Bike gear in India
I have been lurking around here for a while now, and now its time for my first post. I have just arrived in India with my girlfriend, more specifically in Goa, and we have a little more than 4 months ahead of us travelling around this amazing(hopefully) country. I have a motorcycle licence and just realized today when we rented a small bike here, that this is really the only way I want to travel.
There have been endless posts on this and other forums regarding buying or renting Enfields and other bikes in India and even Goa.
Lets now assume that I buy or rent one. Many of the tourists here do, but I have noticed that only some of them wear helmets, and I have not in the week I have been here, seen a single tourist with some other sort of riding gear on. Since I am a sensible young man who really cares about him, and more importantly about his girlfriend, I am not going to drive without the protective gear.
Im travelling on a tight budget and would like to know if it is possible to find some motorcycle clothing around here, or even in Mumbai, Chennai etc. If that is not available, could I maybe go to a leather market and find something useful or even have something simple made?
Any advice would be very much appreciated. Many thanks, Loftur