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 kmRead More
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 .
Raju Dabhivia Google
i have swift lxi 2016 i have 165/80/r14.i want to replace tires with 185/65/r15 in car.please tell me,please sir suzetion me
You can go for this upsize. In fact, 185/65 R15 is the stock tyre size on Swift ZXI/ZDI. You can go for MRF ZVTV to begin with. This tyre offers good wet and dry grip and has long tyre life, although it is a little noisy.
You can also consider Bridgestone B290. It is better than ZVTV in all aspects.
If you want great tyres and budget is not an issue then go for Continental ContiConfortContact CC5. You could also look at Bridgestone Turanza AR20 or Michelin Energy XM2.