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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-16-2009, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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RoadSmart tires win wet test

Just read in Two Wheels Only, a British magazine, that they tested 5 tires for wet roads and RoadSmart won.

I'm real happy with my RoadSmarts.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-16-2009, 05:23 PM
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I'd be happier with the rear I have on my Tuono if it didn't ride up on the sidewall when nearing max lean of the bike. Despite what Dunlop—and Aprilia—says, 180 Roadsmarts on a 6" wheel are a bad idea.

That being said, I'll probably go with a Roadsmart rear and Qualifier front on my Versys (when I get it).
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Atgatt, for those of us who can't get Two Wheels can you rank the others by brand and model.

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Machog, I may have to drop this forum because it used to show the latest replies by just going to the home page forums. Now it keeps showing old posts with old replies not updated and I have to try various things to see what is really posted. I have enough aggravation in life.

Anyway, my mind is not that good to remember the other tires. They tested for feel, braking, speed, etc. All the tests were close but RoadSmart had the highest overall scores. I saw the Two Wheels Only mag at Barnes and Noble.
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Atgatt, for those of us who can't get Two Wheels can you rank the others by brand and model.
Mac, from memory:

- Dunlop Roadsmart
- Michelin Pilot Power 2CT
- Bridgestone BT021
- Metzeler Sportec M3
- Pirelli Diablo Strada

I think, IIRC. No warranty implicit or implied. YMMV. Etc., etc.

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Do you hit the "New Posts" button?
I never had to do that before, and when I do, it does not show all the replies. It only shows them after I put a reply.

Anyway, I just washed out any files collected over the days and somehow it worked the way it always worked just after doing that.

Computers are strange beasts.
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Mac, from memory:

- Dunlop Roadsmart
- Michelin Pilot Power 2CT
- Bridgestone BT021
- Metzeler Sportec M3
- Pirelli Diablo Strada

I think, IIRC. No warranty implicit or implied. YMMV. Etc., etc.

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By golly, I think Gustavo is right!! All those tires look familiar in that article. I just glanced at the article and went right to the conclusion, so that's my sorry excuse.
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Great. No Avon Storms. Booo!

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Interesting. My local motorcycle shop had Pilot Powers on sale before Christmas so I checked the on-line reviews. They said they were perfect for a dry track but nothing else. Who do you believe? I'll trust guys on a forum like this with real life experience.
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Interesting. My local motorcycle shop had Pilot Powers on sale before Christmas so I checked the on-line reviews. They said they were perfect for a dry track but nothing else. Who do you believe? I'll trust guys on a forum like this with real life experience.
Hey you can trust whoever you want, but this guy, is not your average magazine hack and knows a thing or two about riding in the wet. Like everything else, YResultsMV.

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Nice,I replaced the rear in the fall and just bought the front, glad to see the Roadsmart is highly ranked


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Me too! I think those'll be the tires I go with next...



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I've got a couple of thousand miles on mine, mixed riding. So far I will buy another set when it is time.

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I just ordered a new set of Dunlop Roadsmarts from Moto X Outlet. I paid $108.99 for the front and $129.99 for the rear plus $25.00 shipping. A total of $263.98 and this will be my 2nd set of Roadsmarts. I got about 9,000 miles on my first set. My first set is still on the bike and I decided to change them as they are flat spotted in the middle. The rear one is wore down more than the front. They are a good tire in the rain.
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I just ordered a new set of Dunlop Roadsmarts from Moto X Outlet. I paid $108.99 for the front and $129.99 for the rear plus $25.00 shipping. A total of $263.98 and this will be my 2nd set of Roadsmarts. I got about 9,000 miles on my first set. My first set is still on the bike and I decided to change them as they are flat spotted in the middle. The rear one is wore down more than the front. They are a good tire in the rain.
Just out of interest what tyres do they fit as standard on the `v` your side of the pond,
(strange that we spell tyres / tires differently aint it ) must be a conspiracy

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Kawasaki is very egalitarian in that respect - everybody gets the same excellent D221's.


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Just out of interest what tyres do they fit as standard on the `v` your side of the pond,
(strange that we spell tyres / tires differently aint it ) must be a conspiracy
We spell it "conspyraci".
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ha,ha,ha

I just love the humor on this site, Conspyraci sounds like a proper southen corker, Still did`nt get the answer I was after,
what Tyires ( slight twist on the spelling here ) do they fit as standard IE what make ect,

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