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  • Offline KellyL   au

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    Commuting tyre suggestions
    on: Mar 12, 2022, 12.50 am
    Mar 12, 2022, 12.50 am
    Hi all,

    New tyre time for me is coming up. I've been mostly using Pirelli Angel GT and Michelin Road 5s up until now. Great tyres, but I can't help but think that they are kinda wasted with the majority of my Z900 riding being city commuting (and perhaps 5-10% actual sport touring).

    Would welcome suggestions for a good safe all-weather commuting hack tyre. Wet weather grip and centre tread life being priorities.

    Currently budget/value options here in AU include ye olde Battlax BT-023, Pirelli Angel ST, Michelin Pilot Road 2, Dunlop Roadsmart 3, and Shinko Raven 009 matched sets - around AUD$150-200 cheaper than the Angel GT/GT2 or Road 5.

    (I used to ride BT-020s and D220s back in the dark ages and thought they were fine)

    Cheers!
    Last Edit: Mar 12, 2022, 12.52 am by KellyL

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    Re: Commuting tyre suggestions
    Reply #1 on: Mar 12, 2022, 07.06 pm
    Mar 12, 2022, 07.06 pm
    Bridgestone just recently started their annual $50 rebate per pair.

    Think of the moto Gp tires hard, medium, soft. Do you need the soft? No.

    Try the hard and see what you think. You might get good mileage.

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    Re: Commuting tyre suggestions
    Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2022, 12.57 am
    Mar 14, 2022, 12.57 am
    *Originally Posted by KellyL [+]
    here in AU

    *Originally Posted by Its about speed [+]
    Bridgestone just recently started their annual $50 rebate per pair.

    Doesn't apply here in Australia.

    Kelly,

    I have tried the 023's, Angel GT's (not ST's) and the PR2's, I haven't tried the Dunlops or Shinkos. Of the ones I've tried personally I'd go the PR2's IMO they have the best all round performance of the 3 budget tyres I've tried
    Last Edit: Mar 14, 2022, 12.57 am by MaverickAus

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    Re: Commuting tyre suggestions
    Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2022, 10.48 am
    Mar 14, 2022, 10.48 am
    *Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]
    I have tried the 023's, Angel GT's (not ST's) and the PR2's, I haven't tried the Dunlops or Shinkos. Of the ones I've tried personally I'd go the PR2's IMO they have the best all round performance of the 3 budget tyres I've tried
    Thanks @MaverickAus. I''ve never tried PR2s before, but have used Angel STs on a VFR800 in the past. Looks like the PR2s have dual compound, whilst the Angel STs are single compound. Cheers for the recommendation.

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    Re: Commuting tyre suggestions
    Reply #4 on: Mar 15, 2022, 01.17 am
    Mar 15, 2022, 01.17 am
    In my experience you can't beat the Bridgestone Battlax ST series for mileage and cost. They have good wet performance as well. But if you want less cost with good durability you might try the Continental Conti Motions. I bought a pair for one of my bikes and really like them. They're comparable to the Bridgestone Battlax IMO only much less $. I bought a pair for $180 US. I can't speak to their mileage as I've only put a few thousand miles on them but do far they're not showing signs of wear.
    They don't have the feedback of the Conti Road Attack 3 but those cost me $300 US per pair after the $50 rebate.
    I have another bike I use for LD touring needing new rubber, I'm waiting for the rebate then I'm going to buy the Conti Motions for it.
    Last Edit: Mar 15, 2022, 01.18 am by zed9