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Old 3rd May 2013, 15:29   #211
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I have gone through the website, thanks! What options are you considering?
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I had shortlisted Michelin Sirac Street at Rear and Pilot Sporty at front. Always wanted PSD, but could not get them and was not sure of the consequences of change in size.
Will it affect the stability/ mileage/ handling aspects?
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I have gone through the website, thanks! What options are you considering?
The dealer I've been in touch with, is Cherry Tire Agencies at Lalbagh. The guy says that he has both the M45 and PSD tires in stock. I'm going there in the evening to check it out, so I will definitely update you on the situation.

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Dont know about the cherry agency @ Lalbagh. But the cherry agency at JC road bylane is a big fraud! He prices tyres so high that you will get a mild heart attack! When i had gone there to purchase the rear tyre for my 180, the quoted 8500 for PSD 120/70-17, telling that these are tyres for superbike! And contigo at 5000 and michelin Sirac @ 6000 and michelin Pilot sporty @ 3100. Ended up buying the Pilot sporty since that was the only one decently priced and didnt want MRF! Later came to know from other sources that he is indeed a big cheat and rips off customers!
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I actually have a good alternative for the front, if I don't get the M45, it'll be the Michelin Pilot Sporty.
Pilot Sporty was the best suited tyre for RTR160 both front and rear. If the dealer can source it for you for the rear also then go for it with your eyes closed!! Very grippy and decent tyre life as well.

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As for the rear tire, if I don't find good ones at Madhus - Langford road as Sagar sir mentioned, I guess I'll have to stick to the PSD: Rounded profile as you mentioned, Abhinav Sir.
Yes if no other alternative, the PSD with a rounded profile is the next best. Good luck with your search.

PS: No "sir" please

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I had shortlisted Michelin Sirac Street at Rear and Pilot Sporty at front. Always wanted PSD, but could not get them and was not sure of the consequences of change in size.
Will it affect the stability/ mileage/ handling aspects?
From what I have heard the Sirac Street is a good tire. The Pilot Sporty is my alternative for the front tire, in case I don't get the M45. Another option I have for the front tire is the MRF ZFS, also a TL tire. As for the PSD, NO, I do not think it will affect the stability/handling.
The FE, however, could decrease if you opt for wider tires. 100/80 is the stock size. Say you go for 120/90(same as that of a Pulsar 220F), you may notice a slight drop in FE and performance as well. On the other hand, if you are able to find a 110/80 or 110/90, I don't think it will affect FE/performance as much.
This is only in my opinion, I'm no expert.
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From what I have heard the Sirac Street is a good tire. The Pilot Sporty is my alternative for the front tire, in case I don't get the M45.
In case you are unable to source the M45, check if you can lay your hands on the M35. I had the M35 in the front and the Sirac Street on the rear on my Fiero and it was a breeze carving corners with these tires.

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Dont know about the cherry agency @ Lalbagh. But the cherry agency at JC road bylane is a big fraud! He prices tyres so high that you will get a mild heart attack! Later came to know from other sources that he is indeed a big cheat and rips off customers!
I would instead suggest Millivision Marketing, just off lalbagh road (go past MTR hotel and take the right, and the shop is next to the temple where the road leads to VV Puram). Millivison mktg is listed in the team bhp directory as well and i sourced the PSD for my front wheel last year for 3500 bucks.

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Dont know about the cherry agency @ Lalbagh. But the cherry agency at JC road bylane is a big fraud! He prices tyres so high that you will get a mild heart attack.....Later came to know from other sources that he is indeed a big cheat and rips off customers!
Thanks for pointing that out! Saying that PSD tires are only for super bikes is indeed rubbish!

But the guy at Lalbagh has quoted Rs. 4,400/- for PSD 110/90 x 18" and Rs. 2000(after discount) for the M45 90/90 x 17"

Do you think this is reasonable? Maybe I should find out the prices from other sources as well.

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Pilot Sporty was the best suited tyre for RTR160 both front and rear. If the dealer can source it for you for the rear also then go for it with your eyes closed!! Very grippy and decent tyre life as well.
Yes if no other alternative, the PSD with a rounded profile is the next best. Good luck with your search.

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Okay, no "sir"
Thanks Abhinav!
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From what I have heard the Sirac Street is a good tire. The Pilot Sporty is my alternative for the front tire, in case I don't get the M45. Another option I have for the front tire is the MRF ZFS, also a TL tire. As for the PSD, NO, I do not think it will affect the stability/handling.
The FE, however, could decrease if you opt for wider tires. 100/80 is the stock size. Say you go for 120/90(same as that of a Pulsar 220F), you may notice a slight drop in FE and performance as well. On the other hand, if you are able to find a 110/80 or 110/90, I don't think it will affect FE/performance as much.
This is only in my opinion, I'm no expert.
AFAIK the RTR rear rim is not as wide as Pulsar's rear RIM!If that is the case,Ensure that the you dont go beyond 90 section on the front and 110 on the rear. RTR rear rim is narrow and cant accommodate a 120 section tyre at the rear. It will result in skewed handling ! Stick to 110 at the most!
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Finally got new pair of shoes for my unicorn (after postponing for over 6 months). The previous set i.e. Zapper Y were at the end of their life (completed 50 K KM) and I already had close shaves during sudden braking and rough roads.

