2021 ITN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Too Meta?
If you know someone who loves motorcycling, you know someone who would love a subscription to META. Finely written, printed and in a format that turns heads on a workbench or coffee table, META is the magazine some of us had to grow up without. Set your favorite rider on the right path today with a subscription at www.readmeta.com/subscribe

 

Get Kids Rolling
Sometimes gift giving is about something bigger than the rider you live with or see every day. This season, consider supporting All Kids Bike. Their mission is to get more children on the path to two-wheeled freedom through outreach and PE programs. They’re aiming to get 65,000 children rolling next year, and you can help a child learn to ride with each $10 donation. Do your part and learn more at support.allkidsbike.org

 

Fill ’em Up!
Biltwell’s been designing and abusing rider-oriented luggage for years, and these two bags include those lessons that your favorite rider will appreciate under a bridge or on the road.  The EXFIL-18 has an orange interior so you can find your stuff, and it zips off easily when you get where you’re going. The larger EXFIL-36 holds 36 standard American 12 oz beers; tie down points on the top allow for even more storage. Check them out, along with Biltwell’s other tried and tested gear at www.biltwellinc.com/collections/luggage

Get the Message
Granted, these messenger bags aren’t new, but they are the most durable, versatile piece of riding luggage money can buy. Expertly made in America by skilled professionals, they combine modern materials and innovations in a time-tested format. Available in a range of sizes tailored to your needs in tough Cordura or classic waxed cotton constructions. Aerostich messenger bags are never out of style! See them all at www.aerostich.com/bags/messenger-bags?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=a2cB4qhqoWlf7wDs0uhYDMCDL8KPhBtmXC0SfT_GG8A-1636327593-0-gaNycGzNB_0


Straight from the Source
New from Motorbooks, The Harley-Davidson Source Book: All the Milestone Production Models Since 1903, by Mitch Bergeron, is the ultimate curated survey of the ultimate motorcycle. It details the most significant designs and models throughout the Motor Company’s history from the first prototype to the newest favorites. It looks great on the shelf or under the tree, and makes a great companion to the Harley-Davidson 16-month 2022 calendar. Find them at www.quartoknows.com/books/9780760373811/Harley-Davidson-2022.html


Gear Up
Just in time for the holidays, Indian Motorcycle is happy to offer three collections of their iconic riding gear, luggage and more. The Heritage, Rogue and Moto collections include a range of styles, fits and options for men and women riders alike. Check them all out and find a gift for your favorite Indian fan at www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/clothing-gear-collections/


Give ’em The Boot!
Since 1983 Hot Leathers has been there for you and your favorite riders with a wide selection of leather boots & biker footwear. With great options for riding anything you can imagine, they have all your footwear needs covered within their line-up. Check them all out at www.hotleathers.com/pages/leather-boots


Budget Sportbikes!
Ever wish you could afford a whole museum of iconic sportbikes? Well, Santa says it’s not the year, but he’ll try to make it up to your favorite rider with this Iconic Motorbikes 2022 Calendar! Featuring powerhouse icons like the Honda RC30, Ducati Desmosedici, and America’s own EBR 1190X, there’s some solace in getting such a huge dose of power without the shop bills! Get yours at octanepress.com/book/iconic-motorbikes-calendar-2022


Tickets to the Doggpound
The editors tell me that the kids are all about experiences instead of stuff these days. Maybe there’s no room in their tiny apartments? Then get them out into the big world to experience two of the greatest treats in life: seeing Snoop Dogg live, and spending a week at the Legendary Buffalo Chip! The Doggfather himself will rock the Chip like no one else in 2022, so get your favorite rally OR rap fan tickets at rallytickets.com/2022-sturgis-rally/campground-admission-passes/


Get a Grip on the Holidays
Everybody likes to customize their bike, but some parts take a PHD in wrenches and a week’s worth of fuss just to get you back on the road. Stuff a clumsy biker’s stocking with a cool and easy upgrade: custom grips from Lowbrow Customs! With sizes, colors and textures to dazzle the senses, there’s bound to be something to help pass the dark winter hours. Check out the full line at https://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/pages/search-results-page?q=grips


Stay Mighty
Sometimes giving is more important that receiving. Debbie Lee founded America’s Mighty Warriors with that in mind, setting out to help support our troops, veterans and Gold Star families. Her organization delivers care packages to active-duty troops at Christmas so they can experience the warmth and joy of home, no matter where on earth they’re defending freedom. Their restorative therapy programs are second to none. Learn how you can help at americasmightywarriors.org/donate/


Under the Radar
Put performance and subtle style under the tree this year with an Air Stinger Stealth air cleaner from the good people at S&S. Now available with water-resistant and washable pre-filters, they’re built to put down the power and keep it down no matter what roads you find yourself on. Take a look at www.sscycle.com/feature/air-cleaners/air-stinger-stealth-air-cleaner-kits


