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Old 10th May 2013, 21:14   #226
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Any feedback on Pirelli M60 tyres for bullet? How does it perform on tarmac, dirt track and wet surfaces?

Anybody used this tyres on ladakh trail?

I am planning to buy if good reviews for ride to ladakh this june

Appreciate your suggestions/ advices
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Recently replaced my front PSD with the Michelin Pilot Sport 100/80-17

Michelin Pilot Sporty
I'll keep this short and simple :-

Dry
Tarmac - Good, better than MRF but nothing Spectacular
Off Road - OK, hold well enough in hard packed places. But with loose soil does not inspire confidence

Wet
Tarmac - Straight-line and mild turns no problem at all, but things like U-turns or fast corners where you need to lean out a little more, this tyre is SCARY as hell
Off Road - Holds OK enough, grip is slush is poor. MRF is way better

Braking
Has a tendency to loose grip if you jab the brakes too hard, but nothing scary

Overall
Better than MRF's in dry, but in wet at least 2-3 notches below MRF.
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A helpful tip for RX riders: Look for IRCs. Recently switched to a 90/90 IRC NR28 for the rear. Great grip, similar to the Michelin M45. Superb profile, leans over real easy. Compared to the other 18 inch options we have, this looks to be the best.
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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!
Can anyone suggest where we can get the psd in Mumbai (110/80-18)?
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Can anyone suggest where we can get the psd in Mumbai (110/80-18)?
I got it from Premji Tyres, Thane. There's a thread on the same shop on tbhp, check that for the address.
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I got it from Premji Tyres, Thane. There's a thread on the same shop on tbhp, check that for the address.
Been there before (majiwada), they did not have this, will check again, any alternatives?
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The worst was the Dunlop JAP 350 which the my 350 was purchased with. It lasted hardly 20000kms and would lock up at every hard braking.
Surprising, My Dunlop 350 19 inch came with my 2009 Electra and it gave a very decent 38000 kms. It looked good for another 5k but had to change because of the puncture that I had (a 2 inch glass piece had got pierced into the tire) and replaced to a MRF.
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Surprising, My Dunlop 350 19 inch came with my 2009 Electra and it gave a very decent 38000 kms. It looked good for another 5k but had to change because of the puncture that I had (a 2 inch glass piece had got pierced into the tire) and replaced to a MRF.
Mine was a 02 Electra and the Dunlops back then were a sorry affair. The ones later which had bigger buttons on the thread were much better I heard.
My next replacement would be that and hopefully it would be as good as the CEAT Secura Sports in terms of grip.
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Any feedback on Pirelli M60 tyres for bullet? How does it perform on tarmac, dirt track and wet surfaces?

Anybody used this tyres on ladakh trail?

I am planning to buy if good reviews for ride to ladakh this june

Appreciate your suggestions/ advices
Very fast wearing due to soft rubber compound. Would last you for the trip to ladakh and back and that's it.
It is a good all rounder though, good cornering grip, stability in wet and dry equally.
I had run with it on the front wheel for a while and the planted feeling was amazing compared to the ribbed front tire. On the rear it is equally grippy .
On dirt, I am not sure how good/bad it is, but I am guessing due to the thread design, it will be good.
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I changed the rear tire on my CBR 250R to IRC RoadWinner 140/70 last Friday. Got a chance to test its grip almost immediately. It started raining (raining is an understatement) soon after I got it fitted and I rode through ankle/calf deep water and very wet roads on my way home. This tire gives me a LOT more confidence than the ContiGo. I have not had any sudden braking moments so far but the rear feels very stable and does not slip or slide on acceleration even on very wet roads (the ContiGo used to do this all the time).
Got it from Gold Wing spares near JC Road, he had one piece left at that time. Not sure if he still has it. The shop owners name is Syed and his number is 9945937825. Call him up and find out if he still has it before going there.
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I changed the rear tire on my CBR 250R to IRC RoadWinner 140/70 last Friday. Got a chance to test its grip almost immediately.
Good to know that the Roadwinner is performing well! Give it a few more hundred kms and you should notice improvement in grip levels.
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Guys, in this thread where most people are discussing tyres of performance bikes. I ask a humble question- What rear tyre for my 10 year old TVS Victor?
Spec sizes are- 3" x 18", Tube type TT
I have the following things in mind considering the above size:
1) Michelin Sirac Street - I heard its a hard compound tyre good for off-road grip but on tarmac I am still get any info yet.
2) Ceat Secura Sport - This tyre has been praised for its off-road grip again but not so sure about the Wet Onroad grip.
3) MRF Zapper C or Q (if i dont get 'C')- Read onroad grip is good especially the wet grip on road. But difficult to find as its always out of stock in Pune.

