Author Another Tyre Thread- What To Get?  (Read 1804 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline Antares   gb

    • XR God  ‐    1080
    • *****
      #10

    Offline Antares

    • XR God
    • *****
    • Posts: 1080
    • Bike: 2015 XR Sport SE
    • Town: Staines/Kirklees
    • Country: gb
    Re: Another Tyre Thread- What To Get?
    Reply #10 on: July 02, 2022, 05:05:52 pm
    July 02, 2022, 05:05:52 pm
    *Originally Posted by Versatile1 [+]



    They don't make a 55 only a 50 (big deal)


    Amazon sells the rear for $108.96
    Front $74.96
    They are single compound and handle great!
    Why everyone wants to drop $500/set +  on tires is beyond me.  LOVE these Kendas, they are sticky.
    I've had the following:
    Bridgestones Battalax (OEM on XR's)
    Shinkos (also excellent and cheap)
    Pirelli ANGEL'S, ST, GT
    Metzler M5
    Michelin Road 4, Road 5
    Conti Sport Attack,  Conti Road (excellent grip)
    My 2 cents worth...

    Fair point but how long do they last? At the end of the day a 300$ tyre that last 8000 miles is cheaper than a 180$ set that lasts 4000

  • Offline Versatile1   us

    • XR Member  ‐    61
    • **
      #11

    Offline Versatile1

    • XR Member
    • **
    • Posts: 61
    • Bike: 2016 S1000XR
    • Town: Apison
    • Country: us
    Re: Another Tyre Thread- What To Get?
    Reply #11 on: July 02, 2022, 05:20:15 pm
    July 02, 2022, 05:20:15 pm
    I change my own tires
    I generally get less than 2000 miles from a set
    Dual compound tires, maybe 3200 miles/set
    Depends on how you ride and the roads, some of our E. TN roads eat up rubber.

    I have 1078 miles on this set, holding up well, I think.


    Last Edit: July 02, 2022, 05:23:35 pm by Versatile1

  • Offline Antares   gb

    • XR God  ‐    1080
    • *****
      #12

    Offline Antares

    • XR God
    • *****
    • Posts: 1080
    • Bike: 2015 XR Sport SE
    • Town: Staines/Kirklees
    • Country: gb
    Re: Another Tyre Thread- What To Get?
    Reply #12 on: July 02, 2022, 05:23:35 pm
    July 02, 2022, 05:23:35 pm
    *Originally Posted by Versatile1 [+]
    I change my own tires
    I generally get less than 2000 miles from a set
    Dual compound tires, maybe 3200 miles/set
    Depends on how you ride and the roads, some of our E. TN roads eat up rubber.

    well, in your case, dual compound tyres lasting 60% more, being only 1200 miles then it makes sense, for me though, 60% life is 3000 miles+, and with that in mind I can't justify these sort of tyres. Not to mention the rain oriented sport tourer tyres do make a BIG difference over dry tyres especially over here in the UK

  • Offline chip0704   us

    • XR Member  ‐    43
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • #13

    Offline chip0704

    • XR Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 43
    • Bike: 2018 S1000XR
    • Town: Arizona
    • Country: us
    Re: Another Tyre Thread- What To Get?
    Reply #13 on: July 04, 2022, 01:46:44 am
    July 04, 2022, 01:46:44 am
    Anyone know the main difference between Michelin Pilot Road 4, Road 5 and Road 6?  I heard Road 5 is more aggressive but haven't seen any in person yet.  Per local BMW dealer, Michelin rep. stated they will discontinue the 5 soon (due to issue with rubbing on some other bikes), but continue to produce the 4 and 6.

  • Offline Antares   gb

    • XR God  ‐    1080
    • *****
      #14

    Offline Antares

    • XR God
    • *****
    • Posts: 1080
    • Bike: 2015 XR Sport SE
    • Town: Staines/Kirklees
    • Country: gb
    Re: Another Tyre Thread- What To Get?
    Reply #14 on: July 04, 2022, 11:57:19 am
    July 04, 2022, 11:57:19 am
    *Originally Posted by chip0704 [+]
    Anyone know the main difference between Michelin Pilot Road 4, Road 5 and Road 6?  I heard Road 5 is more aggressive but haven't seen any in person yet.  Per local BMW dealer, Michelin rep. stated they will discontinue the 5 soon (due to issue with rubbing on some other bikes), but continue to produce the 4 and 6.

    5s are a big improvement over the 4s in all areas and yes it's much sportier, the Road 5 is on par with some outright sport tyres, the 6 has a mellower profile but a little more grip and life than the Road 5 on paper, doesn't seem revolutionary though.

  • Offline Big Dog   ca

    • XR Member  ‐    56
    • **
      #15

    Offline Big Dog

    • XR Member
    • **
    • Posts: 56
    • Bike: S1000XR
    • Town: Lake Country
    • Country: ca
    Re: Another Tyre Thread- What To Get?
    Reply #15 on: July 09, 2022, 04:06:24 pm
    July 09, 2022, 04:06:24 pm
    My last few sets have been Conti attack road on the back, and Conti attack sport on the front. I find it an awsome combo. The last set lasted 11,000 km. I think bang for the buck there’s nothing better.

  • Offline chip0704   us

    • XR Member  ‐    43
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • #16

    Offline chip0704

    • XR Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 43
    • Bike: 2018 S1000XR
    • Town: Arizona
    • Country: us
    Re: Another Tyre Thread- What To Get?
    Reply #16 on: August 02, 2022, 02:35:54 am
    August 02, 2022, 02:35:54 am
    Update if interested:  I purchased the Dunlop Roadsmart IV and happy with them.  Plus a $70 manufacturer's rebate, although may not see that for another 8 weeks.