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#1 ch.madhur

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:24 PM

Its now time to change the rear stock tire of my pulsar 220 DTS-i.
There are different options from different manufactures, but I am bit confused.
I need more grip as my commuting includes mountain and adventure riding,
the tire should not get easily punctured(the last one got 14).

Should i go for stock tires again or preferred any other.
If yes, provide some info and specs of it also.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:05 PM

i am a big fan of michelin's and would recommend sirac or the new pilot if you like them..

actually where do you ride the most? highway, offroad, city? and what do you look for in a tyre like good cornering grip, long lasting, heavy braking, tough?
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:51 PM

razorBlades said:

i am a big fan of michelin's and would recommend sirac or the new pilot if you like them..

actually where do you ride the most? highway, offroad, city? and what do you look for in a tyre like good cornering grip, long lasting, heavy braking, tough?

I am bit more commuter, but my daily riding include highways too.
Cornering and long lasting is the main preference though.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:20 PM

ch.madhur said:

I am bit more commuter, but my daily riding include highways too.
Cornering and long lasting is the main preference though.

for pulsars both are 17" right! I am not that good at advising since i have idea about 18" and not sure what all options you have in 17.

If you want cornering stability and better handling i guess pilot sport is the best one, but will be a soft tyre which wont last long.

perhaps the one who has changed the tyres (17") will give you better choices. lookout for CEAT & MRF zappers!

this is what i found

http://motorcycle.mi.../Find-Your-Tyre

let us know which one you chose :)
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:41 AM

hi .
you have a wide range of tires to select from..
as tubless tires r the order of the day you have to select the EUROGRIPS.
since its ON & OFF road tires.. and tubless, they r  less prone puncture troubles, if at all there is one, u can fix it yourself with the puncture kit..since u hav mentioned u r preferences as adventurous too..

The other options are
MRF ZAPPERS (tubless. street tires )
MICHELIN SIRAC (tubed type:(  on & off road tires )
IRC (tubless street tires)
CEAT ( On & off road) very hard rubber wen compared to others..

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120/80-17

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:15 AM

I guess MICHELIN SIRAC is tubeless.. m45 is the tubed one which is not available in 17"
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:59 PM

I talked to others also, and mostly say to try out zapper, its best for Indian condition and even i like it tread styling also.

P.S.-is that tread styling helps in griping or not.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:20 PM

The 120/80 Sirac is not tubeless, the only one that is is the 100/90 and even that AFAIK has been discontinued.

The tread pattern makes a difference as regards grip only in the wet, in the dry it is not relevant. Grip is also dependent on the compound, much more so in the dry. You could try Duro, barracuda or Sakura, I feel they have better grip than the zappers and last a good 20K km as well. The best of the lot has been the Sakura 130/70 street shark, so so grip in the wet, absolutely superb in the dry.

Unfortunately, a lot depends on what is available at that point of time, avoid Kings and SM racing, the compound has poor grip




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