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    Conti Road tyres (half the price of michellin road 5)
    on: September 15, 2022, 06:27:48 am
    September 15, 2022, 06:27:48 am
    My michellin road 5 tyres still have tread but the front tyre starts to have cracks, also inside the tread. So I was thinking it's probably time to change tyres soon, but since the new road 5s are quite expensive, I was checking the alternatives, and I remembered the tyres I used on my old cbr650r:

    https://www.contimotousablog.com/continental-contiroad-versatile-affordable-sport-touring-tire-2020/

    Continental ContiRoad, they are half the price of the michellin road 5s, and they had a good grip on my previous bike. Do you think it's a good idea to use them on the XR, or it's better to go with more expensive "premium" tyres?

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    Re: Conti Road tyres (half the price of michellin road 5)
    Reply #1 on: September 15, 2022, 09:45:06 am
    September 15, 2022, 09:45:06 am
    i have them on my ducati 1200 monster. i put a conti sport on the front and a conti road on the rear they give great grip but they don't wear as well as the road 5s
    fix it till its broke

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    Re: Conti Road tyres (half the price of michellin road 5)
    Reply #2 on: September 15, 2022, 02:45:16 pm
    September 15, 2022, 02:45:16 pm
    *Originally Posted by khernik [+]
    My michellin road 5 tyres still have tread but the front tyre starts to have cracks, also inside the tread. So I was thinking it's probably time to change tyres soon, but since the new road 5s are quite expensive, I was checking the alternatives, and I remembered the tyres I used on my old cbr650r:

    https://www.contimotousablog.com/continental-contiroad-versatile-affordable-sport-touring-tire-2020/

    Continental ContiRoad, they are half the price of the michellin road 5s, and they had a good grip on my previous bike. Do you think it's a good idea to use them on the XR, or it's better to go with more expensive "premium" tyres?

    The ContiRoad is not the competitor to the Road 5, the Conti equivalent is ContiRoadAttack 3 and for the Road 6 it's the ContiRoadAttack 4
    The ContiRoad is the budget option and it shows in all aspects, it's more an equivalent to something like the Michelin Pilot Street or the Pilot Road 2 (Michelin still makes them as a budget option)

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    Re: Conti Road tyres (half the price of michellin road 5)
    Reply #3 on: September 15, 2022, 06:09:34 pm
    September 15, 2022, 06:09:34 pm
    I know the Pilot Road 2 are available from some outlets, and I assumed that they were old stock!   Wasn’t aware that PR2s were still in production.

    At the right price - they were a great tyre!   Probably - a really good high mileage/decent cornering touring tyre.


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    Re: Conti Road tyres (half the price of michellin road 5)
    Reply #4 on: September 15, 2022, 07:38:17 pm
    September 15, 2022, 07:38:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    I know the Pilot Road 2 are available from some outlets, and I assumed that they were old stock!   Wasn’t aware that PR2s were still in production.

    At the right price - they were a great tyre!   Probably - a really good high mileage/decent cornering touring tyre.

    I was surprised too but my mate had a 2020 date coded Road 2 on his CB125R, first i was shocked that a 125 has 160 profile rear tyres and second that the Road 2 was still being made! Thought it was a Pilot Street at a glance...

     



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