Auto Expo 2020: Best Tyres For Suzuki Intruder, BS6 Engine Expected
Published On 17-Nov-2020
Will it receive only cosmetic update or don more powerful engine? Also, can we see new tyres?
Facelifted Suzuki Intruder with BS6 engine will get FI technology with a slight change in the power (14bhp) and torque (14Nm) values. The launch of 2020 Intruder will see goodbye to the carburettor choice. With this, the engine might see some drop in power, while same 5-speed gearbox will continue its duties on the new BS6 Intruder.
Besides existing three colours, some glossy shades may add variety to the line-up. Moreover, a bit softer suspension for city rides and new instrument will bestow more premium appearance. The cruiser motorcycle by Suzuki is offered in two variants regular carburettor and FI model.
Though Intruder looks bulky in dimensions, however, the tyres seem puny. This issue may also be addressed with wider tyres with its latest iteration. Currently, it stands on 100/80 - 17 tubeless tyres at front and 140/60 R 17 radial tubeless tyres at rear. So let’s look at some of the ideal tyre patterns from leading tyre manufacturers in India for the Suzuki Intruder 155.
MRF Revz Y (Rear 140/60 R 17)
Price: Rs 2913 (approximately)
Premium tubeless radial MRF bike tyres is developed using special compound that ensures optimum grip on city and highway roads. Rounded profile allows better lean angle at sharp curves, while stability is provided by its reinforced radial structure. For superior traction on wet and dry tarmac, it gets angular tread design offering grip as well as continuous water-channelling through its grooves for a safe ride.
CEAT Zoom Rad (Rear - 140/60 R 17)
Price: Rs 3300 (approximately)
A reliable premium rear tyre by CEAT is known for comfort, grip and stability. The radial tyre offers improved cornering ability at high-speed drives. Moreover, its wide shoulder grooves translate into excellent grip and maximum contact patch on road. High rubber content with unique compound arrests wear rate and leads to longevity. Due to aforesaid aspects, it provides safe and maintenance-free tyre life.
Apollo Alpha S1 (Rear 140/60 R 17)
Price: Rs 3299 (approximately)
The latest premium offering in the midsize performance bike category by Apollo is Alpha S1. Claimed to be the country’s first steel radial tyre, it bestows precise cornering and confident lean angles on twists and curves. Zero-degree steel belt calls for high-speed stability and less deformation, while V-shaped grooves maintain high grip under wet/dry setups. Premium compound and ideal mix of silica and carbon return superior tread mileage.
MRF Nylogrip Zapper FX 1 (Front 100/80 - 17)
Price: Rs 1600 (approximately)
A dependable tyre from MRF Zapper series, FX 1 comes with directional design for excellent grip and braking. Its extended shoulder profile aids in all-round dry and wet grip. Rounded profile, instead of conventional squared-one, enhances control and balance over turns. Cross design grooves decelerate tyre wear for long tread life.
CEAT Secura Zoom+ (Front 100/80 - 17)
Price: Rs 1510 (approximately)
Intended towards daily abuse under city road conditions, CEAT Secura Zoom+ with its directional pattern allows easy handling and improved manoeuvrability. The centre of the tread with continuous groove aids in optimum high-speed stability. And to ensure effective wet grip and enhanced braking its lateral sipes and grooves disperse water quickly.