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Offline bazzer

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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2019, 07:44:21 AM »
I use a lot of tyres because of the trackdays, I use FWR now https://www.fwr.co.uk/ Always worth giving them a call as Bob and the guys can normally match most deals.

I used to use some of the European online sites a lot, but I got fed up with getting old date code tyres, more of an issue with track tyres.

If I was just getting one pair a year for the road bike I think I would go down the low hassle route and go to the nearest place I trusted not to damage my rims.


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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2019, 08:14:50 PM »
Whilst killing time waiting for my bike to be fixed at the dealers I had a look round the new bikes they had in stock. Interesting to see that none of the XRs were shod with T30's but had Pirelli Rossos on instead.

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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2019, 08:48:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by wilbert [+]
Whilst killing time waiting for my bike to be fixed at the dealers I had a look round the new bikes they had in stock. Interesting to see that none of the XRs were shod with T30's but had Pirelli Rossos on instead.

the T31 has been out some time. Are T30 still made?

Also, the euro dipped against the yen earlier this year so maybe European sourced tyres became cheaper? BMW often uses Metzeler tyres (Z8 on my RS) which is a sister brand to Pirelli, so no surprise they have a batch in.
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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2019, 09:45:23 PM »
No idea. Only thing I know about the T30's were that they were average in the dry and shite in the wet. Glad to see the stock rubber has improved somewhat

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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2019, 10:48:45 PM »
See mine had rosso's on and they were done at 3000 miles and really hard to hold a line in a corner. Replaced with Mich Road 5's, 4k miles ago and only just past half worn and corners like a dream - I expect 6k or 7k which will be great. The T30's on the Versys 1000 were actually really good - just shows how different we all are on the same equipment lol  :002:

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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2019, 10:53:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by wilbert [+]
Whilst killing time waiting for my bike to be fixed at the dealers I had a look round the new bikes they had in stock. Interesting to see that none of the XRs were shod with T30's but had Pirelli Rossos on instead.


My 2016 came with Pirelli Rosso`s - interesting as its was an ex-demo bike
So do they (dealer or BMW) put sporty / sticky tyres on the demo bikes to inspire confidence and then you buy and get the cheap rubbish option ?

Had about 1000 miles on the bike so would not have "needed" to be changed....and did  nto look new

Just had the front replace and stuck with the Pirelli`s - although there is a newer version I got a deal on the same older version and fitted same day...

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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2019, 01:19:06 PM »
 My new bike, 5weeks old now, came with the diablo's but I did notice all the other XR's in the showroom had Bridgestones on. I went in 2 weeks ago and a new batch of XR's in also had the bridgestones. Weird eh....

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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2019, 02:24:43 PM »
My bike, bought specifically 1 year ago, came with T30’s, I did ask at the time if I could have different tyres as there was wide variety on the showroom across all bike and they said no, it’s as come from factory, so I assume luck of the draw?!

Just changed tyres last week to Roadtec 01 and it’s an unbelievable set of tyres(had them fitted on my S1000R as well before the XR)

On the T30’s I did 7200miles, lasted exactly 1y2w and I wouldn’t say they’re rubish, just not nearly as good as others can be... the worst part about them for me is that during the last 500 - 1000miles I felt every pebble, road fault, everything.
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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2019, 08:43:48 PM »
My bike has just over 6k on it and i'm on my 3rd rear tyre. Took the stock ones off at about 2k and the rear was about 2/3 worn, replaced them with roadtecs and the front is about 2/3 worn after 4k and the rear bit the dust and was replaced about 200 miles ago.

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Re: BMW OEM TYRES
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2019, 11:50:47 PM »
My '19 XR I picked up in August had the T30's. I also asked if I could get something different and the best they could do was a discount on something else they had in stock but not the Road 5's I wanted. I've put about 2000 miles on the T30's and while they are alright in the dry on wet roads they don't come close to the Road 4's I had on my Vstrom. Just bought a set of Road 5's and will have them fitted next week.
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