2006 Triumph Speedmaster Base

Legally, it depends on what state you live in if you are reruiqed to wear a helmet or not. Sensibly; a leather jacket with armor, quality leather gloves, a DOT/Snell helmet (preferably a fiberglass composite), over-ankle boots, jeans if not riding pants. These things will help, but not guarantee, your well being in the event of a crash.Look for deals or used equipment. You should buy your helmet new so you know its history; doesn't mean you can't find a great deal on a closeout model.