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I've owned two sets of the Michelin Pilot Road series of tires and they are long wearing, high grip tires I would not hesitate to recommend. So my question becomes what do I lose when I purchase a pair of Conti Motion tires at half the price? The Conti Motion seem like a great deal even if they don't last quite as long.

Continental Conti Motion Sport Touring radials are selling for about $155 for a set of two tires currently on Ebay. In contrast the cheapest I've seen a set of Michelin Pilot Road tires is $330 a set.
 

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I ran some conti sport touring tires on my last bike. I don't remember if that was the model, but I was happy and got decent wear out of them (ninja 600).

For that price ai would buy in a instant, and be ok with a bit shorter wear than the Pilot Roads.
 

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I have run rear Contimotions on the Versys and the Concours. Both times I needed a tire while many miles from home and both times the contimotion was the only sport touring tire available at a dealer within 250 miles of my location.

I have not issues with the Contimotion and both lasted in excess of 8000 miles. The only potential negative is that there is solid rubber down the middle of the tire. There is no indication that you are about to expose the belts until they are exposed. Now you have limited miles left to go find a tire. If all your riding is local, then no problem.
 

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I've owned two sets of the Michelin Pilot Road series of tires and they are long wearing, high grip tires I would not hesitate to recommend. So my question becomes what do I lose when I purchase a pair of Conti Motion tires at half the price? The Conti Motion seem like a great deal even if they don't last quite as long.

Continental Conti Motion Sport Touring radials are selling for about $155 for a set of two tires currently on Ebay. In contrast the cheapest I've seen a set of Michelin Pilot Road tires is $330 a set.
I ran three or four sets of ContiMotions, and thought they were pretty decent, w/ acceptable mileage....
 

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$155, or 160.99 USD for a pair of Conti Motion 160/60 and 120/70 on Ebay from USA to Canada comes to a total of about $260 CAD including shipping and import charges.

$240.03 CAD total including taxes, free shipping in Canada from:

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/continental-conti-motion-sport-touring-radial-rear-tire.html

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/continental-conti-motion-sport-touring-radial-front-tire.html
I live 45 minutes from the border so no shipping charges or taxes. Just a 5 receiving fee and the exchange rate.

Petes Superbike is the cheapest source of new tires in Canada. http://www.petes-superbike.com/index.php
 

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I live 45 minutes from the border so no shipping charges or taxes. Just a 5 receiving fee and the exchange rate.

Petes Superbike is the cheapest source of new tires in Canada. http://www.petes-superbike.com/index.php
You can add 90 minutes of gas and time, and going through the border twice. Lotsa fun.


Pete's Supebike: $207.81 tax included + $35.83 shipping = $243.44

Canada's Motorcycle: $228.73 tax included, free shipping.
 
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