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Offline DorusXR

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Tyre topic
on: July 06, 2020, 06:04:28 PM
Had my Michelin Road 5 front Tyre worn out on the left side in 9.750km. Rear was only 60% gone.

Changed both front and rear for Pirelli Angel GT 2.

And what a change! Much quicker steering and far better stability on higher speeds. Also a more quiet ride and more trustworthy cornering. Made 42 and 45 degrees in Germany Eifel area.

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Re: Tyre topic
Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 06:17:05 PM
Which bike, the R or XR, and did you pick 'A' spec or regular if it's an XR?

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Re: Tyre topic
Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 06:41:36 PM
Replacing worn tire with new always gives you that feeling on top the normal psychological effect
at the moment i think that the road 5 are the best i ever ridden and i had the anger 2 GT on another bike last year (great tires as well)

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Re: Tyre topic
Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 07:13:17 AM
*Originally Posted by rcb78 [+]
Which bike, the R or XR, and did you pick 'A' spec or regular if it's an XR?

Iím not aware of any choice. How can you see wich spec they are?

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Re: Tyre topic
Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 07:14:09 AM
*Originally Posted by rcb78 [+]
Which bike, the R or XR, and did you pick 'A' spec or regular if it's an XR?

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Re: Tyre topic
Reply #5 on: July 07, 2020, 05:22:30 PM
I see them listed with (A) at the end
120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL (A)
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120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL

The A spec tire has an extra ply in the carcass for heavier touring bikes, similar to the Michelin GT spec.  Just curious because the XR really doesn't not weight that much.  I'm just curious how much of an effect the stiffer side walls have on handling with a bike on the lighter side of 'heavy'. 

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Re: Tyre topic
Reply #6 on: July 22, 2020, 01:11:12 PM
I love Michelin Road 4. :028: Tried them all, always went back to 4. Quiet,good grip wet and dry.Wear as good as any other brand.
That will be the next tyres to go on the 900. I've been given Bridgestones which are OK but I don't trust them as much as the Road 4
in the wet. My experience is on F800 GT and 2 R 1200 RS.
Each to their own :152: 

 


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