I am a big fan of Bike India and, as a matter of fact, this is my first letter to the magazine. I am very grateful to you, for you guys have taught me so much about motorcycles. I am fascinated by your stories and love the fact that you go beyond just the design and features. Your way of explaining a motorcycle is simply the best.
I have a question regarding my Bajaj Pulsar 220 F (2018 model). I want to upgrade the rear tyre to a wider 160 section one. I wanted to know if you think it would be a good idea to go for a wider tyre as compared to the standard size. I want my bike to sport a cool-looking rear end, so please advise me.
Prashant Gupte, Pune
All of us at Bike India would like to thank you for all your kind words and your support. As for your question, it is possible to fit a wider tyre; however, there are a few factors that come into play, such as the swing-arm and chain clearance. We would not recommend the swap as it will void the warranty of the bike and the insurance will also not be valid, because fitting a wider tyre is a major change. We would suggest that you stay with the standard tyre. A wider tyre will hamper the bike’s ride quality, fuel efficiency, and acceleration on account of the additional drag.