12 Last-Minute Motorcycle Gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas

For loved ones who love motorcycle racing, we present an assorment of motorcycle gifts.

| January/February 2007

  • motorcycle gifts - 1926 motorcycle racing poster
    A limited-edition reproduction of the 1926 Milwaukee State Fair National Motorcycle poster from the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
  • motorcycle gifts - Cafe Ace t-shirt and mug
    A t-shirt and mug from the renowned Ace Café in London.
  • motorcycle gifts - Air Force Blaster and coiled hose
    Metro’s Air Force Blaster will help you get standing water out of tight places.
  • motorcycle gifts - CD of historic racing bike sounds and interviews
    You'll find audio of bygone races and interviews with racing stars of the past on "The Superior Sound Of Classic Racing Bikes."
  • motorcycle gifts - motorcycle mounted on turning stand
    The MAT from Aerostich enables you to turn a bike 180 degrees in the space of its own length.
  • motorcycle gifts - Autumn Riders shirt
    Folded Autumn Riders shirt stamped with a Norton Commander motorcycle.
  • motorcycle gifts - model of Harley Davidson panhead
    Scale model of Harley-Davidson's first panhead motorcycle.
  • motorcycle gifts - books on the history of motorcycle design
    The History of Motorcycle Design Through a Collection of Patents chronicles the innovations that drove motorcycle design over time.
  • motorcycle gifts - denim and kevlar riding pants
    Kevlar-lined Draggin Jeans will keep you protected for when you ride without leathers.
  • motorcycle gifts - Honda engine model
    Working model of a Honda CB750 SOHC engine from Aerostich.
  • motorcycle gifts - small sculpture of motorcycle racer climbing a hill
    "By the Horns," a sculpture by Jeff Decker.
  • motorcycle gifts - Daniel Pierce photo of motorcycle engine
    Print of a Ducati engine from Daniel Peirce’s Up-N-Smoke Engine Project.
  • motorcycle gifts - Daniel Pierce photo of motorcycle wheel
    Our European People’s Choice Concours d’Elegance plaque from the 2006 Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Ala. Image by Daniel Pierce.

  • motorcycle gifts - 1926 motorcycle racing poster
  • motorcycle gifts - Cafe Ace t-shirt and mug
  • motorcycle gifts - Air Force Blaster and coiled hose
  • motorcycle gifts - CD of historic racing bike sounds and interviews
  • motorcycle gifts - motorcycle mounted on turning stand
  • motorcycle gifts - Autumn Riders shirt
  • motorcycle gifts - model of Harley Davidson panhead
  • motorcycle gifts - books on the history of motorcycle design
  • motorcycle gifts - denim and kevlar riding pants
  • motorcycle gifts - Honda engine model
  • motorcycle gifts - small sculpture of motorcycle racer climbing a hill
  • motorcycle gifts - Daniel Pierce photo of motorcycle engine
  • motorcycle gifts - Daniel Pierce photo of motorcycle wheel

Finishing up your Christmas shopping at the last minute, yet again? Here are 12 original motorcycle gift ideas for the motorcyclist on your list.

Top Pick: Up-N-Smoke Engine Project Prints

We’re suckers for breathtaking photos, and Daniel Peirce’s collection of motorcycle engine photographs pushes all of our buttons. It features many of the greats, including everything from a beautiful Vincent Black Shadow V-twin to a sandcast Honda CB750. There’s even a Pierce and an Ariel Square Four, with more to be added in the future.

In fact, we’re such fans of Daniels' aesthetics that we talked him into putting together the image for the plaques (above) for our European People’s Choice Concours d’Elegance at the 2006 Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Ala. And just in case our recommendation isn’t enough, consider this: Even the folks at the Barber Motorsports Museum respect his work, as his prints are but a few of the pieces of art for sale in the gift shop there.

The Gift Selection

1. Perfect for decorating an office or garage, we love this poster from the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. A limited-edition reproduction of the 1926 Milwaukee State Fair National Motorcycle Championship, only 1,000 posters will be produced. Each print is numbered and has an image size of 19.5in x 26.5in. Visit the Museum gift shop online for shirts, hats and a variety of other posters. Price: $25. More info: National Motorcycle Museum 



2. London’s famous Ace Café is a long bike ride away, but the spirit of the place is close to the hearts of motorheads everywhere. Give a Bike Cartoon T-Shirt or Ace Café London Mug to your favorite café racer pal. Prices: $8.50 (mug) and $28.50 (t-shirt) at current exchange rates. More info: Ace Café London 

3. The Superior Sound Of Classic Racing Bikes is a collection of motorcycle racing sounds from a bygone era, when big singles roared alongside howling multi-cylinder and shrieking, unmuffled two-stroke engines. After listening to the sounds and interviews with stars of the past like Jim Redman, Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read, you may wonder if GP racing isn’t just a little poorer in these homogenous days. Narrated by Phil Read. Price: $20. More info: Aerostich 



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