Author tyre wear - gen 1 vs gen 2 using same tyres  (Read 1260 times)

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    tyre wear - gen 1 vs gen 2 using same tyres
    on: February 13, 2022, 06:48:41 pm
    February 13, 2022, 06:48:41 pm
    Just an observation , On my previous gen 1 XR , I did 30k miles and could never really get more than 3k miles out of a set of metzeler roadtecs , the front would wear down to no tread and the back would wear to very little tread and square off. However on my gen 2 XR I have covered 6k miles on 1 set of  metzeler roadtecs again and both tyres still have legal tread left and  have just started to square off , hence I have just had them changed

    Same rider, same tyres, same great handing bike , but gen 1 vs gen 2 resulting in gen 2 lasting twice as long.


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    Re: tyre wear - gen 1 vs gen 2 using same tyres
    Reply #1 on: February 13, 2022, 07:12:58 pm
    February 13, 2022, 07:12:58 pm
    I find the surprising part is how few miles the tires lasted on the Gen 1.  I have had Roadtec tires on 4 or 5 different motorcycles I've owned over the years and I always got around 6K miles on them - BMW's, a Yamaha, and a Kawasaki.  So you "are back to normal now".  Enjoy.
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    Re: tyre wear - gen 1 vs gen 2 using same tyres
    Reply #2 on: February 13, 2022, 09:07:02 pm
    February 13, 2022, 09:07:02 pm
    The rider is getting older….I think the power delivery of Gen I is harder on the tires, while Gen II has smoother power delivery. In addition the riding position is different. In addition Gen I is significantly lighter. Lastly, the engine breaking on Gen II is stronger (and adjustable ) , which might explain the less wear on the front l.

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    Re: tyre wear - gen 1 vs gen 2 using same tyres
    Reply #3 on: February 14, 2022, 10:34:45 am
    February 14, 2022, 10:34:45 am
    I’ve noticed that they are now made in China. I wonder if they have a different compound? Also, if the the OEM ones that come on the Gen2 as standard are different to normal commercial ones?  :084:

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    Re: tyre wear - gen 1 vs gen 2 using same tyres
    Reply #4 on: February 14, 2022, 12:16:01 pm
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    Sounds like you were generally braking harder on the old tyres.   

    I don't think a compound/manufacture process would account for such a disparity.


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    Re: tyre wear - gen 1 vs gen 2 using same tyres
    Reply #5 on: February 14, 2022, 01:48:09 pm
    February 14, 2022, 01:48:09 pm
    I'm on my 3rd set of Roadtec 01s on a Gen1... got about 6K out of each of the first 2 sets and the fronts probably still had a few thousand miles to go ...

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    Re: tyre wear - gen 1 vs gen 2 using same tyres
    Reply #6 on: February 14, 2022, 03:43:30 pm
    February 14, 2022, 03:43:30 pm
    *Originally Posted by Belco100 [+]
    I’ve noticed that they are now made in China. I wonder if they have a different compound? Also, if the the OEM ones that come on the Gen2 as standard are different to normal commercial ones?  :084:

    Yes, oem are almost always lesser quality than the commercial version.

     



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