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    We would be taking The Himalayan to Chanshal Pass, which is one of the most treacherous roads, just little apprehensive about tube tyres. Earlier my friend had 200NS and other bikes are all tubeless so we were not that much concerned. Thought of getting sealant done but it would cost around 2k for both tyres. How fair are the tyres in those conditions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prateek2210 View Post
    We would be taking The Himalayan to Chanshal Pass, which is one of the most treacherous roads, just little apprehensive about tube tyres. Earlier my friend had 200NS and other bikes are all tubeless so we were not that much concerned. Thought of getting sealant done but it would cost around 2k for both tyres. How fair are the tyres in those conditions?
    From my test ride experience I can safely say that properly inflated Himalayan tires can take the pass with absolute ease. The knobby tires are there for a reason, they resist tearing/piercing really well as opposed to a soft compound radial. The contact patch on a radial differs from bias ply/cross ply, these being bias ply, they resist punctures and last very long. Unless the tire is cupped or bald/worn in the center patch, you shouldn't have any problems.

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    Thanks buddy, the bike is all new. It would see 1k on odo in the trip. So I guess the tyre would hold good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prateek2210 View Post
    Thanks buddy, the bike is all new. It would see 1k on odo in the trip. So I guess the tyre would hold good.
    Do keep us abreast with lots of pics as much as you can, in every possible angle you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prateek2210 View Post
    Thanks buddy, the bike is all new. It would see 1k on odo in the trip. So I guess the tyre would hold good.
    Good luck for your ride Prateek !
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    ALthough I would be on my RTR , but yes who would miss riding the beast in those area. Will try to get some jumping and mud slinging shots

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    Took my bike to 120 today. As mentioned before, it feels reluctant to go beyond 90, but after staying at 120 for a while, 100 seemed so natural on it. Great stability, no vibrations. True bliss 😇
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    Quote Originally Posted by batMobile View Post
    Took my bike to 120 today. As mentioned before, it feels reluctant to go beyond 90, but after staying at 120 for a while, 100 seemed so natural on it. Great stability, no vibrations. True bliss 😇
    Right. 85 to 90 is the sweet spot, and pushing it to 100 on a good high-way is doable, but what I would love to know is the vibe nature, and engine clatter. Any more user insights as to this, would be really helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    Right. 85 to 90 is the sweet spot, and pushing it to 100 on a good high-way is doable, but what I would love to know is the vibe nature, and engine clatter. Any more user insights as to this, would be really helpful.

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    100 is not only doable, it's fun. Surprisingly, you feel very little engine clatter or vibrations at this speed. Push it further and the engine gets thrashy. Only let-down here is the braking. I really wish this bike had ABS. 😔
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    Hi guys. This question is for the riders who have crossed 2k Kms. Has the gear changing improved? i mean is it softer now? I test rode the TD vehicle. it has around 2500kms on it but the gear shifts are really hard. Harder than before the 1st service. Thanks in advance.
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