If you ride dirt bikes yourself, then buying a gift for someone who also rides is pretty easy, there’s always something they need but never get around to buying. If you don’t, then these gift ideas for dirt bike riders will help you with almost any rider.
Whether you’re looking for gifts for a boyfriend who rides dirt bikes, or you’re looking for motocross gifts for a family member, it can be pretty tricky knowing just what to buy.
You want to get them something that they will really appreciate and actually use, right?
I’ve kept it pretty general so even if they already have most of their gear, you can find something in this list that will be used and appreciated.
Here are my Top 12 Suggestions:
1. Digital Tire Pressure Gauge
Any Dirt Bike Rider needs a decent-quality digital tire pressure gauge. They make a great gift because even if they already have one, a second one is always good to have to keep in the truck so they are never caught out.
You need a low-pressure tire gauge that can get a reading down to fractions of a psi. You can’t determine a variation between 11 or 12 psi on most automotive gauges.
One that is widely recommended is the Motion Pro Digital Tire Pressure Gauge. It gives a precise digital readout down to 0.1 psi and has a clear display with a backlight.
For more information on tire pressures: Dirt Bike Tire Pressure: What You Need To Know
Dirt Bike and Motocross gloves get a pretty tough life, so don’t generally last too long. They are a lot thinner than road bike gloves, so wear out fairly quickly.
There are heaps of reviews on Amazon about the Fox Racing Dirtpaw gloves and almost all give them a 5-star rating. If you want to see what others are saying, click below.
For a review on these and other gloves: 6 Best Dirt Bike Gloves
A new pair of goggles will always be welcome even for a second pair to keep in the gear bag. The Oakley 02 MX goggles are a popular choice.
You never know when you need another pair if it’s been a muddy or extremely wet day’s riding. For multi-day trail rides, it’s always great to have a spare pair in your gear bag. This is a gift that will always be used.
This is my personal choice for goggles, and I can’t fault them. I had numerous pairs over the years, and these are as good as any I’ve used.
For a review on the Oakley 02 MX goggles: Oakley MX Goggles Review
For a review on 8 of the best goggles available today: 8 Best Dirt Bike Goggles 2018
4. Riding Jersey
A cool riding jersey is always a nice gift. Again, it’s always good to carry a spare in your gear bag. The Fox Racing 180 Race Men’s Off-Road Jersey is one that any rider will love.
For a review on the best dirt bike jersey/pants combos: 5 Best Dirt Bike Riding Gear Combos
5. Gear Bag
Dirt bike riders need to carry a lot of gear. Rather than just throwing all your gear in the back of the truck or van, a gear bag helps you keep everything together for easy transporting.
A good gear bag is a must for any dirt bike rider. With the O’Neal TX8000 Gear Bag, you can store all your gear in one place. It has enough room for your helmet, boots, goggles, gloves, body armor, knee and neck braces, riding jersey, and pants. It has a separate compartment on each end which is good for separating boots and helmet from the rest of the gear.
Or if you like to keep your helmet in a separate bag, there’s room for spare pants, jerseys, goggles, etc. A zippered side pocket is ideal for your wallet, keys, and phone.
For a review on the best dirt bike gear bags: 10 Best Gear Bags For Dirt Bikes 2018
A good quality Multi-Tool like the Leatherman Wingman is a great gift for anyone, not just dirt bikers. Mountain bikers, bushwalkers, campers, and anyone who loves the outdoors will make use of this.
It comes with a 25-year warranty and has literally thousands of positive reviews on Amazon. Click below to see what others are saying about the Leatherman Wave.
7. Tool Kit/Bum Bag
This is something that is always essential for trail riding. The Ogio MX450 is a bag-only toolkit, as there is no point buying one that comes with tools if they already have a good tool selection, and that’s really getting too specific for a gift anyway.
This bag is suitable for any outdoor activity, not just dirt bike riding. It is suitable for skiers and snowmobile riders, bushwalkers, tradesmen who need to carry lots of tools with them, and any outdoor activity where you need to carry a bit of gear with you.