I am purely interested in On-road Wet grip only. Rest other factors are secondary.
I am getting inclined towards Ceat Sport as getting MRF is difficult and Street I am not getting pretty info.
(The other reason for being inclined towards MRF Zapper C or Ceat Secura sport is that I have yet to replace tyres on my Apache RTR 180 and these tyres on my Victor will provide a first hand experience on the grip provided by the compound of these tyres. I plan to get the softest compound tyres to get good grip but not the ones which will get punctured very easily.).
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Guys, in this thread where most people are discussing tyres of performance bikes. I ask a humble question- What rear tyre for my 10 year old TVS Victor?
Spec sizes are- 3" x 18", Tube type TT
Ok guys so this time I didnot wait for the inputs from your side. I trusted the saying - Without dying yourself you can not get heaven.
Today I reeced the market and found:
CEAT Tyres:
Ceat Gripp
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Ceat Vertigo Sport
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All the above tyres with tube were near about 1700 Rs or less.
Difference between GRIPP and Vertigo sport is that Gripp has Studds with greater height and more spacing between the studs.
MRF tyres:
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MRF has launched a plethora of tyres under the dual purpose category and its so confusing to choose one.
MRF Meteor M costs 1850
and MRF MOTO D and METEOR costs 1750.
MICHELIN tyres:
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Michelin has only one model for 3 x 18 size thats the Michelin Sirac Street Tubetype.
Cost- Rs 1800 but in Pune I think it doesnot sell much so one of the dealer was ready to reduce it to 1700 rs.
Criteria used for selection:
I shortlisted the above tyre companies based on reading a lot of feedbacks, but as I had not much clear, sometimes contradicting feedback for above tyres I used my own way of coming up with the selection. I dont know whether the below mentioned ways do any justice to the real world grip levels. But the below points were used based on my experience on hard compound tyres like TVS, Contigo and to some extent Dunlop.
1) Pinching the tyre with my nails and checking for the depth of the depression and the time taken to recover.Soft or medium compound tyres have bigger depressions and takes more time to recover and the depression lasts longer.
2) Rubbing the tyre with my thumb and feeling the minute layers of rubber come out.For hard compound tyres I hardly find enough layers of rubber coming out. But this test is little bit vague as some times some known hard compound tyres also loose some layers of rubber. I think it all depends upon what the tyres are coated with at the final stage. Overall Hard compound tyres have smooth and hard surface and your thumbs slide easily over the surface.

The winner in the first test was CEAT GRIPP even better than Michelin Sirac Street. MRF was a little second as compared to the other two.
For the second test Michelin was the winner, second was MRF and third CEAT GRIPP.

I have chosen CEAT GRIPP.

Why did I choose CEAT GRIPP:
1) After the wonderful recent add of CEAT focussing on the superior Wet grip, I admit I was little bit biased.
2) Ceat gripp had the biggest height of studs and they were bending with my fingers thus giving me the feeling that the rubber was not too hard.
3) I have still not upgraded my RTR180's stock tyres and was planning for Ceat Vertigo Sport so using CEAT tyres in my Victor will give me a real first hand experience to confirm my decision.

ON-ROAD Experience of CEAT GRIPP:
As soon as my Victor was fitted with the new tyre I directly took the bike in and around Saswad Ghats (In Pune) and through some off-road slush although it was getting dark.
Following are my observations:
1) Grip on wet tarmac has increased by leaps and bounds as compared to the previous TVS Crappy tyre. I am satisfied with the grip levels and felt confident driving on-road on average speeds.
2) Dry road grip is also good and has improved over the other tyre, but need to do a more exhaustive test to come out with specific points.
3) Braking on dry road has improved substantially, the earlier tyre used to skid easily with the lightest tap on brakes.
4) Braking and grip in gravel has improved drastically, I felt quite confident on gravel.
5) Grip during off-roading is also good as the long studs edge themselves on the stones and sharp ground contours.
6) Grip in Slush,Slurry- One word excellent falls short.
7) Cornering Grip is good but very hard cornering- I wont recommend because I think the long studs bend during hard cornering giving a feeling of slight movement of the rear tyre. But I want to be specifically clear that for an average joe like me I would rarely feel this as a limitation.
8) High speed on dry tarmac - I cant comment because the Victor is too old to get to high speeds and I am an average joe so wont dare to take a bike 10 years old without disc brakes to its top speed on roads filled with villagers.
Other points:
1) I didnt choose TVS and Dunlop because read some negative reviews about the same and actually felt their hardness when tested.
2) All the above market reece was done in Hadapsar Pune, which is not known to be a good tyre market so could not get any other brands like IRC or Vee rubber.
3) One of my favourite Zapper C was not available.CEAT Vertio Sport was not available in 3x18 size.
4) I observed that now the trend in market is to bring tyres like motocross stud type gears and most people feel that a stud type tyre gives more grip on road! Inspite of the reduced contact patch people feel the stud type gives more grip on roads although for off-road grip they are correct.
5) Market changer was CEAT's adds and they were to first to bring tyres having studds (eg. CEAT Vertigo Sport).
6) Rest other manufacturers have followed like TVS,DUNLOP,MRF- recently launched MOGRIP and Meteor series.(Correct me if I am wrong.)
7) In one of the tyre shops Dunlop's van had come. Dunlop has now recently come with a nearly identical Motocross type tyre. This is a growing fad (Studd type tyres). They have gone to the extent where alternate studs have micro studs on themselves. The spacing between two studs is huge nearly like a tractor wheel lugs spacing.
8) The Dunlop Van carried away a lot of defective under warranty Dunlop tyres. The number of defective tyres sentback from a single shop were quite high. This does not create a good impression at least to me. But I have not seen the defectives for MRF and CEAT so can be wrong.

*For the pics- Thanks google and all other internet websites from whom the pics have been taken.

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And here comes the ASLI TYRE GYAN:

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...-rim-tire.html
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Can somebody recommend a good 2.75/18 front tyre for my 4S Champion?
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