Month: January 2016

CEAT: Born Tough – 1st impressions

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Fitted with a restored motorcycle that was once worth its weight at the scrap yard the Ceat Secure F85+ and Gripp when paired together are a match made in automotive heaven for enthusiasts of the slush and dirt order. Taking it on from where the last product was left off in the series, the F85+ thread pattern was all it took to wade through the slush on a 50+ kilometer ride organised by moto8 events in the latter half of the year. While the lead tyre ensured that the motorcycle never slipped up, the Gripp placed on the rear rim munched its way through the slush muck and water logged path like a hot knife on butter.

Turning down inhibitions of the “buttons” on tarmac and concrete, the Gripp ensured that it was in sync with its lead while zipping past traffic on highways and negotiating city roads. While all of this was at play in the initial 200 odd kms of its run, the tubes ensured that the bike was not grounded by punctures. In addition to this when tested on gravel dirt and stone, all it did was tip toe like a NINJA from a rooftop to the floor.

While the host vehicle has been set a side not for speed or some high adrenaline action, the very purpose of the host is to get the rider from mountain A to mountain B without much ado. More than that, serving as  an easy going ride, the 12 BHP single spark plugged host has seemed to have assimilated the product as one to work in tandem be it – Slush, Tarmac or Concrete roads.

We at team Motolethe would like to thank the CEAT Sales Team, Pune for providing us with an opportunity to test and review their product. Currently review of other products an ongoing and we will be sharing our findings soon. Having said that we can confidently say for the products in use that it is indeed worth the bang for every buck without carving out more than a niche` in the wallet. ON a part note to add, a standard issue that our team is facing with the tyres – They simply fail to disappoint!

 

Here is a quick look the Ceat tyres, featured in the pictures are the tube variants:

Secura F85+ (front) 2.75 x 18

Gripp (Rear)

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