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Old 28th August 2008, 23:39   #1
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Thumbs up New Rear tyre for RTR 160

Hi guys,
i am a proud owner of the RTR 160 08' version.
I am thinking of replacing the rear tyre of my bike as i think it sucks...

Please suggest some good tyres. i am thinking of tubless ones.
Also i dont mind softer compound as i am looking for good grip without sacrificing a lot on FE.

Stock - 100/80 R-18

MRF Zapper 110/0 R-18 Rs.1900
For tubless valve extra Rs.150

Which other tyres are available.
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you can also look ut Dunlop Geocruiser Its same size as Stock & is softer than stock. Price is under 1k
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pirelli sport demon. its on the expensive side. but you cant compare that with ANY indian tire.
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Renamo do you know any shop who stocks Pirelli SD in Bangalore as recentry searched a lot but no sign and dont want Michelin as they done have the size what i am looking for i.e. 100/90, 3.25x18, 3.5x18 and 3.75x18.
Sorry Viky to hijack you thread.
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Pirelli SD will have a significant impact on pick up & FE as its a heavy tire
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I am not too sure abt Pirelli SD being heavier than MRF. Its the other way around. @techno, Have you used it, or someone suggested that its heavier? because I have, and I could not find any other tire (Indian make) to compare to SD performance. naturally its on the expensive side as these are imported. @ajay, Thirumala agencies in Bangalore used to have these, as was quite a few other shops in JC road. Since I do not have a bike any more for sometime, I haven't bought one recently. Or check with Mumbai friends. but finding a front tire for the same brand was a challenge. But its worth the pain if you manage to get it. especially if you have a RD. I assume you have RD from the tire size you are looking for.
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Renamo, the Pirelli SD is heavy. A friend bought it to use it on the rear of his drag RD but he ended up using the MRF because the PSDs were much heavier.
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Thumbs up rtr 160 tyre

thanks guys,
today i checked out the dunlop geo cruiser 120/80/R 18 for Rs.1750 with tube.100/90 is also available.

Which would be better size 100/90 or 120/80

Which would be better Zapper Q or Dunlop Geo Cruiser

I dont want to sacrifice on pickup and FE!!! but want much better grip than stock TVS 100/80 are they just dance on wet surface.
Please reply soon as tomorrow i am going for a new tyre...



regards vikram...
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