Helmets: Essential by law it doesn't matter if you are riding two minutes down to the local dairy or doing a long haul ride the helmet is compulsory. Buy the best you can afford as one day it could save your life. Make sure it meets all the standards and always try it on if you can, the shape and fit of all helmets are different - even in the same brand the styles vary. Find a helmet that suits what you are doing, are you a commuter? consider a tinted internal sun visor! A helmet that suits you will make your motorcycle experience all the more enjoyable.