Mahindra Centuro Bike Tyres Price – Best Tyres For Mahindra Centuro

When launched in 2013, the Mahindra Centuro was aimed at adding a hint of colour to an otherwise boring commuter motorcycle market. It had golden ribs, larger-than-usual headlight, five-spoke alloy wheels and boasted of tech features only seen in passenger cars. The Centuro was available in five different variants – Disc Brake, NXT, Rockstar, XT and the Mirzya. For simplicity, we’ll stick with the disc-equipped version.

 

The Centuro is powered by a 106.7-cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine rated at 8.4 bhp and 0.87 kg-m of power and torque. It has a four-speed gearbox and features telescopic shocks in the front and twin shocks with a tubular swing arm at the rear. Apart from the fresh looks, the Centuro comes with a very car-like key-fob, ‘find-me’ lights, a large multifunction display for the speedometer, odometer, the trip-meter, clock, service indicator, and a distance-to-empty readout. It also has a claimed fuel efficiency of 80 km/l which makes the Centuro one of the most promising bikes in the commuter segment.

 

Factory tyre sizes of Mahindra Centuro

The Mahindra Centuro uses a 2.75 – 18 tyre in the front and a 3.00 – 18 tyre on the rear. This means that the front tire is 2.75 inches wide, while the rear one has a width of 3 inches. The rim diameter is 18 inches, and these sizes, by the way, are identical to those prescribed for most bikes in the 100-cc segment. While buying tires for a Mahindra Centuro, there aren’t too many options to upsize, since the rim diameters are unique to this class of motorcycle. Also, Michelin offers a front/rear fitment tire, but it should only be used after consulting a mechanic. 

 

Tyre Design for Mahindra Centuro

The Mahindra Centuro is designed to extract the maximum possible mileage from every drop of fuel. The slim, 2.75-inch tires offer very low rolling resistance. What is rolling resistance? It is the resistance to rotate. This resistance is over and above the friction between the tires and the road. Every tire is built out of rubber compounds, carbon black, silica and other additives. All these come together to offer as little resistance to motion as possible – reducing fuel consumption. On the other hand, the narrow tires make the Centuro prone to skidding under heavy braking. 

 

Economical Tyre options for Mahindra Centuro

Make

Model

Nomenclature

Type

Load Index (kg)

Speed Rating (kph)

Price (INR)

Michelin Sirac Street 2.75 – 18 42 P Front 160 150 1,632
Michelin City Pro 2.75 – 18 48 P Rear 180 150 1,521
MRF Nylogrip Plus 2.75 – 18 50 P Rear 200 150 1,399
MRF Nylogrip Zapper 2.75 – 18 42 P Front 160 150 1,359
Maxxis M6304 2.75- 18 50 P Rear 200 150 1,150
Maxxis M6302 2.75 – 18 42 P Front 160 150 897

 

Selecting the Best Tyre for Mahindra Centuro

The Mahindra Centuro is designed to do one thing – go as far as possible on a single tank of fuel. The company claims a fantastic 80 km per litre, but in the real world, you should be looking at a little over 60 kilometres per litre. To achieve this, Mahindra has put in a lot of thought, especially in the lightweight chassis and the gearbox. The motorcycle does not have ABS, so panic braking will lead to disaster. Keeping the low weight, moderate speed and lack of ABS in mind, you should look at a tire make that offers good all-round grip, low rolling resistance, superior wear rates, and long life.  

 

Tyre Recommendations for Mahindra Centuro

Tyre Brand Front/Rear Model Nomenclature Load Index Speed Rating Price Warranty Tire Type
CEAT Rear Milaze 3.00 18 52 P 200 150 INR 1500 5-yr Manufacturer warranty Tubeless
Metro Rear Conti Aqua Grip 3.00 18 52 P 200 150 INR 1799 Manufacturer standard warranty Tubed
JK Rear Blaze BR21 3.00 18 52 P 200 150 INR 1483 Company Standard Warranty Tubeless
Michelin Front Sirac Street 2.75 18 42 P 160 150 INR 1,632 5-yr Manufacturer warranty Tubed
Michelin Rear Sirac Street 3.00 18 52 P 200 150 INR 1600 2-yr Manufacturer warranty Tubed
MRF Rear Nylogrip Plus 3.00 18 52 P 200 150 INR 1359 2-yr Manufacturer warranty Tubed
Metro Front Conti Rib Plus 2.75 18 NA NA INR 1513 Manufacturer standard warranty Tubed
Birla Front Roadmaxx F81 2.75 18 NA NA INR 1416 2-yr Manufacturer warranty Tubed
MRF Front Nylogrip Zapper 2.75 18 42 P 160 150 INR 1359 3-yr company standard warranty Tubed
Ralco Front Tuf Rib 2.75 18 42 P 160 150 INR 1076 Manufacturer standard warranty Tubeless
Maxxis Front M6302 2.75 – 18 42 P 160 150 INR 897 1 Year Free Replacement + 5-yr unconditional warranty Tubed

 

Verdict : 

While selecting tires for the Mahindra Centuro, you need to consider the following things – daily usability, budget, and life. Another thing – buy tyres in pairs. An MRF front will not go well with a CEAT rear because tread patterns are designed in a complementary manner. Overall, Maxxis makes the best budget tires, while the Michelin Sirac Street is reputed to last the longest. Here’s a table to simplify things. MRF tires offer the best value overall if you’re looking for a make that is readily available and is backed by a strong brand reputation. 

 

Purpose Make Front/Rear Combination 
Economy Maxxis M6302 + M6304
Overall value MRF Nylogrip Zapper + Nylogrip Plus
Excellent Grip and long life  Michelin Sirac Street (front and rear)

 

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