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Long Term Review: Introducing TVS Eurogrip ProTorq Extreme Tyres For KTM 390 Duke

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  • Mar 29, 2021
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TVS’ ProTorq Extreme Tyres are designed for sub-400cc performance bikes

 

The Indian government’s recent import restrictions on tyres have put most of us in a pickle, as it prevents manufacturers/dealers from shipping tyres from foreign markets. This basically means no more Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone or even Metzelers for your thirsty performance machines. 

Sure, this move could push domestic sales, thereby creating more job opportunities, but at what cost? Many motorcyclists are currently struggling with worn out tyres and don't really have an alternative, especially with bigger bikes. Dealers are currently working on seeking permission from DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade) to import a limited number of tyres for the market. That should take the load off some of the market demand, but it's still some time away. 

Meanwhile, domestic tyre manufacturers like TVS Eurogrip have stepped up to the plate to provide its new range of ProTorq Extreme tyres, designed specifically for smaller performance bikes. And we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to slap them onto one of our bikes and test them out for y’all. For now, we’ll just introduce the tyres to you; our impressions on the tyres will follow in the coming months. 

Sizes And Who It’s Meant For:

The ProTorq Extreme comes in a 110/70 ZR17 front and 150/60 ZR17 rear priced at Rs 4,650 and Rs 5,650 respectively. This makes them a lot cheaper and accessible than the ApolloAlpha H1’s. 

  • Make: TVS Eurogrip ProTorq Extreme HF & HR 
  • Type: Radial tyres
  • Size: Front: 110/70 ZR17; Rear: 150/60 ZR17
  • Price: Front: Rs 4,650; Rear: Rs 5,650
TVS ProTorq Extreme Tyres Product Review: Introduction

While these tyres fit a range of motorcycles, we felt the 2017 KTM 390 Duke’s aggressive nature would be the perfect litmus test for them. However, you could very well use them on bikes like the Bajaj Dominar 400, Suzuki Gixxer 250 and SF 250, Honda CB300R, Ninja 300 (front), BMW G 310 R and the TVS Apache RR 310

 

The Science:

TVS ProTorq Extreme Tyres Product Review: Introduction

The ProTorq Extreme tyres use radial construction which makes them lighter than conventional bias-ply tyres. Much like Apollo Alphas, these tyres are constructed using a Zero Degree steel belt, meaning fewer plies (layers of rubber) running along the circumference of the tyre. This essentially makes them lighter and more flexible, having less rolling resistance, lower fuel consumption, more grip in corners and stability at higher speeds. 

According to TVS Eurogrip, the unique tread pattern on the tyres should dispel water more efficiently, thus offering great wet grip. These tyres according to comapny have been designed to provide good handling, be it wet or dry conditions, and comfort, all while ensuring great durability.

 

What’s Next?

TVS ProTorq Extreme Tyres Product Review: Introduction

We’ll be putting these tyres through varied riding conditions over the course of the next couple of months. This would range from pristine tarmac, sharp twisties, pothole-ridden roads to of course wet or damp surfaces. Not to mention, comparing them to the Apollo Alpha H1’s. So stay tuned to ZigWheels.

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