The fourth installment of our DirtBikes.com 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, Dirtbike Gifts $250-500, adds more high-quality and high-tech products that naturally cost more, but we think that you’ll dig these products. Check them out, and don’t forget to check out our Dirtbike Gifts Under $50, Gifts Priced $50-100 and Gifts Priced $100-250. Happy Holidays!
10. Fly Racing F2 Carbon MIPS Forge Helmet, $399.95
Fly Racing F2 Carbon MIPS Forge Helmet is a good choice in holiday gifts $250-500 by delivering high levels of quality at a price that’s still affordable. The F2 Carbon MIPS helmet features the same s\carbon Kevlar composite shell used in the standard F2 carbon, but it adds an MIPS protection layer. By putting this low-friction slip layer in the F2 Carbon, the helmet is intended to do a better job of redirecting angular impact forces and preventing head trauma. Even with the MIPS layer added, the helmet checks in at a relatively reasonable 3.3 lbs. It meets or exceeds both DOT and SNELL certifications. Other features include multiple circulation vents arranged in key areas like the brow and back of the neck, and a Coolmax liner that’s moisture wicking as well as entirely removable/washable. The Fly Racing F2 Carbon MIPS Forge Helmet is available in a variety of colors and sizes here.
9. Redverz Solo Expedition Motorcycle Tent, $499.00
We know a lot of dirtbike enthusiasts who joke about sleeping with their motorcycle. But for the folks at Redverz, it’s not a joke, and their Solo Expedtion Motorcycle Tent is proof. The Solo Expedition is designed to be a compact tent with a 90 inch x 41 inch sleeping area, but your bike has it even betterm with a garage that measures 102 inches x 36 inches, enough to house a fully loaded adventure or cruiser bike and keep it out of the elements. Two-pole construction makes for fast and easy set up, and the tent shell’s double-wall construction and bathtub floor in the sleeping bay are designed to afford maximum comfort and protection in a smaller foot print. At just 12 feet and 3 inches in length overall, the Solo Expedition Tent fits more easily into smaller predetermined camp spaces and with a lighter pack weight than previous designs. Multi-functional doors combine a privacy panel and mesh to allow for either complete closure or bug protection and ventilation. Available here.
8. KLIM Traverse Jacket, $399.00-429.00
We pulled a jacket from the KLIM Traverse line of waterproof, durable and functional off-road apparel for our gifts priced $250-500 list. The Traverse has been redesigned to offer similar features to those found on Klim’s Dakar line of clothing. They include a Gore-Tex two-layer shell, with a durable Nylon 66 main shell and 500-denier cordura reinforcements on the shoulder and top of the arm. The jacket also features multiple adjustable vents, and two zippered hand pockets and one zippered chest pocket for storage. For protection, the Traverse incorporates shoulder, elbow and back pad pockets that are compatible with D30 T5 Level 1 and Level 2 shoulder, elbow and back pads, although these pads are sold separately. Tonal reflective material helps the jacket become more visible at night. Comfort features include a moisture-wicking mesh liner, articulated sleeve profile, adjustable collar and bottom hem and glove-friendly zipper pulls.
The KLIM Traverse jacket is available here in sizes S-3XL and in colors Black of Green
7. Troy Lee Designs Alpinestars Tech 7 Boots, $369.95
The Troy Lee Designs Aplinestars Tech 7 easily made our list of Best Dirtbike Boots under $400, and it just as easily makes our list of holiday dirtbike gifts $100-250. The TLD Alpinestars Tech 7 boasts the same features as the Alpinestars Tech 7 boot, but Troy Lee Designs applies a different color treatment and styling to the boots to set them apart. Key features (the sole and footpeg insert are replaceable_. An anatomically profiled shin plate features a dual closure system with an internal microfiber flap attached with Velcro for a precise fit while a durable shin plate is attached securely via an adjustable buckle. Alpinestars’ buckle closure system includes high-impact aluminum bridge closures, with memory settings and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure, and all of the buckles are replaceable.
Other design features include a redesigned instep and Achilles accordion flex zone construction for comfort, control and support, an extended microfiber gaiter to help prevent water and dirt entry, an internal lining withanti-slip microfiber suede on the heel to help keep foot in position, and soft foam reinforcement for the ankles and collar, intended to provide comfort and shock absorption. The Troy Lee Designs Alpinestars Tech 7 is available here in a variety of colors and in sizes 8-13.
6. Titan Ramps 1000-lb. Capacity Hydraulic Motorcycle Lift Table, $449.00
Having a lifting motorcycle table sure does take the strain of your back when you’re handling intensive dirtbike repair jobs, and Titan Ramps thinks that it has just what you need with its 1000-lb. capacity motorcycle lift table iThe Titan table is attractively priced at $449, but if you go on the Titan Ramps site right now, the ramp can be had for a deep discount that drops the price to just 382.49!
Constructed of heavy-duty steel plate with a diamond-plate surface that reduces the risk of slippage, the Titan features a sturdy rear drop panel for easily rolling a bike on and off the table, a front wheel vise chock, stop plate, and tie-down straps to keep the motorcycle securely in place while you raise it. The table’s two foot-pedal hydraulic system allows you to raise the table by pumping the lift pedal or lowering it by gently pressing the release pedal. The table measures 81 1/4 inches long x 21 3/4 inches wide.
