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Christmas Gift Ideas for a Motorcycle Rider

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is finally upon us, which means it's time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for your loved ones. While you might not be able to get everyone what they want this year, there are some great gift suggestions for motorcycle riders in particular that will make them feel extra special.

1. Motorcycle Cables

A motorcycle rider can never have too many cables, and this is particularly true if they're road warriors. Rather than running to the local convenience store to pick up a cheap set of cables (which typically don't work and will only last until the next time you need them), why not give them something that will actually last?

2. Motorcycle GPS

A good motorcycle GPS is a must-have for any rider who wants to get the most out of their bike. With so many different models and options available, knowing which one is the right fit for your loved one can be tough. Please do some research and find out their needs, then go from there.

3. Motorcycle Gloves

Motorcycle gloves are another must-have for any rider, and they make a great Christmas gift. Not only do they keep the rider's hands warm and protected, but they also look really cool. There are various styles and colors to choose from, so you're sure to find something that your loved one will love.

4. Motorcycle Jacket

A motorcycle jacket is another essential piece of gear for any rider, and it can also make a great Christmas gift. If you aren't sure what to get, a leather motorcycle jacket can protect a ride from road rash and fits with almost any type of bike.

5. Motorcycle Helmet

Riders know that safety starts with the helmet they wear every day, so this is another great option for Christmas gifts. You can never go wrong with a new helmet, but if you're unsure about sizing or style, your loved one is sure to appreciate the help. There are plenty of options available, so it really just depends on what they like.

6. Tool Box

Every motorcycle rider needs a good toolbox, and this is the perfect gift for the rider who likes to work on their bike themselves. There are various sizes and shapes available, so you can find one that will fit perfectly in your loved one's garage. Given that the average age of motorcycles registered in 2018 was 11 years, they will probably need a tune-up now and then.

These are just a few of the many great gift ideas for motorcycle riders this Christmas. But for those who want to go even further, you can always find motorcycles for sale that they will love. If you are looking for the best selection of motorcycles for sale, call us today, and we will help you find the right bike for you or your loved one's needs.

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Indian Motorcycles: A Brief History

Indian motorcycles have been a popular brand for years. They were brought back to popularity by Polaris Industries, a company with a talented engineering team. The bikes are respected by the older population, who know the quality of this brand. When you see Indian motorcycles for sale at your local dealer, you know they are selling a quality product. Bikers of all ages can enjoy the quality of an Indian motorcycle.

How The Company Began

The Indian Motorcycle was launched in 1901 in Springfield, MA. They started with two motorcycles. The first motorcycle was sold in 1902. In 1914, they created the first motorcycle that had electric lights and its own starter. In 1918, they came out with a bike that went over 120 miles an hour. The well-known Scour Motorcycle came out in 1920 with a V-Twin Engine. They produced a 4-cylinder model called the Indian 402 in 1928 that stopped being produced in 1942.

More History About The Indian

In 1930, the Indian company merged with Dupont. They add fenders, saddle tanks, and chain guards. The French government ordered 500 motorcycles with side cars. In 1948, the 648 Scout won the Daytona 200 Race but in 1953, it closed its doors due to low sales. In 1967, Burt Munro rode a 1920 Scout on the salt flats in Bonneville. He won the contest, and his record remains unbeaten. A movie was then made about him and the race. In 2011, the Polaris Company acquired an Indian company, and they began production of a new line of Indian motorcycles.

2022 Indian Challenger and First Ride For Millennials

The line of Challenger motorcycles will have added features in 2022 that will improve the ride on the motorcycles. The Indian Challengers will have an improved traction system that will give the bikers a smoother ride. It will have a visual speed limit overlay on its map and its display will boot up more quickly. These 2022 Indian motorcycles for sale will have adjustable windscreens, cruise controls, tire pressure monitoring, saddlebags, and keyless ignition. They come in different finishes depending on the model. The Indian Chief 2022 is designed for the younger generation and is a muscle bike. It is powered by a V-Twin engine and comes with many accessory options, so you can customize the bike. The customization options are what make the Indian a popular motorcycle for all ages.

Stop by your local motorcycle dealer and learn about the new Indian motorcycles for sale and their specific features.

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Which Motorcycle Type Is Best For Your Lifestyle?

Motorcycles have been a very popular form of mass transportation since before the Ford Model T made cars widely available for the masses. With more than a century of development, the current slate of motorcycle types are capable of doing just about anything you might want – short of jumping the Snake River Canyon.

Missouri had 136,901 registered motorcycles in 2018 among all motorcycle types. That number is a good example of the massive popularity of a variety of motorcycles that can do many different things. Anyone considering buying one of the many great types of motorcycles for sale must consider the best bike to the type of riding that will be done.

Road Riding Bikes

If road riding is the preferred kind of riding, several types of motorcycles can do that. Cruisers, adventure bikes, sportbikes, and dual sports all are capable of working very well on public roads. Off-road riding always is best with a dirt bike, but other types can do that, too. A dual sport bike that is designed for road and trail riding is great for exploring trails, two-tracks, and other off-road routes.

Cruisers mostly are big-bore motorcycles that can carry one or two passengers. They might have saddlebags and maybe even a tour pack on the back. A windshield or front fairing is common on many cruisers to help protect against cold wind and bad weather. Naked bikes that do not have fairings or saddlebags also work well on public roads and generally are lighter and more affordable than cruisers.

Race Tracks and Long Tours

Riders who intend to go onto a race track clearly would prefer a sportbike with plenty of power packed inside a lightweight and very aerodynamic body and chassis. Sportbikes are very light and often have very powerful engines that enable highly impressive performance. They can range in displacement size from about 250cc to about 1300cc and possibly more.

Adventure bikes are best suited for long rides that might include some extended trail riding through mountains or across the Great Plains. Adventure bikes usually have a windscreen and possibly a small fairing to protect against weather. Durable panniers hold clothes, food, tools, and other items for long trips that truly are adventurous. Whatever the type of riding to be done, there are ideal motorcycles for sale to do it right.

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