CEAT Zoom XL Two-Wheeler Tyre Review 

CEAT has been an entrenched name in the Indian tyre industry. However, in the last decade, with the launch of some exceptional products, it has evolved as a very promising bike tyre brand. In its two-wheeler portfolio, one of the very successful tyres has been the ‘Zoom XL’ from Zoom line-up. So let’s know what goes into the making of the Zoom XL tyre and how it fares on various vital parameters.

 

CEAT Zoom XL Overview

In the beginning, when Zoom series from CEAT was first launched, it catered to the commuter and mass segment motorcycles. However, with the ingress of mid-size performance bikes, which eventually led to the increased demand for performance tyres, it introduced premium products such as the Zoom XL. A result of extensive research and quality testing, CEAT Zoom XL is presented as front and rear fitment with a wide size range. 

 

Aimed at the young riders who look for speedy performance as well as long term reliability, the tyre is first to secure ‘H’ speed rating from CEAT. The tyre can be used in city limits on weekdays and can be a safe sprinter on weekends for long straight rides. The compound and tread pattern allows stability and safety at speeds alongside confident lean angles on curves. Owing to its all-round abilities it has been original equipment (OE) tyre to many two-wheeler brands in the country.

 

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Compound 

The tyre integrates high-quality unique rubber compound that provides optimum grip over the surface and ensures longer tyre life. The ideal blend of a hard and soft compound at the tread calls for excellent all-weather traction. Moreover, the use of improved raw material and special rubber at the sidewalls allow better flexibility at high speeds.

 

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Construction Type

The Zoom series tyre is endowed with a bias-ply construction and comes with a tubeless arrangement. Its innovative tread design gets optimised groove pattern angle that aids in brilliant road grip and easy rolling of the tyre. The strong carcass is designated to tackle roadside abruptions with ease. Moreover, the stiff sidewalls ascertain better flexibility during heavy load carrying situations. Its exclusively designed lightning-shaped tread pattern enables better-wet grip and safety while high-speed braking. 

 

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Performance

Made to excel in the routine city and high-speed conditions alike, the Zoom XL with its unique tread design not only allows confident handling but also safer performance. It allows you to own the road with its fine handling and high-speed stability aspect. On one hand, it takes good care of day-to-day city manoeuvrability, while on the other, helps you lean on curvy roads with confidence. Thanks, to its wider tread arc radius of the Zoom XL that ensures wider contact patch resulting in effective grip all along. 

Speedy riding on straight roads is hassle-free as the tyre maintains proper firmness and stick on the surface making you feel planted all the time. Braking too is surefooted in the wet, courtesy its special tread pattern that repels water quickly underneath the tyre. Further, the shorter braking distance is determined without distortion under dry setup alongside better cornering grip. In addition to the tarmac, it can even confront the challenges thrown by the mild rough terrains effortlessly.     

 

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Size

The Zoom XL is a versatile bike tyre offered in front as well as rear fitments. The sizes on offer for the front tyre is an ideal fit to 20 motorcycles, while the rear tyre sizes range is compatible with 25 motorcycles. Offered in 17-inch and 18-inch dimensions with varied width and aspect ratios, it can be shod to bike like Bajaj Platina – from commuter category – to Kawasaki Ninja 300 – in the performance segment.

  

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Price 

The front and rear tyres under the Zoom XL brand flaunt a reasonable price tag. The price of front tyre falls in the bracket of Rs 1300-1775 (approx), while rear tyre comes in the price range of Rs 1755-2920 (approx).

 

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Fuel Efficiency

The multi-facet tyre from CEAT has been given special attention when it comes to fuel savings. Although, performance tyres meant for high-speed rides lose on fuel efficiency. However, Zoom XL manages to seize better fuel mileage than its competitors.

 

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Warranty

The CEAT bike tyre features a standard warranty of 72 months. And this 6 years warranty is valid only for manufacturing defects. The warranty is applicable from the date of manufacture or till the tyre tread is worn up to the TWI (Tread Wear Indicators), whichever falls first, irrespective of kilometres covered.

 

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Speed Rating

As Zoom XL is aimed at commuter as well as performance bike segment, it offers its range with a balanced speed rating. The tyres are provided with P and H speed ratings, where P marked tyres can be accelerated up to the 150 km/hr and H rated ones are capable to achieve a maximum speed of 210 km/hr.

 

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Competitors

In its segment, CEAT Zoom XL is pitted against the likes of Apollo Alpha H1, MRF MoGrip Meteor, Michelin Sirac Street, MRF Nylogrip Zapper, JK Blaze, Metro Conti GO Tubeless, Apollo Actizip R3, TVS ATT 455 R, Michelin Pilot Street, and others.

 

CEAT Zoom XL Motorcycle Tyre Compatibility & Size 

Tyre SizeLoad IndexLoad Carrying Capacity (in kg.)Speed RatingSpeed (kmph)Vehicle Compatibility
110/70 - 17 Tubeless (Front)54212H210Yamaha FZ, Yamaha Fazer, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Kawasaki Ninja 400, Honda CBR250, KTM Duke, Yamaha YZF R3, Bajaj Dominar, Benelli TNT, Benelli TNT25, Benelli TNT R, BMW K1600 GTL
80/100 - 17 Tubeless (Front)46170P150Honda Shine, Honda Trigger, Honda Stunner, Hero Ignitor, Suzuki Hayate, Honda Twister, Honda Unicorn
80/100 - 18 Tubeless (Front)46170P150Honda 110 Dream, Honda Dream Neo, Honda Dream Yuga, Hero Hunk, Hero Passion XPro, Yamaha Saluto, Hero Xtreme, Hero Xtreme Sport
100/90 - 17 Tubeless (Rear)55218P150Bajaj Boxer, Bajaj Caliber, Honda CBF Stunner, Bajaj Discover, Hero Ignitor, Bajaj Platina, Bajaj Pulsar, Yamaha SZ
100/90 - 18 Tubeless (Rear)56224P150Hero Hunk, Hero Ignitor, Moto Guzzi V7, Royal Enfield Continental, Triumph Thruxton, Triumph Modern Classics
110/80 - 17 Tubeless (Rear)57230P150TVS Apache, Honda Shine, Honda Trigger, Honda CBR250, Honda CBR150R, Suzuki Inazuma, Bajaj Pulsar 150/180, Honda Unicorn
130/70 - 17 Tubeless (Rear)62265P150Honda CBR150R, Bajaj Pulsar 200NS, TVS Apache RTR200, Yamaha YZF, Yamaha YZF R15
140/70 - 17 Tubeless (Rear)66300H210Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CBR 250R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Harley Davidson Softail, Benelli TNT25, TVS Apache RTR200, Honda Hornet

 

Verdict

CEAT has been spending heavily on its R&D and is coming up with very competitive products such as the Zoom XL. The tyre provides all-round performance on every criterion – be it grip, comfort or stability at high speeds. Slightly low on life compared to the other longevity focussed bike tyres, it compensates this shortcoming with its commendable handling in city and on long routes. In addition to fine on-road performance, another aspect that underscores Zoom XL is the reasonable price point at which it has been offered.

Interestingly, due to its high-performance potential, Zoom XL was chosen as the OE tyre for the electric bike Tork T6X. A special version of Zoom XL tyre has been developed to suit the needs of the e-motorcycle from Tork Motors. So if vroom-ing excites you and exploring comes naturally to you, why not excel with Zoom.

 

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