Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Waynesboro, PA, USA
I will second the motion that you don't need to shell out 500-1000 bucks to get good gear, although if you can afford it, top of the line is the best way to go. Vega helmets are almost all DOT, SNELL, and CE approved, and you can get some killer full face helms between 80-120. I got my helmet, a Vega Daytona, on Amazon for 20 plus 8 shipping. I got a leather perforated leather jacket with removable liner from Iron Pony Direct for 40 plus 8 shipping, and waterproof pants with removable liner from Jafrum for 50 plus 8 shipping. There is armor in the knees, elbows, shoulders, and back, but I wish the pants had tailbone armor. I did a LOT of shopping for these, but it was very much worth it. I learned a lot about motorcycling during the shopping too.