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Old 12-01-2012, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Vintage tires-look

Hey everybody!
I wanted to get some input/suggestions on vintage-looking tires, for my '13 Bonnie, that also handle well.
Any help??


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Old 12-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been pretty happy with the Bridgestone Battlax BT45 on my vintage bmw. I think they look 'right' on the bike and handle nicely.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I also Battleaxes on my 05 Bonnie and they do very well. Although, when I was hitting some twists I got a little too far on a lean and the back tire kicked out quite a bit. That may have been just because I got a little too motogp on the bike.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is it worth the vintage bike ride?

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Battleaxe tires were original equipment on my '03 Bonneville T100. I'd love to have something comparable from Dunlop or Avon on the bike, but their offerings just look too wierd. So, the next set will be Battleaxes. Again. They work well, too, FWIW.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I really like these, I'm not sure what kind they are. Plus I wonder how they would handle.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Stones!

I think the Firestone Champions have a badass vintage look.
But I'm terrified of the idea of leaning on them hard LOL. Anybody actually run these?

http://www.cokertire.com/tire-applic...wall-tire.html
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Depends what you mean by vintage, If you mean the 60s-70s period these tyres are still available in modern compounds, these are Dunlop TT 100, or K70,...Avon Speedmaster Front and SM rear or GP rear (GP hard to get now) Personaly I wouldnt use them I dont even use the on my old bikes the newer tread paterns are far better.....
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I appreciate the feed back, everybody, thanks!



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I have the Avon Speedmaster front and SM rear on my 1976 Honda CB550. I did also consider the Dunlop K70's. These two get my pick for vintage looking tires. Although, I have modern tires on my 2005 Bonneville. For some reason I don't mind the look of modern tires on the Bonneville, but I would only put the Avons on the Honda. I do think the modern tires are probably much safer, but I have never had any issues with the Avons. I love the old tread patterns. Its those small details that can make a modern bike look a little more vintage. I do like the look of those Firestone Champions, but they may look better on a custom bobber or stripped down cafe racer rather than a mostly stock bike.

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