For those who know and follow our blog, you are already aware of the stuff we cover on motorcycles, reviews and latest updates from vehicle manufacturers. One amazing brand which celebrates the spirit of motorcycling and which has built a passionate community around them is none other than Royal Enfield.
In the month of April of 2021, Royal Enfield had organized a special session to provide a professional training on riding on flat tracks – this is a part of their SlideSchool initiative. I was one of them who was fortunate enough to get some training on how exactly to slide on flat-tracks, you can read my experience in the blog post linked. I realized something very important post that event – the importance of wearing right riding gears. I had under estimated the point of wearing plentiful riding gears – thinking it creates lot of discomfort.
I genuinely realized the need for wearing riding gears like riding boots and knee guards when I was asked to slide my legs on the dirt flat-track and learnt myself how much of protection the gears offer against any physical damage. I realized how confidently one can ride on the road with all the gears in tact.
Some of the riding gears are quite basic like Helmet which you will be already knowing and of course its legally necessary to wear in most cities of India. In this article I am just making an honest attempt to list all the necessary riding gears which keeps you safe while riding. Do note, I am picking these from Royal Enfield Store, you may choose yours as per your convenience. For the benefit of our readers, I am also linking to product or catalogue pages in Royal Enfield Apparel store.
Royal Enfield Helmet
Royal Enfield Helmets are ISI Certified and are well tested, you can explore variety of helmet options like different designs, graphics, based on half-faced or full faced etc. Make sure you measure your head size with an inch tape and decide between M, L or XL. The one which I chose was L, but I genuinely felt I should have chosen XL as it could have been more airy. So choose your helmet size wisely.
Explore or Buy from Royal Enfied Store: Helmet Catalogue
Royal Enfield Gloves
Riding gloves insulates your fingers well from the stress which you apply while riding and it also helps in better grip. You really need one, if you are travelling between towns and cities or on a long ride. Riding gloves also saves your fingers well from cold and freezy weather conditions .
Explore or Buy from Royal Enfield Store: Riding Gloves Catalogue
Royal Enfield Riding Jacket
There is a difference between wearing a normal leather jacket and wearing a riding jacket. While any jacket makes you look good and handsome, the one which protects you from fatal fall is riding jacket. So it is important that you consider wearing good quality riding jacket that protects you against any accident falls. Royal Enfield has partnered with KNOX and they offer a wide variety of riding jackets at a good price. There are some quality CE certified jackets as well.
Explore of Buy from Royal Enfield Store: Riding Jackets Catalogue
Royal Enfield Boots
Riding boots are necessary especially when you are long riding. It guards your lower leg well and insulates you from any adverse external factors like engine heat, physical damage etc. It is important for you to fully cover your leg by wearing good quality riding shoes or riding boots. If you are a first timer, make sure you practice shifting gears with your boots on before you jump in for riding! Royal Enfield store has some pretty good collection of riding boots, check it out.
Explore or Buy from Royal Enfield Store: Riding Boots
Royal Enfield KNOX Knee guard
If you are more into cornering and sliding on tracks Knee guard is a must-wear gear. It shield you well from the road surface even when you are at a speed. Although it feels like wearing too much, Knee guard has its own job and protects your knees and upper leg well, during that untoward fall. Recently Royal Enfield and KNOX has partnered and have released CE Certified Knee guard.
Explore or Buy from Royal Enfield Store: Royal Enfield x KNOX Knee guard
Royal Enfield Face Mask and Sun Glass
These needs no introduction. Wearing Face masks is now an official rule from Government to prevent the spread of harmful viruses like COVID-19. Not only that Face masks offers you a good shield against pollutant and smokey air. Why not a face mask from the brand Royal Enfield itself? Wearing Sun glasses are inevitable when you are driving in the directions towards sun. So check Royal Enfield’s collection of Face masks and sun glasses.
Explore or Buy from Royal Enfield Store: Face Masks || Sun Glasses
I hope this list was useful and gave you an idea about the riding gears which you have to consider while riding. Hit me up on [email protected] or do drop a comment below to share your choice of riding gears and what makes you choose it! Happy motoring.
Motorcycle in the picture: Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Photo credits: Achaiah Chendira