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Old 7th September 2015, 19:31   #496
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Hi all. This is my first post on this thread. And it's about Michelin Pilot Street Radial tyres that I replaced on my KTM Duke 390.

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Hey akshay,

Thanks for the insight into the Michelins. I am myself pondering over a change for my Duke 200, from the stock MRFs to Michelins. Considering the extra cost, do you think its worth it? I'm pretty sure the wet grip will be much much better but just want to understand your feeling with it, now that you've spent a few days with the new tyre.

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I am myself pondering over a change for my Duke 200, from the stock MRFs to Michelins. Considering the extra cost, do you think its worth it? I'm pretty sure the wet grip will be much much better but just want to understand your feeling with it, now that you've spent a few days with the new tyre.

Thanks!
I've spent the last 25000 kms with Michelin PSR 140, and it's brilliant! You'll find a world of difference between the MRF and this beauty, and completely worth the extra money you pay for it.

You can also get the 150 section at about the same price, although I'm not sure if it'll fit the 200 or not.

I'm sure Akshay will agree
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What tire is Akshay using for front? I have been hearing good reviews about fitting a Michelin at the rear & a Metzler at the front.

How does the Pirelli stack up? Is it available in this size?
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I've spent the last 25000 kms with Michelin PSR 140, and it's brilliant! You'll find a world of difference between the MRF and this beauty, and completely worth the extra money you pay for it.

You can also get the 150 section at about the same price, although I'm not sure if it'll fit the 200 or not.

I'm sure Akshay will agree
Thanks mate,

I guess I've decided to go in for the Michelins now, read through a few reviews of it, plus a lot of D200 users have swapped it. So no issues on the fitment front.

Does anyone know any trustworthy michelin tyre dealers in Pune? Looking to get the job done properly, and with someone who knows the removal of the wheel from D200 properly.

Thanks again
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What tire is Akshay using for front? I have been hearing good reviews about fitting a Michelin at the rear & a Metzler at the front.

How does the Pirelli stack up? Is it available in this size?
I think Akshay has Metz upfront. Metz front Michelin rear is probably the best combination you can ever get.

I've used the PSD front for some 1000 kms, pretty nice, better than MRF front that I have now, but not as great as Metz front. Many friends have used PSD rears, and they are pretty happy.

Basically the order of grip seems to be Metz>Pirelli>Michelin, and reverse that to get the order of life. But even though Michelin might not provide the best sticky feel, they are far more than enough for even the most demanding situations you can throw at it.

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Does anyone know any trustworthy michelin tyre dealers in Pune? Looking to get the job done properly, and with someone who knows the removal of the wheel from D200 properly.

Thanks again
Atul tires Wakdewadi was recommended by a friend, but I don't know much about Pune.
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Hey akshay,

Thanks for the insight into the Michelins. I am myself pondering over a change for my Duke 200, from the stock MRFs to Michelins. Considering the extra cost, do you think its worth it? I'm pretty sure the wet grip will be much much better but just want to understand your feeling with it, now that you've spent a few days with the new tyre.

Thanks!
A friend owning a Duke 200 has got Michelin PSR setup on his bike and is super happy having it over the stock MRF's
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I am on the lookout for a nice set of tyres for my Pulsar 220.

I am franticly looking for MRF Zapper FY1 (90/80 R17), which happens to be the stock R15 V2 front tyre, but unable to find stock with any dealer/distributors.

For the rear, I have shortlisted MRF Revz S (130/70 R17) and also have Michelin Pilot Street (130/70 R17) as options.

Can anyone give me leads for the right combo?

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I am on the lookout for a nice set of tyres for my Pulsar 220.

I am franticly looking for MRF Zapper FY1 (90/80 R17), which happens to be the stock R15 V2 front tyre, but unable to find stock with any dealer/distributors.

For the rear, I have shortlisted MRF Revz S (130/70 R17) and also have Michelin Pilot Street (130/70 R17) as options.

Can anyone give me leads for the right combo?

~Srinath
Check MRF dealers for FY1. Generic Tyre shops won't usually stock it. It's the best 90 section Tyre.

For the rear michelin pilot street radial anyday. Incidentally I have the same combo running on my pulsar currently

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Thanks Sagar!!

