The 2022 Holiday Buyers Guide and Winter Supplement is in! Pull on your favorite ugly sweater, pour a cup of eggnog, and cozy up with these inspiring photos, travel stories, gear reviews, and pro tips, brought to you by the editors of American Rider and Rider.
Start making your holiday wish list by using this guide that covers everything from parts, apparel, gear, and more. Check out the full list of product showcases below.
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D.I.D. ZVM-X Series Chain
The ZVM-X Series drive chain from D.I.D is stronger than the VX Series and designed for heavyweight motorcycles that make lots of torque and horsepower. The twisting action of the X-ring increases sealing performance, and the chain’s four contact points minimize power loss. The ZVM-X’s direct energy transfer, born from D.I.D’s experience in MotoGP, means greater stretch resistance under load. Available for a range of engine displacements in Natural, Silver, Gold, and Black starting at $202.17.
The Hair Glove prevents knotting and tangling while keeping your hair protected from dirt, dust, and other damaging elements, and it provides a sleek and stylish look with its cylindrical design. Snap buttons running the length of the Hair Glove help keep your hair in place, and the built-in Flex-Hook attaches to an elastic band to keep it from sliding out even at high speeds. Simply hook it, wrap it, snap it, and go. Available in a variety of lengths and designs starting at $18.99.
HJC RPHA 91 Modular Helmet
The new HJC RPHA 91 modular helmet features a Premium Integrated Matrix EVO shell, a distortion-free faceshield with increased peripheral view, and a drop-down sunshield. The chinbar has a hidden closure point for smooth contact and less pressure in the cheek area, and the 3D-engineered interior reduces wind noise. The RPHA 91 is compatible with the second-gen Smart HJC Bluetooth system and available in sizes XS-2XL in solids ($549.99), matte colors ($559.99), and the Combust graphic ($629.99).
Nelson-Rigg Defender Extreme Motorcycle Covers
The Nelson-Rigg Defender Extreme covers are made of waterproof, UV-resistant UltraMax fabric and feature electronically taped seams, perma-venting, windshield liners, and elastic hems. Reflective side and back strips offer enhanced visibility, and heat-resistant panels provide protection from exhaust pipes. A compression sack is included. The Defender Extreme covers come in M-2XL to fit anything from scooters up to 4-seat UTVs and even 3-wheeled machines. Prices range from $109.95-$124.95.
SW-Motech Legend Gear Magnetic Tank Bag
The Legend Gear Tank Bag by SW-Motech is made from synthetic Napalon leather and waxed canvas with a splashproof inner lining. Strong magnets give the LT1 tankbag a solid hold, while the base plate design allows the bag to be released from the tank without much effort, and it can be easily transported using the carrying handle. A waterproof rain cover with a clear PVC window provides additional weather protection. The bag is available in Black/Brown for $114.95 or in Black for $121.95.
Zerofit Heatrub Ultimate Baselayer
Zerofit’s Heatrub Ultimate Baselayer provides warmth and comfort during cold-weather riding by using heat threads that are activated through movement. The threads gently brush against the skin to generate warmth. This baselayer has scored a heat retention rating of 0.78, making it five times warmer in temps as low as 14 F. Since the Heatrub Baselayer doesn’t need to be tight to work, it is also more comfortable. Available in Red, Black, Gray, Navy, Cream, and Green in sizes XS-3XL for $99.
Wolverine Hustin Waterproof Riding Boots
The Hustin Waterproof Boot by Wolverine features waterproof full-grain leather and a breathable Hydro-Guard waterproof membrane lining. The boots also have oil-resistant rubber outsoles and Goodyear welt construction, a highly durable method for bonding the sole to the boot. The shaft is 11 inches tall, and the heel is 1.5 inches. Now a member of the Harley-Davidson line of products, these boots have a subtle Harley emblem on the side of the heel. Available in Black in U.S. sizes 7-12.5 for $223.
Barnett may be best known for its clutches and cables, but it also has a selection of quality apparel to choose from, including T-shirts, socks, and hoodies. And now the Barnett Cap joins the line. The cap is one-size-fits-most and features a hook-and-loop adjustable enclosure. It’s black with a pop of red on the bill trim. The “Barnett Equipped” logo is embroidered on the front, with the American flag embroidered on the side. It’s available for $19.54.
