After buying my new (to me) 06 T100 a few weeks ago, I need to put some tires on it. After some research, I became interested in the Michelin Pilots and a few other tires. I called a local bike shop to see how much they would charge to balance and mount the tires, and during the course of the conversation he recommended a tire brand I had never heard of called "Vee Rubber." I'm pretty new to motorcycles, but not to tires, and I haven't heard much about this brand. I am hesitant to even consider these as I couldn't really find anything on this forum about them, or much outside of this forum on them either. As for price, I could get the front and rear for about 200 total, which sounds nice, especially considering how much the Michelins and some other brands are. BUT this is my life, and I'm not going to risk it so save a few bucks. That being said, I would still like to save money wherever I can, so if Vee Rubber makes good stuff, please don't hesitate to let me know.
He also said that Triumph was going to be transitioning over to this brand as factory tires soon. Anyone else heard something similar, or is this guy blowing smoke up my hind parts?