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Hi everyone,

I will have to change my Dunlop tires that came with the motorcycle, so I was hoping that I can heir some of yours experience. I use my bike everyday in the city but on the weekends I go out in the canion rides. I am a little bit agressive rides so the grip is the most important for me. usially don't drive in wet days.
this are my favorites:

Michelin Pilot Power 2CT
Michelin Pilot Road 2CT
Dunlop RoadSmart
Dunlop Qualifier
Pirelli DIABLO CORSA III Three
Pirelli Strada

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this are my favorites:

Pirelli Strada

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The Pirelli's have been superceded by Pirelli Angels.

A few of us have them, but not for long enough to tell.

Good luck with your choices

Although I have had Miss Jaffa (Burnt Orange 2007 Versys) for a while, I still have a lot to learn.


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Cut out the original dunlops in 8000km and got strada's now and was told they would get more KM's but at 7000km they look worse than my oem tires did, did complain to my local bike shop and the pirelli rep agreed to discout my replacement rear on a strada again or for extra $20.00 a angel that was after the shop guy mention to rep that i might go to a different brand next.

My view is im dissapointed in original and the strada but if you read different threads on tires you will see tire wear has lots of different varibles. including style of rider, type of roads, weight of rider etc. Our roads in NZ are hard on tires and some area more than others and this may be true in every country.

Just be aware to many different opinions and your head may hurt especially in tire dept as a lot of personal preferance's come into it such as wear, cost how the tires feel during ride, how sticky you need them, wet conditions, off road conditions or road works etc bla bla bla. all the best
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Dunlop OEM Sportmax-5,500 miles when wear indicator showed.
Dunlop Roadsmarts 6,000 miles and not done quite yet.

I may try the Avon Storm next time for comparison.

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I have the pirelli angels with 3376 miles on them. They have a wear groove in the middle but they still seem ok.

Although I'm a little doubtful that I'll get the same mileage out of the angels as I did with the oem tires (5857).

All my riding is freeway commuting in Houston.
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I have the pirelli angels with 3376 miles on them. They have a wear groove in the middle but they still seem ok.

Although I'm a little doubtful that I'll get the same mileage out of the angels as I did with the oem tires (5857).

All my riding is freeway commuting in Houston.
That is not a good sign for Pirelli Angels... Middle part suppose to be hard and long lasting...

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Hey! Early this year had the rear replaced with a Dunlop Sportmax RoadSmart 160/60ZR-17 (69W). After having a nice front-end washout in a parking lot relized it was time to replace the front. Have decided on the Dunlop Qualifier 120/70ZR-17 (58W) as I'm stupid (or was that "brave") enough to pull 170kmh on curves rather than get sliding sideways on gravel. I see it as going with a hard rear and soft front. Anyone know if this combo would be a bad idea? I was looking at Michelin Power Pilot but though that might be straying to far from the tires profiles/performance.

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Does Bridgestone make a set of tires for the V? I love the stones on my Goldwing!

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Does Bridgestone make a set of tires for the V? I love the stones on my Goldwing!
Bridgestone does make for the V. I am using BT016 Battlax and some are using BT 020/ BT021 and now the latest is BT 023.
http://mc.bridgestone.co.jp/en/produ...ry/onroad.html

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