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    Default MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    I own a Pulsar 200NS and i want to change my tyres bike has completed 20k kms on stock tyres.
    I am confused between MRF Masseter and Michelin Pilot Sport tyres of 140/70-17 configuration.
    Any suggestions are welcome.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    I'll recommend Masseters, though I've never experienced Michelin. I've done 8000kms on the MRFs and the grip is exceptional ( not comparing work any other tyre)
    Wet grip is certainly better than MRF C1s.
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    Masseter is pretty good... Otherwise if looking for Michelin go for pilot street as they are radial... Also MRF gonna cost more...

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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    I have no idea about michelin but masseters are really good. Have installed them on my cbr250r (upgrading from rev-Z S) 140/70 R17 size. And the difference it made was unbelievable. Bike was extremely flicable and felt light. It has enhanced safety as well since i can swerve easily now. Grip level is also considerably better than stock RevZ- S.

    Bought it for 3400/- Masseter-X 140/70 R17

    only thing i don't like is that due to rounder profile, it looks like a 120/130 section tire
    There is no destination, I just want to keep riding.

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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by adityagaur51 View Post
    Masseter is pretty good... Otherwise if looking for Michelin go for pilot street as they are radial... Also MRF gonna cost more...

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    Michelin costs more.
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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjay_Jayan View Post
    Michelin costs more.
    When it comes to tyres there is no point in worrying about only the cost factor.
    However, anytime if there is genuine Indian brand doing research and coming up with good products (like MRF has really delivered good tyres for motorcycles so far), then I will whole heartedly support them.

    Need to compare MRF Masseter tyres on exactly same bike versus Metzeler Sportec and Pirelli Rosso - II/III tyres and then come back with results.
    Michelin has variants like Pilot Road and Pilot Power Sport - need to compare Power Sport variants only with Masseter tyres.

    Simple logic is that if MRF can deliver 90% performance compared to Metzeler/Pirelli/Michelin at about 50-60% price, I would definitely go for MRF tyres instead of these foreign brands. I need good tyres and good grip - not necessarily a foreign brand to show off.

    Currently I have no option of any Indian brand for the tyre size (120/70 ZR17 front, 180/55 ZR17 rear) on my current motorcycle and hence using Metzeler Sportec M7RR - these are expensive but giving very good result to me (Rs 24000 for a pair - fitting charges extra).

    Also please note - DON'T mix different brand front and rear tyres. Change both tyres at same time if you are looking for corner carving else the bike handling gets impacted and can result in crash also when pushing aggressively.

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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjay_Jayan View Post
    Michelin costs more.
    Oh... Sorry i mistyped... Yeah Michelin cost more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinitbuch View Post
    I own a Pulsar 200NS and i want to change my tyres bike has completed 20k kms on stock tyres.
    I am confused between MRF Masseter and Michelin Pilot Sport tyres of 140/70-17 configuration.
    Any suggestions are welcome.
    Thanks.

    Go for Masseter. I'm using it from past 6k kms. Much better than stock tyres and look is also good. Not a single puncture so far.
    Overall i'm completely satisfied with my new Masseter tyres
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    Default Re: MAF Masseter vs Michelin Pilot Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by catcracker2 View Post
    Go for Masseter. I'm using it from past 6k kms. Much better than stock tyres and look is also good. Not a single puncture so far.
    Overall i'm completely satisfied with my new Masseter tyres
    Thanks buddy

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