Royal Enfield has launched a new line of protective apparels in the form of CE certified riding jackets for riders across a range of riding needs. The new range includes five riding jackets where the entire Jacket has been CE Certified and comes with Class A protection under Personal Protective Equipment regulations. In addition to the whole jacket being, CE Certified the protection armours are from D30 and KNOX, which are one of the most trusted internal armour companies renowned for their equipment worldwide. These armours also carry CE level one and level two armour certifications.
While the majority of riding jackets come with CE Certification for the internal protection armours, the jacket by itself is not CE Certified. Royal Enfield has taken a step further and instead of just using CE Certified armours, it has put the entire garment certified under CE. To get the garment CE certified, it has to additionally undergo numerous other tests. This range of riding jackets has been thoroughly tested for abrasion resistance, impact protection, ergonomics, tear strength, seam strength, innocuousness and dimension stability.
The riding jackets have been segregated into three tiers – the ‘City Riding’ collection which starts from INR 4,950 and comes equipped with high-quality Knox CE level 1 flexi form and micro-lock armours. The jacket has been designed with airy polyester mesh to keep the rider cool in the hot summers of India. It is targeted towards customers who want a jacket with all-round protection in urban environments and for office commutes. The range consists of two variants- Streetwind V2 and Windfarer.
The mid-range is a classic ‘Highway Touring’ line which is priced starting INR 8950 and are all CE certified under class A. The range contains three variants- Explorer V3, Stormraider and Sanders. The Explorer V3 comes with Knox Micro-Lock CE Level 2 protectors at shoulders and elbow and three-layers with rain and winter liner that can also be worn separately. The Stormraider is a single layer jacket with D3O CE level 1 armour and has a waterproof outer shell, while the Sanders is the only CE certified 100% cotton jacket in the range with D3O armour.
The flagship line is the ‘High Altitude’ line of all-terrain riding jackets starting at INR 12,950 and comes with D3O shock absorbing armours. The range has two exclusive variants – Khardung La V2 and Nirvik. The Khardung La V2 features D3O level 2 armours at elbow and shoulders whereas Nirvik in addition to level 2 armours at shoulder and elbow, also has level 2 armours on the chest and D3O level 1 armour at the back.
The riding jackets are available from Royal Enfield official website online and at all the Royal Enfield dealerships across the country. Additionally the jackets can also be purchased from Amazon and select Central and Shopper Stop outlets.