Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Brighton, ON, Canada
Michelin Road 5 Tires
I know from my Gold Wing forum there are two things you never ask about - tires and oil. I hope the Versys forums aren't quite as difficult to work with.
I purchased my 2012 Versys 1000 late last year. Love what I've experienced so far in the short time I've ridden it. But really haven't really gotten into it yet in terms of much of anything - riding, parts, etc. At the dealer today they suggested the bike could use new tires - which I agree with.
My question is which tires are popular. My riding will be almost totally paved road, with the occasional gravel road. No dirt or enduro or off road riding for sure. Currently the bike has Pirelli Scorpion on the rear and Pirelli Angel GT on the front.
I was thinking about a 90/10 tire, but I've heard great things about the Michelin Pilot Road 4, and now the Michelin Road 5. I will most definitely ride on wet pavement more than gravel, so a wet pavement tire like these Michelins is appealing.
So, hopefully without receiving too much criticism for posting a tire thread, which tires are most popular for a Versys 1000 ridden almost exclusively on paved roads, some (little) gravel, and the occasional rain that we can never seem to totally avoid?
2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000
2012 Honda Gold Wing 1800
Last edited by CuddyBuddy; 03-18-2018 at 02:19 PM.