Well winter in washington is nearing an end. Time to hang up the ski patrol jacket in a month and get out the bike. I have an 09 V and am going to purchase new tires for the first time. Was looking at the Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires as many people have suggested them in this forum. I found a price for around 310.00 a pair. Was wondering is there a good time of year to buy tires or does it really matter any more? Just curious...