How much does your first set of motorcycle clothing cost?

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Starting out on the road on two wheels is exciting and sometimes a little overwhelming because there are lots of things you need to sort out.

Whether it’s getting a bike to go out on, sorting your insurance or buying the right gear, there’s plenty for you to think about and if you’re not careful, plenty of ways you can spend your money.

From insurance to tax, there are lots of things you must pay for, including a helmet, and that can sometimes mean that new riders, particularly younger ones, look to save on protective gear and clothing.

We spoke to the guys at RST, one of the world’s leading motorcycle clothing manufacturers, to find out what it costs for their entry-level kit.

RST Alpha IV Textile Jacket

RST’s practical entry-level jacket costs £89.99 and gives you all the protection you’d need for your first motorcycle jacket.

Key Facts

– Maxtex outer
– Adjustable waist and arms
– Breathable membrane
– Quilted thermal lining
– RST CE armour

RST Alpha IV Textile Jean

If you’re getting the Alpha IV jacket then you may as well get the matching jeans too. They cost £69.99.

Like the matching jacket, the Alpha Iv Textile Jean is RST’s entry-level option, which means it’s the most affordable way into the brand. It’s cheap but doesn’t scrimp on quality.

Key Facts

– Maxtex outer with laminated, reflective panels
– Adjustable waist and arms
– Waterproof, breathable membrane
– Built-in quilted lining
– RST CE armour

RST Shadow II CE Waterproof Glove

RST’s most basic glove comes in the form of the Shadow II and it costs just £39.99.

Key Facts

– Affordable city glove
– Integrated PU knuckle
– Powergrip panels on the palm
– Sinaqua waterproof, breathable membrane

RST Raptor II CE Waterproof Boot

RST’s Raptor II boot is a solid all round boot for bikers. It costs £89.99 but is a solid option for all levels of rider.

Key Facts

– Sinaqua waterproof, breathable membrane
– Triple density insole
– Full boot covering your ankles

So there you have it, for less than £300 you can have a comprehensive set of motorcycle clothing to keep you safe, protected and warm on the road.

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