Thanks to our Tbhp ( this thread in particular) I shortlisted on Michelin sirac street after positive reviews.

What I like :

- The tread pattern, looking at it itself will instill so much of confidence on grip and handling.
- Excellent grip which also adds to the braking.
- No fish tailing in sand. It will hold on with ease.
- Wet roads ?? No problem, it just sticks to the road.

What I don't like :

- Too early to say but having done 900 to 1000 km till date I feel the handle (steer) has become hard after the tyre replacement and prolonged driving might give you some back pains or to your arm joints. This is just my observation.

But other wise the tyres are a joy and I love them. I would strongly recommend all Unicorn and Cbz folks to have a look at this model when you think of an upgrade/replacement.

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Hi,
Im planning to change the tyres of my Yam RX135 5 speed. Would like to replace original rims with new R15 V2 alloy rims or similar. Is it possible to do so.Plz advice..

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Bike: Karizma-R 2011 (Carb)
Odo: 22,000 kms
Current setup: Front MRF stock - 2.75 x 18 - Rear M45 4.00 x 18 - (Stock size 100/90)
Purpose: Touring and occasional city commutation.

The rear has gone bald after doing nearly 20k kms on M45 (rear). I was stupid not to stock one for future, now I don't get M45 as the company stopped a while ago. Also, I would like to know a good tyre which would cater dry and wet conditions.

I already have Sirac Street on my RXs, though they do the job on dry, but wet conditions it tends to shy my confidence at corners.

Do we have any alternatives for 18" rim? Let me know.
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Time came and I have changed my unicorn rear from 100/90 18 to 110/90 18 Zapper Q. Its a wide tyre. Reason for choosing it is to get comfort. The MRF dealer told that there would be 5-10% drop in FE but better stability and comfort.

After few rides, I am feeling confident and my bike is now rock solid on any road.

Have I made the right decision ?
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I changed the tires on my Apache RTR 160, a couple of days back.

Front - Michelin Pilot Sporty (90/90 x 17") - 1800/-
Rear - Pirelli Sport Demon (110/80 x 18") - 3000/-
No fitting charge was taken.

Courtesy - Swamy Tires(Silverline Marketing) at Lalbagh, Minerva circle.

A big thanks to @abhinav.s and @sagarpadaki for their inputs!
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I changed the tires on my Apache RTR 160, a couple of days back.

Front - Michelin Pilot Sporty (90/90 x 17") - 1800/-
Rear - Pirelli Sport Demon (110/80 x 18") - 3000/-
No fitting charge was taken.

Courtesy - Swamy Tires(Silverline Marketing) at Lalbagh, Minerva circle.

A big thanks to @abhinav.s and @sagarpadaki for their inputs!

Congrats Skye1592! Can you post some better pics of the front tyres?Also what is the date of manufacturing of the tyres?

BTW, where exactly is this shop? Does he have a good collection of tyres and sizes?Are the prices reasonable?
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Thank you Sagar! I will post better pics of the front tires as soon as I can.

The manufacturing dates:

Michelin Pilot Sporty - 0613 (Mid February 2013)
Pirelli Sport Demon - 2712 (July 2012), If I remember correctly.

You head straight from Minerva Circle signal, RV Road. It is the fourth or fifth shop from the signal, Nandini Hotel being the first. It is a pretty small shop with a small collection on display. They have a go-down where they stock the others.

As for the prices, I would say that they are pretty reasonable. His initial offer for the PSD was 3,500. Later it was brought down to 3k. I suppose the value for the PSD tire is only around 2.5k or so but, as the these tires are nowhere to be found, I guess the dealers are taking advantage of the situation.
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Front - Michelin Pilot Sporty (90/90 x 17") - 1800/-
Rear - Pirelli Sport Demon (110/80 x 18") - 3000/-
Courtesy - Swamy Tires(Silverline Marketing) at Lalbagh, Minerva circle.
A big thanks to @abhinav.s and @sagarpadaki for their inputs!
Congrats Skye! The PSD is slightly of an older make but as long as it was stored in good conditions, then it should be alright. The Pilot on the other hand is quite recent which is good. How many kms have you used the tyres for? Let them run in for a few 100kms after which you can test their grip levels in different conditions. Seems like a good front-rear combo which will aid in cornering grip and good grip in wet.

I had the Pirelli MT75 on the RTR180 (110/80-17") at the rear which was a sea change compared to stock tyres.
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