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Need New motorcycle tires #4750593
05/07/18 08:51 PM
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Cincinnati
donnyj08 Offline OP
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Looking for recommendations on new tires for my xsr900. Im ready for my third set. Ive ran through 2 sets of Bridgestone S20evos in 11k miles. I do a good amount of highway riding but performance in the twisties is important as well. I also do ride in rain. The S20s were great all around. The tires im interested in are...

1. Bridgestone S21 hypersport. $215 a set.
2. Michelin Pilot power 3. $260 a set
3. Pirelli Angel Gt. $305 a set.
4. Michelin Pilot road 4. $338 a set
5. Michelin Pilot Road 5. $338 a set.

Thoughts? My thoughts initially were to go S21 due to cost, however the s21 and PP3 will probably only last 5-6k mikes.

The others may last 8-10? Im not sure?


2008 Silverado Z71 LT 90k Maxlife FS 5w30
2010 Ford Escape 172k QSUD 5w20
2016 Yamaha XSR900 12k, Rotella 15w40 Yamaha Filter.
Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4750603
05/07/18 09:01 PM
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New Mexico USA
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If you ride in the rain at least look at the Avon Roadrunner, see if they are available in the size you need.

It's a 130 mph rain tire that holds up really well under all conditions, great highway stability, great load capacity, stands up to high temps well, I've been running them a long time and have nothing but good to say about them.

Superb handling in the corners, stable, steady, predictable,stays stuck to the road when you need it.

Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4750670
05/07/18 10:12 PM
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If cost is not a concern, then I would go with PR4, otherwise PP3 is a good option too.

See if you can find a similar deal for your size:

https://slickdeals.net/da/p115105355/?ut...ated=1525455596


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Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: CCI] #4750676
05/07/18 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: CCI
If you ride in the rain at least look at the Avon Roadrunner, see if they are available in the size you need.

It's a 130 mph rain tire that holds up really well under all conditions, great highway stability, great load capacity, stands up to high temps well, I've been running them a long time and have nothing but good to say about them.

Superb handling in the corners, stable, steady, predictable,stays stuck to the road when you need it.

Avon RR are good tires, not super expensive and lasts a long time too.


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
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Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4750704
05/07/18 11:01 PM
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I love Michelin tires on my cars. Hate em on my bikes. Bridgestone, Dunlop, or Pirelli are the way to go. Haven't used Avons for a billion years so I can't say about them.

Last edited by Stevie; 05/07/18 11:02 PM.
Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4750717
05/07/18 11:25 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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You would probably be best served by the Pilot ROAD tires. Very popular in the sport touring crowd and basically the top of the line for traction in less-than-ideal weather.

I ran Pilot POWER 3 tires on my SV650 and they outperformed the bike in all aspects.

Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4750732
05/07/18 11:58 PM
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Metzler ...


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Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4750869
05/08/18 08:19 AM
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check out the Michelin Commander II
I have had a couple of sets on the Harley
The rear tire has dual compounds and lasts about 12-13 k miles
Maybe a little more pricey than you want to spend but last way longer than 5-6k miles


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Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4750998
05/08/18 10:54 AM
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Greece
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The S21 seems to last quite a bit more than the S20evo. And the handling is superb.


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Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4751021
05/08/18 11:23 AM
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Indiana
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Have you checked out Heidenau? They are superior MC tires.....


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2010 Accord-LX K24: MaxLife 5w30 + Torco MPZ
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Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: Phishin] #4751064
05/08/18 12:09 PM
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They make tires for vintage bikes, Motocross, and dual-sports, but do they make anything that would be applicable to the OP's bike? I haven't been aware of any offerings from Heidanau that the OP could use.

Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4751075
05/08/18 12:15 PM
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Missouri (MO)
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Performance and wet weather? Metzeler M7RR.

Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4752175
05/09/18 04:47 PM
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I use Dunlop K-591 for my H-D Dyna. They are exceptional handling tires. I use Dunlop because they are American made and good tires as well.


12 Chevy Silverado ext. cab LS, 2WD 4.3 auto
18 Mustang GT 5.0 auto
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00 Mustang GT auto
Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4752424
05/09/18 09:38 PM
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Cincinnati
donnyj08 Offline OP
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Thanks for the help guys. I think im going with Michelins new Road 5 from a local shop. It will end up costing about the same as buying online since they charge $30 extra per wheel if you don't buy from them.


2008 Silverado Z71 LT 90k Maxlife FS 5w30
2010 Ford Escape 172k QSUD 5w20
2016 Yamaha XSR900 12k, Rotella 15w40 Yamaha Filter.
Re: Need New motorcycle tires [Re: donnyj08] #4752536
05/09/18 11:51 PM
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That's likely a good choice. The Road 3's and 4's were biased towards wet grip, but lacked in dry grip in comparison to other Sport-Touring tire competitors. A Michelin tire rep buddy of mine stated that the design goals for the Road 5, were keeping the wet weather grip, while improving the dry grip, especially when leaned over on the edge of the tread, hence the solid shoulder with no siping.

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