Felt Really nice to hear from you sethuji, and the ride pics are jusst wonderful treat to the eyes, for that matter any pic concerning a RE is wonderfull
Regarding the safety gears its always good to be armoured.
1. Go for Rynox, DSG, Cramster jacket all in the range of 5000-6000
2. D.S.G. Primal Gloves its and awesome leather gloves, however cant use it in rainy season, i dont think coastal area people would ride far in rain. cost 3000/-
3. RE Boot High Ankled Boot costs around 6500/-
4. Helmet i would suggest M.T. Or LS2 or if you are looking for economical yet wonderful helmet AXXOR is best. however its not available in all the helmet stores,
5. Cramster Pants Dont waste your money on knee guards as good one costs around 3000 its better to go for a cramster pants which cost around 5,500 which is all weather pants.
Hope the info helps. and please keep writing about your rides, would love to read them, i may be visiting Valparai soon. i am doing some research on Valparai and found it to be a challenging road every biker should try.