Originally Posted by Super Sneaky Steve
Don't listen to these people! They are all stoopid!
Get some Pirelli Diablo Stradas!
I just put some of these on...it'll be interesting to see how they ride. $359 OTD, wheels on the bike, here in SF.
For most of my recent trip, I had a set of Metzler Z6s that I had put on in Missoula...I didn't much like their slow turn-in, and had less confidence in them than the previous tires (BT016s, not too surprising as I was moving from sport to sport-touring tires). However, I was careful to keep them well inflated, though I dropped pressure when I was on the twisties...Deal's Gap, etc., and I got 9500
miles out of those suckers, so really, I can't complain.
My favorite tires for the 919, so far, have been the Bridgestone BT016s. Yum. I ripped up Lolo Pass in Idaho with them, at significantly supra-legal speeds, leaving very, very little rear tire edge unused, with loaded hard bags. Nary a slip nor slither. They're that confidence-inspiring.