It's official. With Thanksgiving behind us, the 2017 holiday season is on! For normal people, this means hours of wandering shopping malls looking for the perfect gifts for those we love. If you are lucky enough to have captured the wild and restless heart of a biker (no easy feat as you probably know by now) you've probably come to realize that what they really want won't be found at a kiosk between the Bed Bath and Beyond and Starbucks. No need to worry. We, at Chromesoul.com, have made it easy for you. We've compiled a list of stuff we, ourselves, would love to unwrap. From tech gear to stuff that we think is just plain cool, you won't miss the mark with one of these awesome gifts.
Sena 10C-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Camera and Communication System
Action cams are everywhere. Since the introduction of the original GoPro Hero, there has been a proliferation of these handy devices that have enabled riders to document their favorite rides, compile highlight reels and even create short films and movies based on their adventures. The challenge faced by most riders, however, is finding a place to mount these cameras. Mounting a camera directly to the bike can result in vibrations that can distort your footage and helmet mounting can leave you looking less like a biker and more like a Teletubby.
Sena has found a way to remedy this dilemma with the introduction of the 10C-01 Motorcycle Bluetooth Camera and Communications System. Not only does this sleek unit mount to the side of the helmet, it unobtrusively hugs the jawline while capturing full HD 1080p video as well as 3.5 MP stills. In addition to its camera capabilities, the 10C-01 is also a Bluetooth enabled communications system allowing your biker to communicate with up to 4 of his or her riding companions simultaneously over virtually any Bluetooth device up to one mile away. It also has a built-in FM radio tuner and can link to a smartphone to play music, make calls, or listen to GPS directions. At around $350, this is one gift that will leave your biker speechless.
Ram Mounts RAM-B-149Z-UN7U Handlebar Rail Mount with U-Bolt Base and Universal X-Grip Cell Phone Holder
It is nearly impossible to leave home without a smartphone. Not only do they house our contact lists and photos but they also provide us with GPS capability and carry our music playlists. With our modern lives seemingly centered around our phones, we dare not chance losing it on the highway doing 70. We know that there are, at least, dozens of choices for handlebar mounted cell phone holders but for our money, we at Chromesoul.com trust the Ram Mounts RAM-B-149Z-UN7U. It features a spring-loaded holder that expands and contracts to hold all the most popular cell phone models, with, or without bumpers. The rugged composite and stainless-steel construction means you won’t have to worry about this holder being exposed to the elements, either. Rubber coated tips on the holder virtually eliminate phone slippage and it is fully adjustable with the turn of a thumbscrew enabling you to find the perfect position for your smartphone. At about $50, this is a perfect gift that will leave you with some Holiday green left over.
Battery Tender 081-0158 Black Quick Disconnect Plug with USB Charger
Perfect as a stocking-stuffer, the Battery Tender 081-0158 Black Quick Disconnect Plug with USB Charger, is something that no biker should go without. With high-drain apps, from GPS to Pandora or Spotify, consistently running while you ride, you will either need to keep constant power to your phone or at least let it recharge while you do the same at your favorite roadhouse. This little wonder converts your existing Battery Tender pigtail to a USB charger, enabling you to keep your phone, or other USB devices at maximum charge. At around $10, you can stuff a lot of stockings with these potential life savers and make sure that the bikers you care about won’t be caught out-of-pocket with a dead cell phone.
CruzTOOLS RTH3 RoadTech H3 Standard Tool Kit
Second only to a charged cell phone, a proper on-board tool kit is the most important piece of equipment a biker can carry to make sure he or she isn’t left stranded on a back, twisty road. The CruzTOOLS RTH3 RoadTech H3 Standard Tool Kit contains what your biker needs to perform on-the-spot repairs or to simply tighten up a loose bolt or screw. Complete with Hex and Torx keys, mini ratchet set, screwdriver, combination wrenches, tire gauge, adjustable wrench, locking pliers, and an LED flashlight the only nut that might remain loose is the one connecting the seat to the handlebars. At right around $100, this toolkit is money well spent to help your biker wrench his or her way out of a tight spot.
Dynojet Power Commander V
Gain control over fuel delivery AND timing with the new Power Commander V, from Dynojet, with fuel and ignition control. When installed on your biker’s baby, this unit will allow him or her to raise rev limits and adjust fuel mapping and timing to the individual cylinder level. Fuel mapping can be changed on the fly to adjust for changes in temperature or altitude. Additionally, the Power Commander V can help eliminate expensive dyno time when changing pipes by being able to accept mapping tables to accommodate most pipe brands and models. Available for several makes and models of motorcycles and ranging in price from about $300 to $375, the Power Commander V will enable your biker to easily tune his or her bike to run at peak efficiency and power.
Capturing the heart of a biker can be hard but finding the right gift doesn't have to be. For more gift ideas, visit the Chromesoul Shop at Chromesoul.com.