Buying a gift for a sports fan isn’t as hard as it may seem. Even if there’s a disorientating number of different choices, it’s also true that every option is very likely to be useful and appreciated. So you just need a few suggestions about where to head to find the perfect gift for a rider.
If you know your dear well, you must know what bike is in their garage and what they usually do with it. Those two things are all you need to choose an article that’s sure to become an essential accessory.
The Smart Jacket is the perfect road airbag for all motorcycle riders, men and women, from lovers of mountain roads to long-range tourers, and commuters who take a bike or scooter to work every day. The same D-air® technology used in MotoGP™, developed over more than twenty years, is contained in a light, versatile vest. D-air® is the intelligent airbag capable of analyzing the data received from the sensors 1000 times a second and detecting the dynamics of an accident. In case of need, the Smart Jacket activates the protection of air on chest and back in a few thousandths of a second. The bag, called Shield, envelops the rider’s torso and guarantees maximum protection due to the patented microfilament technology, which ensures controlled inflation and uniform pressure over the entire surface.
Every rider has his own preferred helmet. Knowing who you have in mind you can go no wrong. Pista GP RR is the best option for sporty riders. The same helmet worn by MotoGP riders, developed on the racetrack, in the most demanding environment. Its shape is unmistakable, and it will make anyone wearing it look unique.
For those who like to ride all kind of roads, from the city to mountain passes, a less extreme model will be the right choice. K6 is a safe, light, versatile helmet, perfect for all kind of road uses.
Sportmodular is the ideal solution for long distances. Its shell is purely made of carbon fiber, making it safe and light, on another level compared to any other flip up helmet. Its structure is optimized to avoid fatigue during the longest runs, ventilation and interiors are developed to guarantee the best comfort possible, even in the most extreme conditions.
The leather jacket
The leather jacket is the emblem of the motorcycle rider, often even when away from the bike. It’s certainly the most iconic and potentially most appreciated of gifts. Dainese leather sports jackets are immediately recognizable due to some distinctive features such as the metal protectors on the shoulders, useful for dissipating the force of impacts and encouraging sliding on a surface like asphalt. The leather is treated with procedures developed through decades of experience, to give unparalleled softness and resistance.
Certified shoes are an often underrated accessory for those who bike every day. Protecting feet and ankles counts in just the same way as for the rest of the body, even on short trips. The solution is a pair of technical sneakers, footwear with a casual look that can be worn all day, but able to make a difference when needed. The malleolus protector, more rigid sole and toe and heel reinforcements can save our feet in emergencies.
There are various kinds, sporty and less sporty, perforated for the summer or with integrated waterproof membrane, for when it’s cold or for rainy climates. Having chosen the preferred look and features, the technical motorcycle shoes will become an essential accessory for any motorcycle or scooter outing.
Gloves for all uses
You can tell what kind of rider you’re dealing with even by their gloves, and the reverse is also true: knowing the rider will make it easy to find the right glove. For those who look at bikes from a sports perspective, perhaps with a few trackdays in spring and summer, the perfect thing is a long leather glove with rigid protectors on the back and phalanges. Gloves of this kind derive directly from those used in MotoGP™ by professional riders and represent the best in safety, on both track and road.
For those who don’t dream of racing, you can choose a short, versatile glove, good both for Sunday excursions among mountain passes and everyday use in the city. In these less extreme situations too, it’s advisable not to neglect the safety ensured by rigid protectors on the back of the hand.
If your loved one is an inveterate traveler, a glove with a waterproof and breathable membrane that can withstand all weather is certain to be the best choice. In this case too, it’s important to pay attention to safety, not just comfort. That’s why you always need to check for rigid protectors on the knuckles.
Whether a bike is used to get around the city, on the track, or on mountain passes, finding an accessory or a useful, new and welcome protective garment is no longer a challenge.