If you are in the market to purchase your first motorcycle, you need to make sure that you budget for all of the accessories that you need to go with your brand new motorcycle.
The first thing that you need to purchase is a helmet. Even if you are not required to wear a helmet in your state, it is still important that you wear one. A helmet will protect the most precious part of your body, your brain, if you ever get into an accident. It is not smart to ride a bike without a helmet.
The second thing that you need to purchase is a jacket. When you are riding, the wind will be whipping around you, and a jacket will make cutting through all that wind more comfortable. You may need more than one jacket based on where you live and the season you are riding in. For example, in the summer you will need a lightweight jacket and in the winter you'll need something thicker and warmer.
Third, you are going to want to purchase some riding gloves. Riding gloves will help you keep your gripe on your bike, which is vitally important as that is how you steer.
Fourth, you are also probably want to purchase some riding pants as well. On most motorcycle, your legs are going to be close to the exhaust, and your pants will help protect your legs from your exhaust. Additionally, if you fall off your bike, riding pants will protect you from road rash.
Fifth, it is important that the seat fits just right and feels great when you sit on it. You can switch out the seat on most bikes or add a backrest to the seat so that it is more comfortable for you to ride your new bike.
If you plan on bringing anything with you when you ride on your motorcycle, you are going to want to invest in some saddle bags. Saddle bags will allow you to bring things with you when you go on rides, such as extra clothing or your groceries. You never know when you are going to pick up something that you want, so having saddle bags gives you a way to store and bring stuff with you when you ride your motorcycle.
Finally, if your motorcycle doesn't have highway pegs, you may want to purchase some and have them installed on your motorcycle. This will allow you a place to rest your feet when you go on long drives.