Wild Ass Classic Motorcycle Cushion
Made with medical-grade neoprene rubber, the Wild Ass Classic is a comfortable and natural-feeling motorcycle seat cushion designed for long-distance riders who want extra comfort and less fatigue. The neoprene rubber reduces pain at pressure points and promotes blood flow. The cushion also reduces shock and vibration, keeping riders comfortable over longer distances. The Classic cushion is 15.5 x 14 inches and comes with straps and a patch kit. Available in Black for $249.99.
SW-Motech Drybag 80
The SW-Motech Drybag 80 is durable, waterproof, and UV-resistant. Made from 500D polyester with a double-sided coating, the bag is designed for motorcycle travelers who expose their luggage to extreme stress. The versatile Drybag 80 can be used as a tailbag, a tankbag, a shoulder bag, or on the crash bar, and the 3-point lashing strap fastening ensures it stays in place even during rough riding. Additional reflective details provide higher visibility. Available in Grey/Black for $88.95.
JIMS Milwaukee-Eight Low Profile Billet Tappet Covers & Pushrod Cover Kits
IMS tappet covers for Milwaukee-Eight engines are 0.5 inch lower than stock, making pushrod adjustments easier. Made from 6061 billet aluminum, these covers are designed to be installed with Twin Cam pushrod covers. They have JIMS DNA embedded in their design and work with both stock and aftermarket alignment guides. The tappet cover kits are available in Black or Chrome from $251-$321, while the tappet cover with pushrod cover kits are available in Black or Chrome for $656-$795.
HeliBars Tour Performance Handlebar Riser for 2023 Triumph Tiger 1200
HeliBars offers replacement handlebars and bar risers for improved ergonomic comfort on a wide variety of motorcycles. The new Tour Performance Handlebar Riser for the 2023 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT, GT Pro, and Rally Pro models raises the stock handlebar by 1 inch and brings the grips 1.26 inches closer to the rider. The riser reduces handlebar/riser flex and retains the stock handlebar, cables, and hydraulic lines for a simple 10-minute installation. Made in the USA and priced at $149.
Highway 21 Gasser Jacket
The Gasser has the look of a vintage jacket but is built with modern technology. Made of genuine premium leather, the Gasser features a weatherproof Hydraguard removable liner. CE Level 1 removable shoulder/elbow armor and reflective panels provide additional safety. A nine-point ventilation system makes this jacket breathable and comfortable. The Gasser also features a concealed carry pocket, an internal pocket, and snap waist adjusters. Available in Black and Vintage Brown for $349.95.
Zerofit Heatrub Move Baselayer
Perfect for temperatures from 23 F to 53 F, the Heatrub Move Baselayer is twice as warm as typical baselayers. Adaptable Warmth technology reacts to conditions to provide the perfect amount of heat to keep you comfortable. The Move’s polypropylene construction and hollow polyester shell work together to regulate body temperature. The construction evaporates perspiration quickly as well, preventing cold sweat from forming. Available in Black, Titanium, and White in sizes XS-2XL for $76.
Motorrad Reisen Wildwest Andalusia Motorcycle Tours
Motorrad Reisen offers a variety of tours in southern Spain with cruiser and touring bikes from Indian Motorcycle. There are three routes around Málaga to choose from (Sevilla, Córdoba, and Granada), each with six days of riding and covering more than 800 miles. Six shorter themed trips are also offered. Andalusian tours include beautiful landscapes, ancient villages, historic cities, mountains, and coasts. Contact Motorrad Reisen for dates, prices, and bike availability.
Barnett Scorpion Low-Profile Lock-Up Clutches
Barnett’s Scorpion Lock-up Clutches feature a low-profile billet aluminum lock-up pressure plate designed to fit under the stock primary cover. The clutch surface area and capacity are greatly increased compared to stock. Three sets of six coil springs provide a variety of pressure options. All Scorpion clutches are designed to fit into the stock basket, and hydraulic versions are available. Available for 1941-84 Big Twins, 1990-2022 Big Twins, and 1991-2003 Sportsters for $995.
