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You may be a majestic unicorn. But without the right helmet cover, how will people know?
You may be a majestic unicorn. But without the right helmet cover, how will people know? (Moto Loot/)

They say it’s the thought that counts with gifts. Therein lies the problem. Thinking wastes valuable time during the busy holidays. But once you dispense with careful thought and empathy, you’ll speed through your holiday shopping in nothing flat. Best to save money and time for people who really matter. Motorcyclist already come up with a great list of gifts for that someone special. Here’s a list of last-minute gifts for people at the bottom of your list.

Tired of just revving your engine to get attention? Try these stylish helmet mohawks.
Tired of just revving your engine to get attention? Try these stylish helmet mohawks. (Moto Loot/)

Helmet Mohawk

Sure, you pay taxes, wear polo shirts, and make vehicle payments like an adult. But isn’t there a little Toecutter inside you dying to express himself? Nothing says “I cheat death and spread casual mayhem” like a helmet mohawk. Fellow riders and motorists alike will think twice before taking issue with your lane changes and stoplight burnouts. Popular brands include PC Racing and Iron Horse, but it’s a crowded marketplace.

Perfect For: BMW riders, vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, riders over 60

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Gixxer? Give the gift of awesomeness wherever and whenever you ride.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Gixxer? Give the gift of awesomeness wherever and whenever you ride. (PC Racing/)

Helmet Cover

A delightful variation on the helmet mohawk is the popular helmet cover. Designed to make your helmet look like Santa, a reindeer, or Pokémon things, they’re the easiest way to express your inner identity with fake fur and unseeing eyes. Especially popular in the Midwest on winter rides, they have the comic effect of making your face look like a ravenous mouth or an angry void. The best known helmet covers seem to be from Moto Loot, but do your own research.

Perfect For: Sportbike enthusiasts, all-weather ADV riders, Ducati lovers

The Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4R: No valve adjustment or break-in period required.
The Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4R: No valve adjustment or break-in period required. (lego.com/)

Lego Technic Ducati Motorcycle

Know someone who works on motorcycles? Inspire them with a gift they probably won’t screw up with this cool Lego Ducati Panigale V4. Imagine the fun of playing with a miniature version of a motorcycle you’ll never be able to afford or ride. Both front and rear suspension work, though the preload is garbage. Does not include Ducati dealer tech figure. Also comes in a BMW M 1000 RR model as well as a generic “motorcycle” chopper model.

Perfect For: Wealthy motorcyclists, minibike enthusiasts, motorcycle restorers

Way better than using your teeth: the motorcycle bottle opener.
Way better than using your teeth: the motorcycle bottle opener. (amazon.com/)

Motorcycle Bottle Opener

Non-motorcycle people never know what to get us. So they buy us ordinary household objects, but with motorcycles on them. These people are smart. Instead of wasting time learning about bikes, they see a bottle opener shaped like a motorcycle and say, “Good enough.” Real time-saver. It’s probably the reason they have disposable income and free time. The one shown here is from amazon.com, but consider buying one from a small business. Not like Jeff Bezos needs your measly $5.99.

Perfect For: Motorcyclists, people who drink beverages

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By: Anders T. Carlson
Title: Unhelpful Gift Ideas for Undeserving Motorcyclists
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/gear/what-not-to-buy-motorcycle-enthusiast-gift-list/
Published Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 18:28:33 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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