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Tyre Reviews
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:25:05 PM »
MRF REVZ-C1 [STOCK]

Standard Tyre Size For Dominar
Front 110/70-17
Rear 150/60-17

Recommended Tyre pressure
Front 29 PSI
Rear 32 PSI

Likes
Very grippy in initial days
Price
Grips well in light Off road conditions
confidence inspiring in rain conditions

Dislikes
Gets hard as the tyre wears out
Lot of rear wheels spins post 10K kms
Front looses its grip after 10000 kms
Had a scary front tyre slide in charmadi ghat at some 12K odo

My Verdict
Use these for max 15 thousand kms and replace. They are best till 10K after that they get harder and less grippy.

Q. Do you buy these again?
A. May be not as there are other options like CEAT Zoom Rad X1. Also I am exploring a tyre with 150/70-17 for rear.

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Re: Tyre Reviews
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 08:27:25 PM »
Metzeler Sportec M5
Front 110/70-17
Rear 150/60-17

Thats a interesting story why I chose Metzelers
1. I wanted to explore other options and that thought was running in my mind
2. Being a fan of KTM Duke 390 and read about how well these tyres gel with the power hungry machine, i thought I need those on my Dominar
I knew that there is risk in the investment as if you compare the total cost it will cost 4 times of the stock MRF cost (Double price and half the tyre life)

My Rear tyre had a puncture as early as 900 km on my odo, the tubeless puncture was leaking air and i re fixed it around some 6500km on my ODO.
but again it started to leak air while my odo was 15K
one fine day when i was about to leave for Mangalore for a long ride, I noticed the rear tyre is flat
then I had no option to replace the tyre and got both tyres replaced to Metzeler Sportec M5.

Likes
Very good grip
very very less tyre noise
Better ride quality compared to stock tyres
More top speed

Dislikes
I can see lot of minor cuts on tyre
I had a puncture just because the cut was bit deep
Tyre life is hardly 9K Kms for rear tyre
No grip in offroad

Q. Do I recommend these to Dominar?
A. For Rear NO
For Front You can opt as they last longer and front handling is so well compared to MRF

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Re: Tyre Reviews
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 07:10:16 AM »
Oh man. My existing stock tire does not seem to wear out at all. It's still having good life even at 15000kms. I want to change to the new Apollo series but without the existing tires wearing out I'm stuck with it.  :(
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Re: Tyre Reviews
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 12:05:35 PM »
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Oh man. My existing stock tire does not seem to wear out at all. It's still having good life even at 15000kms. I want to change to the new Apollo series but without the existing tires wearing out I'm stuck with it.  :(

Unless you plan for any long ride or you face the grip issues, you can continue with these till 20K.
I had to change because I had 2 punctures on my rear, front had god amount of rubber but i lost confidence on those after I had a front slide on a ghat road.

By the way can you share more info on Apollo tires ? are those the ones which compete with Metzeler M7 ?
whats the price these are available in Bangalore ?

I'm still confused to stick to the same profile on rear or switch to 150/70 section (protection against rim bend and more ground clearance  ;D )

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Re: Tyre Reviews
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 07:47:09 PM »
Nice one Nelson as I too was looking for options on tyre for the ladakh ride had some chat with Shreyas n Naveen but was still confused. Stock still has life in it and till date had no issues yes slides in slush but that's how the tyre is but on tarmac n some off roads looks pretty good, hence decided to do the ladakh ride on stock and once back if they are worn out will look for ceat as I read good reviews.

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Re: Tyre Reviews
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 10:03:56 PM »
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Oh man. My existing stock tire does not seem to wear out at all. It's still having good life even at 15000kms. I want to change to the new Apollo series but without the existing tires wearing out I'm stuck with it.  :(

Unless you plan for any long ride or you face the grip issues, you can continue with these till 20K.
I had to change because I had 2 punctures on my rear, front had god amount of rubber but i lost confidence on those after I had a front slide on a ghat road.

By the way can you share more info on Apollo tires ? are those the ones which compete with Metzeler M7 ?
whats the price these are available in Bangalore ?

I'm still confused to stick to the same profile on rear or switch to 150/70 section (protection against rim bend and more ground clearance  ;D )

Apollo's new tires which compete with the Metzler M7 are cake Alpha H1. They last more than Metzler and also provide same grip. I would try this for sure. I do not have the market price but MRP seems to be close to the Metzler. Here is a link.
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Honda Aviator (2012-2014), KTM RC200 (2014-2017), Dominar 400- (2017- present), Duke 390 (2017-present)

Riding is not my passion, it is my motivation.