Ducati has just announced that its new Ducati Memorabilia project will allow Ducatisti to purchase beautifully presented parts from the company’s factory race bikes.
Items like crankshafts, pistons and conrods have been packaged up in plexiglass display cases and come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicalli and race boss Gigi Dall’Igna. The upcycled items will go on sale at Ducati’s company store in Borgo Panigale before Christmas, but will be on sale online and through UK dealerships in the new year. We’ve no word on prices just yet, but we’re not expecting them to be cheap…
But what if you fancy getting a motorbike related gift to the biker in your life this Christmas? We’ve found five great gifts that won’t break the bank this December?
Muc-Off Christmas Moto Gift Bundle – £43.50
The shops are positively stacked with smellies in December, so why not get the automotive equivalent for the bike in your life this Christmas?
There are loads of great products out there but it’s Muc-Off who are the masters of putting together neat little gift packs.
The festive six-piece Christmas Moto Gift Bundle contains a bottle of the company’s spray on biodegradable motorcycle cleaner, along with a luxury microfibre cloth, chain cleaner, speed polish and all-weather chain lube, as well as a soft washing brush – a gift well worth considering for the biker who rides right through the winter.
Season review DVDs – From £14.99
DVDs may be becoming less and less commonplace in today’s digital media world, but there’s still something reassuringly, erm, reassuring about getting a motorcycle racing season review from Duke Video.
The Isle of Man based company is again offering reviews of the MotoGP and British Superbike Championships, as well as the Isle of Man TT races. With running times typically clocking in at as much as four hours, they’re a great way to get over those withdrawal symptoms during the Christmas break.
MotoGP 2019, the official season story – £28
Along with the annual Motocourse book, the official MotoGP season review is another perennial Christmas gift for race fans.
Edited by Mat Oxley, without doubt the most insightful journalist in MotoGP racing today, the book is officially licenced by Dorna, the championship organisers – giving it unprecedented levels of access to the world’s premier racing championship.
The book features a technical focus on each of the MotoGP bikes, as well as rider-by-rider review of the season, with eight pages per race and additional round ups of all the support classes.
It’s an essential reference for fans who love to have all the stats at their fingertips, with some fantastic photography from leading race snapper Andrew Northcott.
Kriega R30 backpack – £175
Designed for the bike, but not just for the bike. British company Kriega has been making soft luggage for motorcycles for two decades now and although it’s not cheap, you really do get what you pay for.
The R30 backpack can be used everyday, on and off the bike, but it’s those neat little touches that make it the ideal choice for a motorcycle adventure holiday.
With 30 litres of capacity, it’s a big old bag, but with taped-seam liners and a water resistant liner it’s as waterproof as they come. It has also been designed to be compatible with a hydrapak hydration system for warm weather riding and can also be used with an appropriate back protector, while the waist straps are fully adjustable and ideally placed for sitting on a motorcycle.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 T-shirt – £30
Finding a new motorcycle under the tree would be pretty cool, but if that’s not possible (and let’s be honest, for most of us it won’t be) getting a cool bike related T-shirt would go at least some way to make up for it.
All the manufacturers make leisure T-shirts, which are sold through dealerships, You don’t have to own the bike to wear one, but it’s a good way to show your loyalty.
For many years, Triumph have made among the coolest casual wear on the market and the British brand is one of the most recognisable worldwide. Their T-shirts usually play on the company’s rich heritage.
The new Scrambler 1200 casual wear range is themed around the 2019 model of the same name and brings the best of Triumph’s 1960s retro heritage to the man and woman in the street.