Bridgestone Dueler

Bridgestone Dueler Review: Performance, Compound, Vehicle Compatibility & Other Details Revealed

Bridgestone Dueler

Bridgestone Dueler Tyre Overview

Bridgestone is the planet’s leading tyre company, having shaped the Indian and Global tyre markets with its groundbreaking innovations. The Dueler product range is a culmination of this rich history of innovation through tyres that challenge the limits of cross terrain performance and driving comfort. Developed for the range of premium and luxury SUVs, MUVs, and Crossover vehicles the Dueler range is the benchmark for performance and quality in the segment. 

The variety offered in the tyre tread is commendable and suits different needs and requisites of a utility vehicle. The all-season Bridgestone Dueler tyres come with long-lasting tread and offer year-round traction on both on-road and off-road conditions. Dueler series tyres are engineered to confront any terrain with confidence. They not only provide high-levels of traction to regular SUVs/MUVs but also offer full-fledged robustness required for a 4WD vehicle without compromising on comfort. The versatile performance offered by the Dueler series makes it one of the best-selling premium tyres ranges in India. 

Bridgestone Dueler Tyre Compound

A dependable SUV tyre that seizes strength, durability and comfort requires innovative rubber raw materials and other novel elements as ingredients, and Bridgestone Dueler inherits all. The Dueler carries a high amount of silica content in its compound that ensures better grip under wet weather conditions. The robust and resilient rubber with its silica enriched all-season compound lead to exceptional handling during on-road and off-road driving. All the tyre patterns under Dueler range have an ideal amalgamation of a hard and soft compound at the tread for superior flexibility under varied weather and road setups. The use of reinforced polyester body plies and O-Bead technology enhance longevity and comfort while driving.

Bridgestone Dueler Tyre Construction Type

The tyre with radial construction features Long Link Carbon structure that assists in uniform tread wear and prevents the tyre from cracking, chipping and tearing. The vital tyre construction elements such as the right combination of tread design, proper casing shape, unique raw materials etc., come together to form the basis of the Dueler tyres. This results in an unstressed performance of the vehicle.  The Duelers by Bridgestone comes with twin steel belts that stabilize the tread area and a polyester cord body to ensure a comfy ride. 

The innovative groove patterns of Dueler D684, Dueler 689, Dueler HL 33 and Dueler HP Sport offer a wide variety of tread designs to choose from which can handle specific road and weather conditions. The different tread sipes and grooves of Duelers are capable of confident traction on wet and dry surfaces. Other aspects that go into the making of the Dueler tyres are joint-less cap ply and reinforced polyester body that calls for better stability, uniform wear and precise steering response.

Bridgestone Dueler Tyre Performance

Whether it’s on-road performance in city/highway or off-road performance under countryside setup, the Bridgestone Dueler tyre takes up the challenge effortlessly and ensures stability and comfort every time. The tyre handles hazardous situations spiritedly with its efficient grip while driving on open stretches ensures noise-free, comfortable rides to the occupants. The tyre corners precisely due to supple sidewalls under high-speed conditions. The shorter braking distance is assured by better stick to the surface thanks to flat contact patch technology by Bridgestone. The rounded casing profile of the Duelers provides a smooth and quiet ride, while the uniquely formed grooves ensure better water dispersal and offer better resistance to hydroplaning. 

Bridgestone Dueler Tyre Available Sizes

Bridgestone Dueler series tyres namely Dueler D684, Dueler 689, Dueler HL 33 and Dueler HP Sport are offered in a wide variety of rim sizes right from smaller R15 to larger R20 wheels. Mentioned below are the available sizes of all Dueler patterns: 

Bridgestone Dueler D684 Bridgestone Dueler 689 Bridgestone Dueler HL 33 Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport
215/65 R16 98T 195/82 R15 106Q 235/65 R18 106V 215/60 R17 96H
235/65 R17 104H 215/65 R16 98H   255/55 R18 109Y
265/60 R18 110T 215/75 R15 100S   265/50 R19 110Y
265/60 R18 110H 215/75 R15 100S   275/45 R20 110Y
  215/75 R15 100S    
  215/75 R15 106 / 103Q    
  235/70 R16 105S    
  235/70 R16 109S    
  235/70 R16 105S    
  235/75 R15 105S    
  235/75 R15 105S    

