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post #1 of 304 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Which tires are the best choice for the Thruxton or Bonneville?

The quality of the Metzeler Lasertec's tires on our Thruxtons and Bonnies is not very much appriciated by some of us... I know that Rob (Nobrakes) is riding on Avon Azarro and some others riding on Pirelli Sport Demons.
I was wondering what the expiriences are sofar, with other brands of tires on our speedtwins. Would you guys, who has been there, share some of that knowledge with us....??

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Not sure, but I'd be willing to bet it says Pirelli on the sidewall....
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I'm running Pirelli Scorpion Syncs, 19" front, 17" rear.
These are "motard" tires and really hold the road, but may not be as long lasting as some other "touring" tires.

Not everybody likes the 180 wide rear tire, (I love it!).
The choices are limited IF you want a matching 19" front tire:
- Pirelli Scorpion Sync 110/80VR-19 and 180/55ZR-17 (also 160/60 is available)
- Michelin Pilot Road 110/80VR-19 and 180/55ZR-17
- Metzler Z6 RoadTec 110/80VR-19 and 180/55ZR-17
- Bridgestone Battlax BT020 110/80-19 and 180/55-17

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Today I heard that there are brandnew and very good tires from Continental, specialy for classic's. Continental TKV 11/12

http://www.revzilla.com/product/cont...ic-front-tires

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For economy you can't beat Metzeler. I get 9-11k miles and think they are great tires. That said, I just bought Pirelli sport demons to bump the joy in twisties since they come so highly recommended.

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I recently fitted a Michelin Pilot Activ rear. I'm finding it pretty satisfactory at the moment, but it's early days, so I wouldn't want to get over-enthusiastic just yet.

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Just fitted Avon Roadriders...with one track day under my belt, I must say these are every bit as good as their supervenoms were. Not sure about mileage since they only have about 1 K on them so far.

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+1 on the Avon Roadriders. Great tires -- sticky both on dry and wet roads, and mine are wearing quite well.

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Another vote for the Avon Roadriders. Excellent tire for the price in my opinion.

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