Royal Enfield has teamed up with Knox, the experts and innovators in protective clothing, to co-create a line of high-protection driving equipment. As part of the collaboration, the two brands also introduced CE-certified level 2 external knee guards called Conqueror. The latest release of riding gear is part of Royal Enfield’s long-standing collaboration with a vision to provide quality gear and accessories. The range provides versatile and accessible driving equipment that meets global safety standards that can be used for multiple driving needs and in a variety of conditions. Royal Enfield’s new riding jacket line-up that was introduced last year includes select styles that come equipped with Knox’s CE Level 1 Flexiform and CE Level 2 MICRO-LOCK armors for shoulder and elbow.
Royal Enfield has also introduced a range of new riding gloves for varied riding needs. The range has 14 gloves of which 9 are CE certified. The range has been developed with best-in-class features such as knuckle protection, padding, palm protection, cuff adjusters, accordion stretch panels, screen-friendly fingertips, and constructed with high-quality abrasion resistance leather, Polyester Air mesh, and waterproof membrane among others. The new range of gloves will suit the varied needs of the riders, from riding in the city to extreme weather conditions. Additionally, selective gloves also come with Knox knuckle protectors and a Knox scaphoid protection system.
The Conqueror CE Level 2 certified knee guards are priced at ₹ 3,950, while prices for the range of CE-certified gloves begin at ₹ 2,250, going up to ₹ 4,500.
The riding jacket range with Knox armors range from the Streetwind V2, priced at ₹ 4,950, the Windfarer, priced at ₹ 6,950, and the CE Certified Explorer V3, priced at ₹ 8,950.
Commenting on the collaboration with Knox, Puneet Sood, Head – Apparel Business at Royal Enfield said, “At Royal Enfield, ensuring a ‘safe’ and a ‘pure riding experience’ for our riders is at the center of our product strategy. With this partnership, we aim to foster our commitment to provide our customers with products that meet global safety norms. The intent is to offer relevant and accessible products for riders and motorcycling enthusiasts. The partnership started with using Knox armors for our new range of riding gear including jackets, gloves, and riding trousers. The co-created knee-guard is a byproduct of years of our motorcycling experience, our understanding of a rider’s needs, different riding conditions, terrains, etc., and Knox’s technical expertise and experience in designing and manufacturing innovative body armors and apparel for motorcycling.
“Our motorcycles are used for both leisure riding as well as a means of not only commute. Rider safety is equally important in both cases. We understood that the acceptance of riding trousers is low in India and there was a need for a product that provides protection and can be worn over regular denim or trousers be it for a commute to the office, a weekend ride, or a trip to the Himalayas. In line with our vision to increase awareness around road safety and safe riding practices, we will continue to offer versatile consumer-centric products. Our alliance with Knox is a testimony of our dedication to providing a ‘pure motorcycling experience to everyone in love with the motorcycling way of life.”