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    Default Re: Apollo Alpha H1.

    Quote Originally Posted by FATAL1TY - X View Post
    The MRP is in one of the pictures. But anyway, that price looks fine to me. The only thing i will be worried is the wet weather performance. M7 RR is pretty good in wet. One of those performance tires out there with very good dry grip and decent wet grip. Maybe the best wet grip performance tire out there. Usually when the dry grip of a tyre goes up, the wet grip goes down. Would like to see how this performs in wet. Also if the OP has information on the tire sizes available, that would be cool too.
    Metzeler M7RR are generally available in 120/70ZR17 and 180/55ZR17 sizes where Apollo Alpha H1 is not yet competing. However, Metzeler Sportec M5 tyres are very much in same segment as Apollo H1. These are coming as standard with KTM Duke 390. There are two variants of Metzeler M5 - H and W rated out of which W rating is higher speed rating which is also better for corner carving.

    It is very heartening to see an Indian maker daring to get into this segment. If Apollo can come with 120/70ZR17 and 180/55ZR17 sizes which can compete with M7RR, I will definitely be willing to put them on my motorcycle (Triumph Street Triple 675).

    I do believe Indian makers have it in them - it is the makers who got to believe in themselves first and not worry about naysayers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeevan.chaukar View Post
    Metzeler M7RR are generally available in 120/70ZR17 and 180/55ZR17 sizes where Apollo Alpha H1 is not yet competing. However, Metzeler Sportec M5 tyres are very much in same segment as Apollo H1. These are coming as standard with KTM Duke 390. There are two variants of Metzeler M5 - H and W rated out of which W rating is higher speed rating which is also better for corner carving.

    It is very heartening to see an Indian maker daring to get into this segment. If Apollo can come with 120/70ZR17 and 180/55ZR17 sizes which can compete with M7RR, I will definitely be willing to put them on my motorcycle (Triumph Street Triple 675).

    I do believe Indian makers have it in them - it is the makers who got to believe in themselves first and not worry about naysayers.
    Apollo claims Alpha h1 to be in same league as m7 s not m5,. It is w rated that is 270kmph if i am not wrong, and if the everything plans out smoothly they will soon start RHP program as they have for car tyres. Rhp is road Hazzard protection like an accidental damage cover, they charge 1000 for set of 4 car tyre lets see if they start same for Alpha on a reasonable price.
    M7 for rear is available in 150/60 for 110 section i am not sure.

    Just confirmed m7 also available in 110 section.

    Here in Delhi Apollo can be bought for 10k for the pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ijs View Post
    Apollo claims Alpha h1 to be in same league as m7 s not m5,. It is w rated that is 270kmph if i am not wrong, and if the everything plans out smoothly they will soon start RHP program as they have for car tyres. Rhp is road Hazzard protection like an accidental damage cover, they charge 1000 for set of 4 car tyre lets see if they start same for Alpha on a reasonable price.
    M7 for rear is available in 150/60 for 110 section i am not sure.

    Just confirmed m7 also available in 110 section.

    Here in Delhi Apollo can be bought for 10k for the pair.
    Thanks for your comments! If Apollo Tyre is competing with M7RR then that's even better. However, for some users like me, it is not relevant yet because we need 120/70ZR17 and 180/55ZR17 variants.

    Important thing is to find out if Apollo tyre is able to maintain almost same grip level throughout its life e.g. if it lasts 12-13000 km, then near end of life, is the grip still very good? In case of Metzeler M7RR, the deterioration of grip towards end of life is quite less though the grip at that stage is not and possibly can't be identical to when it is new.
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    Apollo Tyres is one of the better tyre makers in the Indian market if you are looking for a balance between price and performance. I rode with the Alpha H1 for about 300 kilometres on a road trip – Delhi to Pushkar – recently. The tyre does give you confidence when riding in wet weather with some luggage or a pillion rider.
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    Looks like a good tyre. I have searched this in an around Bangalore, however most or all dealers have stock from 2018.

    Does anyone know where I can get a less than 6 months from current date in Bangalore? any leads would help.

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    Default Re: Apollo Alpha H1.

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamgrowls View Post
    Looks like a good tyre. I have searched this in an around Bangalore, however most or all dealers have stock from 2018.

    Does anyone know where I can get a less than 6 months from current date in Bangalore? any leads would help.
    2018 would work fine i have spoken with my dealer friend because of whom i was the first one to get the very first set of Alpha h1 in Delhi. Still if u wish to find fresh stock he recommends contacting the company. Here in Delhi it is selling in good numbers and his stock gets over sooner then expected.

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    Don't go for older stocks. Mine front tyre lost his tread just in 10k.
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    Default Re: Apollo Alpha H1.

    Quote Originally Posted by prasadD400 View Post
    Don't go for older stocks. Mine front tyre lost his tread just in 10k.
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    Totally Agree on this.
    All the dealers at least in Bangalore have stocks from 2018. I had a friends friend who works in Apollo mention that the Apollo itself has stopped production of these tyres from 2019 as they have to sell the older stocks from 2018.

    I finally got myself a Michelin Pilot Street <6 months old tyre (2019). Thing i noticed is whenever i ask for the manufacture date, they give you a stare, i am like what the hell. I am paying you ain't I?

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