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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    Also there's one more question, should I buy tyres online or go to shop, online is cheaper than what the shop guy quoted, although I'm afraid of tyres originality online

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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by vinitbuch View Post
    Also there's one more question, should I buy tyres online or go to shop, online is cheaper than what the shop guy quoted, although I'm afraid of tyres originality online
    Buy from the shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightEvil Parth View Post
    Buy from the shop.
    Thanks, I've seen second hand tyres market, they retread the tyres and make them look as good as new, it's pretty deceiving. Who knows if the online people give us those tyres as they're giving it for almost 20-30% less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinitbuch View Post
    Thanks, I've seen second hand tyres market, they retread the tyres and make them look as good as new, it's pretty deceiving. Who knows if the online people give us those tyres as they're giving it for almost 20-30% less.
    Agreed - buy from genuine source whom you really trust - Rs 1000-2000 extra is alright but your life is much more important!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeevan.chaukar View Post
    Agreed - buy from genuine source whom you really trust - Rs 1000-2000 extra is alright but your life is much more important!
    I got Masseters for rear tyre and already completed 1k km on it
    Personal review - dry grip is initially okayish but as the tyre gets warmer it really stick to the road like a fly sticks to sugar, just won't let go.
    I tried leaning and fast manuvers as well as simply speeding. Tyres did not disappoint. In fact I was impressed.
    As for the wet grip, people living in Bangalore would how much it has rained in past few days, I've got drenched and drove in moderately wet roads to knee deep water. On wet roads I was expecting the tyres to feel shy and slip away a bit, but to my surprise wet grip I felt was a massive/big improvement compared to any other mrf tyre.
    In knee-deep water I couldn't feel a damn thing, can't really tell how the tyre performed.
    Overall I am in love with it already and this is leagues above the stock Euroslips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinitbuch View Post
    I got Masseters for rear tyre and already completed 1k km on it
    Personal review - dry grip is initially okayish but as the tyre gets warmer it really stick to the road like a fly sticks to sugar, just won't let go.
    I tried leaning and fast manuvers as well as simply speeding. Tyres did not disappoint. In fact I was impressed.
    As for the wet grip, people living in Bangalore would how much it has rained in past few days, I've got drenched and drove in moderately wet roads to knee deep water. On wet roads I was expecting the tyres to feel shy and slip away a bit, but to my surprise wet grip I felt was a massive/big improvement compared to any other mrf tyre.
    In knee-deep water I couldn't feel a damn thing, can't really tell how the tyre performed.
    Overall I am in love with it already and this is leagues above the stock Euroslips.
    Great to know...Eurogrips and TVS Tyres are nothing great - they are simply meant for longer life...Have you tried a similar bike with MRF REVZ tyres (the ones that are usually on KTM Duke 200)..Hope Masseter are above REVZ series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeevan.chaukar View Post
    Great to know...Eurogrips and TVS Tyres are nothing great - they are simply meant for longer life...Have you tried a similar bike with MRF REVZ tyres (the ones that are usually on KTM Duke 200)..Hope Masseter are above REVZ series.
    I have ridden new duke, didn't know if they had mrf revz. Will try it out now.
    Although from other's reviews Masseter seems to be better than revz. One reason why i got Masseters myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinitbuch View Post
    I have ridden new duke, didn't know if they had mrf revz. Will try it out now.
    Although from other's reviews Masseter seems to be better than revz. One reason why i got Masseters myself.
    Duke 390 has Metzeler tyres (not sure but I think those are M5 Sportec) and they are really having strong grip (and shorter life of about 12000-15000 km depending on riding style). 200 and 250 has lower spec tyres. Unless one can compare KTM Duke 390 with Masseter vs same model with Metzeler, we would not know if the Indian brand has stepped up to international levels now.

    Other option for good grip and fair life is Pirelli Rosso 3.

    By the way - please definitely think carefully about what you want. If you want insane cornering grip and are an aggressive rider doing plenty of leaning (or want to learn such leaning) then don't think anything except Metzeler or Pirelli Rosso options.

    For longer life there are many options and none of them will inspire as much confidence as the above under intense cornering that tests the limits of the person and bike both.
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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    Hi Everybody,

    I have a Bajaj Pulsar 150 dtsi.
    Currently clocked 1,04000 kms

    I am looking to replace my tyres (existing Tyre Rear - MRF Zapper Q and Front - MRF Zapper FS).
    The tyre are tube tyres.

    Could you please help me in selecting the tyres ?

    I need a tyres with good Grip on the corners and on the wet road.
    Also, i heard about the new MRF Masseter Tyres (but they are soft compound)

    Another question is can i go for Tubeless tyres ?
    And does it going to effect my handling as well as the mileage ?
    Or should i stick to the tube tyres?

    Thanks,
    Last edited by sand_sat; 01-07-2018 at 02:55 PM.

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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    Even, I checked for Michelin City Pro..
    Seems good to me.
    Any opinion on this ?

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