dJt3xtbook said:actually, see what your dealership can offer. usually this is the last place you would buy gear for retail price, but if you purchase your bike with them, they sometimes sell the gear at their cost or a little bit over their own cost. an added bonus if you are financing your bike is that you could add your gear to the total cost so you can make payments on them. this could help you slowly pay off a SHOEI helmet and leather A-stars jacket rather than purchasing a KBC helmet and joe rocket textile jacket cuz thats all you can afford.
What he said. When I got my bike, I looked at gear last. Definite mistake. Bought some ICON gear, now I can't wait to get rid of it. Getting an A-Stars leather suit either next week or the week after, and also have a Suomy Spec-1r Extreme on the way. If I would have just bought the top of the line gear from the start, I wouldn't have lost the money I did on the ICON stuff. Whatever you decide on, don't go cheap on your gear!Bourgeois said:All I have to say is do a lot of research on gear. You can start on this site and do some searches. Find what you like and try it on and then find the best price most likely off the internet. Don't go cheap because you'll regret it later mainly because of quality and that could end up getting you hurt.