Choosing the Right Gift for Mom
May 10th is Mother’s Day, so you don’t want to dilly-dally or you might just miss the opportunity to show mom how much you care. If your mom is a motorcycle enthusiast, like ours, then you are going to want to pay close attention to the gift ideas that the team at Contimoto USA has put together to help make your gift buying experience something special. Let’s take a look!
The Helmet is by far one of the most important pieces of equipment for riders. We all know that it’s difficult to find the perfect helmet for another person because it’s a matter of size and taste. However, if you know Mom well (and let’s face it, you really should), a cool helmet could be the perfect gift. If size or style is your challenge, don’t fret. Nowadays it’s easy to exchange or return a product for the right fit or feel. So even if you are just guesstimating about what Mom may want, in the end, it’s the thought that counts!
We highly recommend a full-face helmet because they provide additional face protection for Mom when she ‘s on that journey of a lifetime. There are a wide range of options in the market. Just be aware that the helmet should have a DOT certification: which is the proof from the manufacturer that the helmet meets DOT certification.
Jacket and Pants
After the helmet, the perfect jacket is the next item you should consider for Mom. Like helmets, there are a large variety of options for female riders that are specifically design to fit a variety of shapes and size. The same is true for pants. You can choose textile or leather. Both varieties are specially made for being abrasion resistant and comfortable while riding a motorcycle. They usually have “armor” in the elbows, shoulders and back; in pants in the hips and knees. So when looking for a gift that will help protect mom on her ride, a jacket and pants set is an excellent option.
Some people forget that in the event of a fall, the first part of our body to touch the ground is usually our hands, so we think that gloves are an especially intelligent and useful gift for Mom. Motorcycle gloves are made with abrasion resistant materials, but they can also be elegant. What’s more, there are special gloves for women, who usually have thinner hands.
Some people mistakenly think that our feet don’t need protection, but that logic is just silly. Boots are extremely important for riders. The challenge is finding the balance between a high level of protection and comfortability in an everyday use. There are numerous brands that have versatile styles: not too high, nor too short, perfect for being protective, but also great in terms of comfort.
Tires… why not?
The right set of Motorcycles tires are often over-looked when considering upgrades or enhancements. So helping Mom find the right tire may be the best gift you can get her. The tires you choose to depend on can totally change the feel of a ride, gas mileage, and the all-around riding experience. If you think it’s time to upgrade Mom’s tires, you should know what motorcycle she rides and then it’s easy to find the sizes and the models which fit with her bike. Just go to the Continental Fitment Guide or visit your local motorcycle dealer to discuss options and checkout tires up close. There are also several online retailers with loads of educational materials and comparisons to help you find the right fit for Mom.
Of course, we are a bit biased. With 3-years of Complimentary Flat Tire Assistance and the best technology on the market, we think a Conti tire is the gift for Mom that will keep on giving.