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    Question Re: Tyres

    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,

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    hey guys.
    I finally changed my RS200 stock tyres today. I was mostly supposed to change the rear tyre but in the last 300 km, the front tyre started to feel skiddish and wobble a bit. was surprised to see such behavior since prior to the 300km, the front felt good but the rear felt a bit skiddish.The tyre dealer had told me i had another 1k km of conservative thread life left.( was hoping to change it before the monsoon). I was in a constant dilemma between mrf massater or pirelli sport demon. the michlien piolt street was too expensive and stock tyre,especially rear wasnt that great to begin with.

    Anyways, while asking my trusted dealer about tyre models he mentioned something called Pirelli Angle C.T. I've heard about the Angle GTs on my friends benelli and about sport demon and diablo rosso. Anyways a quick google search got me just a couple of reviews. Most video reviews were in Indonesian since these tyres were new and launched for the 300cc and below bikes(ninja300,cbr,R3etc) in Indonesia/Thailand first. The limited reviews seemed quite good and since it was a cheaper cousin of the famous Angle GT, i decided to go ahead even though no one here has had any experience.

    I went stock size for the front(100/80/17) and a slight upsize for the rear(140/70/17 vs 130/70/17)
    i'll upload pics below but the cost of the tyre are:
    100/80/17:- 2800/-
    140/70/17:- 4400/-
    i was getting sport demons for similar pricing from the official pirelli dealer however my 3rd party dealer told me that demons were out of stock in 140 size.

    installation was a breeze, i dint take side by side pictures of the old and new tyre as it was crowded and i was focused on ensuring a proper job was done. And i got june 2017 manufactured tyres, made in Indonesia! the tyre age seemed good enough for me but some other dealers were selling off 2015 sport demon /dragon to unsuspecting customers!

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    from the looks point of view the wider 140 really enhances the look as compared to the 130s. You cant make out from the pics but it now has the bike bike look. :-D
    Now coming to the performance part. i have only ridden 20km till now,But boy do you feel the difference!! The bike just wants to lean now, wants you to bend that knee

    The stock tyres never had this feeling even when new and i know its not a placebo effect as i rode a friends 4k km old rs200 and it doesnt feel anything like this!. I know my tyres need to be run in but the dry grip is excellent and tyre warms up quite fast. The annoying skiddish feel on the white road marker lines has stopped now, something which the older tyres used to fail at.

    Ill be updating the tyre feel afer 500km but comparing it to the demons or massater, will only come to know if i do a side by side comparison.
    If the question arieses as to why i dint go for the cheaper masseter, well, the MRF dealers here asks you to remove the wheel from the bike yourself and refit. they only fit the tyre on the rim! the cost difference to do that plus transport the wheels to the dealer(the tyres shop and dealer were 1.5km away) was too small to ignore the pirelis.

    Fingers crossed these tyres hold up atleast for 15k km without any puncture, something that the stock mrf could be proud of.
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    Hey guys!
    My Suzuki Gixxer recently completed 23K Kms and both the tyres have worn out. I checked out MRF dealers in my area but they all don't have the front 100/80 17 Nylogrip ZAPPER FX and quoted me Rs. 3.3K for the rear 140/60 R17 REVZ M.

    I also visited store that deals with CEAT tyres. They have 100/80 17 ZOOM PLUS F for front and 140/60 R17 ZOOM RAD for rear. The thread pattern is similar to stock tyre. They rubber also appears to be soft-medium compound.

    Since the stock MRF tyres aren't available I was thinking of going with the CEAT as I need a tyre change urgently.

    Does anyone here switched to CEAT on gixxer? Or used the mentioned tyre above?
    If so how is the experience? Particularly high speed grip and cornering feedback.
    And also how does the tyre perform in wet conditions and braking?

    Help please!! Shall I go with the CEAT or search some other places for stock MRF?
    I want to stick to the stock tyre size and not upsize.
    I'm from Goa and my budget is 5.5K.

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    MRF zapper Fx1 100/80-17 is priced at ₹1400 including labour charges in my home town in kerala.is it a good deal. Is any other tyre available from other manufacturers like ceat and michelin.

