Like all sports, there are start up costs. To begin competition you will need a suitable motorcycle and the appropriate safety gear, including a helmet, gloves, boots, goggles, visor, back protector and protective outfit.
Have a look at the Manual of Motorcycle Sport which will be issued once you have a licence, and read the sections on Protective Clothing in each discipline's chapter.
It is important that the helmet you use fits you correctly and is in good condition. It must also carry Australian Standard 1698 approval (or approval by FIM Technical Rules).
If your helmet has been in an accident get a qualified person, such as a coach or club expert, to look it over before you begin racing. You will not be allowed to compete if your helmet is not up to scratch.
When you have selected your motorcycle and safety equipment we suggest you contact the club coach or obtain a coaching contact list from your SCB or Club Secretary. A coach can advise you on the basic techniques and skills required for you to begin practicing. Don't forget physical fitness, diet and mental preparation also play a big part in how successful you are in your chosen sport. Motorcycling Australia's accredited coaches can assist you in all these areas.
Once you have your motorcycle, protective equipment, have followed the advice of your coach, trained and practiced you may feel you are ready to start racing. It is important, however, that you have a basic understanding of the basic rules of racing prior to competing and to obtaining your competition licence.