DMC Patriot Sidecar
DMC’s customizable Patriot Sidecar, reminiscent of the Harley sidecars of the 1930s, has a large seating area made with high-density foam and ample cargo space. A side door and foldable windshield make it easy to get in and out. The trunk opens and locks from the outside, so grabbing your gear doesn’t require removing the seat. Full swingarm suspension and electric trim adjustment is mounted internally, allowing for a narrower track width. The body is mounted on vibration isolators. Available for $14,995.
SW-Motech Pro Enduro WP Tank Bag
Suitable for a wide variety of motorcycle tanks, the Pro Enduro WP Tank Bag is waterproof and weatherproof and has 11 liters of storage. The top of the bag is made of laminated EVA, and the welded body is made of TPU without seams. An overlapping magnetic lid keeps water out, and an attachment at the top allows riders to store accessories like a phone or wallet for easy access. The Pro Enduro WP Tank Bag will keep your devices and belongings safe from the elements. Available for $268.95.
Barnett Scorpion Series Clear Derby Covers
The Barnett Scorpion Series clear derby covers are designed to fit OEM primary covers on 1990-2016 H-D Big Twins, 2018-22 Softails, and 2015-22 FLs with a “narrow” primary. The quarter-inch thick, polycarbonate window is scratch- and discoloration-resistant and firmly secured and sealed with an O-ring gasket. The outer cover area is CNC-machined from billet aluminum with a powdercoat finish. The derby cover gasket is included. Available in Chrome for $274 and Black for $223.
Zerofit Heatrub Ultimate Leggings
aturing the same material and fabric construction as the award-winning Ultimate Baselayer, the unisex Heatrub Ultimate Leggings will keep riders warm in temperatures as low as 14 F. While moving, heat threads inside the leggings brush against the skin to generate heat. Offering comfort as well as warmth, the Heatrub Ultimate Leggings are made of a material that has been independently tested and proven to be five times warmer than a typical baselayer. Available in Black in sizes XS-2XL for $99.
Wolverine Brake Light Riding Boots
The Wolverine Brake Light Riding Boot merges function with biker fashion. Designed for hardcore Harley riders, these boots are made of full-grain leather with oil-resistant rubber outsoles. The mesh lining keeps feet and ankles comfortable, and Goodyear welt construction ensures a highly secure bond between sole and boot. The boots also include YKK dual locking metal zippers. These riding boots have a shaft height of 6.25 inches and are available in Black in U.S. sizes 6-17.5 for $183.
Nelson-Rigg Solo Storm Jacket and Pants
Nelson-Rigg’s fully lined Storm Jacket is made of polyester oxford with dual stitching. To keep the elements out, seams are electronically taped, and the full-length zipper features a self-fastening storm flap. Adjustable side buckles and an elastic waist provide a comfortable fit. Nelson-Rigg also offers matching Storm Pants. The jacket is available in S-4XL in Black, Hi-Viz Yellow, and Hi-Viz Orange for $79.95. The pants are available in S-4XL in Black for $49.95.
Wild Ass Air Gel Cushion
The Wild Ass Air Gel Cushion is made of three layers of polyurethane, making it extremely durable. Gel pads inserted inside each individual air cell provide additional cushioning, shock absorption, and vibration dampening. This cushion can also be used without air when riders want to feel closer to the bike but still need some additional cushioning. Designed to be used for a variety of needs and types of riding, this cushion is versatile and affordable. Available in Black for $194.99.
SW-Motech Legend Gear Tail Bag
practical combination of tailbag and full-fledged backpack, the Legend Gear Tail Bag LR1 is a versatile companion for every tour. With a universal fit for seat and tail rack, this bag has a 4-point strap-mounting system for a secure hold. When used as a backpack, the bag has padded, adjustable carrying straps for a comfortable fit. The Legend Gear Tail Bag also features a roll-top closure, a padded laptop holder, and a waterproof rain cover made of 210D polyamide. Available in Brown for $163.95.