Prices of Bridgestone Dueler Tyre Patterns

The high-performance Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport (17, 18, 19, and 20-inch) fall in the price bracket of Rs. 11540 – Rs. 27387, while the Dueler HL 33 (18-inch) comes in the range of Rs. 15488 – Rs. 17345. Moreover, the Dueler 684 (16, 17, and 18-inch) and Dueler 689 (15 and 16-inch) are priced between Rs. 9000 – Rs. 21000 and Rs. 6400 – Rs. 9500 respectively. All the mentioned prices are approximate. 

Bridgestone Dueler Tyre Fuel Efficiency Factor

The continuous innovation at Bridgestone has led to the development of a special compound that encourages low rolling resistance of the Dueler tyres, which automatically results in higher fuel efficiency of the utility vehicle. The uniquely developed compound used in the sidewalls diminishes tyre deformation and assists in returning higher fuel economy. On the other hand, the low weight of the Dueler series tyres also adds to the fuel mileage.

Bridgestone Dueler Warranty 

The Dueler range of SUV tyres are covered under the standard warranty for 5 years from the manufacturing date (for manufacturing defects only); or 3 years from the date of purchase; or till the exposure of tread wear indicators, whichever is earlier. This warranty coverage is irrespective of kilometres covered.

Bridgestone Dueler Tyre Speed Rating 

The all-terrain and highway specific tyres under the Dueler series come with different speed ratings namely — T, H, Q, S, V and Y. Here the S and Q speed ratings denote tyre’s maximum speed limit of 180 km/hr and 160 km/hr respectively. Moreover, the T and H speed ratings stand for the highest acceleration in the form of 190 km/hr and 210 km/hr correspondingly. And lastly, speed limits of 240 km/hr for V speed rating and 300 km/hr for Y speed ratings emerge as the highest in the Dueler series.

Bridgestone Dueler Competitors

There is so much that the Dueler series tyres offer in terms of features, safety and apt pricing; hence there is not much of competition with Indian tyre brands. However, some of the leading international brands do compete against the Duelers in the premium segment. The competitors include Pirelli Scorpion ATR, JK Elanzo, Goodyear Eagle Efficient Grip, CEAT CZAR A/T, Continental Conti Cross Contact AT XL OWL, Hankook Ventus V12 EVO, Michelin Primacy 3 ST and others.

Bridgestone Dueler Tyre Vehicle Compatibility

The performance tyres in the Bridgestone Dueler range can be fitted to the below-mentioned car models in India.

CARS COMPATIBLE WITH BRIDGESTONE DUELER TYRES
Audi Q3
Audi Q5
Audi Q7
BMW X5
Chevrolet Captiva
Chevrolet Trailblazer
Force One
Hyundai Creta
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Freelander 2
Land Rover Range Rover
Mahindra Bolero
Mahindra NuvoSport
Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton
Mahindra Thar
Mahindra TUV300
Mahindra TUV300 Plus
Mahindra Xylo
Mahindra Marazzo
Mercedes Benz M Class
Mercedes Benz R Class
Nissan Terrano
Nissan X-Trail
Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Macan
Renault Duster
Tata Aria
Tata Hexa
Tata Sumo
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Toyota Innova
Toyota Innova Crysta
Volvo XC 60
Volvo XC 90
VW Touareg

Verdict

The versatile Dueler series of tyres from Bridgestone has not only fascinated the SUV or MUV owners but have also appealed to the compact SUV buffs in the country. And the reason for it is the use of state-of-the-art technology that ensures noise-free ride and surefooted traction under varied weather conditions on and off-road. Moreover, when it comes to off-roading performance the tyre never disappoints and faces tough situations with effective ease. Be it on-road or off-road driving one thing that remains assured is the comfort factor, which never goes for a toss. As a premium offering from Bridgestone, especially the larger 19 and 20-inch variants, it offers better longevity and driving comfort as expected from a premium tyre by a storied company.

In conclusion, Dueler emerges as a good overall value for money package for those looking for comfort, durability in an all-terrain SUV tyre.    

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