I'm taking the MSF course ATM before I go get my class M license and soon I'll be buying a bike, haven't decided on the bike but I do want to go ahead and get the protective gear for now as I ain't going to ride a bike without it. I've fallen from my mountain bike on some rough terrain and it ain't fun, falling from a bike on the highway is not something I plan on doing with only a helmit and gloves on.
The Harley Davidson place I am taking this course at has some nice leather, but I am sure it's got a premium price also and I've heard you can buy this stuff online for cheaper so I am looking for a leather jacket, ventilated, with removable inner liner, double lined leather around elbows and such, and pockets for added extra padding and of course more visible than plain black. HD has this one I really liked for $330.
It's super confortable. Not sure if I can find a better price than that as my regular leather jacket costed me $500, but it's way thinner.
I am also looking for a full helmit. So, if any of you know a good online site I can find these at, I can go somewhere to find the size I need(already tried on various items and got a good idea of what sizes I need) and buy it online.
If you are wondering what bike I have my eye on, so far it's the Vulcan 500 LD. But I have yet to test ride one which is a must of course before I buy.