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    Default Re: Tyres for pulsar220

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I chose FY1 90/80 and REVZ 120/80 for my 220 DTSi today.

    Vyde is no longer available (probably no production).

    FYI, in case anyone wants to know:

    Zapper FY1 - Rs.1700, Revz - Rs.2800

    Both from two different MRF stores in Delhi, Dwarka.

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    Hello Guys,

    I am also looking to change my stock MRF tyres. This is the first time I am getting my tyres changed.

    Total kms on odo : approx 33000
    Duration : 5.5 yrs.
    Problem : Lots of punctures in rear tyres. Particular one puncture is very big from which the air keeps leaking. Temporarily the puncture guy inserted two tubes to seal the hole. But still the air leaks from it.
    Another one is the bike skids a lot under sudden braking.

    I asked a question on tyredekho and they suggested MRF Zapper Vyde and MRF Zapper FY1. On their site it's mentioned they are radial but in the market the shopkeepers mentioned that it's not radial but nylon tyre.

    I asked in Pulsar showroom and they recommended MRF or Eurogrip ( which came in new pulsar 220 ). He recommended to go for CEAT and also gave good feedback of Michelin pilot sports.

    I enquired in a nearby shop ( Shakti tyres, who told he is a distributor though he had multiple brands ). He suggested CEAT Zoom for rear and front same size as original MRFs. Price was 2300/- for rear and 1400/- for front, 3 year guarantee against crack in wall from stones etc. and 6 years manufacturing guarantee ( air, cracking etc. ). Though in my experience the tyre won't break from a stone but then again I am not an off-roader, just a city rider.

    Is the CEAT tyre good for pulsar ? Looking at the tread the grip looked good and I want good grip in wet, dry for sure.

    MRF Vyde was costing : 2600/- approx and FY1 was 2100/-.

    Regarding Michelin Pilot Sports the buy told that they are manufactured by TVS and not that good tyres. Is that true ?

    I am located in Vadodara. If someone knows trusted tyre dealer here do let me know that too.

    Thanks
    Ankur

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    Default Re: Tyres for pulsar220

    Quote Originally Posted by ankurjain View Post
    Hello Guys,

    I am also looking to change my stock MRF tyres. This is the first time I am getting my tyres changed.

    Total kms on odo : approx 33000
    Duration : 5.5 yrs.
    Problem : Lots of punctures in rear tyres. Particular one puncture is very big from which the air keeps leaking. Temporarily the puncture guy inserted two tubes to seal the hole. But still the air leaks from it.
    Another one is the bike skids a lot under sudden braking.

    I asked a question on tyredekho and they suggested MRF Zapper Vyde and MRF Zapper FY1. On their site it's mentioned they are radial but in the market the shopkeepers mentioned that it's not radial but nylon tyre.

    I asked in Pulsar showroom and they recommended MRF or Eurogrip ( which came in new pulsar 220 ). He recommended to go for CEAT and also gave good feedback of Michelin pilot sports.

    I enquired in a nearby shop ( Shakti tyres, who told he is a distributor though he had multiple brands ). He suggested CEAT Zoom for rear and front same size as original MRFs. Price was 2300/- for rear and 1400/- for front, 3 year guarantee against crack in wall from stones etc. and 6 years manufacturing guarantee ( air, cracking etc. ). Though in my experience the tyre won't break from a stone but then again I am not an off-roader, just a city rider.

    Is the CEAT tyre good for pulsar ? Looking at the tread the grip looked good and I want good grip in wet, dry for sure.

    MRF Vyde was costing : 2600/- approx and FY1 was 2100/-.

    Regarding Michelin Pilot Sports the buy told that they are manufactured by TVS and not that good tyres. Is that true ?

    I am located in Vadodara. If someone knows trusted tyre dealer here do let me know that too.

    Thanks
    Ankur
    Going by various forums the Zapper Vyde is the MRF to opt for the Pulsar 220/180 or any bike using a 120/80 section rear tyre. The FY1 is the one used in the FZ, Gixxer and R15 as OEM fitment at the front and if you've ridden any of these bikes you'll know they're great.
    Both the Vyde and the FY1 are relatively soft(read grippy) and yet fairly long lasting. So the combination is a win-win.

    As for the Michelin Pilot Sporty, as a user of the tyre I would ask you to opt for the MRFs instead. I have Pilot Sporty fitted to my Pulsar 180 front and back and have covered just under 10000KMs in just under an year and the tyres(even with around half the tread life left) fishtail just as they hit water (no matter how shallow). Even just barely wet road at slow speed will cause severe fishtailing(aggravated with a passenger or luggage on the back). And during rains these tyres will ensure you get hurt. Having said that,the wet performance does improve in torrential downpour but not by much.

