ISI Mark Becomes Mandatory For Tyres In India

by Deepak on April 9, 2011

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued an order on Quality Control for Pneumatic tyres and tubes for automotive vehicles. This order enables the common man, the assurance that his tyres are met with the standards prescribed by BIS and are hence non-defective.

This order comes into effect from 9th of May. However, tyres that were manufactured before May 1st will not fall under this restriction.

Any dealer should not sell imported tyres and those selling the same without ISI certification would be fined.

About a month back, I remember reading a piece of news in The Business Line stating that Indian tyre makers are facing a stiff competition against Chinese tyre manufacturers. People prefer them owing to low price despite knowing the fact that they are not reliable in terms of quality. I get this information as a follow up of that.

Now even the reputed tyre makers from other nations such as Pirelli, Michelin, Yokohoma, and Continental…etc need to adhere to ISI standards and bear the mark of the same.


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Hunky April 9, 2011 at 11:46 am

Its not a problem for bikers and most of us stick with the proper one’s. Rather it would be a major for the cab drivers using those cheap Chinese options..

Secondly, Bajaj would be forced to either official bring IRC here in India for ISI validation or baby Ninja would require new sets of wheels..

Similarly, mamu’s now have one more option to ask for bribe since if you found using High quality Pirelli or Michelin having highest ratings in Europe of US, but not bothering about ISI..


star4ulove April 11, 2011 at 10:21 am

well said dude :)…


Sachin April 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

All those roadside helmates dont carry ISI mark,what about that?secondly why is govt.allowing imorts of chinees tyres if they are not worth our roads filled with pathholes.


pradeep navlani April 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm

This is good news for rider.


yo man April 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

This is a good move other wise manufacturers will play with safety like bajaj is doing with pathetic eurogrip tyres… even cycle tyres are better than them


fas April 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Its for dealers or even for manufacturers like Bajaj? Wont be for CKD I think, So Ninja should be safe.


Hunky April 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

How can that be ?? CKD / CBU not getting effected only after market in need of ISI, I doubt that. It would for all..


Ankur Jain April 9, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Are MRF Nylozappers for P-220 ISI marked ?


Hunky April 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

NO tire company has ISI yet, but they will all apply for certification !!!


atulgokuyamaha April 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

MRF IS GREAT For indian roads i only trust on MRF


Reeto April 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Hi. The MRF Zappers on the P220 DTSi are made of special soft compound rubber and have amazing grip on both dry and wet roads. Bajaj should phase out the Eurogrip tyres, reviews about the grip offered by the same is not encouraging at all. The ZMR has pathetic tyres, MRF Zappers but not adequately grippy on wet roads. Another bad set of tyres are the Dunlop ones doing their duty on the Royal Enfield models.


sandeep June 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

my bike’s rear tube was punctured on 26 june 2011 and had to be replaced as it was damaged beyond repair.The puncture shop had only “local”non branded tubes only andthey were not even ISI marked.I was under the impression that all tubes should bear ISI mark and when i asked regarding the same with the shop owner he said this rule is yet to be implemented.
I was left with no option but buying that sub-standard tube.In case this rule has been implemented,please let me know and i will complsin against him in the police station.


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