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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:46 pm

I am running Angel ST on my 2013, so far I like them and did a track day in Feb with them.
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:26 pm

I have Angel GT's that came with the bike when I bought it. I think they are good tires, plenty of confidence though mine have a bit of a tip-over sensation when cornering at a certain angle/speed. Perhaps my riding style isn't 'sportive' enough for the tires.
When its wet I have less confidence in them in corners, but it's not like anyone buys tires to go knee-scraping when it rains.

My next tires will be more touring orientated with better wet grip (either metzeler roadtech 01's or michelin pilot road 4/5's). Even so I can recommend the Pirelli's if you have a more sportive riding style.
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:14 pm

Thanks. There are so many good tires out there, but I hate the stock Metzler z8s.
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:06 pm

Surprisingly for such a personal and emotive subject, this thread has been quiet for 3 years. 

I’m looking for new tyres for my SE, and they have all changed somewhat in the last 3 years.  Have read advice to choose a sports-touring tyre, being mindful of the bike’s weight in particular the rear weight bias with the CARC. 
My contenders in ascending order of price, fitted are:

   Bridgestone Battlax T32 @ £300?
   Pirelli Angel GT II @ £305?
   Dunlop RoadSmart III @ £310
   Michelin Road 4 GT  £310
   Michelin Road 5 @ £320
   Conti Road Attack 3? £??

I was leaning towards the Michelin’s, but they’re are in short supply. My supplier is suggesting the Dunlops. 
I’ve got Pirelli’s on my other bikes, so there may be a leaning to them?  What are people currently using?


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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:40 pm

Conti Road Attack 2 or 3. Gives you a very sticky and secure feeling tire like the Sport Attack, but with a bit more mileage.

I put Road 5's on my Tuono and was initially unimpressed (actually, almost disturbed). However, after a few hundred miles of break-in and rider acclimation, I have to say it's indeed a highly competent tire for any public road, but rewards a smoother riding style (what you might expect given the longevity envelope).
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:59 pm

I've had two sets of Road5s, and have been happy with everything except life span. About 4,500 miles and the mid-sides are gone. Plenty of rubber in the middle and the edges.

That said, I recently picked up a screw in the back tire, and the only replacement available locally was a ContiMotion, a fairly cheap, low performance tire. I love it. I had it scuffed to the edge the first day, and I rarely scuff a tire that far. After nearly 1,000 miles, I still like it.
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:27 pm

I absolutely hated the original tyres on my GRiSO. For some reason, the GRiSO did not want to dip into corners, but instead wanted to continue in a straight line.

Lasted until nearly 10,000 kM when I replaced them with Michelin PR4 GTs. Wot a difference!
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:25 pm


Michelin Road 5's keep 350kg of bike and my cranky arse stuck to the goat tracks like shite on a dinner plate.




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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:32 pm

I have the Road 5s too - love them. Might have to spend some $$ on a new set for Rego but then again, depending on how long this lockdown lasts, maybe they'll get through again. That means another set in the New Year - it's a consumable item.
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PostSubject: Re: What tyres for the 8V.   What tyres for the 8V. - Page 6 Icon_minitime1Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:26 am

I have Michelin Pilot Road 3 (PR3) and simply cant fault them in real world use, well other than they are an ugly tread pattern.............they just work on real roads wet or dry. I think they would probably overheat in track day use but if you are just riding roads they are a superb all rounder and significantly cheaper than the latest PR5s.
I have Pirelli Angel GT on a 2009 Monster 1100 which are also excellent, although I haven't been out in the wet on them and the Monster is way lighter (167kg dry) than the GRiSO.
My son has just fitted Bridgestone 016s to his Jap 4, following recommendation by two friends of mine on Ducati 888 and 1098 who say the Bridgestone is also a great allrounder and cost effective as its an older model.

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