12 Gifts for Motorcyclists

Find the perfect holiday gift for the motorcyclist in your life.

| January/February 2015

1. If you have someone really special on your list, here’s the gift they’ll never forget: a custom-made leather riding jacket from Langlitz Leathers. Hand-crafted at the Langlitz shop in Portland, Oregon, using only American hides and hardware, this is gear that just oozes quality. The model shown here is the Cascade. There are no logos on the jacket, just a discreet label on the inside. You can take a set of measurements at home, or visit Langlitz for fitting. Check out contributor Corey Levenson’s review of the experience. Price: starting at $1,000.

2. Perfect for your office or garage, check out the 2015 Triumph Calendar from Baxter Cycle. This year’s calendar is chock full of old Bonnevilles, new Bonnevilles, Daytonas of all ages, a Trident and even a 1937 350cc T-80 Tiger. All the photos were taken by well-known photographer Timothy Remus at locations across the U.S., and they’re gathered here to keep you thinking about Triumphs all year long. Price: $25.

3. This year’s Custom Motorcycle Calendar from Bike EXIF features all kinds of custom builds, from a tastefully modified airhead BMW to a Honda CB250 café racer, a sleek custom Moto Guzzi V50 Monza done by the folks at Revival Cycles, and even a 1972 Laverda 750 SF1 built by the Wrenchmonkees. Price: $15.99 plus shipping.

4. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is busy putting the finishing touches on a classic of the great American highway: a 1965 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide. The bike will be raffled to raise money for the museum, with the winner announced at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in July at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Raffle tickets are available by calling (800) 342-5464 or by going to the museum's raffle page. Price: $5 for one ticket, $20 for 5 tickets.

5. Got a friend who loves Ducatis? Your holiday shopping just got easier this year by getting them a copy of The Art of Ducati by Ian Falloon. Gorgeously illustrated, this carefully curated review of more than six decades of Ducati excitement features 26 bikes, from the 175 Sport single to the 750 Imola racer to modern bikes like the all-new Monster. 240 pages. Price: $60.

6. From AJSs to Vincents with plenty of Nortons and Triumphs in between, British Custom Motorcycles takes a look at some of the most fantastic and unusual British-motorcycle-based custom builds out there, marque by marque. Price: $39.95.

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