac is a great way to show your favorite rider you want them to be safe and look cool. With 10 LED bulbs protected by a UV-resistant polycarbonate cover, this unit puts out 3 times as much light as a conventional H4 bulb, according to Zodiac. Plus, the low amperage draw means more power available for other accessories. More info at

Always a cornerstone in the world of moto-style, Roland Sands Design proud to offer a selection of high-class and high-function apparel items this holiday season, such as this Tracker jacket. A great jacket is a fine piece of equipment on and off the motorcycle, and as Roland Sands says, “These jackets become part of your wardrobe, and your life, as you journey from one destination to the next.” Made from British Millerain waxed cotton, it’ll be a lasting and handsome gift that will be loved for years to come. More info at

Make sure every little detail is covered with Bolt Covers from Drag Specialties. These bolt covers are easy to install by adding a small dab of silicone and fit a wide variety of bolt and nut styles. Available in black or chrome 10-packs, they’re priced just right to be a great stocking stuffer for the style-conscious biker under your tree. More info at

Lowbrow is proud to offer these rad stocking stuffers, their new Flying Monkey grips. Available in 7/8” and 1” diamaters in a range of colors, they’re molded of Krayton rubber for a natural feel. A great gift to help your favorite biker set their ride apart, they’re attractively packaged to look good under the tree or wherever you hide goodies. More info at

When it comes to performance, motorcyclists know that light makes right! Take it one step further this year for your favorite rider with this new Pro Star helmet from Bell. It’s lighter than ever without losing any strength, thanks to Bell’s new TeXtreme material. Worn by riders and racers alike, Bell helmets will keep your favorite head safe this season. More info at

Your favorite Softail rider would be happier than kids on Christmas to see these JayBrake J-FX forward controls under the tree. Built here in the USA out of steel and billet aluminum, they’re fully adjustable for a perfect fit. Available in chrome or black, they fit most 2000 and up H-D Softail models. Don’t lose control this season! More info at

These handsome risers and clamps from Ken’s Factory are sure to delight your favorite rider. Now being produced for modern H-D “Glide” models with 1” bars, the risers are available alone or with the matching top clamp. Blending old world charm and craftsmanship with modern quality and design, they’re available in a black or polished finish. More info at

Nothing will surprise your favorite rider like a set of brilliant Performance Machine wheels, like this new Del Rey model. Machined from a meaty aluminum forged wheel blank, the Del Rey speeds fast forward in style with quick directional spokes and an organic sculpted rim. Available in Chrome, Contrast Cut and Contrast Cut Platinum finishes for 1984 to present H-D Applications. More info at

Suitable for your favorite Honda rider or any gearhead, this German made stainless steel wristwatch features a face in the iconic style of a CB750 speedometer, in mile or kilometer scale. Powered by a precision Swiss Part quartz movement, it’s finished with a handsome black leather watchband and stainless steel clasp. More info at

These 19’ tie downs from ShockStrap are designed to absorb shocks and resist stretching to keep your loads safe and secure. A great stocking stuffer, they’re a high-performance update on the ubiquitous ratchet straps of the previous century. More info at

Küryakyn knows that your Victory motorcycle is endowed with striking style and eye-catching lines, and they want to help you strut your stuff with these fuel tank Speed Lines for Victory baggers. A great gift for the bikers who wants a little more flair, these accents bring depth to your Victory with four easy to install pieces. They fit all ’10-’16 Cross Country, Cross Country Tour, Magnum, Magnum X-1 and Cross Roads models, as well as ’12-’13 Hard-Balls. More info at

Still looking for a little (or big) something for the welder in your life? Lincoln Electric is happy to announce their 2016 Welding & Cutting Solutions Equipment Catalog just in time for the holiday shopping season. From plasma cutters to TIG and MIG welders plus gloves, helmets and other gear, Lincoln has something for the fabrication fan on your holiday shopping list. More info at

Any gearhead can appreciate a beautiful machine, and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! Is full of prime examples. With more than 300 illustrated pages featuring 50 classic cars across the history of the machine, the large-format images showcase the intensity and beauty of sports cars from every angle. More info at

Klock Werks wants all riders to ride handsome bikes, and you can help by giving your favorite bagger rider one of these sleek metal dash panels. They’re subtly stretched to add visual length without the cost and downtime of modifying the tank itself. Fitments are available for H-D FLHT, FLTR, FLHX and ’08+ FLHT, FLTR, FLHX and HD FL Trike Models. More info at

Since the moment the Wright brothers first went airborne, the world has been obsessed with flight, including many of your favorite gearheads! That’s why Rev’It is proud to offer this aviation-inspired Pilot jacket, a blend of timeless function and style. It brings the high-performance demands of aviation back to earth for your favorite rider to enjoy. More info at

If you worry about your favorite rider getting stuck without power or a long ride or trip, juice up their stocking with a jump pack from EarthX. Light and compact, it weighs only 1.4 pounds and uses advanced LiFePo4 lithium for a charge strong enough to start a V8 truck! When performance and safety are as important as getting back on the road, check out EarthX. More info at

Nothing shows you love someone like keeping them warm and dry when the weather gets rough. These durable gore-tex wind and waterproof pullovers from Aerostich fit easily over your street clothes and are portable enough to fit in a stocking. Other useful features include a zipper to access your inside pockets. More info at

These easy to install Fork Slider Covers from Drag Specialties are a great way to help your favorite rider add a vintage look to their front end while protecting sensitive fork parts and seals from road debris. Available in chrome or black finishes in stock lengths or 2” over, they’re available for a range of late-model H-D motorcycles. More info at

Get your favorite info-hungry rider their fix with this Alley Cat LED Fuel and Battery Guage from Küryakyn. This 3” guage is a direct replacement for the stock tank mounted gauges on ’94-’15 Road Kings, ’00-’15 Softails, ’91-’15 Dynas, ’15 Freewheelers, and ’88-’94 FXR models, and provides a vibrant visual detail to your motorcycle. Available in chrome or gloss black finish. More info at

Kendon is excited to expand its line of folding stand-up trailers to include new models for non-traditional powersports machines that are more common these days. Adaptable to carry machines with different wheel and engine configurations, it’ll allow safe and space conscious handling of trikes and more. Plus, they now offer exclusive access to project details and special offers by email. More info at

January Core 2015
Encourage your favorite lady rider or passenger to tough it out a little longer with this Women’s Waterproof Fleece Jacket from Harley-Davidson MotorClothes. The polyester-bonded fleece shell is light and resilient against wind in rain, and makes a great layer on the bike or casual jacket off it. Other features include a zippered front, hood, long cuffs with thumbholes and an adjustable waist. More info at

Square Wave TIG 200
Know someone who loves to stick metal together? Help them get it done near and far with the new Square Wave TIG 200 machine from Lincoln Electric. It’s set up for multi-process TIG and stick welding on aluminum or steel, whether you’ve got 220V or 120V access. With a range of high end functions like a pulse feature and adjustable A/C control, it’s just the machine for the craftsman on your list. More info at