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  • jerry ochid asked 03 May 2016 01:15:27
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    Need a sticky tire with very good grip for my pulsar 150 UG 3. I always use front disk brakes very hard in Delhi traffic and always my bike's front tire keep on skidding.
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    Hi Jerry, It's good that you have disk brakes on your bike but don't use it too aggressively on the streets. The front brake should be used smoothly and if possible then with two fingers. As for the tyres, some of the better options are MRF Zapper FS and Michelin Pilot Sporty. Regards

    Answered 03 May 2016 01:15:27
  • kranthi boyapati asked 03 May 2016 10:39:46
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    Hi Siddharth, My apache handle is not proper and feels like going a side, when i spoke to showroom people. they said that the the tyre is very old and it is not getting proper grip and feeling. Is this correct ? Will installing a new tyre solve this issue ? thanks in advance.
    A.

    Hi Kranti, It's difficult to pinpoint the problem without inspecting your motorcycle. There could be several reasons for this issue including, wheel balancing issue, steering bearing problem, tyre problem or suspension problem. I will recommend you to get your motorcycle inspected from another workshop to get a second opinion. Regards

    Answered 03 May 2016 10:39:46
  • rajit p rao asked 01 Mar 2016 10:56:50
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    If not Pirelli which is the best alternative between Metzeler and Michellin tyres for Ducati Monster 796?
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    Hi Rajit, For your Ducati 796 I will recommend Metzeler Z8 tyres. These are excellent touring tyres and will be perfect for your bike. If you like to ride in a spirited way on the twisties then also consider Metzeler Sportec M5. Metzeler is officially distributed by CEAT tyre so it will be easier to claim warranty if something is wrong with the tyre. Regards

    Answered 01 Mar 2016 10:56:50
  • dhaval prajapati asked 01 Mar 2016 06:47:58
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    Hi siddharth, I have a honda cb trigger. 2years old, 30000 km running in 2years. My tyre is getting punctured every 2 weeks and almost 4 to 5 punchers at one time. Total of 30 punchers i have made till now. What would you suggest? Should I change the tyre from tubeless to tube-type?
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    Hi Dhaval,  Getting a puncture every two weeks is very unusual. I will suggest you to dismount the tyre and check the condition of the alloy. The tubeless tyres are repaired from the outside only and the nail might still be inside that keeps damaging the tyre. Tubeless tyres are preferred over the tubetype tyre as its fairly simple to repair them.  Regards

    Answered 01 Mar 2016 06:47:58
  • sunil ranjan maharana asked 23 Feb 2016 01:13:52
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    Dunlop TUFF GRIP tubeless 140/70 17. How's the performance of this tyre on YAMAHA FZ ? And what would be the excepted price in Thane ?
    A.

    Hi Sunil,  Dunlop TUFF Grip is a good tyre and according to the users it's better than MRF however, this tyre is not available currently as the Dunlop India operations have stopped. I will recommend you to go for Michelin Pilot sporty tyres. These are very good tyres and you should be satisfied with them. Regards

    Answered 23 Feb 2016 01:13:52
  • kshitij shukla asked 28 Jan 2016 07:04:35
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    Hi I have a Bajaj Avenger Cruise and I'm thinking about upgrading the rear tyre to Pirelli M66 Route 150/15. Would be a good decision and are there any compatibility issues?
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    Hi Kshitij, Yes, you can fit Pirelli M66 Route tyre on your current rim but I don't think it will offer much performance gain. Pirelli is definitely a better tyre than MRF but MRF 130/90-15 size tyre is adequete of Avenger. However, if you want to upsize for the looks then you can go ahead. With the Pirelli Circumference will increase by 5.9%, width and sidewall height by 15.4%. So, check it the pirelli tyre has enough clearance from the Motorcycle's hard parts. Also see- 5 tips for buying Motorcycle tyre. Regards

    Answered 28 Jan 2016 07:04:35
  • harvinder singh asked 14 Jan 2016 12:52:44
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    Hello Siddharth, can you help me choose bike tyres? I have a pulsar 150 and looking for a broader rear tyre. I have always heard of mrf and ceat but when I saw michelin that seemed to be having more grip. Shall I go with that? And what is the max tyre size that I can go with?
    A.

    Hi Harvinder, I will recommend you the upsize of 120/80R17 for your Pulsar 150. You should definitely go for Michelin Pilot Sporty tyre if your usage will be on the good tarmac. However, this tyre might wear faster than the MRF Revz. If your usage will be on rough road conditions then CEAT Vertigo will suit your bike better. Also see: 5 basic Tips for purchasing Motorcycle Tyre Regards  

    Answered 14 Jan 2016 12:52:44
  • harry watcha asked 06 Jan 2016 07:21:52
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    Hi Sid, Just need some clarification on tyres... I have an Avenger 220 DTSI 2011 model and has completed 30k, Km... need to change the tyres. Saw some online. 130/90/15.... but Only MRF.. Can I use a 130/90/17 instead... or will I have to change the rim too. I m not perticular about mileage given by the bike. Please revert back ASAP....
    A.

    Hi Harry, Offcourse you will have to change the rim. 17 inch tyres can only be installed on the 17 inch rim. However, I will not recommend you to use 17 inch tyres on the Avenger as it  drastically alters the geometry of the motorcycle. Go for MRF Zapper tyres, they are decent tyres. Regards

    Answered 06 Jan 2016 07:21:52

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