Check out the exclusive O2W Christmas Gift Guide!
Yes, it’s that time again. The run up to Christmas can be an extremely stressful time finding ideal gifts for your nearest and dearest. So, we’ve made your life a hell of a lot easier with our exclusive Christmas Gift Guide! Check out some of these must-haves for bike lovers…
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1. TomTom RIDER 450
Expensive but worth every penny! TomTom have just updated their range of RIDER motorcycle sat navs – overhauling and upgrading the software across their range of devices, while delivering their new flagship model, the TomTom Rider 450.
The sat nav allows bikers to discover the most interesting and exhilarating routes to liven up their journeys – offering the chance to choose between ‘Windy Roads’, ‘Hilly Roads’ and ‘Roundtrip Planning’. It’s a clever feature which works surprisingly well in practice.
These include biker meeting points, restaurants and hotels, even biker museums – everything a RIDER needs for the perfect tour. And it also comes equipped with lifetime world maps, live traffic and speed camera alerts – to help keep you moving when out on two wheels. This is now an essential piece of kit in biker arsenal!
2. Six month subscription to any motorcycle magazine for only £20!
What better gift is there for classic riders than six issues of their favourite magazine? This exclusive offer means you save money, have your magazines delivered right to your door plus free membership to ClassicBikersClub.com.
3. Battery Tender Dellran Dual Selectable 4amp Charger
If you’re like us and ride old classic bikes as well as modern ones, then you’re likely to need to carry out maintenance on both 6v and 12v battery systems – and that’s where this dual 6v/12v switchable battery charger system from Battery Tender comes in really useful.
It’s a lightweight, compact charging unit designed for use with a wide range of different battery types. The fully automatic microcontroller system constantly updates the charging sequence to provide a smooth transition between the charging steps which makes it very easy to use, especially in small spaces.
4. Must-have for the cold and frosty mornings, the Pro Series Adventure III
A must-have for the cold and frosty mornings, the Pro Series Adventure III jacket and trousers are an evolution from the last generation Adventure II suit, with subtle but useful upgrades, such as the large external TPU shoulder protectors, and improved fit.
The best thing about this suit is the versatility that it offers. By using removable layers, the RST guys have created a jacket and trousers that can be transformed to suit riding year round in any weather. Both items have a removable waterproof lining and an equally removable thermal lining. They work well to keep you warm and dry, perfect for the Christmas season, click here to find out more!
5. Look trendy with Bull-it’s new denim jacket!
This traditional style denim jacket wouldn’t look out of place in your local on a Friday night – but it also comes equipped with an abrasion resistant Covec SR6 liner (which covers 60% of the jacket) and some well-placed armour at the shoulders and elbows to help protect you should the worst happen and you take a tumble. There’s also a pocket to fit an optional back-protector. Clever right?
It also comes with a wick-away mesh-liner, which works with the Covec SR6 liner to help keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There’s air vents on the front and rear, internal belt loops, to allow you to connect the jacket to a pair of trousers – and, the denim is also finished with a water-repellent membrane, so it’s capable of taking a light soaking in its stride too.
6. Gear Gremlin Mosquito Disc Lock
The Gear Gremlin Mosquito is a compact Disc Lock designed to fit onto the front or rear disc brake of your motorcycle or scooter in order to help prevent it from being moved forward or backwards. It secures to your bike by inserting a lockable 5mm hardened steel pin through any of the holes in your ventilated disc brake, or in between the outer disc and the inner disc mounting rotor (this option will depend on your bike’s manufacturer, or on which model of bike you own).
The Mosquito lock comes with two sets of keys; it has an impact resistant die-cast steel body construction, designed to resist theft attempts. It’s a brilliant little safety lock that doesn’t weigh too much and because of its’ size, it fits easily underneath the seat of my scooter, safely nestled inside the protective carrying pouch that it comes supplied with.
7. Discover the revelation of Honda’s Fireblade!
Grab your copy of the sought-after bookazine ‘Fireblade’ this Christmas!
When it first appeared in 1992, Honda’s BR900RR FireBlade was a revelation. It broke the 749cc sportsbike mould with its 893cc engine and established a dynasty which today, 12 generations of Blade later, remains at the cutting edge of sportsbike innovation as the CBR1000RR Fireblade.
All the models, all the Fireblade specials, your nearest and dearest can discover the story so far this Christmas!
8. Look slick and keep your head safe with Shark’s new Explore-R Helmet!
Despite its outwardly off-road oriented appearance, the Shark Explore-R helmet is actually three helmets in one brilliant, versatile package – thanks to its removable peak and visor, and a set of bundled goggles with Carl Zeiss lenses.
In short, the Shark Explore-R is truly customisable, allowing you to switch between full-face road helmet and off-road lid in a matter of seconds. And Shark has even tweaked the Explore-R’s design, allowing the latest incarnation to be worn with both the peak and the visor, at the same time. A perfect gift for Christmas, right?
9. Alpinestars Force Backpack 25 offers the lot!
For trips to the shops, touring, green-laning, and as an every-day bag for work. You can cram it to breaking point with clothes, computers and cameras, and it’s swallowed the lot with ease. Sure, it’s only 25 litres – but its compact size actually helps to offer a more comfortable and well balanced fit. Of course, if you’ve got a few kilos of gear on your back, you’re going to feel it at the end of the day – but its padded back panel, and multi-strap tailored adjustment system which spans across your chest, does a decent job of helping to distribute weight evenly and improve comfort.
If you need to add something bulky to your load, the backpack also comes equipped with a set of adjustable straps hidden away in a pocket in the bottom of the bag – and there are also four compression straps on the sides of the bag, allowing you to attach quite a bit of extra kit, providing your back can take the weight, of course.
10. Christmas read – sorted, with Guy Martin’s new book, ‘We Need to Weaken the Mixture’
Except for one summer spent sleeping inside a truck in a concrete yard in Northern Ireland, Guy Martin has lived within 20 miles of the Grimsby hospital he was born in, on the 4th November 1981.
But that hasn’t stopped the professional truck mechanic from winning multiple international road races, plus scoring fifteen Isle of Man TT podiums. Nor has it prevented him from becoming a regular face on prime-time Channel 4, presenting critically acclaimed documentaries and travelogues, as well as his popular returning series Speed with Guy Martin.
This Christmas you can get hold of his new book, ‘We Need to Weaken the Mixture’ and celebrate the festive season with the return of the million-copy selling truck fitter.