Something for the Kids
Not ready to trust your favorite little tyke on your new Indian Motorcycle? Get them started right with the eFTR Mini and Jr. models. These electric youth bikes from Indian are cool and powerful, with low seat heights to build confidence and electric powertrains for smiles and fewer hours in the garage. Great for riders aged 8 and up. See one in person at your local Indian dealer, or get yours online at www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/shop/accessories/eftr-youth-bikes/2889573/


The Right Bag
Women riders deserve gear designed just for them like the Lauren bag from MotoChic. Women Riders Now voted it their best off-the-bike product in 2021 for a reason! It’s inspired by style icon and adventure lover Lauren Hutton, and can be worn as a backpack or a tote for utility on the go. Available in four colors in both leather and vegan textile models, you can check them out at motochicgear.com/shop/the-lauren-black/


Get Adventurous!
Know a rider who prefers a Softail or FXR for their long trips instead of one of the, uh, more appointed hogs? Now they can enjoy well-made touring gear like the Pioneer Adventure Bag System from Bare Knuckle Performance. These removable hard bags are a secure, durable and function-first product designed for those who want to wander off the beaten path. No boxy BMW necessary, these will fit 2018 and up Harley Davidson Softails and FXRs. Check them out at bareknuckleperformance.com/parts-shop/ols/categories/pioneer-adventure-bag-system


Put on your Race Face
Nothing is quite the same as being on your motorcycle for real, but RiMS Racing brings as much of the excitement to your favorite gaming platform as you could hope for! RiMS Racing combines the thrill of riding the world’s best superbikes with the immersive experience of building out and testing a range of engineering settings and performance technologies like Ӧhlins Racing suspension upgrades and parts. Check it out at rims-racing.com/


Blast from the Past
We all know a biker with that special misty eye for all things bygone and back-in-the-day. Make them smile this year with some heritage brand gear like this handsome Vincent pin from Red Torpedo. Sure, they might not be able to afford a real one – the British marque has been out of business for half a century – but this pin is surely in the budget! Red Torpedo also offers tons of other cool swag like shirts, hats and patches. Check it all out at redtorpedousa.com/collections/vincent


Catch Some Z’s
No matter what you ride, we all know the Kawasaki Z1 as one of the all-time great sportbikes. Believe it or not, the Z1 turns 50 years old next year, so celebrate the date with the Z900.us 2022 calendar. Featuring 13 stunning photos of famous restored and modified Z1 and other race bikes, it’ll keep your heart beating year-round. Get yours at www.z900.us/accessoirese.htmhttp://www.z900.us/accessoirese.htm


Made in the Shade
It seems like the sun’s always in your eyes in the winter, at least while it’s up! That’s why you need to stuff a loved one’s stocking with these Delta Woodgrain sunglasses from Epoch Eyewear. Scratch resistant, with polarized lenses and an anti-static coating, they’re great performers at a reasonable price from a veteran owned and operated business. Get you or your favorite face a pair at epocheyewear.com


Ace the Holidays
If you know a mod or a rocker, you know someone who would love this book under the tree! Ace Times by Mick Duckworth centers on the history of the Ace Cafe London and the cultural movement it was at the center of. 307 pages of stories and illustrations make for an amazing coffee table book to round out your moto history collection. Plus you can get an autographed copy for a limited time at ace-cafe-usa.myshopify.com/products/ace-times?_pos=1&_sid=8717ad0b7&_ss=r


Antennas Up!
Always innovating when it comes to wiring, lighting and electronics, NAMZ has brought another useful upgrade out. Their NRA-CA1 antenna combines high tech aluminum and carbon fiber, while the NRA-RS1 replacement antenna comes in rubber. Both are 100% plug-n-play with all Harley-Davidson models originally equipped with an antenna. Plus they fit in a stocking, no problem! Check them out, along with tons of other cool lighting upgrades at namzcustomcycleproducts.com/product-category/namz-wiring-products/amp-power-audio-installation-supplies/stubby-audio-antennas/


Cool Ombre
Give your favorite rider new clothes this year that they’ll actually be excited to wear! This Ombre shirt from Z1R combines trendy and seasonally appropriate flannel with a full-length moisture wicking liner and tailoring specifically tuned for motorcyclists. Check it out online at www.z1r.com/product/461143
Z1R also has a cool new helmet out, the Saturn Trust No One ¾ lid. It features rad graphics and a drop-down visor built in. Get yours at www.z1r.com/product/461027


The Art of Ray Drea
Ray Drea may have got his creative start like a lot of us at the kitchen table with a box of crayons, but unlike the rest of us his talent and style got him noticed by Willie G. himself! Ray eventually took over the H-D style & design department when Willie G. retired, so you know he has the eye! His distinctive work ranges over a huge and detailed landscape of moto culture and gear-headedness. See his original works at https://raydreastudios.com/


