•  Trail Rated: Testing Reise Moto’s TrailR tyres

Testing Reise Moto’s TrailR tyres the right way

Reise Moto recently introduced its range of made-in-India premium performance tyres. The new tyre brand is a result of a collaboration between Indian tyre conglomerate, the Mahansaria Group and European tyre maker Mitas to co-develop and manufacture tyres, the best part being its focus on enthusiast-centric tyres. The range includes 26 tyres under the sub-brands TrailR, TraceR, TroopR, TripR, and TwistR. These tyres cover both motorcycles and scooters and are focused towards trail riding, touring, track riding and commuting. Reise will soon introduce enduro tyres and even white-wall tyres for vintage motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts.

We were invited to try out the new Reise TrailR tyres. The tyres were fitted on Royal Enfield motorcycles and our test track for the day was an off-road course and a jungle trail filled with gnarly descents and sharp inclines filled with loose rocks and mud. So clearly myself, the motorcycle and the tyres had our work cut out for us. Before I tell you how we fared, let’s talk about the TrailR tyres. The TrailR are dual-purpose tyres with an enhanced focus on off-road riding. The tyres have a wide footprint with uni-directional crossover blocks in a Chevron tread pattern and deeper shoulder grooves for better performance on loose dirt surfaces. It even features a stiffer carcass construction with a multi compound tread that claims to withstand abuse and last longer.

With its unique tread design, the TrailR tyres look fantastic as well. Besides sampling tyres, my goal was to keep the rubber side down which I managed despite the trail being a proper hardcore one. I was impressed with the grip on the sandy sections of the off-road trail and the way the tyres gripped loose surfaces as I rode up inclines. In fact, I had the confidence to simply whack the throttle open to get to the top of the hill. We even passed a small water crossing that had wet bedrock but the tyres showed no sign of slip! The most impressive aspect was the grip on side inclines, the ones you encounter when you ride into a rut. Overall, the tyres turned out to be quite grippy and confidence inspiring in the dirt. At ₹ 8,000 for a pair, these tyres are a good VFM upgrade from the OEM tyres on your Royal Enfield Himalayan or Hero Xpulse 200, if you like exploring remote places or plan to head to Ladakh.

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