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Thread: Tyre Assistance for 200 NS needed for Ladakh

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    Default Tyre Assistance for 200 NS needed for Ladakh

    Hi All,

    I'm Planning to do ladakh in September 1st week. I'm thinking to stick to the Orginal size.

    Currently I have completed 14K on the stock OEM fitted MRF (Zapper) tyres.... I think front will do another 10K (No punctures so far in the front)...

    Rear had already around 7 punctures.... So I'm thinking to change the rear one....

    I'm okay with the current MRF Zapper S 130/70 ... But I have a doubt whether it will skid or slip on those off road conditions due to less friction since it has very less treads.... ( The lower Sized zappers have more treads on them )

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    So I'm thinking if more the number treads/buttons on the tyre the more it is good for off road..... Is my understanding correct??

    Attachment 249523Please suggest

    And How can Michelin PS Radial perform there??

    Any one here has done Ladakh on MRF zapper S 130/70 on NS200?

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    Topic Approved.

    Your understanding is correct. More treads would mean better grip in bad conditions, water, sands, bad road, etc. as these elements seep into the treads thus enabling the rubber to grip the solid surface under the water/ sand.

    Depending on your speeds, even reasonable street tyres can get through Ladakh, but they're unsafe. For example, you're on a slippery slope and the bike starts going backward and you brake, but tyres lock up.
    If you're clear with the concept of grip and can maintain presence of mind, you can take street tyres too. Also, cold conditions always result in lesser grip. So, at some places you may have to keep lesser speeds.

    My recommendation would be that you go with a new tyre and be confident about the journey.

    Also, just carry a tyre puncture repair kit with you. The tubeless one. Your bike has tubeless tyres, right?

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    Default Re: Tyre Assistance for 200 NS needed for Ladakh

    U mentioned 7 puncture already at rear. Tyre change is must.
    If u r interested in local off roading places I advice u to buy ralco speed blaster tyre which is budget friendly, a dual sport tyre.
    U can change ur existing tyre at Amritsar or Delhi depending on which route u traveling.
    I used it in my dominar and completed ladakh-spiti without a puncture.
    To further boost the confidence I done it with pillion+45kg luggage.

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    Default Re: Tyre Assistance for 200 NS needed for Ladakh

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    Topic Approved.

    Your understanding is correct. More treads would mean better grip in bad conditions, water, sands, bad road, etc. as these elements seep into the treads thus enabling the rubber to grip the solid surface under the water/ sand.

    Depending on your speeds, even reasonable street tyres can get through Ladakh, but they're unsafe. For example, you're on a slippery slope and the bike starts going backward and you brake, but tyres lock up.
    If you're clear with the concept of grip and can maintain presence of mind, you can take street tyres too. Also, cold conditions always result in lesser grip. So, at some places you may have to keep lesser speeds.

    My recommendation would be that you go with a new tyre and be confident about the journey.

    Also, just carry a tyre puncture repair kit with you. The tubeless one. Your bike has tubeless tyres, right?
    Thanks for clearing the doubts Samarth.... I'm thinking to go with RALCO as of now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by prasadD400 View Post
    U mentioned 7 puncture already at rear. Tyre change is must.
    If u r interested in local off roading places I advice u to buy ralco speed blaster tyre which is budget friendly, a dual sport tyre.
    U can change ur existing tyre at Amritsar or Delhi depending on which route u traveling.
    I used it in my dominar and completed ladakh-spiti without a puncture.
    To further boost the confidence I done it with pillion+45kg luggage.
    Thanks for the suggestions Prasad... Will check on RALCO's

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    Default Re: Tyre Assistance for 200 NS needed for Ladakh

    A friend last year did Ladakh in his D200, he ran mrf mogrip tyres, and came back from the ride pretty satisfied, have a look at those too.

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