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Advice about gear for a soon-to-be rider

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by swannysan, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I am about to begin riding to commute daily to and from school (about 10km each way). This list was the stuff I was going to buy for my first set of motorcycle clothing:
    Jacket - RST Ventilator 2

    Pants - RST Ventilator 2

    Helmet - KBC Vr-1X
    Shark S600

    I would probably just buy the most comfortable helmet, gloves and boots that I have tried at the shop.

    What are your thoughts and experiences with these brands and these lines in particular? If you don't think these are good choices, please suggest more appropriate choices.

    [Note: I avoided brand names, like Dainese, because when researching I found they were often more expensive compared to the amount of armor/protection they provided. However, I am open to being corrected here.]