I am buying a VTR250 and a full set of safety gear (as soon as i can find right bike) and was wondering if there are any tips for new players? I live Mornington Peninsula (Melbourne) so its hot as in Summer and pretty cold in winter. Winter is longer than Summer. I saw the other thread on wearing a leather jacket on rides, well i am more than happy to wear all the gear every ride. But which gear should i get? Leather pants, leather jacket, boots and gloves and of course a lid ? Or do some folks wear denim jeans with some special reinforcing? Are these just as safe for new players? Or go for full leathers? Any brands to stay clear of? I really am more interested in safety than cost or appearance. What sort of money should be max for each item?