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Old 14th November 2008, 20:34   #31
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M62 Gazelle is classified as a moped tyre. It's speed rating is only 81MPH or 129KMPH, that too in their colder climate, in our hotter climate the rated speed would be reduced theoritically. Most bikes nowadays do 120+ out of the box, Eg. R15, P220, P200, RTR, Karizma etc.. so the speed rating of 129 may not be a problem on stock bikes. But once they are modified the tyre safety margin reduces or would be exceeded.
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Its fake , guys what would be the correct upsize for a fiero , i am too looking at the m45's coz ever since i got my fiero converted to 200cc its a bit scary to ride to bike on stock tyres .
M45's are good. 3.25X18 or 3.50X18 (at the max) will be the best up size for a 200cc machine. 4.00X18 will kill the performance.
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No it wont!! I am saying this from personal experience. Fitting too fat a tyre will kill performance as the contact patch is greater and thus, more rolling resistance is present.

With the M$5 4.00x18 though, the contact patch is the same. It is even a little thinner than the stock Zappers. The extra thickness of the tyres is extremely useful in hard cornering. It doesnt make it's presence felt in a straight line.
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Its good for cornering but 4" Michs are overkill for any 150-200 cc bike as i lost atleast 10 KMPH top speed in my CBZ, and now going back to stock 100/90.
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Its good for cornering but 4" Michs are overkill for any 150-200 cc bike as i lost atleast 10 KMPH top speed in my CBZ, and now going back to stock 100/90.
haha yeah, I cant forget me overtaking you on my RX with a pillion on our last ride
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No it wont!! I am saying this from personal experience. Fitting too fat a tyre will kill performance as the contact patch is greater and thus, more rolling resistance is present.

With the M$5 4.00x18 though, the contact patch is the same. It is even a little thinner than the stock Zappers. The extra thickness of the tyres is extremely useful in hard cornering. It doesnt make it's presence felt in a straight line.
It will brother! I lost the performance to a great extend after putting the 4" compared to my stock 100/90 in my bike.
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Hey Nikhil, where is your shop ? Would like to meet you regarding tyres for my P180 classic. I just bought a TVS tyre 100/90 x 18, but am not happy with the tyre.

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Hey Nikhil, where is your shop ? Would like to meet you regarding tyres for my P180 classic. I just bought a TVS tyre 100/90 x 18, but am not happy with the tyre.

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Most of the TVS tires are notorious for the slippage on wet roads. Plz dont get fascinated by the tire pattern.
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It will brother! I lost the performance to a great extend after putting the 4" compared to my stock 100/90 in my bike.
You mean to say a 4 inch tyre with a width of (4x2.54 =) 101.6mm has adverse impact due its 1.6mm extra width over a 100mm tyre?
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You mean to say a 4 inch tyre with a width of (4x2.54 =) 101.6mm has adverse impact due its 1.6mm extra width over a 100mm tyre?
Not only the 1.6mm diff. It is quite heavy compared to the stock tire.
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Hey Dude, try in Gear up or in Hot tracks.

Even if there is no stock they can get you in a day or tow.
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U can get the tyres at SAI IYENGAR TYRES ,Lalbagh rd.
They have a branch @ CMH rd also ...
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U can get the tyres at SAI IYENGAR TYRES ,Lalbagh rd.
They have a branch @ CMH rd also ...
They are no more in CMH road, they have shifted opposite to ESi hospital.
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Folks,

I have been trying to procure M45s for my motorcycle for the past 2-3 weeks, but in vain. Almost all the dealers, say they are out of stock and something big is expected from Michelin India. Frustrated, wrote a mail to Michelin India yesterday.

Today I get a call from 'Ajith' of Michelin India who not only apologizes for the inconvenience, but also assured Michelin is trying its best to enter the two-wheeler market in a big way. He requests me to wait till mid-june when Michelin two-wheeler tyres will be relaunched and all variants be made available with the dealers.

for You Ajith, and Thanks.
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Yeah. The problem is, Michelin have tied up with TVS tyres to make tyres here in India. So, they are not bringing in anymore M45s or anything. Quite sad actually. I've been sitting on Ajith's head but to no avail.
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