Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2013 Speedmaster
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: northcentral WI, USA
Other Motorcycle: 1979 Honda CM400T (WIP)
Very Specific Pirelli Tire Question
I'm very interested in Pirelli tires for my Speedmaster.
I'm not totally pleased with the stock Metzler 880's....although they are OK, but just OK. I don't like the front much, not as sticky as I would like and hates tar snakes, but then most tires don't like tar snakes but some are better than others.
I realize tire grip and mileage is a compromise situation, although tire manufacturers do make dual compound tires these days.
I am specifically interested in the Pirelli MT 66 Route and the Pirelli Night Dragon.
I would like to know what type of mileage people have gotten out of these tires on their Speedmaster or America and if they are generally pleased with the grip. I don't ride in the rain, but crap happens sometimes unexpectedly.
I am also aware that everyone has their own special tire brand and model. Some people have had bad experiences with a particular tire and will never buy that brand again, etc.
To keep things fairly short and simple, I would prefer to not debate the Pirelli brand and I know there are other good brands. I will be open to other brand suggestions, but I would greatly appreciate hearing from Pirelli owners as well regarding my specific Pirelli question.
2013 Speedmaster w/ TOR's, TTP Tune#1 w/Breathe Intake & DNA Filter, HD Barnett Clutch Springs, Saddlemen Seat, Nat'l Cycle Windshield, Triumph Sissy Bar & Bag, Front Tool Bag, Add'l LED Turn Signal Indicator, Aux. 12v Outlet, LED Head Lamp.