This bum bag has numerous separate pockets within the tool compartment, plus two side pockets that are ideal for your wallet, cell phone, keys, etc. There is also a water bottle holster on the left side pocket, which is a great idea if you use it for hiking.
For a review on Tool Kit Bumbags: Dirt Bike Tool Kits – Bum Bag Essentials
8. Hydration Pack
A hydration pack makes a great gift for anyone. Whether you’re a dirt biker, mountain biker, cyclist, bushwalker, climber, or adventurer – all make good use of these. The Camelbak M.U.L.E is a good size pack for day trips.
It has a 3-liter water bladder and specifically designed compartments for things like your phone, keys, wallet, snacks, etc. It has a breathable mesh back panel, which allows air to circulate and helps prevent you from getting a sweaty back on hot days.
The M.U.L.E. is narrow in design, which keeps it light and maneuverable. That means it won’t get in the way even when it’s fully loaded. An important feature no matter what you are using it for.
For a review of 10 of the best hydration packs available today: 10 Best Hydration Packs For Dirt Bikes
9. Motorcycle Phone Mount
A motorcycle phone mount is a useful gift, not just for dirt bike riders, but also for street bike riders, Quads, mountain bikers, cyclists, or for anything with handlebars that you want to mount a phone on to. They’re a pretty inexpensive gift, usually $15 – $60.
We take our phones everywhere these days, so this is a very useful gift.
The Tackform Metal Motorcycle phone mount is made from aluminum so it is tough enough to withstand the vibration of dirt bike riding over the roughest terrain.
It has a 360-degree range of motion which allows for portrait or landscape viewing of the phone and will fit handlebars of 7/8″, 1″, 1.15″ & 1.25″ diameter.
For a review of more motorcycle phone mounts: 5 Best Motorcycle Phone Mounts – Tough Enough For Dirt Bikes
10. Aftermarket Footpegs
Any dirt bike rider would love to add some bling to their dirt bike to give it that ‘Factory bike’ look. Anodized aluminum footpegs certainly look cool, and dirt bike footpegs get a pretty hard life also, so a new set is always a good idea.
Adding some aftermarket footpegs to a dirt bike is a popular upgrade. They offer superior grip and a much wider platform than the stock pegs that came on the bike, which adds to the rider’s comfort and control of the bike.
For a review on the best aftermarket footpegs: 5 Best Dirt Bike footpegs – Aftermarket Upgrades
MOJO Motosport also has a whole range of other anodized aluminum parts for the bike like the clutch and brake levers, rims, hubs, etc to make the bike look trick. You will need to know the bike’s make, model, and year to order the right part.
Check out other parts available from MOJO: Bling Your Bike – MOJO Product Review
11. Fork Support Brace
The Front Fork Support Brace fits between the bike’s front fender and wheel. It prevents damage to the bike’s fork seals and compressing the springs during transport.
You can strap the bikes down securely and not worry about damaging your front forks. I wouldn’t be without one, so this would be a very useful gift for someone who doesn’t yet have one.
For a few bucks, you can avoid expensive suspension damage.
Dirt Bike grips are something that don’t tend to last a long time, especially in competition. They’re a relatively cheap item for a dirt bike, so you can afford to change frequently.
When buying these for a gift, it might pay to check out the ones that are currently being used on their bike and go for something similar. There is such a wide range of grips available, and everyone has their own personal preference.
Some riders like a soft compound that is good for absorbing vibration and reducing arm pump. Other riders like a firmer compound grip that is more durable.
There are 3 basic patterns: Waffle, Diamond, and Pillow Top, and again this is a personal preference.
The Scott Sports Radial Half Waffle Grips (pictured) is a ‘middle of the range’ sort of grip which is very popular.
For a review on 10 of the best grips available today: 10 Best Dirt Bike Grips It will help with your selection.
Motorcycle DVDs also make a great gift. Here are some more ideas from previous posts:
I hope this gives you some ideas for a gift for a birthday, Christmas, or Father’s Day for the dirt bike rider in your family. I would be happy with any of these gifts.
Take it from someone who has spent a lifetime riding dirt bikes, these are some things we wish people would buy us.
If you have any other gift ideas for dirt bike riders, please share your thoughts with readers in the comments section below.