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Offline gelly

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Tyres
« on: June 26, 2021, 10:58:29 »
I have a 2015 DL650 Vstrom that needs new tyres any recommendation would be great full
Many thanks
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Re: Tyres
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2021, 11:44:10 »

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2021, 11:57:27 »
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2021, 12:00:29 »
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Offline V-Twin

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2021, 17:21:01 »
Avon spirit ST, or
Metzeler RoadTec 01, being a little dearer, but more road focused.
As always shop around & check others prices.
When I come to replace my tyres, I'll be looking at the Metzeler Roadtec.

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2021, 21:38:59 »
Michelin Road 5s, Pilot Road 4s, Dunlop Roadsmart 3s, all good road tyres. I tend to find all decent tyres out perform my riding ability  :thumb:

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2021, 22:48:57 »
Anakee adventure maybe if your riding some gravel roads etc. For just road riding Michelin Road 5 are hard to beat.

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2021, 09:59:18 »
Agree on the Michelin brand. Had Annakees before and they give good feedback but handling goes a bit when the rear squares off. Can handle the off-road/gravel stuff well. Currently on Bridgestone BT23 which are good road tyres but don’t inspire the same level of feedback as the Michelins.

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2021, 14:22:59 »
If only road miles, don’t discount the Bridgestone BT23’s successors the T30, T31 and now T32.
After the OE tyres I had two sets of Michelin PR4s which I loved but when they discontinued the 19” fronts I didn’t fancy the PR5s as some rumblings of discontent on here. (Others love them)
After reading the posts here I asked my tyre bloke for BT23s but he suggested the T30s as the equivalent of the Michelin PR4s, and said T31s equivalent of PR5.
The T30s were really good in use, as good as PR4s, but were very soft and had to check for and dig out embedded stones after each ride.
They lasted just under 10k miles of mainly leisure riding in all weathers and as usual for me the front wore out first.
Asked for them again, but was suggested the new T32. I’ve only had them a couple of weeks but easily as good as PR4/T30s and seem a bit firmer as stones not getting embedded as much despite wholesale surface dressing in my area.
Similar price fitted, ride in ride out, to other makes at £265, the T30s were a bit cheaper (£230) 18 months ago but in the current climate I think everything has gone up!