Main Motorcycle: 2010 T-Bird SE
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NC, Raleigh
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Out of curiosity have a look at the date stamp on the tire just to see how fresh the tires are??
Sounds like your only consideration is price up front. I've worn out 2 metzlers and they both went about 6K. I have also worn out one Commander and it went almost 10k and the Commander is cheaper than the Metzler. I don't think their is any difference in handling. Also, I started using Dyna-beads in my tires instead of rim weights. They are about $4 dollars for a 2ounce bag and you can do it yourself. Even if someone else does it when they mount the tire it should be cheaper than a spin balance and the beads are far superior. Perfect balance for the life of the tire = a better ride and a longer lasting tire. I have beads front and rear, their is zero cupping or feathering and no issues with balance up to 115.
Both Revzilla and Superstore will price match if you want to call them first. Revzilla gives a 10% bonus bucks good for your next purchase, an incentive to buy from them. Also Superstore will match any advertised price. I checked and the local Fort Lauderdale big bike supply Competition Cycle on Old Griffin Road is asking 232.99 but said they would also price match and they do good fast installs if your in this area.
I was thinking about how sticky the Metzlers are and had this thought that perhaps the rider would be better with the long life and not the tire. Is it so that Metzler made a special size for the 'Bird?
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