2016 RoadRUNNER Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 22, 2016 View Comments by
2014 RoadRUNNER Holiday Gift Guide

With so much great gear on the market, finding the perfect gift for your favorite rider can seem impossible. That’s why we’ve come up with a short list of some our most-used and loved items—everything from useful stocking stuffers to great reading to life-saving gear.

sliders-high-res-v2Sliders Kevlar Riding Jeans from Competition Accessories

Available for men and women, Sliders offers casual style and serious protection on the road. Designed by riders for riders since 1996, the company’s jeans have large protective panels for touch abrasion resistance. Riders can choose from seven different styles starting at $89.99. The heavy duty yet soft denim is easy to care for, and additional CE-approved armor can be purchased. Men’s jeans come in waist sizes 30 – 44, length 30 – 36, and women’s jeans are available in sizes 2 – 18, short, regular, or long.

 

Flats can and will happen to every rider, if he or she rides long enough. MotoPumps’ Air Shot is lightweight but heavy on features, claiming to be the most powerful 12V inflator on the market today, and makes a great stocking stuffer. Reliable and easy to use, it comes with an LED work light and backlit, accurate pressure gauge for working at night, secondary schrader valve for real-time pressure monitoring, 6.5 feet of power cord, is powered by a bike’s 12V system, and draws less than five amps. Starts at $59.99.

 

river-roads_saddlba-gcompactbrwnRiver Road Brown Cruiser Luggage

River Road has added some color to their comprehensive line of classic luggage. A new handlebar, tool pouch, and two sets of saddlebags are now available in brown with brass-colored hardware. All are water-, fading-, and cracking-resistant, and come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. This vintage-looking luggage features hook-and-loop closures, friction buckle straps, and has plenty of room for gear.

Handlebar windshield bag: $19.95
Tool pouch: $34.95
Momentum Series saddlebags: $129.95 – $139.95

 

 

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SENA FreeWire
The FreeWire allows you to wirelessly connect your Harley-Davidson or Honda Gold Wing infotainment system to your Bluetooth headset. Communicate via CB radio, hear turn-by-turn directions from your GPS system, listen to your favorite radio stations, and more. You can even use an additional FreeWire for your passenger to talk over the motorcycle’s internal intercom system. The hands-free system has a talk time of seven hours, weighs less than two ounces, and is 3.3 x 1.8 x 1 inches.

 

 

Touring America's BackroadsTouring America’s Backroads
RoadRUNNER has compiled its best and most scenic tours in this special collector’s issue. Featuring stunning photography and engaging editorial, Touring America’s Backroads is sure to inspire riders for years to come. The perfect holiday gift for your favorite motorcyclist, it also comes with our signature tankbag maps and GPS files to help facilitate a journey of their own. Available for $9.95.

 

 

 

 

Cortech’s Sequoia XC adventure gear is designed for maximum performance in a wide range of conditions. The jacket, priced at $349.99, features a removable waterproof/breathable liner, large vents, and zip-off mesh panels for maximum airflow. Removable sleeves allow it to convert into a vest, and an innovative backpack/hydration pack integrates with it. The pants feature zippered side vents and large pockets for storage and retail for $164.99.

 

 

 

RoadMAPSRoadMAPS: Travel Maps by State
At RoadRUNNER, we’ve turned our extensive cross-country travels into a series of weather-resistant maps for riders’ enjoyment. Each features 6-10 self-guided rides, with local history, recommended lunch stops, and points of interest clearly market. The maps are made by motorcyclists for motorcyclists, but will also delight sport car enthusiasts, and double as state maps. GPS files are available with each. Maps retail for $9.95.

 

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Helite Airbag Vest or Jacket

Give the gift of safety. With over 15 years of experience, Helite is a leader in airbag technology for motorcyclists. Deploying in less than 1/100th of a second, theirs is the fastest mechanical trigger in the world and is available as a vest (black or hi-viz) or jacket (adventure or leather). The airbag is water resistant, reusable (as long as there are no tears or holes), maintenance-free, attaches and detaches with a quick clip, can be worn under a backpack, and starts at $629. Available in S – XL.

 

 

Now tell us—what are you hoping to get this holiday season?

 

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