Reise trailR dual-purpose tyres off-road test: How they’re different from stock tyres and suited for ADVs
Just like proper footwear is essential for an athlete, proper tyres are crucial for a two-wheeler to perform well. Reise Moto is a new brand in the Indian tyre market that has been born out of a joint venture between Mahansaria Group and Mitas. Both companies have a long history of producing tyres. Now, the two are joining forces to produce tyres in India, for the Indian market and export them to other markets as well. Reise intends to provide high-quality tyres to enthusiasts but at relatively lower rates. I had a chance to go and get a taste of their offering and see if they really could be a good option for the average buyer.
Reise trailR tyres off-road test | Made-in-India dual-purpose tyres | TOI Auto
Royal Enfield Himalayan with Reise trailR tyres
The trailR tyres that we tested at the off-road track are actually dual-purpose units and have been balanced to perform on the tarmac and off it as well. These tyres were fitted onto the Royal Enfield Himalayan, a capable off-road machine. While we could not take the bike on road, we did ride through a long off-road trail that consisted of uphill climbs, big rocks, loose sand and even a small stream crossing. Through all of this, the tyres provided the bike with plenty of grip and gave me a lot of confidence. I was genuinely impressed with the response of the tyres and how well they worked in tandem with the suspension. Making directional changes on uneven surfaces was no problem either, even when going downhill. The only area where the bike felt a bit too bouncy was when we were going over rocks but that was mostly due to the tyre pressure being a bit too high for this kind of trail.
Reise is offering the trailR tyre in four sizes – one front tyre and three rear tyres. The Himalayan that we were riding, came with a 90/90 – 21 in the front and a 120/70 – 17 at the back. Apart from this, you can also get an 18-inch rear tyre as well. The trailR tyres come with directional tread blocks that look good and are functional too.
The rest of the range
Apart from the trailR tyres, the company also has five other series – tourR, traceR, troopR, tripR & twistR. Each tyre range is meant for a specific purpose and customers can pick one that fits their needs. This means that whether you have a commuter motorcycle, an ADV, or a cruiser, Reise has you covered. The tripR tyres are rather interesting as these are scooter tyres meant for touring and long-distance riding, not a product that you see often in the market. These all-weather tyres are available in both 10 and 12-inch options.
How much does it cost?
By manufacturing tyres in India, Reise has been able to keep the cost of the tyres in check while not compromising on quality. The trailR tyre range starts at Rs 3,450 and goes up to Rs 4,050 which is on the more affordable side. For people looking to replace their old tyres on their ADV or get a more capable pair than the stock ones, the trailR tyres should make for a great pick.