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    Default Storage?

    I am changing metzelers on D390 to something more off-road suitable for a trip. My old tyre have run merely 5k km. Can I switch back to old metz after trip and store new tyres for 6-7month and use it for later trips?
    Will the tyres go bad even if I store them in proper way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rathores View Post
    I am changing metzelers on D390 to something more off-road suitable for a trip. My old tyre have run merely 5k km. Can I switch back to old metz after trip and store new tyres for 6-7month and use it for later trips?
    Will the tyres go bad even if I store them in proper way?
    Yes you can change and store tyres with no problem at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venky View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I have been always very cautious while choosing tyres for my bike or car, as tyres are the most important and critical thing when it comes to safety. It was just a few inches of contact between you and the road. A vehicle with good set of tyres can be said to be safe and sound mechanically.
    Recently my duke 390's rear tyre has lost its tread at around 9.5k km. As the replacement of new OE tyre(Metzeler) costs around Rs. 9000, my running cost per km was too high for my budget. So I searched in the market and reading reviews and finally bought an MRF tyre for the duke. Initially it was nice as I did x number of local runs with speeds below 100kmph.

    Last week I went on for long trip with one of my friend in his duke 390. As I crossed 140kmph, the rear end was squishing and fishtailing and the tyre was reluctant to grip the road even after some 50 km (more than enough time to warm up) I just slowed down and maintained a decent 100kmph. Also the tyre doesn't feel as confident while cornering too, rear end feels as if it want to go supermoto style immediately even in small undulations.

    IMHO, Metzeler is the one for Duke 390 as it was a light weight bike(loses traction as power goes up), no other tyre can match it when it comes to grip. I have ridden my friend's 390 with Michelin and that too proves to be low on grip compared to Metzeler.

    Now I have sold the MRF and bought the Metzeler. Now the price has came down to Rs.7500/piece.

    Cheers
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    Which MRF tyre did you use?
    N the Metzeler stock rear is now 5K-Did you buy a W speed rating tyre or H rated?
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    Hi,
    I have used MRF RevZ C I think. The tyre was advertised as made for Duke 390. I got offer from Amazon for Rs. 5400 for a rear tyre. But I just bought directly from tyre dealer for Rs. 7800 including installation. Reason: When you buy directly, there is an option to check tyre condition, mainly tyre manufactured month and year which is critical for tyre safety. Tyres tend to crack, become hard over time and it is best to buy tyres with latest manufacturing date. My previous MRF have failed, older manufactured date might be also a reason I doubt. I haven't checked the date while buying MRF.

    The performance between MRF and Metzeler was a world apart. Even Michelin can't hold a light( I was michelin fan early).
    Switching from Metz to MRF to Metz taught me much about how a tyre can drastically change the bike's handling, braking and stability. Front tyre is due for a change now. I have started saving.

    PS: My bike running expense has easily crossed my car's.

    Duke 390 mileage per liter 25 kmpl for average riding. Petrol Rs. 75/ltr. Running cost per km Rs. 3

    Both the tyres would need a replacement in 10k km. Both the tyre cost Rs. 15200 Running cost per km. Rs. 1.5

    Total Rs. 4.5 per km.

    My car running cost is Rs. 0.33/km for tyre and diesel Rs. 3.25

    Total Rs. 3.58 per km.

    But I will never let her be in rest. Because I will never be in rest. Work hard. Ride hard.
    Last edited by venky; 02-08-2018 at 09:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venky View Post
    Hi,
    I have used MRF RevZ C I think. The tyre was advertised as made for Duke 390. I got offer from Amazon for Rs. 5400 for a rear tyre. But I just bought directly from tyre dealer for Rs. 7800 including installation. Reason: When you buy directly, there is an option to check tyre condition, mainly tyre manufactured month and year which is critical for tyre safety. Tyres tend to crack, become hard over time and it is best to buy tyres with latest manufacturing date. My previous MRF have failed, older manufactured date might be also a reason I doubt. I haven't checked the date while buying MRF.

