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Postby riceburner » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:29 am

Looks like the missus K-R is going to need new tyres soon.

Currently on Dunlops of some sort - which she isn't fussy about, but I don't like much, they've worn very oddly and the bike wanders around at anything below 30mph, due to the square edges on the rear and pointy front.

What's everyone using?, Any recommendations? We like good grip and feedback (wet and dry), and longevity. Not interested in Track-type tyres, we usually go for Sport-Tour tyres (eg my favourite, Pirelli Diablo Strada).
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Re: Tyres

Postby Silverr » Tue May 06, 2008 1:21 am

My tire of choice is a Metzeler RoadTec Z6. I used Z4's back in the day and found the Z6's to be a nice improvment.

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Re: Tyres

Postby doug.brown » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:22 pm

I'm getting these put on tomorrow: http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/front ... 21&lang=EN

I do a lot of back windy/hilly roads, and am looking forward to track school, so my BMW store owner recommended them. I'll see how they are soon!

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Re: Tyres

Postby crousos » Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:52 am

Continental Road Attack, I switched to them from Pilot Roads and they definitely grip as good (if not better) but with much better life


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Re: Tyres

Postby Ves » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:05 am

I just put on some Pilot Roads recently, have about three thousand miles on them and the rear is already wearing noticeably. I doubt I'll get another one, I'd like a little better wear than that.
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Re: Tyres

Postby DJ Downunder » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:27 pm

I have loved my new PR2's..(on my R1150R)...but...after coming back from a big three day ride in the mountains I have developed an odd vibration coming from the rear tire when I lean from side to side..It's sorta like cupping on the rear tire... :-k

I've never had this before and wonder if it has anything to do with the softer side areas wearing more than normal.

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Re: Tyres

Postby Boxer04 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:43 am

Hi DJ,

I have a set of Pilot Road 2's on my R1150R and I have the same experience. I have looked at them closely and it seems the side is wearing quicker than the centre. At about half an inch (12mm) from the centre of the front tyre it is clear the section is worn more than the centre. In fact at certain angles (side on) the tyre appears scolloped. The front has 14,000km on and the back about 10,000km (should be the same but got a stone in the rear tyre). The vibration I get is more like a rumble (brrrrr) at low speeds when I lean into a corner and it has had this since about 3000km. I will be going to my tyre fitter this week to show him. I am not the only BMW rider who has had this problem.

I do not notice any vibrations or handling problems at normal touring speeds - only at very low speeds. Tyres seem to be wearing well at this point in the centre at least. I notice I have to run these PR2's at a higher tyre pressure than the PR's.
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Re: Tyres

Postby DJ Downunder » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:48 pm

Yeah that's exactly what I'm getting..and it's good to now that I'm not the only one.

I was stressing that it may be a rear drive problem..It's a shame because they're nice tires.

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Re: Tyres - Bike Mag Test July 2008

Postby MikeCam » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:06 am

Bike Mag Sportbike tire test (for liter bikes) July 08

Biased toward performance not mileage.

Rice, I know it's not what you asked for. Just wanted to avoid an additional thread.

5 stars - Pirelli Diablo Rossi

4 stars - Metzeler Sportec M3, Dunlop Qualifier D209, Continental Contisport Attack, Bridgestone BT016

3 stars - Michelin Pilot Power 2CT, Avon Viper Sport

2 stars - Maxxis Supermaxx Sport
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