Stay Warm, Friends
Ever find yourself cold on an otherwise lovely fall or winter ride? Those summer gloves just aren’t up to the task when the weather turns even a little crisp! Show your favorite lady rider you care about the details by giving her a pair of these Tour LT Women’s Gloves Vail-ST 3.0 from iXS. They use high tech Thinsulate material on the back and palm to keep warmth in and are constructed with comfortable genuine goatskin. And for safety, there are double layers on all the abrasion-sensitive areas. Check them out at ixs.com/us/moto/motorcycle-garment/gloves/leather-gloves/630/tour-lt-women-gloves-vail-3.0-st-black


Top Shelf High Tops
Nash Motorcycle Co. has proudly teamed up with Opie Way Footwear MFG Co. to create this one-of-a-kind 100% American made “high-top” sneaker that your favorite rider, skater or cool cat will love. Opie Way makes all their products by hand with material sourced from local US manufacturers, and these sneakers are made to order to ensure the best fit and highest quality. Their limited run collaboration with Nash won’t last forever, so make sure you place your order soon – by 11/19 if you want them in time for holidays! See more at nashmotorcycle.com/products/opie-way-x-nash-motorcycle-co-american-made-vintage-styled-high-top-sneaker


One Lid to Rule Them All
Sure, there’s a lot of helmet options out there, but what if you could have exactly the helmet you wanted? Hedon now offers fully custom helmet options, based on their range of full and open face helmet models. Combining modern tech with classic aesthetics, these helmets can be ordered with different shell materials, twenty different colors and even different finish, decal and trim options. Start exploring the possibilities today at us.hedon.com/pages/customise#


Now Museum, Now you Don’t!
Motorcycle museums collect and maintain the history of the machines we love and the people behind them. Unfortunately, these facilities seldom, if ever, operate with financial solvency. Our support of them mirrors the labor of love that their owners and operators exhibit daily. Your gift to any of these fine facilities matters. Making a donation in honor of a fellow rider can double the pleasure! Reach out to your favorite motorcycle museum this holiday season. Here’s a few of ours:

National Motorcycle Museum nationalmcmuseum.org/
Motorcyclepedia motorcyclepediamuseum.org/
Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum wheelsthroughtime.com/
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum www.sturgismuseum.com/


Don’t get Chapped!
Everybody deserves to look cool in the garage or around the shop. Your favorite lady rider would love this Chapman denim work shirt from Dehavn. It’s got heavy duty features like 14oz raw denim and sturdy snaps, balanced with a tapered back and tailored fit. Take a look at Dehavn’s whole line at thedehavn.com/collections/womens/products/chapman


Stocking Stuff
Drag Specialties is the place to go this holiday season for stocking stuffers! They’ve got a huge selection of all those little bits and bobs your biker needs to keep rolling, like this always-useful tire pressure gauge. With an easy-to-read face and rubberized surround, it’s durable and useful at home or on the road. Drag Specialties also carries a huge range of universal parts and tools for bike owners of every stripe, so check everything out at https://www.dragspecialties.com/


Take the Ride
Classic Easyriders magazine is back, just in time for you to get your favorite rider or wrench a subscription for the holidays! The perennial “biker’s bible” is back with all the content and insider news you’re used to, with bonus coverage this month of the 81st annual Sturgis rally. Take a look at get your subscription at classiceasyriders.com/


Recruiting Women Riders!
Wouldn’t it make the two-wheeled life better for everyone if there were more women riders? Alisa Clickenger wrote Get Started Riding Motorcycles: The Definitive Guide for Women with just that idea in mind. It’s a great book for women who want to experience the freedom and confidence that motorcycle riding brings to our lives. Plus, purchase a copy on her website and get 50% off a non-riding friend’s copy when you use the coupon code WMT before the end of the year. Get your copies here: alisaclickenger.com/get-started-riding-motorcycles/?mc_cid=a11b6c677d&mc_eid=7a95667ab5


Big Mini Monkey
Just released, Mimi and Moto Snuggle Monkeys are here for your favorite will-be-riding tyke. Soft, cuddly, and super cute, they are the perfect companion when your little rider is enjoying the Mimi and Moto books or dreaming about motorcycle adventures. Each snuggle monkey is 20 inches tall and this first edition is limited to 100 Mimis and 100 Motos, so get yours before they sell out. https://mimiandmoto.com/


Do it in the Dirt!
We all know a rider who two who just can’t have fun without getting a little dirty. Give them tickets to Get On! ADV Fest next July and you’ll be sure they have the time of their life. With over a dozen curated adventure riding trails, tests rides, camping and entertainment all weekend, it’s what any adventure rider dreams of doing all weekend and more! Get tickets at getonfest.buffalochip.com/admission-4-day-pass-get-on-adv-fest/