I'm curious to know this too. I know the RS has great performing tires but I'm sure I'll need something with longer life. I probably don't use 1/2 of what these can do anyway :nerd:Today I was out an a beautiful after work ride through the local twisties and I got my first ever flat tire on a bike. I knew something happened so I stopped within a few hundred yards but by the time I shut the bike down to look around the tire had fully deflated. My TMPS gave me a warning right as I stopped.
So, 744 miles in, I'm looking for at least a new rear tire, probably a new set of tires. I say set because the flatbed tow truck that picked me up was liberally coated in oil and I'm not sure that I trust the front tire any more.
What are your suggestions? Stock tires? Something better? We don't have a track here so this will be strictly road riding, if it helps.
Absolutely loving the RS! Has not lost its luster at all. It really is a joy to ride.So a few weeks into RS ownership, does the bike still have the same glow? Are you missing the torque of your speed triple?
From my experiences...
Rain mode - no wheelie
Road mode - no wheelie
Sport mode - no wheelie
Track mode - small wheelies for short distances, basically power wheelies
TC off - wheelie into the sunset
Thought I read something about wheels staying on the ground with traction control on. Mine don't. I can definitely feel the front lift before TC intervenes and sets it back down in Road mode.
Yeah I definitely did a small wheelie all the way across a large intersection in 1st gear with tc enabled.