Motorcycles: modes of transportation, personal statements, or ways of life? Most likely, they are a little bit of each. The motorcyclist is long entrenched in American mythology, but just what are motorcycles—and motorcyclists—all about? There are resources on the Web to shed light on all of this and help out any rider or aspiring rider looking for motorcycle advice, places to buy, or other riders to commune with.
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You can’t ride without your gear. The links below will lead you to some gear and apparel sites. And if you live and breathe motorcycles, you’re going to need some memorabilia too, so we’ve rounded up the best online sources for collectibles as well.
- The Web site for your bike’s manufacturer is a great place to check for gear, apparel, and memorabilia. Most makers’ sites have a section where you can search by branded products and accessories. If you have a BMW bike, for example, visit the “Gear” section of BMW’s site for a selection of clothing, accessories, gifts, and equipment.
- You are going to find a lot of Harley stuff when searching for motorcycle memorabilia. If you are looking for something other than Harley, the memorabilia Web sites below should help; but if not, try any store that sells collectibles. And when all else fails, eBay is always a great option for finding that unique item.
For gear and apparel …
The Motorcycle Superstore
should be more than enough to satisfy any biker. You can search by department or brand to find a wide selection of helmets, jackets, boots, gloves, luggage, and more. The collection of men’s street-bike helmets
alone has well over 300 items to choose from.
knows that you can’t be a biker without leather. Leather jackets, leather boots, leather pants, and helmets to match can be found on this site. Check out the “Motorcycle” section of this site for apparel devoted specifically to you.
is, well, Harley-Davidson. By now the company is almost as well known for its apparel and logo as it is for its hogs. So if Harley-Davidson unleashes that biker passion in you, like it has for so many others, head to this site to gear up.
For memorabilia …
is a neatly organized site filled with the motorcycle memorabilia that you crave. Looking for a 1951 Triumph Twin Advertising Poster? Or perhaps you’d simply prefer a T-shirt showing Marlon Brando on a motorcycle. The site has both, along with a size guide to help you and Brando pick the right fit.
Gifts for Bikers
has a unique selection of motorcycle items. You will find some of the more common gifts here, like T-shirts, but you will also see clocks, coins and bookmarks.
L'art et l'automobile
specializes in photographs, drawings, posters, and any art related to automobiles. Here is a section of the site dedicated to motorcycle art, replete with posters, signs, badges and sculptures.
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