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Ramit Anand

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Vikram Simha Reddy Gureddyvia Google

Hi Ramit I have 3 questions- 1. I have just bought a new Honda City 4th gen and I want to change it to Alloy wheels. Should I be upsizing the tyres-If yes, please recommend how much I can go for? My requirements would be Better (or at least no difference in mileage), Durability of Tyres and good road grip-I love to drive over 140-160 kmh on highways 2. Which tyre would exactly suit my requirement-Brand and make? 3. I have a Royal Enfield Electra which has done 10,000 Kms and my stock tyres skid a lot particularly when the surface is wet. Is ny upsize possible and also suggest some good tyres for road grip and durability. I only use my bike within city and never run it over 100 kmh

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Hi Vikram,

I will answer your questions in the same order as you asked them.

1. If you want to retain the stock rim size i.e 15", then you should go for 185/65 R15 and in case you want to go for 16" rims then go for 195/55 R16. Both these sizes would give you good road grip and better braking efficiency. While going for 185/65 R15 would have no side-effect, going for 195/65 R16 could have some impact on fuel efficiency. Dueto the added weight of the tyres the fuel efficiency could drop a little, not much but marginally. However, road grip and braking would be more on 195/65 tyres.

2. Considering your usage, you can choose out of Continental ContiComfortContact CC5, Michelin Energy XM2 or Bridgestone MY02 Sporty Style tyre.  While Bridgestone would offer better performance and handling, Continental and Michelin would offer better ride comfort and longer tread life. The grip levels on Continental and Michelin are great as well.

3. We never recommend upsizing in case of 2 wheelers unless recommended bymanufacturer. This is because any minor changes with the tyre size could impact the handling and riding characteristics of the bike. Only Royal Enfield people could suggest you an upsize, if any at all. You can go for Ceat Gripp tyre in stock size for better wet grip .

Regards

Abhimanyu Kadyanvia Facebook

i've swift vdi 2013 model n need to upgrade tyres...so will it b good for my car to hv tyres of size 205/55r15...at present i have 195/55r15 yokohama tyres... plzz suggest which brand tyres i must go for and will it be appropriate to go for 205/55r15...no issue of average

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Hi Abhimanyu,

If the vehicle you are using is Swift ( which you forgot to specify in your previous mail ), you should go for size 205/60 R15 . 

In this size you can use MRF ZLO , to begin with. You can also consider using Yokohama AVS db V550. It offers great traction and superior comfort.

In case you want performance oriented tyres then start with Bridgestone MY02 Sporty Style tyre. Another good option would Bridgestone Potenza GIII

Regards

Hello Varghese C.C,

Bridgestone Turanza ER300 would be a very good tyre for your Vento. This tyre is great for highways as well as city use and offers a good comfortable ride with good performance.  However if you want an economical option and the running of your vehicle is not much or majorly subjected to cities then go for Goodyear Assurance Triplemax.

If you want performance oriented tyres for aggressive driving then go for Bridgestone MY02 Sporty Styly tyre or Hankook Optimo ME04 K424 tyre.

Regards

 

uday awasthivia Google

I have elite i 20 asta petrol.I have done 35000 km and want to change the tyres.Please suggest the best tyres.

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Hi Uday,

Continental Conti Max Contact MC5 would be a pretty good tyre for your i20. It offers great comfort and superior grip levels.

In case you want performance oriented tyres then go for Bridgestone MY02 Sporty Style tyre. They offer great handling and control, even at very high speeds.

Regards

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