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Considering India's steadily-worsening road quality and the growing demand for do-it-all bikes, dual-sport tires have become quite popular today.
But what are they? Read on.
Dual-sport tires, also known as adventure or off-road tires, are designed to perform well on both paved roads and off-road trails. In India, there are several popular dual-sport tire options available for motorcycles. Here are some well-known brands that offer dual-sport tires in India:
Metzeler: Metzeler Tourance and Metzeler Karoo are popular dual-sport tire models offered by this brand. They provide good traction and durability for both on-road and off-road riding.
Michelin: Michelin Anakee and Michelin Sirac are well-regarded dual-sport tire options from Michelin. They offer excellent grip and stability on various terrains.
Pirelli: Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR and Pirelli MT60 are popular choices for dual-sport riders in India. These tires deliver a balance of on-road performance and off-road capability.
Continental: Continental TKC 70 and Continental TKC 80 are versatile dual-sport tires offered by Continental. They are known for their durability and performance on different surfaces.
MRF: MRF Mogrip Meteor and MRF Revz C1/C2 are dual-sport tire options from MRF. These tires provide good grip and handling characteristics for both on-road and light off-road use.
Apollo: Apollo's Tramplr series is the newest player in the segment and has been doing pretty well so far. Go for the ST if you're looking for an 80/20 street bias
Reise trailR: Born out of a tie-up between Europe's Mitas group and India's Mahansaria Group, the Reise trailR is offered in three sizes. While an in-depth review is still pending, the products seem promising.
It's important to consider factors such as tire size, bike compatibility, riding style, and the type of terrain you intend to ride on when selecting dual-sport tires. It's recommended to consult with a reputable tire dealer or motorcycle service center to find the best dual-sport tire option for your specific needs.
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