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post #1 of 7 Old 01-15-2011, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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VFR 1200 DCT WHICH TYRES (TIRES)?

I was wondering if any VFR 1200 owners (there must be some out there ) have replaced the origonal tyres and if so which ones they used. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. I amnot the fastest rider so ultra grip is not requied. Reasonable grip and respectable mileage is what I am looking for. Being in the UK good wet weather performance would be a big advantage

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-15-2011, 10:30 AM
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Michelin Pilot Road-2s have a very good reputation for the things you are looking for.
- decent grip
- good duration (miles)
- tops in rain grip

Michelin has just introduced Pilot Road-3's. I would expect they do better than the -2s, though no info is out on that yet.

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Michelin Pilot Road-2s have a very good reputation for the things you are looking for.
- decent grip
- good duration (miles)
- tops in rain grip

Michelin has just introduced Pilot Road-3's. I would expect they do better than the -2s, though no info is out on that yet.
+1 for that bike the road 2's would be a perfect tire!

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I'm now a huge fan of the multi-compound Bridgestone BT-23 sport-touring tires. Great grip on the edges, long wear down the center, and excellent in the rain.

Can't go wrong with the Michelins or the Bridgestones.

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+1 For Road2s but the Road3s look like they will have the better wet weather traction. Maybe you could be the test bed for us?

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I use the Bridgestones on my Deauville 700 which is my daily transport. They are especially good for UK winter conditions. I will not be using the VFR until the weather gets beter but when I do need to change the tyres I will post my findings on which ever type I decide on especially if it is the Road3s

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-16-2011, 04:32 PM
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Cant go wrong with the Pilot 2's. I personally really like the Dunlop Roadsmarts a lot.

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