    The performance between MRF and Metzeler was a world apart. Even Michelin can't hold a light( I was michelin fan early).
    Switching from Metz to MRF to Metz taught me much about how a tyre can drastically change the bike's handling, braking and stability. Front tyre is due for a change now. I have started saving.

    PS: My bike running expense has easily crossed my car's.

    Duke 390 mileage per liter 25 kmpl for average riding. Petrol Rs. 75/ltr. Running cost per km Rs. 3

    Both the tyres would need a replacement in 10k km. Both the tyre cost Rs. 15200 Running cost per km. Rs. 1.5

    Total Rs. 4.5 per km.

    My car running cost is Rs. 0.33/km for tyre and diesel Rs. 3.25

    Total Rs. 3.58 per km.

    But I will never let her be in rest. Because I will never be in rest. Work hard. Ride hard.
    Here the MRF Revz ARE MUCH MUCH CHEAPER-fc1 at 3200 and C1 at 4150

    And the H rated Metzeler rear is 5000
    Fitting charges are 150 for both the tyres-balancing is extra.

    Looks like you have been throughly duped by your tyre guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by venky View Post
    Hi,
    I have used MRF RevZ C I think. The tyre was advertised as made for Duke 390. I got offer from Amazon for Rs. 5400 for a rear tyre. But I just bought directly from tyre dealer for Rs. 7800 including installation. Reason: When you buy directly, there is an option to check tyre condition, mainly tyre manufactured month and year which is critical for tyre safety. Tyres tend to crack, become hard over time and it is best to buy tyres with latest manufacturing date. My previous MRF have failed, older manufactured date might be also a reason I doubt. I haven't checked the date while buying MRF.

    The performance between MRF and Metzeler was a world apart. Even Michelin can't hold a light( I was michelin fan early).
    Switching from Metz to MRF to Metz taught me much about how a tyre can drastically change the bike's handling, braking and stability. Front tyre is due for a change now. I have started saving.

    PS: My bike running expense has easily crossed my car's.

    Duke 390 mileage per liter 25 kmpl for average riding. Petrol Rs. 75/ltr. Running cost per km Rs. 3

    Both the tyres would need a replacement in 10k km. Both the tyre cost Rs. 15200 Running cost per km. Rs. 1.5

    Total Rs. 4.5 per km.

    My car running cost is Rs. 0.33/km for tyre and diesel Rs. 3.25

    Total Rs. 3.58 per km.

    But I will never let her be in rest. Because I will never be in rest. Work hard. Ride hard.
    Tyres replacement in 10k kms
    I can easily get at least 20kkms with Michelin even in worst case.

    It's 20kkms and still front metz haven't given yet.

    Either you are driving like crazy (take it lightly if its yes ) or something wrong with bike.

    And yes you can get Michelin tyre set in 9k fitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zestbiker View Post
    Here the MRF Revz ARE MUCH MUCH CHEAPER-fc1 at 3200 and C1 at 4150

    And the H rated Metzeler rear is 5000
    Fitting charges are 150 for both the tyres-balancing is extra.

    Looks like you have been throughly duped by your tyre guy
    Beware
    He may be duped but satisfaction of mind and safety is more important to me. In market, unsold tyres which has older manufacturing date are sold with huge discounts. I suggest you all guys not to buy that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikersdream View Post
    Tyres replacement in 10k kms
    I can easily get at least 20kkms with Michelin even in worst case.

    It's 20kkms and still front metz haven't given yet.

    Either you are driving like crazy (take it lightly if its yes ) or something wrong with bike.

    And yes you can get Michelin tyre set in 9k fitted.
    Metz is a soft compound tyre which sticks to road like a leech. You can feel the grip even riding normally, especially while accelerating hard or pushing your bike above 130kmph. You just check with different tyres to understand what a tyre can do to a bike's overall handling performance. You will be amazed for sure. Michelins are somewhat medium compound tyres and MRFs are somewhat medium to hard compound tyres IMO.

    One of my friend's duke 390 has done just 5.5k km, now the rear tyre has gone bald. What he does is WOT all times.
    Last edited by venky; 02-09-2018 at 11:06 PM.

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