Reise trailR tyres review
I had previously tested the Reise Moto trailR tyres at the off-roading course on a Royal Enfield Himalayan and with that bike's low end torque and the grip of the new treads, I was able to make light work getting past loose sand, gravel, stones, rocks and a lot more on an off-roading trail on the outskirts of Mumbai.
But we didn't get a chance to see how the tyre held up out on paved road at that time. We were recently issued another a pair of tubed 90/90-21 and 120/90-17 treads for a RE Himalayan, this time to test it out on the roads of Mumbai. After experiencing the 50/50 on-and off-road tyres out on the road I can now confidently vouch for these tyres really do have a go-anywhere attitude about them.
There are instances during a leisurely city ride that require you to react fast - like people randomly crossing the street without looking both ways, or a driver ahead that cut you off because of a blindspot. Instances like these call for quick responses and reflexes, and thankfully the trailR tyres allow you to go about your business with a certain level of surefootedness. Even these tyres offer good amounts of grip off-road, when I tipped the Himalayan into a corner on a concrete road, the shoulder grooves on the treads meant that I didn't feel like I was ushering the bike out of its comfort zone. The best part is that the current state of the roads in the city resemble some war-torn area so having tyres like these that perform well on undulated surfaces is a definite boon. Good on road, better off the beaten path. Road noise is at a minimum and the level of grip is remarkable. The beauty of it is that these treads won't cost you a limb to own.
Price: Rs 3,450 to Rs 4,000 per tyre from reisemoto.com
Starts Rs 2,01,000