What is approx. price for Michelin Pilot Sport Radial 130/70 R17?

Snapdeal shows 4992/-

How is the grip level in dry and wet conditions for this tyre?
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Thanks Sagar!!

What is approx. price for Michelin Pilot Sport Radial 130/70 R17?

Snapdeal shows 4992/-
Michelin has 2 variations of their tyres, Pilot Sreet and Pilot Sport. Pilot Sport has lot more grip and thus is more expensive.

Pilot Street for the Duke (140/70) was 3.3K and Pilot Sport was 5.5K for the same size, hope that gives an indicative price for the Pilot Street in your size!
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Thanks Sagar!!

What is approx. price for Michelin Pilot Sport Radial 130/70 R17?

Snapdeal shows 4992/-

How is the grip level in dry and wet conditions for this tyre?
Grip is awesome in dry, wet and gravel. Inspires a lot of confidence.

5K sounds good for the tyre. Because i paid 4K for 110/70-17 . Check with michelin dealer in your city also before you pull the online trigger.

EDIT- I see you are in Bangalore. Check with Cherry Agencies in Jayanagar East end road as well as 4th Block. They offered me the lowest price

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Michelin has 2 variations of their tyres, Pilot Street and Pilot Sport. Pilot Sport has lot more grip and thus is more expensive.

Pilot Street for the Duke (140/70) was 3.3K and Pilot Sport was 5.5K for the same size, hope that gives an indicative price for the Pilot Street in your size!

You mean Pilot Sport(y)? If so that is a junk tyre if it is Made in India. Hard compound, no grip in wet, slides like crazy.Completely Indianized. Cost me 2800 bucks couple of years back.

Pilot Street Radial for duke(140 section) costs more than 5K whereas pilot sporty(non radial) costs around 4K

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Been using Michelin Sirac for my Karizma in the stock sizes. I am using them in the tubed avatar. Carried forward the MRF tuff up tubes which did not have any punctures. Paid 1666 for the rear tyre and 1449 for the front. Not a lot of options for 18" rim however they are good value for money in terms of grip. My bike is ridden on tarmac for nearly 100% of its duration.

Now the Balancing weights of the alloys have fallen off while riding on rough terrain last week. Anyone know a balancing shop which balances two wheeler tyres in Dhi?
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Check MRF dealers for FY1. Generic Tyre shops won't usually stock it. It's the best 90 section Tyre.

For the rear michelin pilot street radial anyday. Incidentally I have the same combo running on my pulsar currently
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Michelin has 2 variations of their tyres, Pilot Sreet and Pilot Sport. Pilot Sport has lot more grip and thus is more expensive.

Pilot Street for the Duke (140/70) was 3.3K and Pilot Sport was 5.5K for the same size, hope that gives an indicative price for the Pilot Street in your size!
I went tyre shopping to JC road today and got a new pair of shoes worth 7k for my ride.

Front - MRF Zapper FY1 (90/80 R17) - Rs 2000
Rear - Michelin Pilot Street Radial (130/70 R17) (Made in Thailand) - Rs 5000

Thanks to Sagar and Sunny for their valuable information and help me in my decision.

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I went tyre shopping to JC road today and got a new pair of shoes worth 7k for my ride.

Front - MRF Zapper FY1 (90/80 R17) - Rs 2000
Rear - Michelin Pilot Street Radial (130/70 R17) (Made in Thailand) - Rs 5000

Thanks to Sagar and Sunny for their valuable information and help me in my decision.

Some pics (pardon the phone image quality)
Congratulations. Now is the time to hit the corners and scrape the foot pegs. You will be amazed by the grip they offer.
Can you share where you purchased the tyres on JC road?
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Can you share where you purchased the tyres on JC road?
Thanks Sagar. I bought the tyres from 2 different shops.

Front MRF Zapper FY1 from Vishnu tyres opp. Cherry Agencies. Did not bargain much since availability was an issue. Got a good deal from Moto Cross (500m from Minerva Circle) for the Michelin. I checked with a couple of Cherry Agencies stores in JC Road but did not like their attitude towards selling and moreover no store was willing to budge from 5300-5400 price tag for the rear without fitment. Spent 200 bucks in addition for fixing both tyres.
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