The motofestival from 3 to 6 March 2022 will mark the kick-off of the new motorbike season. The four-day national industry get-together at BERNEXPO in Bern provides a showcase for the current motorbike, scooter and accessories market in Switzerland. An attractive supporting programme offers special exhibitions, test rides, street food, action shows and concerts. The perfect gift for all current and future motorbike fans. For all details and tickets, please refer to www.motofestival.ch
Grand Prix games
Computer games and entertainment revolving around motorbikes abound. Some of the most popular digital treats include the MotoGP games developed by Milestones, available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and computer. Available in all specialised media shops and online portals (such as Orell-Füssli).
If wielding a PC console is not for you, why not build your own motorbike with LEGO building bricks? Various LEGO Creator and Technics models are available in different difficulty levels for adults and children: www.lego.com
For those with patience, time and nimble fingers, the kit of the legendary 1973 BMW R 90 S boxer engine in a scale of 1:2 with more than 200 pieces might be just the thing. Available from BMW dealers or here for CHF 209.
Electric motorbikes for kids
Various motorbike manufacturers offer mini motorbikes for children with electric drives, usually designed as replicas of the real thing. Ideal for the kids’ first attempts at riding. Ask your dealer for information – your offspring will be delighted. For example the Indian eFTR Mini/Junior in the design of the FTR 1200.
Driving licence for a 125 cc model
Are your children a bit older? Since 2021, young people in Switzerland aged 15 and over can ride mopeds that do 45 km/h. Once they are 16, they can swap to modern 15 h.p. 125 cc models. However, they will need a licence in this case. A generous donation in the shape of a voucher for lessons is sure to be a hit under the Christmas tree. For more information on licences, click here.
For connoisseurs: The three-volume Motorradfahren in der Schweiz by Thomas Kohler provides a unique insight into 100 years of the Swiss motorbike scene from 1895 to 1995. A rarity. Each volume has some 250 pages, with hundreds of original photos and documents. ISBN 978-3-85801-072-8, 978-3-85801-074-2 and 978-3-85801-217-3. In antiquarian bookshops, cost per volume: approximately CHF 80.
Annual subscription to TÖFF/Moto Sport Schweiz
The twin Swiss motorbike trade magazines TÖFF and Moto Sport Schweiz come in 19 issues per year and cover everything you need to know about the Swiss motorbike scene.
BMW wall clock
A genuine designer item for every living room. The nostalgic-style “BMW – Logo” wall clock with a diameter of 33 cm combines design and quality. A must for nostalgic hearts. The clock, priced at CHF 41.90, is available to all fans of the traditional Bavarian brand here.
Vespa Christmas tree decoration
Does your Christmas tree still lack that little extra? This year, true Vespa fans decorate their Christmas trees with the four-part Christmas decoration set for CHF 37.10 from Italy’s eternal scooter evergreen.
Dominique Aegerter calendar
The Swiss Supersport world champion Dominique Aegerter offers various goodies and gadgets for true racing fans in his Domifighter 77-Fanshop and appreciates every form of support. For example the 2022 calendar (format: 420 × 297 mm) for CHF 28.