Buying a gift for someone passionate about motorcycles can seem a tall order if you’re not an expert. Even if there’s a disorientating number of different choices, you just need a few suggestions about where to head to find the perfect gift for a rider.
If you know your giftee 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 a garment, accessory or protector that’s sure to become an essential accessory.
The symbol of protection for a motorcycle rider is the back protector. Invented by Dainese, it’s an essential accessory on every motorcycle outing. Back protectors have now achieved a level of comfort and ergonomics that means there’s no excuse for not wearing one. There are very light models, totally perforated so you don’t suffer from the heat even in summer. There’s a perfect back protector for every intended use, optimized for breathability, integration with the suit, shock absorption or coverage.
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 those who take a bike or scooter to work every day. The same D-air® technology used in MotoGP™ is contained in a light, versatile garment. 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, the 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.
The Smart Jacket is available in a vest version, with long sleeves, featuring level 2 certified Pro-Armor protectors also on shoulders and elbows, and as a high visibility vest, to meet the needs of every rider.
Every rider has their own favorite kind of helmet, usually depending on the characteristics and category of bike and then what it gets used for.
For the more sporty, the Pista GP RR is the ultimate helmet, the one that MotoGP™ champions wear when racing, developed for the fastest professional riders in the world, on the most extreme race tracks. It has an unmistakable shape, offering maximum performance on the road and on the track.
For those who bike in various ways, from the road to long journeys, through commuting and more sporty trips to the mountains, there are comfortable, versatile models that don’t sacrifice the performance of a sports helmet. K6 is the safe, lightweight and versatile helmet that’s perfect however you use it on the road. Whether you’re getting around town, tackling winding roads in the mountains or taking big trips, the K6 is the perfect choice for your gift.
Sportmodular is the ideal solution for long-distance lovers who don’t want to give up on sportiness, the first modular helmet made of carbon fiber. Sportmodular is a flip-up helmet that offers the safety and performance of a full-face racing helmet with the versatility and comfort of a modular helmet. Its 100% carbon fiber shell makes it safe and lightweight, putting it on another level compared to all other modular helmets. It has an optimized structure so as not to tire the rider even after many hour of travel and the ventilation and interior ensure outstanding comfort even in the most critical situations.
The leather jacket is the emblem of the motorcycle rider, often even when away from the bike. It is definitely the most iconic garment, a gift that will certainly be appreciated, and here too there are various options to choose from. 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.
But these leather jackets aren’t just a byword for sports riding. The Dainese range offers jackets with a more sober or vintage-inspired look, designed to protect the wearer when riding in the city and to be perfect even away from the bike. The leather is always 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 just as much as it does on the rest of the body, even on short trips. The most practical 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 rainy climates. Having chosen the preferred look and features, the technical motorcycle shoes will become an essential accessory for any motorcycle or scooter trip.
Knowing the rider will make it easy to find the right glove for their needs.
For those who look at bikes from a sports perspective, perhaps with a few trips to the track 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 wide-ranging use, you can choose a short, versatile glove, great both for Sunday excursions among mountain passes and everyday use in the city. In these situations too, safety is 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.