Royal Enfield and Knox collaborate to make CE certified gear
Royal Enfield has announced their new lineup of gear that includes gloves, riding jackets and knee protectors in collaboration with Knox. Select products in the lineup are CE certified to meet international standards. All the products in the catalogue are available to buy on Royal Enfield’s online store.
The new lineup of gear launched includes nine gloves (are all CE certified and some of which have Knox armour), three new jackets (all of which use Knox armour and one of which is CE certified) and knee guards (that are CE Level 2 certified). The aim behind Royal Enfield’s gear was to make gear that meets international standards and meet the needs of the budget conscious buyer, without compromising on safety. And to that end, their CE certified gloves start at Rs 2250 while the CE certified jacket, the Explorer V3, costs Rs 8950. This time around RE and Knox have also co-created an external knee and shin protector called the Conqueror which uses CE level 2 certified Knox microlock armour and it costs Rs 3950.
Commenting on the launch of the new lineup of gear, 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 centre 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 partnership started with using Knox armour for our new range of riding gear including jackets, gloves and riding trousers. We understood that the acceptance of a riding trouser is low in India and there was a need for a product that provides protection and can be worn over regular denims or trousers be it for a commute to 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.”
And Margaret Travell, commercial director, Knox, said “We are committed to the design of high-performance body armour systems that really work for riders. We began this association 2 years ago by equipping Royal Enfield apparel with Knox armour and gloves with Micro-lock armour with the famous Scaphoid Protection System. One year later, we began the next development - to build a standalone Knee guard, tough enough to tackle some of the toughest environments on Earth. It had to be relevant to Royal Enfield riders in India and beyond, so needed to be easy to put on and remove and also capable of being worn on its own for those who prefer not to wear armoured trousers. The knee guard is not only tough and durable enough to be CE approved to the highest Level 2 standard, it is also supremely flexible and comfortable enough to wear all day long in any environment you ride in.”
The fact that companies are taking rider safety seriously and offering quality gear at affordable prices is refreshing to see. We have already received the Explorer V3 jacket, Conqueror knee guards and the Vamos gloves. So, stay tuned for our full review.