If you don’t ride a motorcycle, walking into a Harley-Davidson® dealership around Christmas time to shop for a loved one can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry, you don’t need a secret password to get into the store. And finding the perfect gift for that avid rider isn't that hard when you have a variety of items to choose from in a wide range of prices.
Friendly people are also there to help—like Katie Smith, MotorClothes® collection manager at Buffalo Harley-Davidson® in New York. She says gift-givers have many choices, like Christmas ornaments, baseball hats, gloves, tin signs (for the man cave), jackets, and bike accessories to add some style and flair to your loved one’s motorcycle. “You can even put that dream bike under the tree for him or her,” says Katie.
If they’re already set up with the right ride, here are a few great gift ideas that can fit into a box or a stocking:
- Women’s Miss Enthusiast 3-n-1 Leather Jacket: Starting at $495, this jacket is practical all year-round. It has a removable hoodie with thumbholes that can be worn separately, along with a venting system that includes two shoulder vents and two vertical exit vents. It also has 3M ScotchliteTM reflective material to increase low light visibility.
- The Men's Killian Riding Jacket: This jacket starts at $295 and is highly functional. It includes reinforced shoulders, fixed body armor, and air vents. A dual-liner system adds greater versatility, including a zip-out waterproof liner with its very own warmth liner, which is removable.
- Rain Gear: This is a great gift for H-DTM riders. Starting at $125, unisex rain gear is a smart item to keep with the bike. When it starts raining out of the blue, your loved one will be thanking you. It’s a versatile item and can be worn on more than just rainy days.
- Ride Bell (also known as Gremlin Bells): This is the perfect stocking stuffer. Starting at $12.95, it’s the least expensive gift on our list. Legend has it that evil road gremlins bring bad luck to your ride by creating mechanical problems and scattering road debris into your path. Ride bells are purported to keep the Evil Road Spirits away—and their lucky power is more potent when given as a gift.
- Motorcycle covers: These are a common gift and are relatively affordable at $99.95. Riders will undoubtedly get a lot of use from it. Whether the bike spends its time in a heated garage or on the driveway, riders need to protect their bike if they want it to stand the test of time. So, if they don’t already have one, and it’s in your budget, a motorcycle cover is a reliable buy.
- Harley Bike Wash Kit: Everyone needs a clean ride—even the rider who isn’t picky about how their bike looks. That’s because cleaning it, protects it. At $49.95, this is the perfect gift for that biker who has everything, because everyone needs the proper tools to clean their ride.
- Battery Tender: This is another practical gift idea. Many riders don't think about this item until it's too late. Starting at $39.95, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Using a battery tender in the off-season—and even between rides—ensures you don't have to shell out for a new battery because someone left an accessory on or went out of town and couldn't get the bike started for a while.
“Chances are, if you can tell us the make and model of that special someone's bike and a little about what they like, we can help you find the right fit for the rider in your life,” says Travis Spade, parts department manager at Buffalo Harley-Davidson®.
According to Spade, you don’t need to know how to ride to make a great buy. When you head into a Harley-Davidson® dealership, you’ll find friendly and knowledgeable staff there to help.
About Buffalo Harley-Davidson®
This dealership provides an extensive retail clothing and collectible department. The separation from the parts and service department creates a comfortable specialty store setting for an enjoyable shopping experience. In addition to all this, Buffalo Harley-Davidson® also has an antique motorcycle museum with more than 90 bikes and many rare collectible antique photos and memorabilia. It’s open to the public and there’s no admission charge.
140 MidCounty Dr.
Orchard Park, NY 14127