    I haven't used Ceat tyres as of now but MRFs,I know,are much better.

    Hope this helps.
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    Hello fellow xbhpians!

    I have the pulsar 220f 2012 october model.
    Have clocked about 45000kms totally.
    I'm really looking out for some really good tyre options for front and back. (Cost is not important)
    I really ride hard and take fast corners as I really love cornering.
    Below is my review of the tyres I've used.

    STOCK:
    The stock tyres zapper fs in the front was pretty good , did the job well not great but sufficient.
    Rear zapper c was ok ish. But it wasn't holding the corners as it was really sliding out of line. After about 20000kms it was useless as it used to skid under light breaking and rains even though it had about 40% to 45% tyre left.
    When the bike had munched about 29000 kms, i changed to michelin pilot sporty in the front and mrf mogrip meteor at the rear.(STOCK SIZE. 90/90 FRONT & 120/80 REAR).
    Review :

    FRONT :
    Michelin pilot sporty 90/90: it was really great for about 500 kms but after that it is a complete BULLSHIT package !!
    The tyre looses traction easily even after warming it up. (Warm up:riding continuously for 100 kms at triple digit speeds.)
    Slides like crazy.
    Very poor braking. Worst wet grip I've ever ridden on any 2 wheeler.
    ZERO cornering ability as it looses traction very easily.
    I guess it's a hard hard compound.cause I've used the tyre for more than 15k kms and the tread is used only 15% to 20%, so 80%tread life remaining !!!
    I've fallen many times while cornering because there is like ZERO Traction.
    Even straight line traction is bad.
    Overall it's a very bad tyre for any performance/sports bike.
    I would suggest everyone to stay away from it. I really hate this tyre.
    PROS : NOTHING GOOD, MAYBE GOOD FOR A MIDDLE CLASS UNCLE ON SOME SPLENDOR OR VICTOR FOR COMMUTING IN CITY AS IT HAS EXCELLENT TYRE MILEAGE.

    REAR :
    MRF mogrip meteor 120/80 :
    It's a button tyre pattern. Very grippy in offroading conditions no doubt about it.
    First 2500 kms was a bliss, great traction, great wet grip, very good braking, great cornering ability: used to stay in line even when scraping the foot pegs.
    It's after about 5000 kms it showed it's true colours - All the above I've said was gone.
    Only after warming up the tyre , it had ok ish grip and cornering ability.
    After 10000 kms, the tyre was a waste in terms of on road performance. Looses traction under hard braking, low traction while cornering, bad wet grip.
    Tyre tread left - about 50%
    PROS :
    Never gave up while offroading TILL DATE. (Wet and dry)
    Suggested for any offroad lovers.As the tyre is a bliss for offroading. Its really very grippy for offroads.

    Now I'm looking for some really good tyres for my bike.
    Requirements : good straight line stability, Should handle fast and sharp corners.
    I tour a lot so I need tyre mileage, need to last for 15000 kms on a set of tyres.(need not last more than 17000kms)
    Must be able to handle a little off-road, cause I live in India ;-)
    Would prefer stock size, but I'm okay for upgradable size.
    Please suggest me on this !!

    Tyres in my mind:
    front : stock zapper fs, fy1 used on r15 V2, MRF masseter, pirelli diablo rosso (if available for the suitable size)
    Rear: Michelin pilot street radial 130/70, pirelli sport demon, MRF masseter , Pirelli diablo rosso (if available in 130 section)
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    Default Re: Tyres for pulsar220

    I would go for the Zapper FY1 and Masseter combination.

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    Default Re: Tyres for pulsar220

    Quote Originally Posted by shreyas.ka92 View Post
    Hello fellow xbhpians!

    I have the pulsar 220f 2012 october model.
    Have clocked about 45000kms totally.
    I'm really looking out for some really good tyre options for front and back. (Cost is not important)
    I really ride hard and take fast corners as I really love cornering.
    Below is my review of the tyres I've used.
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    Tyres in my mind:
    front : stock zapper fs, fy1 used on r15 V2, MRF masseter, pirelli diablo rosso (if available for the suitable size)
    Rear: Michelin pilot street radial 130/70, pirelli sport demon, MRF masseter , Pirelli diablo rosso (if available in 130 section)
    If the primary requirement is for better cornering, both front and rear Masseters are available (80/90R17 front, 120/80R17 Rear) and will be a good bet.

    I recently got a new set of tyres on the P220 (3rd front, 4th rear) and switched back to stock MRF Zapper FS and Zapper C after experimenting with Vyde / Michelin etc. I find the grip adequate for city / occasional highway dash.
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