If you are a passionate long-distance two-wheeler rider who loves to take pictures and videos, then we have created this platform in association with JK Tyre just for you where we will provide you with the necessary support, including cash sponsorship and a set of #SmartTyres from JK Tyre, to enable you to go on your dream ride, while also testing and reviewing the new set of tyres and create engaging motorcycling content to showcase it to the world.
India’s leading tyre manufacturer JK Tyre launched the Smart Tyres early in the year 2020, which is a first-of-its-kind solution that integrates the Tyres with a valve fitted smart sensor to provide real-time information and alerts on your phone about tyre temperature and pressure. The slightest increase or decrease in tyre pressure or temperature which can be hazardous for riders is notified instantly and thus ensuring utmost safety of the rider.
The Smart Tyre technology allows for early detection of issues and deployment of timely preventive measures to avoid them and also deliver higher fuel efficiency up to 4-5% leading to a reduction in carbon emission. In addition, through this technology, the tyre life is enhanced thereby minimizing operational expenses.
To test this new technology in real-world conditions, we decided to install this system in the motorcycles of a few motorcycles riders across the country. These riders were chosen on the basis of their riding experience as well as their reputation in the motorcycling fraternity along and then they were sent on a ride and give us the feedback on how the #SmartTyres made changed their riding experience!
What is #SmartTyre?
“I’ve been using it for a week now, and I love the way I get accurate and timely updates on the status of my tyres. Over-inflated tyres or under-inflated tyres- not a problem anymore. Coming back to the tyres, it’s been more than 3.5 years since I’ve been using button tyres on my Duke 200. After a good 45,000kms, it was time for a change. I wanted to try the Blaze series from JK Tyres and so, I went to the JK Tyres Showroom and procured both the tyres. Front: Blaze BF33 – 110/70 – 17 and Rear: Blaze RYDR BR 41 -140/70 – 17. I went through the TREEL product manual and was able to fix the sensor around my tyres with ease. I did a couple of kms before heading out for the ride and I am already in love with the better grip. After 3.5 years of riding on button tyres, I indeed felt a big difference. I felt more confident while releasing the throttle and similarly while applying brakes.”
You can buy the JK Smart Tyre at the comfort of your home from here or from your nearest JK Tyre store.
We have done 2 major rides with the Smart Tyres and also profiled 4 prominent bikers who have tested this technology on their bikes! Below is the summary of all the rides we have done with these tyres and also the bikers we profiled.
National Capital to Spiritual Capital with #SmartTyres
The first ride that we did with the Smart Tyres from JK tyre was to Varanasi from Delhi and back in March 2020 to test the tyres and system’s performance on the boring long highways of UP. You can read the full ride report from this ride, here
And here‘s a small video from this ride
Trail Hunting with #SmartTyres
Then we had a biker from Bengaluru, Sauban Ahmad, put these tyres through the paces and test them extensively while exploring the unexplored trails around Chikmagalur in Karnataka. You can read his experience with the Smart Tyres, here
You can watch a video from his ride, here
Then, as we mentioned, we also featured a few prominent riders this monsoon under our series #monsoonMotorheads. Here some of them:
Episode 1: Monsoon Motorheads Feat. Deepak Bansal
In episode #1, we featured a Delhi based biker, Deepak Bansal, who also calls himself as the Model Artician.
Episode 2: Monsoon Motorheads Feat. Tony (Steel Silencerz)
Then in Episode #2, we featured Tony from Team Steel Silencerz. Tony is a professional stunt rider and is based out of Jaipur.
Episode 3: Monsoon Motorheads Feat. Raghav Vlogs
In Episode 3 of @JK Tyre #MonsoonMotorheads, we feature Raghav Kataria, a youtuber and motoVlogger more commonly known as @Raghav Vlogs on YouTube.
Episode 4: Monsoon Motorheads Feat. xTreme Moto Adventure
In Episode 4, we featured Deepak Gupta, a youtuber and motoVlogger more commonly known as @XTREME MOTO ADVENTURE or #DGtheWanderer on social media. He is known for his extreme rides all around India and showcasing them through his videos and photos.
And prior to the launch of the #SmartTyre technology by JK Tyre, we had also done the following rides with them
A ‘Blaze’ing ride through the nooks and crannies of Sikkim!
As the name suggests, this one was a special ride through one of the least explored states in our country, Sikkim, on a KTM RC390 fitted with JK Blaze two-wheeler tyres. You can read more about this ride, here
Chasing Monsoon through South India
And this ride was done to explore one of the most beautiful states in the country, Kerala, on a CBR 250 fitted with JK Tyres. Here‘s the full travelogue!
Team #xBhpRacing & JK Tyre National Road Racing Championship Superbike Cup
JK Superbike Cup 2018
JK Tyre Motorsports brought the Superbike Cup to Buddh International Circuit in Delhi/NCR and we decided to field our own racing team in 2018, comprising of Dr. Aakash Rajashakha in the 1000 cc class and Monty Singh in the 600 cc class. In the maiden season, the team got unexpected success and we went to win two podiums in 600 cc class. You can read all the details from the race event, here
And here’s a video from the JK Tyre Superbike Cup 2018
JK Superbike Cup 2019
After a fantastic outing at the 2018 JK Tyre National Racing Championship with 2 podiums in the 600cc class, Team #xBhpRacing enjoyed major success at the 2019 edition of the championship, better known as the #Festival of Speed. This year, Team #xBhpRacing fieled 3 riders, including Gurvinder Singh Matharu in the 600 cc class, his son Simran King in the 1000 cc class, and Kalyani Potekar in the 600 cc class.
Gurvinder Singh won the 600cc championship for the team by the win in the Race 1 and the 2nd place in Race 2. Simran King also showed a lot of grit and determination fighting more powerful motorcycles on the track and still finishing in a very respectable 3rd place in both the races and therefore, the 1000cc championship. Kalyani Potekar also pushed her Street Triple 675 to the maximum and showed improvement from a 12th place finish in Race 1 and then 11th place in Race 2.
Here‘s the full event report, and here’s a video