Originally Posted by ddk632
I would just like to state here that this is true if you plan on and accept as a fact of life that after crashing once you'll be throwing your leathers away.
However I still recommend spending the $$$ for a Dainese suit. Until you've crashed in one (and also crashed in a cheap leather suit) it's hard to appreciate the difference.
For boots - Sidi
For leathers/gloves - Dainese
For helmets - Arai 1st, Shoei 2nd
Just my opinion of course, all personally tested
I always throw away stuff that I crash in.
I agree with you on everything else; Sidi makes the best boots and Arai makes the best helmets.