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Stock tyres or not

What are the best tyres to put on the 1000 versys for mixed riding wet and dry?
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I've been running Michelin PR's since 2011 they work great dry,wet.city.mountains.freeway. For my V-1000 i recently put on the Road 5's and really like how they are performing....

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Michellin PRs are the gold standard. BUT...if you wanna save a few bucks, get almost as good performance/life, and get $75 back in rebate, check out the Dunlop RoadSmart III tires. I just put them on and love them.
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I ran a set of Michelin Road 5s and they were absolutely great in the rain but I didn't get decent mileage from them..Im recommend the Metzler Roadtec 01s which are also great in the rain and give much better mileage...for me anyway.

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Michellin PRs are the gold standard. BUT...if you wanna save a few bucks, get almost as good performance/life, and get $75 back in rebate, check out the Dunlop RoadSmart III tires. I just put them on and love them.
PRs are excellent but awful pricey!

I’m probably grabbing that roadsmart deal by the end of August as they’re 200 a set with the rebate, thats almost half the price of the PR5 and I highly doubt it lasts twice as long.

The Avon Spirit ST is 228 a set (v650) and includes a puncture warranty for half the tires life and the Continental had towing included (150 miles) as a perk for some of their models. The Road Attack 3 is highly rated.
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That's right! I forgot to mention the rebate. I bought mine through Revzilla, earning a little zilla cash as well as the $75 from Dunlop. After the zilla cash and the rebate, the tires basically cost me $188.28 for the pair. Of course I ended up spending the savings on install after I messed it up!
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I loved the Dunlop Road Elites on my Yamaha VStar 950. I was able to get 16K miles out of them, seriously.

As soon as I'm done with the stock tires on my V1K, I will get the Dunlop Roadsmart. Cant wait for those, as I feel they are superior to Bridgestone grip, or "Slipstone" as the guy at my local bike shop says.

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