Please help me in selecting the right tyre for my KTM Duke 390 (2016 model) since I am facing certain issues with the current Michelins. They got punctured by a bolt and that puncture keeps troubling me again and again. I have attached a picture. I don’t want to stick to the stock Metzelers either for they lasted only for 8,000 km. I do a lot of touring, including rough road riding, and neither the Metzelers nor the Michelins are suitable for this. I was thinking of replacing them with MRF RVZ C1 and FC1 especially because I am planning to undertake a road trip to Ladakh. My friend’s Bajaj Dominar also runs the same tyres and he has had no problems with them.
Please advise me.
Deepak Chaudhary, via social media
Since you have ruled out the stock Metzelers and aren’t satisfied with the Michelins either, MRF is definitely an alternative for you to consider. They are also the more cost-effective option by a margin and a more durable choice as well. The REVZ-FC1 and C1 should outlast both the Metzelers and Michelins, especially since you’ll be traversing the rough roads leading to Ladakh. Good luck to you for your trip towards the mountains!
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A number of 125-cc scooters are available in the market nowadays and most come loaded with a lot of features. Which of those 125-cc scooters would you recommend to me, taking into consideration ride quality, handling, and comfort? Fuel efficiency and features are not my primary concerns but, yes, the scooter should be quite reliable.
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As you rightly observed, quite a few 125-cc scooters are available in the market to choose from. You could look at the Honda Grazia, Aprilia SR 125 or TVS Ntorq 125. Luckily, we’ve pitted all three 125s against one another in this very issue! Just turn over to page 66. We’re sure our in-depth review will help you make your choice.