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    Default Re: MRF MASSETER - Master the art of cornering with with the new tire offering from MRF

    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    We have the front and rear on offer for the Pulsar 220, rear for the CBR 250 and much more.
    Unfortunately, the size they are selling for the 220 front 80/90-17 is not the right profile. It fits alright, folks have used the same size tyre from R15 V1 in the past.

    However, the lowered sidewall height might be great for cornering but not so good for our pothole ridden roads.

    Considering that the same size tyre is used across P220, P180, Apache160 & Apache180, I think there was more than enough justification for MRF to launch this in 90/90-17.

    In fact apart from the R15 V1 I don't even recollect which bike uses a 80/90-17 tyre, even the CBR150 uses a 80/100-17 tyre!!
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    Default Re: MRF MASSETER - Master the art of cornering with with the new tire offering from MRF

    Although I'm no rubber expert, yet i am still tempted to question the abilities of this tyre in the wet.

    One of the primary criticizms leaped against the Euroslips is their absolutely diabolical wet weather grip. Which is often attributed to not having a central groove which would effectively expel water. Thereby making it immensely succeptible to aquaplaning.

    Doesnt this also suffer from the same handicap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Although I'm no rubber expert, yet i am still tempted to question the abilities of this tyre in the wet.

    One of the primary criticizms leaped against the Euroslips is their absolutely diabolical wet weather grip. Which is often attributed to not having a central groove which would effectively expel water. Thereby making it immensely succeptible to aquaplaning.

    Doesnt this also suffer from the same handicap?
    The euroslips have the same pattern of the TVsS srichakra tyres. I guess it's the same tyre compound with just a rebranding and nothing more.
    Looking at these new MRFs they look decent and can have decent wet grip as the testing batch had a wet/damp track and they seemed impressed. However I did not see any cornering there.. few bent a bit and that's about it.

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    Post Re: MRF MASSETER - Master the art of cornering with with the new tire offering from MRF

    Quote Originally Posted by Praful View Post
    Unfortunately, the size they are selling for the 220 front 80/90-17 is not the right profile. It fits alright, folks have used the same size tyre from R15 V1 in the past.

    However, the lowered sidewall height might be great for cornering but not so good for our pothole ridden roads.

    Considering that the same size tyre is used across P220, P180, Apache160 & Apache180, I think there was more than enough justification for MRF to launch this in 90/90-17.

    In fact apart from the R15 V1 I don't even recollect which bike uses a 80/90-17 tyre, even the CBR150 uses a 80/100-17 tyre!!

    Second your opinion. Perhaps they intently wanted to bring this profile. Are you saying the profile is lowered? I feel the profile is heightened, it's 80/90 right, so it's not 90/80 something amiss here? I guess, only the width of the tire is reduced by 10 mm but the sidewall profile is is the same, no?

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    Default Re: MRF MASSETER - Master the art of cornering with with the new tire offering from MRF

    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    Second your opinion. Perhaps they intently wanted to bring this profile. Are you saying the profile is lowered? I feel the profile is heightened, it's 80/90 right, so it's not 90/80 something amiss here? I guess, only the width of the tire is reduced by 10 mm but the sidewall profile is is the same, no?

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    90/90 sidewall = 90% of 90mm = 81mm
    80/90 sidewall = 90% of 80mm = 72mm

    Moreover 80mm front isn't ideal too, can't confidently use the edges for during cornering as there is too much taper towards the end of the profile. Unless the tyre forms a 'V' profile as opposed to a 'U' profile.
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    Wonder why they don't have the hotcake 100/80-17.
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    Default Re: MRF MASSETER - Master the art of cornering with with the new tire offering from MRF

    Thanks to MRF, at least we have some desi options to cater to this growing segment. They should have more options in the tyre size they offer as we have multiple brands in the 200-400 CC category here but I guess those will be released too gradually.
    I am not very sure of how much effective the central grove in water channeling as there is no exit path for that channel and they have made it a continuous grove without connections. The soft compound is what helps the grip but we have to find out how good they are for urban commute in our country which has lots of potholes/debris on the roads because no one will like to end up with a puncture on the street, that too in the monsoons.

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    Default Re: MRF MASSETER - Master the art of cornering with with the new tire offering from MRF

    How hard is it for these people at MRF to release a 110/70 profile for the 250-300cc motorcycles especially when they seem to have the 140/70 tyres ready?
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    Post Re: MRF MASSETER - Master the art of cornering with with the new tire offering from MRF

    Quote Originally Posted by Praful View Post
    90/90 sidewall = 90% of 90mm = 81mm
    80/90 sidewall = 90% of 80mm = 72mm

    Moreover 80mm front isn't ideal too, can't confidently use the edges for during cornering as there is too much taper towards the end of the profile. Unless the tyre forms a 'V' profile as opposed to a 'U' profile.
    Beautiful. Yes, to your point about the shoulder profile, I second your thoughts completely the mm profile on offer isn't going to be much of a help either, unless one is extremely cautious in knowing what ones putting the front end up to, can it be twitchy, I presume so. So to your point about 9 mm difference, we can only know what it offers on tap when a user opines.

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    Default Re: MRF MASSETER - Master the art of cornering with with the new tire offering from MRF

    Has anyone tried this with cbr 250? I am in mood of changing the crappy contigo's to michelin pilot street. Could definitely give MRF a dekho.

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