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Old 6th August 2007, 10:40   #1
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Thumbs up MRF Meteor 110/90 for Bullet

Hi all,
The much needed Rubber Change for my Bullet happened last Friday. I knew this Tyre was on sale in Limited numbers and finally got one from the MRF dealer. The price was 1800 rs (Tyre + Tube + Tax). Its a 110 profile much wider than the regular 3.50. Being a round profile tyre it has awesome lean grip and I was so confident when I was scrapping my foot peg to fantasy lands on the curves.

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Tyre Details - Pros:
1. 110/ 19 round profile, awesome lean angle and the Bull looked really fat (healthy fat) and sexier
2. Very good road/off road grip and tested this in Slush and the bull came out neat and fine where all other bikes got stuck including a Bullet with regular tyres
3. Aquaplaning - should be good in water (not tested yet)
4. Wide tread crown with large shoulder notches and wide tapered grooves - main reason for good offroad and better mud/slush grip. This also in self-cleaning in slush (just like a ATR tyre)
5. Supposed to be a softer compund which means better grip compared to the regular ones

Cons:
1. Rolling resistance - obvious bcos of the tyre size
2. Drop in top-end speed...i noticed a drop by 7 kms in Odo...my bull used to do 125 on speedo and it did around 117/118
3. Slight drop in pick-up
4. Modification to the chain guard (All bulls) and mudguard (only for Machismo)

Modification:
1. Need to cut the chain guard/cover a little to ensure that the tyre does not touch it
2. Specific to Machismo - Need to alter the Old Type mudguard as when I had a pillion it was touching when we hit speed breakers or pot holes. Working on this. I don't think this will be a problem with TBird or Electra which has round mudguard.
3. I don't see a need for adjusting the swing arm...will update this weekend when I take it to my mech.

Verdict:
Excellent tyres provided you are ready to live with th cons. I would say these are All Terrain Tyres for the BULL

Cheers!
Madbull-Ram

P.S: Somehow I see a lot of similarities between this Tyre and the Goodyear Wrangler AT/R thats fitted to my Jeep
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Old 6th August 2007, 11:09   #2
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Hey Ram.. COngrats!

My friend went for this rubber and he had to modify his swing arm.

btw sometime back i went for Tvs /jumbo(120), but since jumabos are not availbale for 19 rims. had to go for 18.

But its definately much better then stock Mrf rubber.
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Old 6th August 2007, 11:14   #3
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Nice review. You could always sprocket the bike to make up for that lost top speed. But a Bullet is really not about that, so not worth it!
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Thanks for a nice and detailed review Ram!

Even I am thinking about going in for a tyre upgrade for my bull - confused between the MRF Meteor and Dunlop Monster (120/90 19"). I heard the Dunlop has been specially developed for the Enfield

Has anyone tried the Monster?

Also, how good is the Meteor if we just consider the on-road handling?

I am not much into going fast - I rarely cross 80 on my Bull.
So, even if I loose a bit on the top end, that shouldn't be a problem.

Once again, thanks a lot for the review.

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hey madbullram,
any idea on the ceat secura sport for a bullet.

thanks,
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Jas: On-road is good and cornering is excellent. Wait for the monsoon for wet condition feedback.

BBlost: Ceat Secura and Dunlop are okay....practically MRF Nylo is better on road and Ceat/Dunlop good in offroad. So if you city ride a lot stick with your MRF Nylo
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Nice review. You could always sprocket the bike to make up for that lost top speed. But a Bullet is really not about that, so not worth it!
Exactly, not gonna do it...thinking of BS29 Carb as a future mod...
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Thanks again Ram,

Will be waiting for your monsoon update.
Hope my tyre stays with me till that time........

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the tread pattern looks good on the bullet
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Good to see some options coming up for bull.

Btw i have "Dunlop" buttobns on front, should say its doing a much better then the rib tyre. esp if you have a disc, braking in wet is much safer.

for me "Tvs Jumbo 18/120" in the rear and "Dunlop button 3.25" in the front has worked very well.
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lohith....true...i have the Dunlop 3.50 on the front...
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Good thread pattern ,must be good for offroading also.
Quite similar to M45 . Why dint you got for M45 4.00 *18 instead? ,soft grip and quite duarable and amazing grip in corners .

BTW this is M45 4.00 * 18.
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Didnt want to step down to 18 plus I loved this thread pattern more
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have you ever had a flat on this tyre sir, cause i was talking to my friend asbout this tyre and he said that he had a hard time even moving thebike when it was flat.
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T-bhpians who are using 18 inch rear on their bulls, can you please describe the changes seen after the mod? Pros and cons?
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