Royal Enfield also previewed a range of well crafted, meticulously detailed, purpose built motorcycle gear at the Auto Expo. Designed and developed indigenously, the Royal Enfield accessories both add flair and enhance the riding experience. On display is the inaugural ''Black'' range of merchandise, celebrating the launch of the Thunderbird 500. The collection includes biker apparel, bike and riding accessories.
The highlights include flagship leather riding jackets with design details that take into account not just the rider's comfort but also safety with CE approved impact absorption protectors that pass the stringent European norms of EN1621.
In addition, there is ample usage of 3M Scotchlite reflective piping and branding at the back with Schoeller reflective for high visibility during night rides.
Fashionable protective riding pants, for the first time in Indian motorcycling history, made from high abrasion resistant Toughmax denim with T400 lycra from Invista with removable CE protectors at hip and knees makes riding a breeze, made a debut at the Royal Enfield pavillion. In addition, Royal Enfield tee shirts , logo pin badges, key chains, motorcycle clocks, leather riding gloves with carbon fiber knuckles wer also at the preview.
The all weather high density nylon riding jacket with breathable and waterproof membrane provides rain proofing, while the removable thermal lining takes care of cold weather riding and nylon mesh on the outer shell keeps the rider cool during summer rides. Similar features are also on the riding pants with hip protectors adding to the rider's safety.
Also showcased are CE approved Modular eye wear with 'anti fog' treatment and 100% genuine UV protection and many added features for riding, in association with Nannini from Italy, original Buff multipurpose headwear with safety reflectors from Spain, motorcycle utility luggage system with interlocking mechanism, back packs with EVA high density back support and state of the art air bag cushioning for the first time in India.
The Royal Enfield riding gear also includes motorcycle boots with dual lacing and zipper puller and heavy duty oil and water repellant soles for sure grip on the tarmac, while head protection in association with world renowned AGV helmets adds to the style quotient.