Feb 8, 2008

Joe Rocket is coming to India!

Joe Rocket LogoJoe Rocket is coming to India. I visited the store, which is under construction right now, and was impressed with the kit on display. While the final prices are not out yet, whatever indicative prices I heard, seemed on the ball. And if you're thinking jacket store, forget it. This is the real deal.

From a full race suit, motorycle jackets, motorycle pants, motorycle gloves, lids (yes, JR now makes helmets too), motorycle boots, the store has everything on sale. Prices start Rs 5,000 onwards, estimated. Final word within a day or two. There will also JR branded armour (including back protectors) and some JR motorcycle bags.

Further, the store is not just a kit store. They will also carry the KBC and Sparx helmet ranges. For those with bigger bikes, there will also be official exhausts, visor screens, crash bobbins, underlighters, tail tidies and other bits.

I know that big motorycle kit brands like Alpinestars, Axo and so forth are already here. But here's the thing. I am not in a position to shell out Rs 10,000 or more for a jacket, or for that matter, Rs 5,000 for a glove. There's no denying the safety factor and all of that, but at the end of day, I'm still no rich enough to be a premium kit customer. I'm firmly VFM. The only luxury I will happily spring for are lids and boots.

At 10k a jacket kind of rates, I'd never be able to afford my dream R1, right? JR stuff is still a heck of a lot cheaper, of similar quality and style. The possibility that I could walk in to a store, swipe a card and walk away with a new pair of gloves, pants... without blowing up the credit card is just sweet. Stay tuned.

Update: Joe Rocket India Store: Open

9 comments:

--xh-- said...

tahzt defenitly good news for us. where is the shop opening?

Sankoobaba said...

hi....joe rocket looks good...
hey... New Enough ships to India??
on their site they have this link which says it does...
http://www.newenoughhp.com/info_pages/international_home.html

Anonymous said...

So India's going to be a Rocket Nation? Thanks for the heads up... just when I was going to order some boots from newenough. Where's the store?

Kapil said...

Where exactly is this shop??

Aneesh said...

Nice..I was thinking of buying riding gloves - guess i will wait for a while now..
Any more news on the Joe Rocket's store in India - when is it opening, where did you see it and any online links ??

Ride Safe..

Vir said...

where is the store man ?

caberg v2r said...

From a full race suit, motorycle jackets, motorycle pants, motorycle gloves, lids (yes, JR now makes helmets too), motorycle boots, the store has everything on sale. Prices start Rs 5,000 onwards, estimated. Final word within a day or two. There will also JR branded armour (including back protectors) and some JR motorcycle bags. motorbike clothing ll Full face Helmets

caberg v2r said...

For those with bigger bikes, there will also be official exhausts, visor screens, crash bobbins, underlighters, tail tidies and other bits.

caberg v2r said...

Honda is next. The company had announced launching a sporty 125 to appeal to the younger crowd sometime last year, and the CBF concept shown at the expo is a teaser of what we can expect.