The minimum is an approved motorcycle helmet. It is also highly recommended that you wear full protective gear to protect your body from any accidents that may occur - this means jacket, pants, boots and gloves.
You only have one body and one life, protecting this is the first priority when riding and you want gear that will do the job when needed.
Motorcycle protective pants are pants that are made for wearing when riding your motorbike. They are designed to protect your legs in the event that you come off your bike. Road rash is a common motorbiking injury which occurs when you come off your bike and slide along the road. Motorcycle pants aim to prevent your skin being in contact with the road when you come off.
Popular brands of motorbike parts and accessories include Michelin, Castrol, Royal Purple, Triumph, Yamaha, Alpinestars, Kawasaki, BMW, Dririder and Honda.
There are ratings on helmets available at the Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets website http://www.crash.org.au - This website provides valuable information about the level of protection that various helmets offer.