Buying tyres for a big bike, especially above 600cc, has been an issue for some time now due to the government imposing a restriction on imported tyres. As collateral, prices of imported tyres which were the only option for superbikes, went through the roof, with a pair costing as much as upwards of Rs 40,000. That’s when Apollo tyres came in as saviours with their Vredestein range of tyres.
So Vredestein has got its Centauro range of tyres, and it comes in two guises, ST and NS. ST is basically for sports touring, and NS is their high-performance supersport radial. Since the tyres will be shod on my 2020 KTM 790 Duke, we opted for the NS range in stock sizes which is 180/55-17 for the rear and 120/70-17 for the front.