5. GoPro Hero6 Black Action Camera, $499.99
GoPro is a perennial player in our holiday gift guides, and the company’s Hero6 Black action camera is a no-brainer for our gifts priced $250-500 list. The Hero6 Black offers a lot of great features, such as the ability to automatically send your footage to your phone where GoPro’s QuickStory app can turn it into an edited video. The Hero6 Black can record 4k60 and 1080p 240 video, delivering twice the performance of the Hero5 along with much-improved image quality, thanks to an all-new GP1 chip optimized for GoPro capture. The Hero6 also boasts GoPRo’s most advanced video stabilization yet for super smooth footage collection regardless of whether the camera is handheld or mounted to your gear. The Hero6 black is also designed to be tough, with a chassis that is waterproof to 10 meters (33 feet) without a housing. Other convenient features include a touch zoom and a 2-inch display that makes it easy to frame shots, change settings and play back footage. The camera’s 5GHz Wi-Fi also allows you to copy photos and videos over to your phone at triple the speed of the Hero5 Black. Maybe the holidays are a perfect time to step up to the Hero6 Black. Available here.
4. Husky Ultra-Quiet, 30 Gallon, 155 psi Portable Electric Air Compressor, $399.00
When it comes to shop tools for the dirtbike rider in your family, an air compressor is one of those indispensable items. Whether they’re airing up tires, powering air tools or just blowing their dirtbike dry after a thorough washing, an air compressor is supremely handy. If you live near a Home Depot, the
Husky Ultra-Quiet 30 Gallon air compressor should be on your “checkin’ it twice” list of dirtbike gits $250-500. The Husky contains a durable cast iron, V-twin cylinder compressor motor and oil-lubricated pump with a one-piece cast iron crankcase. It is designed to operate at an ultra-quiet 75 dBA sound rating so that running it doesn’t keep the neighbors awake during those late-night shop sessions. The Husky is rated at 6.2 SCFM @ 40 psi and 5.3 SCFM @ 90 psi with a max pressure rating of 155 psi. Its 30-gallon tank stores plenty of pressurized air and is ASME-certified, which means it meets all safety standards and regulations. The compressor rolls on 10-inch, fully pneumatic wheels for maximum portability on a variety of surfaces. It comes fully assembled and equipped with quick-set regulator, tank and working pressure gauges, quick connect air outlet and on/off switch. We want one…
3. Mobius X8 Knee Brace, starting at $399.95
We’ve come to really appreciate Mobius Technologies’ X8 knee braces, so much so that X8s are worn by two of the three regular test riders that you see on DirtBIkes.com. While the X8s can break outside the ceiling of our dirtbike gifts $250-500 criteria, they at least start at $399,95, and that’s good enough for us. Mobius calls the X8 Knee Brace the most protective, comfortable brace on the market, and the brace features an innovative patent pending CCRS (Continuous Cable Routing System) to form a unique system of support and protection. The X8’s forged, CNC-machined dial makes fit adjustments on the fly and through pants easy. Comfort is assured via plush EVA foam in the interior. If you or your loved one need to wear knee braces to ride, Mobius X8 knee braces are worth considering. Available here
2. Ultimate MX Hauler Motorcycle Carrier, $449.29
There’s always that one last-minute guy who calls you and wants to join your holiday ride, but you don’t have enough room in your truck or van to haul his beat-up bike. Tell him to ask Santa for an Ultimate MX Hauler Motorcycle Carrier. The carrier installs into a trailer hitch receiver for easy bike transport. The Ultimate MX Hauler’s close carrying position is claimed to place less of a strain on your receiver than competitive carriers, and it eliminates side-to-side swaying of your dirt bike because of Ultimate MX’s secure hold down method and unique hitch stabilizer pin. The USA-made Ultimate MX unit features a beefy steel receiver tube made of ¼-inch thick, 2 x 2-inch tubing, which helps to give it a 375-lb. maximum weight capacity. Integral dual diagonal bracing adds rigidity and strength while reducing overall weight. The Ultimate MX carrier is easy to carry, store, and operate by one person. Available here.
1. Ogio Rig 9800 Travel Bag, $269.99
Ogio’s Rig 9800 Travel Bag is claimed by the company to be the king of all moto travel bags, and it’s hard to argue the point. Boasting over 7500 cubic inches of cargo capacity, the Rig 9800 is designed to keep your riding gear safe, and it makes a great gift for dirtbikers who travel a lot, which means that it also is well worth being on our dirtbike gifts $250-500 list. In fact, if you should happen to be at the airport at the right time, you fan always tell when a national supercross or motocross is in town because the baggage carousel is full of these monstrous riding gear bags. The Rig 9800’s wide mouth opening offers convenient access to all gear compartments, which include a large main compartment with adjustable dividers and a padded helmet chamber along with several multi-use compartments for apparel and smaller gear. Ogio’s iFOM (integrated foam) construction helps to protect the bag’s contents from damage. Despite its size, the 9800 is designed to be as portable as possible. To accomplish that, the 9800 features heavy-duty, oversized wheels with extra clearance to prevent debris from hampering the bag as it is rolled across dirt and other surfaces, a secure hold compression strap system, reinforced carry handles and a telescoping pull handle. The Rig 9800 weighs 14.2 lbs., empty. It is available in a variety of colors. Available here.