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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thoughts on "Vee Rubber" Tires

Hello all,

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?

Link: http://veerubberusa.com/motorcycle/street.php

Thanks folks!

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, considering Triumph has yet to switch to Vee tires (I also call ******** on that happening) and Avon/Michelin/Perelli/Dunlop all have established track records, I wouldn't want to be a test subject. Pilot Activ and the Avon Road Runner both seem to have very good bang for the buck, I myself will stick to the above mentioned brands until Maxxis and Vee have established a good track record.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As far as Triumph using these for OEM I have no idea......
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If it were me, I'd get the Michelins and ask the tyre guy to chase up all the relevant info on Vee tyres supported with a few testimonials before I'd even consider putting them on your bike.

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I would go with the Pilot Activ unless you are going to go with a 5" rear rim, the Pilot Road 2 and 3 get a wierd profile on a 3.5" rim. The Activ's are leauges better than the stock Metzlers.
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Thailand Tires for a motorcycle built in Thailand. It wouldnt suprise me to see Triumph use them. I am so happy with the Pilots...I have no reason to change
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I would not trust my hind parts or any of my other parts to an unknown tire. I had never heard of this tire/company until I read this thread.
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Thanks guys. I wasn't feeling great about this recommendation and they were a little on the pricey side for the installation anyways. I had it mostly narrowed down to the Michelin Pilot Activs before he recommended this "Vee Rubber" brand. No reason to change from the Michelin Pilot Activ with so many good reviews from you guys.
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Their website does not inspire confidence. If they cannot afford an English speaker or good translation services, I'd assume they are cutting corners elsewhere. Stick with the Michelins.


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