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Old 02-27-2018, 10:21 PM
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Ive read alot posts on this and i am still having hard time deciding on tires. I mainly commute but ride twisties once in awhile, im looking for a tire with a decent price more than anything.
 
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:34 AM
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Same boat. Always a tough decision. Giving me a headache trying to figure out what to go with.

My own choices have come down to (in order that I'm considering):

Pirelli Angel GT (prolly the best mileage with this one, and good grip from what I've read)

Michelin Power RS (probably giving up a lot of miles with this one, but grip is supposed to be exceptional)

Pirelli Diablo Rosso III (and likely giving up even more miles with this one)

Michelin Road 5 (a sensible choice, but I dunno how sensible I am)

Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ (people either swear at, or swear by Dunlop tires. I'm undecided, but Dunlop makes these in the US, and I've read good things from most reviewers)

Just kinda waiting it out to see who starts offering those spring rebates.
 
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:29 AM
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Have the same bike same year. I prefer the Dunlop Road smart II tires. These are awesome tires for me. Great performance tires for what you need. commuter and Twist. ($190 for the package) Chaparral in Riverside Calif.
 
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:08 AM
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I've been riding the Bridgestone Battlax tires for awhile, have gone through two sets. Never any complaints, though I haven't had any other tire to compare it to. All around solid. Moderate riding.
 
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:01 AM
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For commuting and street riding, any tire sport touring tire will work fine. They will all grip good enough and last...well... mileage will vary based on you and your streets. I'm sure you've heard that some tires are harder than others, but it's more like soft instead of ultra-soft. Unless you are at a track pushing the bike hard, you will only notice the difference in how they wear. Its usually the pavement, tire age, wear shape, and air pressure that make the tires feel slippery and different, for the average rider.

Anything in the hyper-sport line will feel great, but wear quickly if you ride straight up a bunch. You really need to keep them turning or they will get flat in the center.

Don't over think the whole brand thing. Just get a set in your price range and run them. If you think you like them, get them again. Or switch and try something else. It certainly won't be the last set that you ever put on there...
 
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Any name brand will do fine, shinko is a no go. You said price matters most and they are cheapest but just no.
 
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Devin Johnson View Post
im looking for a tire with a decent price more than anything.
Originally Posted by boredandstroked View Post
You said price matters most and they are cheapest but just no.
The most important part of any bike is the tires. Please don't skimp there.
 
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Michelin pilot road 4 are highly rated and good compromise between grip and longevity. I have them and rate them highly, although I don't drag knees on my commute at all
 
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:48 PM
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The Pilot Road 4 are being phased out, though many places still have a lot of stock. The Pilot Road 4's are being replaced with the Road 5's (Michelin has apparently decided to drop the 'Pilot' from the tire name).
The standard critique of PR4s, however, has been that they lose a fair bit of their magical [wet braking] ability a little earlier than most would like. Michelin claims to have resolved this issue with the Road 5 in borrowing tread design from the Premier A/S tire first introduced in 2014. Reportedly the tread helps maintain wet-braking performance as the tire wears.
Even after 3000 miles, a MICHELIN Road 5 tyre stops as short as a brand new MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tyre thanks to the evolutionary MICHELIN XST Evo sipes.
The 75 mile road test was split into two groups, and I foolishly decided to choose the quicker-paced one led out by ex-GP500 nutter and bona fide legend Dominique Sarron. Even pushing sixty years old hasn't slowed him down, and when he saw me harassing him in the mirrors of his tatty old BMW K1300, he decided to show me how it was done.

His old tourer was also shod with the new Road 5 and if anything demonstrated the sheer ability of this tyre, it was watching this veteran GP racer buggering off into the distance so quickly and smoothly, that I was shaking my head in disbelief. If he can push the tyre that hard, then I know I'm safe to chase as fast as my electronically-assisted Aprilia can go.
https://rideapart.com/articles/miche...t-touring-tire
http://moto.michelin.com/motorbike/m...ts/road-5.html
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...and-track-test

The more I read about the Road 5 tires, the more I lean towards them. But damn...they are spendy.
 

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Old 03-03-2018, 12:13 PM
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I can barely wear a set of pilot pures or now Q3's out riding every day to work and back before they dry rot out, why give up grip for longevity when the grippy tires wear so long? I get at least 8k from a rear, 10k from a front.
 

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