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Old 3rd April 2009, 01:25   #16
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^^^Thanks dude. Would appreciate that.
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Old 10th August 2009, 11:48   #17
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Last week I fitted Michelin M45 2.78X18 front tyre in my Hero Honda Passion.

The result is surprising. Handling and braking improved and it is way ahead than stock tyre. Stock tyres were very slippery and I tested hard braking of front on concrete surface. It stopped in straight line unlike stock tyre which most of the time used to slip on concrete surface.

I bought tyre 2.75X18 and tube (TVS) at the total cost of 1350 Rs. 1150 is price of tyre. 200 is for tube. Shop is Sai Iyengar, Indiranagar.
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^^^ Manufacturer and model of the stock tyre?
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^^^ Manufacturer and model of the stock tyre?

Dunlop 2.75 X 18 tyres with straight threads
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I've installed michelin M454.00-18 in the rear. This is the limit. U cannot go a size bigger than this. Grip is good and this is the bench mark for comparing all the other tyres. Tyre outer radius has become a tad higher which reflects in the tacho. No effects on the fuel efficiency.
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Old 2nd December 2010, 16:03   #21
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Ok...here are the options for the front tyre.
1) M45 2.75x18 Best for city & Highway
2) M62 2.75x18 Best for people who are looking for short stints off road too

If its the city where you spend most of your time, go for the M45 for the better wet road grip it offers.
Cost wise there is not much difference between these two.

If you are looking at off road possibilities, the opt for Sirac 100/90-18 at the rear.

Don't bother about performance. It will take another 10 years for MRF to better michelins.

I've used M45s in Bangalore monsoon with all the slime and mud on road, and these have never let me down. I cannot remember a single incident when I had a sideways skid with the wheels locked while using michelins. They always hold the straight line. Been using them since 3000kms. Its my first set of michelins, so dont ask me about how many miles they last. But judging by the look, they would last.

Wishing you a safe ride.
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